2018 Summer Camp Leadership at Avid4 Adventure

Avid4 Adventure provides camps, school programs, and events that inspire an active outdoor lifestyle through high-adventure outdoor activities. We are actively seeking Directors for several new camp locations. The Camp Director position is an amazing opportunity to lead outdoor adventure day camps for kids in Front Range, CO and around the Bay Area, CA. Avid4 Adventure camps offer kids Pre-K – 7th grades the unique experience of canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, stand up paddleboarding, and team building all within a one-week day camp.

As a Summer Camp Director, you will manage a professional staff (ages 19+), address the needs of parents, manage the operational aspects of camp day to day, and find fulfillment building a program that inspires kids to love outdoor life. This position will begin in May of 2018; exact dates TBD. There will be flexible, hourly work in the spring to help facilitate the transition. We are seeking individuals desiring a minimum of a 2 year opportunity.

Core Responsibilities:

Camp Quality

  • Provide excellent customer service to camper families.
  • Develop campers' judgment, personal responsibility, self-esteem, and confidence.
  • Establish a camp community that fosters team building and social development.
  • Enhance campers' environmental understanding and stewardship. Increase physical and outdoor skills while inspiring children towards an outdoor, active lifestyle.
  • Manage Equipment: Replace, have repaired, or retire equipment if necessary. Ensure equipment and storage pods are in good working order, clean and organized.
  • Uphold excellent appearance and cleanliness standards for your physical camp location.

Staff Management & Development

  • Manage a team of staff (from 10-50, depending on location).
  • Observe staff performance, conduct evaluations, and provide feedback to develop staff members' skills.
  • Organize & lead staff meetings. Provide professional development for staff.
  • If applicable, work alongside an Assistant Director and play an active role in their development.

Oversight of Camp Operations

  • Oversee safety & risk management for courses and the camp program. Responsible for participant screening.
  • Create the weekly camp schedule.
  • Thoroughly understand emergency action plans and help implement procedures if necessary.
  • Assure that First Aid Forms and Incident Report Forms are completed when applicable.

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum 25 years of age. (** Assistant Director positions also available – minimum age 23 **).
  • Bachelor’s degree in science, education, or related field preferred.
  • Technical skills in: climbing, mountain biking, SUPing, kayaking, and/or canoeing.
  • Experience leading youth and a passion for working with kids.
  • Minimum of Wilderness First Responder prior to camp start date. Wilderness medical certifications must be delivered by a nationally recognized organization (SOLO, WMI, WMA, Aerie, etc.).
  • Basic CPR Certification from American Red Cross or American Heart Association prior to camp start date (CANNOT be a 100% online course). Can also be obtained during staff training.
  • Canoeing & Kayaking certification which can be obtained during Avid4 Staff training.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • High levels of organization, communication, and judgment.

Typical Physical Demands & Working Environment:

  • Course set-up, facilitation and take down is physically demanding requiring lifting and moving of heavy elements, setting up industrial type elements (such as portable climbing walls) that have large moving parts.
  • Outdoor activities require ability to bike, hike, climb and paddle at a level that affords an appropriate margin of comfort while instructing students.
  • Work takes place in outdoor environments in variable, sometimes extreme, weather conditions.

Hours & Dates:

  • Typical camp schedule:
    • Camp day is from 9-3 each day.
    • Instructors work from Monday 7:30am-3:45pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 8am-3:45.
    • Camp Directors typically work later hours during their first several weeks and must be available over phone to answer any urgent parent concerns in the evenings.
  • Camp dates vary based on location, but may start as early as late May and end as late as mid-August.
  • Camp Directors are required to attend Camp Director Training - dates TBD.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience, salary history, and regional cost of living differences.

To Apply: complete our ONLINE APPLICATION

In the ONLINE APPLICATION, you will be asked a series of questions. Please be ready to upload a copy of your resume and please be ready to provide 3 references (email and phone).

  • Once we receive your application, we will review it thoroughly. If we decide not to move forward with your application, you will receive an email. If we are interested in moving forward, we will schedule an in-person interview. If you live outside the area, we will schedule an interview via Skype or Google Hangout.
  • If you are selected to move forward after the initial interview, we will follow up with a second round interview.
  • Our team will do a thorough reference check with no less than 3 references. Two of these references must be with previous employers or professors.
  • Once we gather all of this information, we will offer you a job on the following conditions:
    1. Successful completion of all background checks.
    2. All of your new employee paperwork is submitted within 2 weeks of being offered employment (with the exception of a medical physical which at times can take longer).