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Summer Camp at SOAR

Located: North Carolina, Wyoming, Florida, California, and New York

Position Available: Outdoor Trip Leader

Salary Range: $2,250 - $3,250/season

Type: Residential Coed Summer Camp

Contact: andrea@soarnc.org

Website: http://soarnc.org/about-soar/employment-opportunities/

  • Supervise a group of 7-8 students (2 staff per group), for 24 hrs/day, on 10 to 26 day courses; facilitate a safe and successful experience during adventure-based courses; facilitate the development of life skills, organizational skills, self-esteem, problem-solving strategies, communication techniques, and social skills.
  • Assist in developing personal goals for each student; write a comprehensive student evaluation at the end of each course; and act as a role model for students by demonstrating maturity, responsibility, good organizational skills, and professional behavior.
  • Minimum 21 years of age (some exceptions allowed); 2 years of college experience, in human service related field preferred (e.g., Education, Psychology, Recreation); current WFA and CPR certifications; Lifeguard required for FL & CA staff; experience and/or desire to work with LD and AD/HD youth; patience, energy, enthusiasm, flexibility.
  • Complete a staff application on-line at http://soarnc.org/about-soar/employment-opportunities/ or contact Andrea Wackerle, SOAR, PO Box 388, Balsam, NC 28707, (828)456-3435, andrea@soarnc.org

Summer Camp at SOAR

Located: North Carolina, Wyoming, Florida, California, and New York

Position Available: Activity Specialist

Salary Range: $2,250 - $3,250/season

Type: Residential Coed Summer Camp

Contact: andrea@soarnc.org

Website: http://soarnc.org/about-soar/employment-opportunities/

  • Work with groups of 7-8 students with 2 instructors to facilitate a safe and successful experience during the adventure activity portions of 10 to 26 day courses.
  • Minimum 21 years of age (some exceptions allowed). Minimum of 2 years college experience, preferable in Recreation Therapy, Outdoor Recreation, Education, or Psychology. WFA and CPR required (WFR preferred for WY & CA). Lifeguard certification required for FL, WY and CA staff.
  • Strong experience required in technical skills such as rock site facilitation and management, ropes course facilitation, white water rafting, caving, mountain biking, or ocean/water activities (FL & CA only). Patience, energy, enthusiasm, flexibility, maturity, and integrity required. Use of personal vehicle required for NC & WY.
  • Complete a staff application on-line at http://soarnc.org/about-soar/employment-opportunities/ or contact Laura Pate, SOAR, PO Box 388, Balsam, NC 28707, (828)456-3435, pate-moore@soarnc.org.

Kennolyn Camps

Located: Soquel, California

Position Available: Equestrian Staff

Salary Range: $442+ /week with room and board

Type: Coed Camp with Residential & Day Camp Sessions

Contact: camps@kennolyn.com

Website: http://www.kennolyncamps.com

  • Make a difference in a child's life and make your own lifelong friendships.
  • Enjoy working outdoors, under the warm California sun close to many clean beaches and hot surf spots. A job full of like minded, dedicated people. The hardest job you'll ever love!
  • Live in a cabin with another staff member and cheerful and excitable campers.
  • Work with kids to teach them both English and Western riding skills, horsemanship, and vaulting.

Kennolyn Camps

Located: Soquel, California

Position Available: Camp Counselors (Day and Resident camps)

Salary Range: $442+ /week with room and board

Type: Coed Camp with Residential & Day Camp Sessions

Contact: camps@kennolyn.com

Website: http://www.kennolyncamps.com

  • Make a difference in a child's life and make your own lifelong friendships.
  • Enjoy working outdoors, under the warm California sun close to many clean beaches and hot surf spots. A job full of like minded, dedicated people. The hardest job you'll ever love!
  • Counselors who can teach the following activities required: climbing, ropes course, swimming, archery, riflery, fencing, horseback riding, self defense, outdoor adventure, drama, photography, fun science, outdoor cooking, crafts, ceramics, tennis and more. (We train our own Ropes staff and Waterfront staff incl. Lifeguards!)
  • Lifeguard Certification is a plus but not required

Sanborn Western Camps

Located: Florissant, Colorado

Position Available: Counselor

Salary Range: $3,000+

Type: Residential camp with separate sessions for boys and girls

Contact: anne@sanbornwesterncamps.com

Website: http://www.sanbornwesterncamps.com/employment/why-work-at-sanborn

  • Assisting and/or leading on or off-camp trips, activities, programs and special events.
  • Living, working with and having charge of a group of campers.
  • Being a responsible, dedicated role model to the campers and other staff.
  • Assistant Counselor, Wrangler, and Support Staff positions also available-- email for information.

