Keystone Science School is hiring Summer Camp Counselors to facilitate day and overnight outdoor education programs. Counselors are responsible for teaching science curriculum, leading camp activities (hiking, camping, songs, skits, archery, etc.), facilitating meals and evening programs, and completion of manual labor tasks on a rotating basis.
You’ll work collaboratively with a fun and mission-driven team that cares about youth science and outdoor education, and your work will positively and directly impact the thousands of campers that visit KSS campus each summer. This position requires a minimum of 3 months of work experience with children and/or teens, a Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification, and a valid driver’s license/excellent driving record.
KSS is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Oversee a group of up to 13 children
Plan, prepare, and teach grade appropriate curriculum and activities
Lead overnight wilderness camping trips and hikes
Facilitate adventure experience with professional contracts (e.g. rafting, climbing)
Supervise campers overnight in a dorm or tent
Maintain high standards for safety and risk management
Dates of Employment and Schedule
May 23, 2022 – August 13, 2022. Instructors will generally work 6+ days per week during the summer.
Compensation, Benefits, and Housing
The salary is $520-587.60/week based on experience, tenure, and Spanish fluency. Housing and food is provided at no cost. Counselors are required to live on campus. Housing includes rustic cabins, dorms, and/or canvas tents that may be shared with other staff and/or students. Counselors also gain access to hundreds of outdoor industry gear pro deals and discounts!
● Current Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and CPR certifications, from an approved vendor, or the ability to obtain before the first day of employment;
● Candidates will be asked to provide verification of 460 hours of experience working with school-age children;
● Excellent driving record and a valid driver's license;
● Must be able to successfully pass a comprehensive background check.
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!