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General Program
First Photo of Colvig Silver Camps Colvig Silver Camps is seeking qualified, enthusiastic staff for the summer of 2022. Positions include Head Counselors, Assistant Counselors, Program Coordinators, Pathfinding Instructors, Expedition Coordinator, Climbing Instructor, Arts & Crafts Coordinator, Wrangler, Assistant Wrangler, Activity Specialists, 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 27th - August 10th (Staff Training: May 27th - June 8th)
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Other Positions
Head Counselors
Assistant Counselor
Climbing Coordinator
Arts and Crafts Coordinator
Expedition Coordinator
Horseback Riding
Camp Counselor
Head Counselor: $3,500 for 10 weeks
Assistant Counselors: $3,200 for 10 weeks
Pathfinding Instructors: $4,500 for 11 weeks
Head Wrangler: $4,500 for 12 weeks
Assistant Wrangler: $3,700 for 12 weeks
Expedition Coordinator(s): $4,500 for 12 weeks
Photographer: $3,400 for 11 weeks
Arts and Crafts Coordinator: $3,700 for 11 weeks
Climbing Instructor: $3,700 for 11 weeks
Activity Specialist: $3,700 for 11 weeks

*All compensation includes lodging, meals, travel allowance ($100), and an end-of-summer bonus ($500).

Covid-19 Information

Our plans for the summer of 2022 will include a comprehensive plan to keep our staff, campers, and camp community as safe and healthy as possible. Due to the close-knit and residential aspect of a camp community, we plan to require staff to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before employment begins, in order to provide the safest possible environment for a summer community. If necessary, we will be prepared to implement additional safety protocols next summer that may include mask-wearing, physical distancing, best practices for sanitation and personal hygiene, and smaller group sizes. And we will need great staff like YOU to help us reach our goals and accomplish our mission no matter the challenges we face.

Summer Address
9665 Florida Rd.
Durango, CO 81301
(970)247-2564 (tel.)
(970)247-254 (fax.)
Winter Address
9665 Florida Rd.
Durango, CO, 81301
(970)247-2564 (tel.)
(970)247-2547 (fax.)

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