Positions & Dates
2023 Summer Day Camp Positions
Teach Western riding, natural relationship with horses, bridling, saddling, horse and animal care, breeds and colors, Roping, Western Art (drawing horses), facilitate Animal Care of horses and small farm animals (goats and kids), feed and care for all animals, and keep corrals, barn and tack clean and serviceable (mucking).
Children's Activity Instructors
Teach instructional progressions in relation to each child's ability and development in the following areas:
TEAMBUILDING LOW-ROPES FACILITATOR
MOUNTAINBOARDING (like snowboarding on wheels)
DISK GOLF (with Frisbees ®)
ARTS AND CRAFTS
NATURE CRAFTS & OUTDOOR SKILLS (Fire-building, campfire safety, use of camp stoves and outdoor cooking, reading the woods and weather for wilderness survival, leave-no-trace, hiking and exploring, tracking, ecology, foraging, basketry, etc.)
GAMES & SPORTS
GYMNASTICS & TRAMPOLINE
DRAMATIC GAMES & IMPROVISATION
NATIVE AMERICAN CRAFTS, LORE & STORY TELLING
Children's Group Counselors
Lead and guide children's groups and assist with programs.
Kitchen Manager | Head Cook
Plan and serve regular well-balanced meals for up to 40 staff. Our Kitchen Manager | Head Cook is in charge of three meals every day, snacks every day, and meals for occasional adult events. They also plan menus, orders supplies, schedule and manage the kitchen. They oversea the dining room team, serving, and manage the buffet. The Kitchen Manager | Head Cook is in charge of safely putting up food after meals. They facilitate regular clean-up, maintenance of the kitchen, dining room, food prep and storage areas. They help with dish & pan washing and also lend a hand in floor mopping, and end of day kitchen shut-down.
Prep Cook | Baker
The Prep Cook | Baker assists the Kitchen Manager | Head Cook. They help with cooking, baking, food prep and buffet management. This staff member will also help with table setting, serving, dish and pan washing. They will also assist in mopping, over-all clean up, maintenance of the dining room, kitchen and food storage areas.
Transport clientele in vans and buses. This position combines with another main job in the Summer Camp Program. New bus drivers receive the benefit of tuition-free Commercial Driver License Training & Certification.
Care for our family’s curious almost-three-year-old girl; occasional supervision and tutoring for her energetic seven-and-a-half-year-old 2nd grade sister; and lending an ear and tutoring their lively thirteen-year-old sister. Occasional care for the girls’ four-year-old boy cousin and possibly their eight-and-a-half-year-old stepbrother.
Help the Ranch with public, staff, and Camper communications as our Office Secretary. Computer skills are critical in order to assist camper parents with payments, registration, attendance; communicating in-person, online, and over the phone. Flexibility and willingness to learn are very important!
Assist with staff and camper health. Help with any injuries, give out prescribed medication, and be the point person for any medical concerns. You will need to soothe both physical and mental ailments.
Ranch Hand | Maintenance
The Ranch Hand | Maintenance Staff take care of general upkeep of all systems such as mechanical, electrical, automotive, plumbing, and repairs. They also help with loading, hauling, landscaping, set-up and cleanup throughout Camp.
Camp Photographer | Media Manager
Take photographs throughout Camp and manage photographs taken by other staff. Post to parents and our social media platforms. Makes photo albums documenting the summer.
2023 Staff Dates
Summer Dates are May 18 - August 13, 2023
We provide transportation to the Denver Airport for both the arrival date and departure date. Ten days of orientation is followed by eleven weeks of children's programs. The summer ends with a day of wrap-up and celebration.
All new staff members must arrive by 3:00pm on Thursday, May 18, 2023. New wranglers arrive by 3:00pm on Tuesday, May 16, to begin wrangler training. Bus driver trainees arrive by 3:00pm Wednesday, May 10, to begin training. ARRIVAL DATES ARE NON-NEGOTIABLE!
The summer season concludes August 13, 2023. This is the departure date for most staff, whether by airplane or car. (In special circumstances and with advance notice, an earlier departure date may be negotiated.)
Some staff members stay later in August and into September for the fall season of events and projects.