Location: Durango, CO
Camp Gender: Coed
Camp Type: Resident Camp
Travel Camp
Program Emphasis: General Program
Salary Range: $1900 - $3080

This Job Will Change Your Life!

Colvig Silver Camps is seeking qualified, enthusiastic staff for the summer of 2017. Positions include Head Counselors, Assistant Counselors, Program Coordinators, Pathfinding Instructors, Expedition Coordinator, Rock Climbing/Ropes Course Coordinator, Arts & Crafts Coordinator, Wrangler, Assistant Wrangler, Range Instructor, Chef/Cook, Nanny, and Nurse. If interested, please read below for more detailed descriptions of the camp and specific jobs and then contact us for an application packet.

Colvig Silver Camps is a coed, residential summer camp located near Durango, CO. If offers a strong mix of traditional camp programs and wilderness trips to campers 7-17 years old. The camp's philosophy is environmentally oriented and non-competitive, and its choice-based format is designed to develop self-esteem, leadership skills, responsibility, and teamwork. Above all, campers and staff members should expect a summer of fun and adventure. All employees of Colvig Silver Camps must be CPR and First Aid certified, have experience working with children and a strong desire to learn new skills. Summer employment includes room, board, laundry and training. The summer season is nine weeks of fun in the sun and clean air of the San Juan Mountains of southwestern CO. Learn and develop valuable skills working with children and other staff members.

Summer Employment Dates: June 2nd - August 12th (Staff Training: June 2nd - June 11th)

If you have any further questions please email or call:
call: (970)247-2564
email: pd@colvigsilvercamps.com

To learn more or apply please...
Visit our website at: www.colvigsilvercamps.com for an online application


--Pathfinding Instructor(must be 21 or older, at least college junior preferred):
Help plan and co-lead our 26 day wilderness expeditions offered to 8-10 15-17 year old campers. Trips will take you through desert and mountain terrain with a rock climbing section. Experience leading back country trips and experience with children required. WFR certification required. Enthusiasm and energy helpful.
Salary: Starts at $3080/summer with WFR certification

--Program Coordinator (must be 21 or older, at least college junior preferred):
Program Coordinators can also be referred to as "age group supervisors", and are responsible for planning, scheduling, and supervising all aspects of an age group's program. In addition, Coordinators lead in-camp activities and co-lead wilderness trips. This is an entry level supervisory position, typically filled by those who have previous supervisory experience, or more extensive experience with summer camps.
Salary: $Starts at $2970/summer

--Head Counselor/Trip Leader (must be 21 or older):
Head Counselors lead 3-5 day wilderness trips, live in a cabin with 4-6 campers, and plan & lead in-camp activities. Creativity and enthusiasm are a must. Experience working with children and with wilderness trips.
Salary: Starts at $2100/summer

--Assistant Counselor/Trip Leader (must be 18-20, at least one year of college or equivalent):
Assistant counselors live in a cabin with 4-6 campers and a Head Counselor. They plan and lead in-camp activities and also help lead 3-5 day wilderness trips. AC's are also responsible for various tasks around camp, including: dish washing, lodge clean-up, kitchen help, table setting, etc.
Must have experience working with children and with wilderness trips.
Salary: Starts at $1900/summer

--Wrangler/Assistant Wrangler (Head wrangler must be 21 or older, Assistant at least 18):
Wranglers supervise, plan and lead all horse activities. Program begins with basics of horse safety, grooming and tack care, and progresses to arena and trail riding. Wranglers are responsible for the care and well being of 15+ horses. Wranglers may also have the opportunity to participate in other camp program areas as needed. Experience with children, horses, and western riding instruction a must.
Salary: head wrangler $2760/summer
assistant wrangler $2400/summer

--Expedition Coordinator (must be 21 or older):
The "Expo" Coordinator is responsible for planning menus and packing food and equipment for all expedition trips leaving camp. Food is packed following prescribed menu guidelines, and equipment includes standard camping gear (packs, stoves, fuel, tents, etc.) as well as special equipment (bicycles, canoes, life jackets, etc.). We offer a wide variety of trips for all age levels (7-17). The Expo Coordinator also keeps a running inventory of food and supplies, coordinates food needs with the central kitchen and prepared orders. He/she must be able to lift heavy boxes overhead, read inventory sheets, make mathematical conversions and work independently. This is a very time consuming job and does not include going on trips of working directly with campers. It involves working alone much of the time, although "gophers" are always available when necessary.
Salary: $2760/summer

--Rock Climbing/Ropes Course Coordinator (must be 21 or older):
Supervise, lead and instruct all rock climbing and ropes/challenge course activities. Climbing is done on a climbing tower and on natural rock. All climbs are top-roped; no lead climbing. Activities range from half-day to full-day to overnight trips. Experience with rock climbing, setting up top roped climbing, equipment management, and ropes course instruction required.
Salary: $2365/summer

--Arts & Crafts Coordinator (must be 21 or older):
Develops arts & crafts programs for all age levels and supervises the "Art Barn" while campers are involved in projects. The coordinator will take on varying roles with each group as necessary; some will need direction through every aspect, while others will need initial instruction or just materials. Should be knowledgeable and skillful in a wide variety of crafts including pottery, leather work, beading, collages, nature crafts, wood crafts, candlemaking, batiking, tie dying, silk screening, painting, photography, etc. Must have the ability to visually supervise campers' safety and to creatively motivate other. Salary: $2365/summer

Summer Jobs at Colvig Silver Camps

Summer Jobs at Colvig Silver Camps

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Other Positions
Head Counselors
Assistant Counselor
Climbing Coordinator
Arts and Crafts Coordinator
Expedition Coordinator
General Staff Positions
General Camp Counselor

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Summer Address

9665 Florida Rd.
Durango, CO, 81301
United States
(970)247-2564 (tel.)
(970)247-254 (fax.)

Winter Address

9665 Florida Rd.
Durango, CO, 81301
United States
(970)247-2564 (tel.)
(970)247-2547 (fax.)

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