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YEAR ROUND CAMPING

CAMP STAFF
PEACEFUL VALLEY SCOUT RANCH &
TAHOSA HIGH ADVENTURE BASE

DO YOU HAVE THE "RIGHT STUFF"?

Working for a Denver Area Council camp is not just a job, it's a lifestyle. The Denver Area Council is looking for a few good men and women who have the "Right Stuff" to join our camp staff. Spending your summer at either Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch or Tahosa High Adventure Base will provide you with an opportunity to not only have the adventure of a lifetime, but to also affect the lives of thousands of youth from across the country.

JUST ANOTHER DAY AT WORK

Working on camp staff is a great opportunity to spend your days outdoors while changing lives! Spend your days taking Scouts on hikes, teaching them how to shoot a gun, or relaxing with them in the evenings as you all sit around a campfire telling stories and watching skits. Other benefits of working on staff are: summer housing, three meals a day, time off on the weekends, working on your tan, and making friends from around the country and even world.

WHO AM I?

There are various camp staff position categories:

Counselors in Training: AGE 14 & 15; Want to dip your toes into life as a staff member? Join us for a couple weeks and we'll teach you everything you need to be an amazing staff member. CITs are asked to volunteer at least three weeks during the summer, and are given meal and lodging, and starting in 2019, earning a FREE week at either Peaceful Valley Scout ranch or Tahosa High Adventure Base.

Program Counselors: Age 16 & older; Our Program Counselors are the heart and soul of summer camp. Program Counselors teach skills to our campers, lead activities, perform skits and songs at campfires, and do what's necessary to keep camp running smoothly. Apply to work in an area that suits your skills like shooting sports, climbing, aquatics, handicrafts, outdoor skills, STEM, Hollywood, cycling, and much more!

Area Directors: Age 18 & older; Area Directors are responsible for planning and execution of the activities in their program area. They oversee other Program Counselors and CITs assigned to their area. Strong leadership skills are required, as well as a commitment to program planning before summer camp. Area Directors for "high-risk" areas like Shooting Sports, Climbing, and Aquatics must be age 21 & older

Camp Leadership: 21 & older; you've spent a few summers as an Area Director, and think you can make camp even better! Apply to be on the leadership team to help plan summer camp throughout the year.
Camp Director, Assistant Camp Director, Program Director, & Business Manager positions available. Camp Leadership positions require a commitment during the months leading up to summer camp.

 

INTERESTED?

If you are interested in a job during the 2018 Summer Season, please complete a 2019 Camp Staff /CIT Application

KEY DATES (All dates are subject to change.)

2019 INTERVIEWS

After completing your 2019 camp staff or CIT application, please schedule your interview. Interviews will last roughly 30-45 minute, once the interview starts. Please select the date that best fits the role you are applying for.

December 1, 2018 Area Directors & Camp Management
January 5, 2019 Counselors
February 2, 2019 Counselors in Training (CIT's)

2019 IMPORTANT DATES

April 9 Counselor in Training Orientation - Hamilton Scout HQ - 6:30pm
April 27 Counselor in Training Orientation - Scout Show (4655 Humbolt Street, Denver, CO  80216) - Time TBD
April 27 Scout Show Promotion
May 4                 Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch Camp Staff Work Day
May 11                 Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch Camp Staff Work Day
May 14 Tahosa & Peaceful Valley Camp Staff & Parent Orientation - Hamilton Scout HQ - 6:30pm
May 26 Senior Staff Week at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch
May 30 Peaceful Valley & Tahosa Aquatics/Climbing/Shooting Sports Pre-training
June 2 Staff Week at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch
June 9 Staff Week at Tahosa High Adventure Base

POSITION TYPES

For more information please review the Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch and Tahosa High Adventure Base position descriptions listed below and in your workbright account.

Administration / Directors

  • Program Director*
  • Medical Director*
  • Shooting Sports Director*
  • Aquatics Director*
  • Equine Director*
  • Climbing Director*
  • Area Directors**
  • COPE Director*
  • TREK Director*

Service Department

  • Trading Post Manager**
  • Trading Post Clerk
  • Commissary Manager**
  • Commissary Assistant
  • Quartermaster**
  • Commissioner**
  • Office Clerk
  • Assistant Ranger**
  • Business Manager*

Counselors

  • BB's, Rifle, Archery, and Shotgun
  • Outdoor Skills
  • Aquatics
  • Handicraft
  • Equine
  • Ecology
  • Multimedia / Technology
  • TREK Guides**
  • COPE / Climbing Staff**
  • *Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • **Must be 18 years of age or older.

 

DENVER AREA COUNCIL CAMP STAFF HANDBOOK

All staff must download this handbook and sign for it on their 'workbright' account.

UNIFORMS

Uniforms should be ordered before camp. The store is NOT OPEN for the 2019 season - please make your purchases by April 30, 2019. Please consult the Uniform Sizing Guidelines before ordering. Please refer to the Uniform Guidelines to see which items are required or optional, as well as can be purchased online or which items must be purchased in person from the Denver Scout Shop. A 25% discount coupon is available for download for uniform items required from the Denver Scout Shop.

 

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