Overview

Are you looking to spend your summer outside by helping kids connect with nature? The Generation Wild Lead is a contributing member of The Nature Connection’s (TNC) summer programs offered in Cedaredge, Hotchkiss and Delta. Successful applicants will serve as the on-site camp coordinator during the summer session (June-July-August) and oversee high school staff, interns and volunteers under the supervision of TNC Directors. The Generation Wild Summer Lead will be the main instructor for outdoor experiential education programs that help children build positive relationships with themselves and others while gaining confidence in outdoor recreation activities.

Start date tentatively May 31st, 2021
Mandatory orientation May 31st-June 4th
Hotchkiss and Delta Camps run from June 7th through mid August 2021
Cedaredge Camp runs from June 7th- through July 1st
*Cedaredge positions have the option to apply for TNC Backpacking Lead positions for a longer employment period*
Typical schedule will be Monday – Thursday, 8am-5pm with some onsite prep time required on Fridays to prepare for programs.
32-40 hours/week

Responsibilities: Implement and manage day-to-day operations for the 8-week summer outdoor day camp for children ages 7-14. This includes developing and leading outdoor activities, scheduling and coordinating offsite trips, and supervising high school camp interns. Outdoor program components include, but not limited to mountain biking, stand-up paddleboarding, swimming, hiking, archery, overnight campout, nature focused activities, crafts, team-building games.
The Generation Wild Lead will have the following responsibilities including, but not limited to:
Work with TNC Directors and Coordinators to provide weekly updates and reports
Ensure high quality, safe and consistent outdoor programs for a diverse population of students
Manage registrations and camp enrollment
Oversee the daily health and wellness of camp participants including proper sanitation and first aid
Demonstrate proper and safe use of outdoor equipment and gear
Provide superior client service to all campers, parents/families, staff, volunteers and vendors
Implement GOCO surveys to youth ages 11 and up
Ensure the prompt handling of all financial obligations

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Counselors, Camp Staff

Required Skills:

Skill Requirements:
Current college student; or a minimum of two years experience in formal/informal outdoor education, childcare or outdoor recreation industry
Self starter and problem solver with excellent organizational skills
Outdoor enthusiast: experience with outdoor sports like mountain biking, paddling, swimming and hiking. Experience teaching or mentoring others outdoors is preferred.
Valid Driver's License and clean driving record
Social media, marketing,

About The Nature Connection

The Nature Connection is dedicated to eliminating the barriers to getting kids outside by providing fun, active, and educational outdoor experiences for youth and families in our communities.

Application Instructions

Please Submit: Resume with cover letter to [email protected] Three professional references Top candidates will be selected for an interview by TNC Directors