KSS offers day camp programming based out of the KSS campus and a local Summit County elementary school, for local and visiting children grades Kindergarten through 8th. Programming is age specific and full-day, offering educational and recreational activities with weekly science and adventure themes. Each week, campers will participate in hands-on activities, local hikes, arts and crafts, games, leadership, literacy, community building and much more!
The Day Camp Head Counselor is responsible for facilitating a wide variety of curricula and activities and coaching a small group of counselors at one of our programming locations. They are the primary caregiver for each child attending programming, and are responsible for guiding campers in their personal growth and daily living skills.
Head Counselors will need to be familiar with the daily schedule, attendance, and logistics of the Day Camp program. This position will assist in upholding child care licensing standards at each of the designated program locations.
Day Camp counselors will be expected to adhere to dynamic health guidance and policy set forth by KSS while working with children during a global pandemic, which may include living with other counselors in a communal living environment.
Main areas of focus:
70% Teaching/Facilitating/Leading activities;
15% Support Staff duties (e.g. taking photos of campers, check-in/out, cleaning, knowledge of space, point of contact to Customer Experience team);
10% Coaching and staff support (leading daily check-ins with staff, coaching and feedback at the end of the day).
5% Curriculum development and feedback.
Candidates will be asked to provide verification of one of the following: (A) 4 year college degree with a major such as recreation, education with a specialty in art, elementary education or early childhood education, or a subject in the human services field; (B) 2 years of college training + 6 months (910 hours) of experience in the care and supervision of 4 or more children since attaining the age of 18;
Current Wilderness First Aid and CPR certifications, from an approved vendor.
About Keystone Science School
At Keystone Science School, we believe that the power of inspiring curiosity and critical thinking, through the lens of science, changes lives and strengthens communities. We create future leaders who can problem solve and work together in an ever-evolving world and workplace environment.
Located in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Keystone Science School’s historic campus serves as base camp for our diverse suite of inquiry-based learning programs. We combine hands-on science education with outdoor adventure to create engaging experiences for our students. At KSS, we change lives, we bring fun and laughter to everything we do, we care about each other and those we serve, we strive for excellence, we offer competitive compensation and generous benefits, and we are committed to serving students from diverse backgrounds. We’re proud to be Summit County’s #1 Best Non-Profit and #2 Best Place to Work (2019)! Visit KeystoneScienceSchool.org to learn more!