Mountain Recreation Outdoor Programs offer a fun, exciting environment to our participants and staff alike; one that fosters opportunities for expanding our outdoor knowledge, learning new skills, and enjoying the outdoors! Applicants must be enthusiastic and love working outdoors with children, enjoy being part of a team-focused environment, and have strong communication and group management skills.

We’re looking for talented individuals to help support our Outdoor Recreation department and it’s various programs including: camping, mountain biking, rock climbing, paddle sports, hiking, fly-fishing, and backpacking for the 2022 summer season. This position will work as a part of the Outdoor Recreation Programs Team to facilitate recreation programs in an assigned area, providing high quality recreation opportunities for the community in partnership with SOS Outreach.

You are welcome at Mountain Rec for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what keeps you active. Recreation is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our organization, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be forward-thinking! So, bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way we PLAY.

Schedule: Seasonal: Late May – Mid-August; Part-Time – Hourly

Salary: $ 17.03-22 /hour; DOE

Benefits include: 3.75% contribution to 401a account, and accrued sick leave according to the HFWA. Every employee receives a membership to all Mountain Recreation facilities. For more information on benefits, check out our website at https://mountainrec.org/benefits-overview/

Location: Eagle County, Colorado

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


High school graduation or equivalency, or currently attending high school; AND
Previous experience working or volunteering with children/youth; OR
1-2 years of experience in outdoor recreation and/or youth serving programs; OR
Any satisfactory combination of experience and education which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the above-described duties.
Current Wilderness First Aid (WFA) or First Aid and CPR, or the ability to obtain these certifications prior to beginning e

Required Skills:

A desire to make a positive difference in the community
Have a positive attitude and good sense of humor and strong communication skills
Ability to work as a team player
Customer service skills
Comfort and passion in working with youth outdoors
Establish and maintain positive, respectful, and cooperative relationships with all program contacts

Preferred Skills:

Child development and age-appropriate activities
Leadership experience in group facilitation in a camp/outdoor education setting.
Lift, restrain, and run after participants
Lift equipment and supplies
Work cooperatively with others and create positive relationships with other staff and the public

About Mountain Recreation

Mountain Recreation is an Eagle County, Colorado metro recreation district that primarily serves area residents. Founded in 1980, the Mountain Rec district has grown significantly over its history to include three large indoor facilities, athletic fields, outdoor activity areas, plus a variety of recreational programs and services. We create experiences that make our community better than yesterday, where lifelong goals are achieved, and dreams are born. We don’t settle for anything less than excellence in every area of our organization. We have the courage to be honest and adapt to change. Regardless of role, those values are embedded into our organization making us a true leader in recreation. We believe everybody deserves to be healthy and happy.

Application Instructions

Please submit application, resume, and cover letter at the following link: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/jobs/Apply/1505027