Sanborn Western Camps

Located: Florissant, Colorado

Position Available: Wrangler

Salary Range: $3,100+

Type: Residential camp with separate sessions for boys and girls

Contact: anne@sanbornwesterncamps.com

Website: http://www.sanbornwesterncamps.com/employment/why-work-at-sanborn

  • Pack pack-horses for trips of up to 5 days; teaching basic horsemanship skills on the ground and while mounted
  • Complete daily chores around the barn
  • Work with and manage riding counselors to create a safe and fun experience at the barn
  • Have a high degree of self-motivation and have experience with and be comfortable leading western-style horseback rides to all ages (grade one through staff)

Cheley Colorado Camps

Located: Estes Park, Colorado

Position Available: Summer Camp Counselor

Salary Range: $2875 or more for 9 weeks/$3200 or more for 10 weeks

Type: Residential coed summer camp

Contact: Kim@cheley.com

Website: http://www.cheley.com

  • Room and Board and college credit
  • Pro deals on outdoor gear
  • A camp counselor serves as a cabin counselor as well as a specialist in the assigned program area. Activities include Backpacking, Horseback Riding, Climbing, Rafting, Riflery, Crafts, Outcamping and Hiking.
  • Surround yourself with amazing people, develop professionally, live in a beautiful place and make a difference in the lives of children.

Camp Trinity on The Bar 717 Ranch

Located: Hayfork, California

Position Available: Summer Camp Counselor

Salary Range: $445/week

Type: Residential coed summer camp

Contact: emma@bar717.com

Website: http://www.bar717.com/staff/

  • Seeking enthusiastic leaders to work with youth 8-16 years old in a residential mountain ranch camp; must demonstrate interest in working with children and the outdoors.
  • Positions include: backpacking leaders, horsemanship, crafts, woodworking, ceramics, hiking, camping, and general counselors.
  • Must be 19 years old and have completed 1 year of college or equivalent work experience by June.
  • For more information, please see: http://www.bar717.com/staff/job-opportunities/

Camp Keystone Summer Day Camp

Located: Agoura Hills, California

Position Available: Day Camp Counselor

Salary Range: $325-$390/week

Type: Coed Day Camp

Contact: staff@campkeystone.com

Website: http://www.campkeystone.com/jobs

  • Senior Counselor - 18+. Requires active participation and supervision in all program areas. Must be available for orientation and a minimum of 7 weeks.
  • Looking for amazing staff that can bring the highest quality of spirit, commitment and caring to our campers. We are currently hiring caring, nurturing, fun-loving people who want to make positive differences in the lives of children. Must have effective communication with co-counselors, supervisory staff, campers and parents.
  • Certifications/previous experience or accomplishments in program areas a plus! Desired qualities include responsibility, patience, enthusiasm, innovative, safety conscious, fun!
  • We are located on 30 acres with grass and shady trees. We have a 274' waterslide, zip lines, climbing wall, acro-flyer, go-carts, horses, over 50 giant interactive inflatables, archery, boating and fishing, and so much more! Make a difference in a child's life and develop lifelong friendships at Camp Keystone this summer!

SK Horses

Located: Two locations near Estes Park, Colorado

Position Available: Horseback riding instructor

Salary Range: $2,400 - $4,000

Type: Horseback Riding Program

Contact: Jessi@skhorses.com

Website: http://www.skhorses.com

  • Food
  • Accommodation

SK Horses

Located: Two locations near Estes Park, Colorado

Position Available: Wrangler/Trailguide

Salary Range: $2,400 - $4,000, plus substantial tips

Type: Horseback Riding Program

Contact: Jessi@skhorses.com

Website: http://www.skhorses.com

  • SK Horses are horseback riding stables located in Estes Park, Colorado. We own operate two public stables that offer horseback riding tours through Rocky Mountain National Park and Roosevelt National Forest.
  • We provide a safe, fun, memoriable experience to our customers, creating a highlight for their vacation. We specialize in all ages. With people visiting from all over the world, our staff (wranglers) never know who they will meet next on their trail rides to help them become a "cowboy" for a while.
  • SK Horses runs over 100 horses between our two locations. Wranglers take part in all care and preparing the horses for daily work. Each staff member gets evenings off and one day off a week. Must be excellent with horses and hard working, reliable, fun, enthusiatic staff.
  • Room and Board Provided, Food allowance, Tips accepted (very substantial)