Colvig Silver Camps is seeking qualified, enthusiastic staff for the summer of 2021. Positions include Head Counselors, Assistant Counselors, Program Coordinators, Pathfinding Instructors, Expedition Coordinator, Climbing Instructor, 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: May 29th - August 10th (Staff Training: May 29th - June 9th)
Head Counselor: $3,200 for 10 weeks
Assistant Counselors: $2,500 for 10 weeks
Pathfinding Instructors: $4,100 for 11 weeks
Head Wrangler: $3,700 for 12 weeks
Assistant Wrangler: $2,900 for 12 weeks
Expedition Coordinator(s): $3,700 for 12 weeks
Photographer: $3,200 for 11 weeks
Arts and Crafts Coordinator: $3,400 for 11 weeks
*All compensation includes lodging, meals, and travel allowance ($100).
We are anticipating that we all will still be dealing with the challenges of the current global pandemic next summer and we are currently making necessary preparations that will allow us to operate our programs in the safest way possible. Our plans for the summer of 2021 will include a comprehensive plan to keep our staff, campers, and camp community as safe and healthy as possible. We are currently working with the state of Colorado to improve upon guidance for outdoor and residential summer camps. We are preparing to implement safety protocols next summer that will include mask-wearing, physical distancing, best-practices for sanitation and personal hygiene, smaller group sizes and cohorts, possibly creating a closed-community or bubble, and a sound plan for possible and positive cases of Covid-19. We are working with other camp professionals, the state of Colorado, and our local public health organization to develop these plans and protocols. We understand that it is possible that the general state of the pandemic could improve by next summer. We also understand that there will likely be more scientific advancements that will help us all toward a possible resolution. Thus, there is always the possibility that by next summer, we may be able to scale back some of these protocols. Nonetheless, we will be prepared to run our summer camp programs in 2021. And we will need great staff like YOU to help us reach our goals and accomplish our mission no matter the challenges we face.