Overview

About Powder Term:
Powder Term is a three-month adventure for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders that’s physically, academically, and emotionally rigorous and fun, where teens can escape the strains, pains, and distractions of everyday life and take part in an electronic-free alternative education program designed around accelerated learning, developing mastery on the ski mountain, building self-awareness, confidence, leadership skills, and forming personal relationships that will last a lifetime.
We offer teenagers a space to breathe, where unnecessary distractions (cell phones, video games, junk food, tv/computer, internet, social media, lectures) are cut from the environment and replaced with: 72 days of skiing, 8 days of surfing, 2 grade levels of math, 6 classic books, 10 essays, 3 science projects, 1 leadership course… and life-long friends.
We provide the essential tools, experiences, relationships, rigor, and fun that offers teenagers an opportunity to find out more about who they are, what they care about, and what they’re capable of in life.

Tagged as: Camp Staff, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Ski Industry, Teaching/Education

Qualifications:

Compensation:

-  Room and Board included at Powder Term campus every ski season from early January to mid-April (1-mile down the street from the ski lifts at Purgatory Resort in Durango, CO)

-  Health insurance stipend

-  Purgatory season ski pass

-  Yearly salary $30k-$50k (depending upon experience), plus bonus plan based upon
student and staff ratings/reviews ... On site start date is Early January, 2022 and the term runs through April 7, 2022.

Required Skills:

Required Skills/Characteristics:
-  Must love working with kids ages 11-14

-  Experience coaching, teaching and/or mentoring teenagers and kids

-  Evidence of creative problem solving experience

-  The ability to sit in ambiguity, be patient, ask questions, and then take action

Preferred Skills:

Preferred Skills/Characteristics:

-  Summer Camp Counselor/Director, Alternative Education or Outdoor Program Teaching/Guiding (ex: NOLS, Outward Bound, etc.)
- Experience with guiding students using Khan Academy, Lexia, and No Red Ink learning programs and/or other online learning platforms
-  Embody an active, healthy and curious spirit and lifestyle

-  Experience as a Socratic guide or have taken part in a Socratic learning environment

About Powder Term (www.powderterm.com)

About Powder Term:
Powder Term is a three-month adventure for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders that’s physically, academically, and emotionally rigorous and fun, where teens can escape the strains, pains, and distractions of everyday life and take part in an electronic-free alternative education program designed around accelerated learning, developing mastery on the ski mountain, building self-awareness, confidence, leadership skills, and forming personal relationships that will last a lifetime.
We offer teenagers a space to breathe, where unnecessary distractions (cell phones, video games, junk food, tv/computer, internet, social media, lectures) are cut from the environment and replaced with: 72 days of skiing, 8 days of surfing, 2 grade levels of math, 6 classic books, 10 essays, 3 science projects, 1 leadership course... and life-long friends.
We provide the essential tools, experiences, relationships, rigor, and fun that offers teenagers an opportunity to find out more about who they are

Application Instructions

Please contact Jamie Matthews ([email protected]) and Garrett Weber-Gale ([email protected]) to submit your application.