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 fill a leadership role in 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: $ $18.57-24 /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


Be 21 years of age or older
Current Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and CPR, or the ability to obtain these certifications prior to beginning employment. Preference will be given to candidates with an active WFR certification.
Pass federal background check and Motor Vehicle check.

Required Skills:

Physically fit: Day hiking involves 2-4 miles and 2,000’ elevation gains. Must be able to carry 30lbs. guide pack.
Work cooperatively with others and create positive relationships with other staff and the public
Demonstrate strong organizational, leadership, planning and problem-solving skills
Effective communication skills
Ability to work as a team player
Customer service skills
Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment while paying attention to detail.

Preferred Skills:

Child development and age-appropriate activities
Leadership experience in group facilitation in a camp/outdoor education setting.
Recreation program risk management
Prior experience working with youth and youth overnight outdoor adventure programs.
Rock climbing, hiking, wilderness travel, and team building experience (Preferably in the Rocky Mountain Region).
Spanish and English language proficiency (preferred).
Knowledge of Leave No Trace Practices.

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 your application, resume, and cover letter at the following link: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/jobs/Apply/1505025