Gates Camp Counselor – Seasonal/Summer 2020

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver

About the organization

For more than 50 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver has been there for kids and families when they need us most: after school, all day in the summer, and even during the school day. Our membership is open to all youth ages 6-18, and our Club members have access to a wealth of programming that has the power to positively shape and change their lives.


BGCMD operates a residential summer program where under-served inner city youth, ages 8 to 13, attend 5 day/4 night low cost, and in many cases, no cost, session. Kids/Campers participate in hiking, canoeing, sleeping under the stars, fishing, rock climbing, archery, hands-on games, and other outdoor activities. The Gates Camp program inspires kids to explore new ideas, develop a connection with the environment, work as a community, and support one another in the achievement of their personal potential. We are currently hiring Camp Counselors to live and work at Gates Camp between the dates of May 21st and July 28th.
BGCMD requires the following of all Camp employees:
• Staff members must be at least 19 years of age
• Previous camp, volunteer or relevant educational experience preferred, but not required
• Ability to pass pre-employment screenings including drug test which does test for marijuana, criminal background check, references and Department of Motor Vehicle records check
All Camp Counselors must:
• Supervise campers and maintain a safe environment
• Work in concert with the Camp’s Directors and other Staff Members
• Perform all other duties as assigned by the Camp Directors
• Teach and lead indoor and outdoor recreational and educational activities
• Work well with others and be able to manage conflict resolution situations appropriately
• Have excellent social and communication skills


Physical Requirements/ Work Environment
The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain or to be
interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives of employees assigned to this job. The Boys & Girls Clubs of
Metro Denver is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without
regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other
characteristic prohibited by law.
The successful candidate must be able to work at high altitude (at or above 9,000 ft.), walk long distances on uneven terrain, have stamina to work through long days, and have the ability to perform basic maintenance functions. The Camp Counselor may, at times, have to lift up to and over 50lbs.
Job Related Behaviors
The Camp Counselor must be a team player, punctual, flexible; he or she must follow through on commitments, responds in a timely manner to requests, exhibit problem solving skills and initiative, communicate effectively and follow proper reporting procedures. The right candidate is dedicated to the Mission of the organization and strives to uphold the BGCMD’s core values.


2250-3800 per season

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Status: Seasonal, May 21st – July 28th (10 week term of service)
Hours: 5 day a week commitment
Pay Range: $2250 - $3800 (based on experience) for the season plus a $400 bonus upon successful completion of the program.
Benefits: Position includes room and board for the duration of the term of service
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to [email protected] Please include the position title in the subject line of the e-mail.
This position will remain open until filled.

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