As the Avid4 Adventure Mt. Evans Resident Camp Director, you will join a team who all share the belief that overnight camp has the power to transform kids’ lives. Our camps (www.avid4.com) empower 1st – 11th graders with the skills and confidence to paddle, bike, hike, climb and thrive in the outdoors through an immersive experience at resident camp.
This position is directly responsible for the successful preparation, management and oversight of our Mt. Evans Resident Camp, our largest overnight camp program serving our elementary-aged campers (grades 1-5) . The Mt. Evans Director will work closely with the other members of the Overnight Camp Leadership Team to improve program curriculum, staff training, communications and engagement, and own certain Overnight Camp team initiatives to help all of our programs. In addition, this role with work with the entire Avid4 HQ team to help with obtaining permits for outdoor recreational activities, cultivating your seasonal leadership team, assisting with local marketing activities, and more. Most importantly of all, the Mt. Evans Director is responsible to coach your season staff team and lead by example to provide the highest quality summer camp program possible.
At Avid4, we embrace inclusion, diversity, justice, and equity, and we acknowledge that the outdoor/adventure education industry has been and remains a space dominated by white privilege and those from a higher socio-economic status. We are actively working to improve diversity and inclusion both within Avid4 Adventure and in the outdoor industry! Visit our Inclusivity page to learn more about our commitment and progress.
You are a Leader and a Coach You will manage a close-knit team in a fast-paced environment through eight weeks of programming and two weeks of training during the summer season. You are community-first and able to maintain high levels of motivation, positivity, and fun in your team, campers, and families.
You Love to Stay Organized and to Create Efficient Systems With so many moving parts to an effective operation, you strive for efficiency in every aspect of the position. We use multiple systems and programs to track camper paperwork, medical information, inventory, and much more. You thrive in environments that require order and will work to create systems that allow us to “Live Smart(er)”.
You are a Problem Solver We love our jobs and have one of the more amazing missions on earth, but our work isn’t easy. We are constantly managing curve balls thrown at us and you must rise to the challenge with a positive attitude.
Must be at least 25 years of age in accordance with ACA requirements.
Minimum 5 years of experience in the camping, outdoor education or adventure industries.
Minimum 2 years of relevant staff/employee management experience.
Minimum 2 years of relevant youth development or education experience.
Demonstrated creative problem-solving experience.
High levels of communication skills - both verbal and written.
Minimum Medical Certifications include Wilderness First Responder & CPR from a
About Avid4 Adventure
The mission of Avid4 Adventure is to provide kids and teens with the skills and confidence to choose active outdoor lifestyles. We transport campers to authentic local recreation areas and teach them to climb, bike, paddle, hike and thrive in the outdoors. More importantly, we teach kids and teens to assess risks, use sound judgment, and believe in their abilities. Through summer day camps, overnight camps, school programs, and events, Avid4 Adventure inspires thousands of kids and teens every year to lead active lifestyles.