GO WEST CAMPS, Colorado Springs’ premier Summer Day Camp is hiring staff for summer 2024. Here you will find all the community and connection of an overnight camp but have your nights and weekends free! Go West staff work Monday-Friday, 35-40 hours per week, May 20th-August 2nd.
Working at Go West Camps isn’t just a summer job…it’s a way of life. While at camp you’ll experience lots of fun and adventurous activities, but it is the community of understanding, friendship and encouragement that keeps campers and staff coming back year after year.
STANDUP PADDLE STAFF – Standup Paddle Board Staff lead one of our campers’ favorite activities. Our paddle board curriculum includes paddle skills, games, and team building on the water. Experience leading waterfront activities, guiding paddle sports and/or a current lifeguard certification are required.
Grew up in 4-H or spent some time WWOOFing? We are looking for staff with experience farming or gardening. If you’ve ever had a job where you’ve bike commuted, Go West Camps might be a perfect fit for you. We use pedal powered transportation, and basic riding and bike maintenance skills are a real plus. Adventure programs are an important part of Go West Camps and require some of our staff members to have a greater level of certification and education.
We are looking for people with education and certification through nationally and internationally recognized organizations such as Red Cross, the American Canoe Association, National Outdoor Leadership School, League of American Bicyclists, USA Archery and others. An interest in teaching, leading, and working with youth is key for all of our staff members.
Go West operates on a small group philosophy and staff will typically work with a group of 12 campers and one other staff member. The ages of our campers range from 5 to 15.
THE PERKS OF WORKING AT GO WEST
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE – Get a head start! Thinking about a career in education or outdoor recreation? Get real life experience working at camp and honing your skills.
CERTIFICATIONS – Take it with you when you go! All of the Go West Camps staff have First Aid and CPR. Go West has supported staff financially to attend certification programs through the American Mountain Guide Association, American Canoe Association, and the International Mountain Biking Association. These certifications can be an asset in your job search after the summer.
REFERENCES – Boost your resume! We love telling everybody how great our staff is. Camp is the perfect opportunity to create relationships with people who want you to succeed at camp and beyond.
Job Type: Full-time, Temporary (Summer Season Only)
Pay: Starting $15.50
Experience leading waterfront activities, guiding paddle sports and/or a current lifeguard certification are required.
About Go West Camps
We are Colorado Springs premier summer day camp for kids 5-15 years old. We use adventure activities like mountain biking, paddle boarding, farming, art and more to help kids learn valuable life skills.