These are part-time positions that will work no more than 39 hours per week and are not eligible for benefits. Part-time positions may have routine or variable work schedules.

Do you love summer camp and have a passion for working outdoors with youth? Join Denver Parks and Recreation’s Community Recreation Team! Our summer camps offer a fun and safe place for youth to socialize and explore a variety of recreational activities through hands-on projects and experiences. The summer camp team is devoted to engaging the community through facilitating licensed programs and activities for a diverse group of youth, ages 5–12.

You can view our full list of offerings through the Denver Parks & Recreation Website.

Our team is gearing up for our Best Summer Yet and are looking to bring on Summer Youth Instructors to join our team. Our Youth Instructors are champions of exceptional youth development programming and provide daily mentorship and guidance to our city’s youth ages 5–12.

Our Summer Youth Instructors wear many hats throughout the day as:

• Coaches leading physical activities such as fitness, sports, group games, and more
• Instructors teaching a variety of arts & culture, team-building, and personal wellness activities
• Managers of various recreational, educational, or cultural enrichment events
• Providers of a safe, supportive, inclusive learning environment for all participants
• Role models using positive youth development strategies
• Supervisors of participants and enacting behavior intervention when necessary
• Jack-of-all-trades who perform other related duties as assigned or requested

The starting rate for this position is $16.00/hour.

Our summer program online staff trainings begin May 16 to prepare our staff for the summer season. A mandatory week-long training will be held May 31–June 4. Camp officially runs from June 6–July 29 from either 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. or 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., depending on location.

Tagged as: Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Support Staff, Teaching/Education


We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

• Education: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET, or TASC Certificate
• Experience: One (1) year of experience in assisting in the operation and instruction of organized recreation activities
• Licensures/Certification(s): Requires certification in CPR and First Aid within 6 months of date of hire. Licenses and certifications must be kept c

Preferred Skills:

In addition, our ideal candidates will have:

• Experience in instructing and/or facilitating sports, art/cultural, team-building, and enrichment activities
• Up to 450 hours of experience working with youth (in a volunteer or work capacity)
• Experience in behavior intervention and supervision of youth, ages 5–12
• Current CPR, First Aid, and Standard Precautions Certifications
• Bilingual skills

About City and County of Denver

The secret is out: Denver is the nation's top place to live, work, and play. Being the best place to live isn't easy; maintaining such a reputation means we need the best people working for the residents of Denver. People who want to make a difference; people who want to give back; people who want to be at the heart of this city and have a hand in creating our future. When you join us, you will employ your unique skills to do important and meaningful work critical to the success of both your organization and the city as a whole. Be a part of the city that you love. #WhereDenverWorks

Application Instructions

Submit through the City & County of Denver website: https://denver.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CCD-denver-denvergov-CSC_Jobs-Civil_service_jobs-Police_Jobs-Fire_Jobs/job/Denver/Summer-Camp-Instructor---Denver-Parks-and-Recreation_R0045600