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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver (BGCMD) operates a residential, summer camp where kids, ages 8 to 13, attend one-week, single-gender sessions at Gates Camp. Campers participate in hiking, canoeing, backpacking, fishing, rock climbing, archery, hands-on environmental games, and other outdoor activities. These programs and activities inspire kids to explore new ideas, work in teams, and support one another. We are currently hiring seasonal staff members to live and work at Camp!


Gates Camp kicks off in May 2019 and runs through July 30th, 2019.

  • Gates Camp Counselor – Seasonal/Summer 2019

    Ward, Colorado
    $225.00 / week

    Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver (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 23rd and July 30th.

     

    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
    • Be certified or willing to get certified in First Aid and CPR
    • Adhere to daily schedules and timelines
    • Follow and maintain BGCMD/Camp policies and Standard Operating Procedures
    • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Camp’s Directors

     

     

    Job Requirements:

     

    Physical Requirements/ Work Environment

    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 Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver’s Core Values.

     

    Disclaimer

    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

     

    Details:

    Status: Seasonal, May 23rd – July 30th (10 week term of service)

    Hours: Wednesday 3:30 p.m. through Monday 5:30 p.m.

    Pay Range: $225 per week

    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 jobs@bgcmd.org. Please include the position title in the subject line of the e-mail.

     

    This position will remain open until filled.

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  • Gates Camp Head Cook – Seasonal/Summer 2019

    Ward, Colorado
    $450.00 / week

    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, sessions. 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. BGCMD is currently hiring one (1) Head Cook to live and work at Gates Camp between the dates of May 16th and July 30th.

    BGCMD requires the following of all Camp employees:

    • Staff members must be at least 21 years of age
    • Minimum of 1 year previous kitchen/foodservice experience or relevant experience
    • 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

    The Head Cook must:

    • Support and adhere to daily food preparation and meal schedules and ensure timelines
    • Comply with Federal, State and County regulations as the apply to food service procedures and practices
    • Manage and work cooperatively with the Assistant Cook and the Dishwasher/Prep Cook to prepare and serve meals
    • Effectively monitor food stores to limit spoilage and ensure quality
    • Check-in and document all food/supply orders
    • Prepare meals from “scratch’” using healthy and fresh ingredients that ensure a balanced and nutritious diet for Campers and Staff
    • Be willing to prepare meals for a variety of dietary needs and preferences (i.e. gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, dairy and/or soy free, nut allergies, etc.)
    • Support the realization of a “Healthy Lifestyle” for Campers and Staff
    • Ensure that food items are available for staff to prepare meals for themselves on weekends
    • Post daily/weekly menus in advance of serving meals
    • Create and maintain a sanitary environment for food storage, preparation and the serving of meals;
    • Perform and facilitate weekly deep cleaning of specific areas in the kitchen (floors, vent hoods, walk-ins, dish cleaning area, ovens, etc.)
    • Proactively manage and mitigate risk in the food service environment

     

    Job Requirements:

     

    Physical Requirements/ Work Environment

    The successful candidate must be able to work at high altitude (at or above 9,000 ft), have stamina to work through long days and evenings, and have the ability to perform basic maintenance functions. Camp Staff may, at times, have to lift up to and over 50lbs. This position requires close collaboration with all staff including the Camp’s Directors, Program Staff and Camp’s Healthcare Professional.

     

    Job Related Behaviors

    Gates Camp Staff are team players and must be punctual, flexible; each team member must follow through on commitments, respond 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 Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver’s Core Values.

     

    Disclaimer

    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.

     

    Details:

    Status: Seasonal, May 16th – July 30th (11 week term of service)

    Hours: Wednesday 3:30 p.m. through Monday 5:30 p.m.

    Pay Range: $450 per week

    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 jobs@bgcmd.org. Please include the position title in the subject line of the e-mail.

     

    This position will remain open until filled.

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  • Gates Camp Assistant Cook – Seasonal/Summer 2019

    Ward, Colorado
    $350.00 / week

    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. BGCMD is currently hiring one (1) Assistant Cook to live and work at Gates Camp between the dates of May 23rd and July 30th.

     

    BGCMD requires the following of all Camp employees:

    • Staff members must be at least 19 years of age
    • Food service experience or relevant educational studies or volunteer experience preferred
    • 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

     

    Assistant Camp Cook must also be able to:

    • Support and adhere to daily food preparation and meal schedules and ensure timelines
    • Work collaboratively with the Head Cook and the Dishwasher/Prep Cook to prepare and serve meals;
    • Effectively monitor food stores to limit spoilage and ensure quality
    • Assist with checking-in, documenting and storing all food/supply orders
    • Prepare meals from “scratch’” using healthy and fresh ingredients that ensure a balanced and nutritious diet for Campers and Staff
    • Be willing to prepare meals for a variety of dietary needs and preferences (i.e. gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, dairy and/or soy free, nut allergies, etc.)
    • Support the realization of a “Healthy Lifestyle” for Campers and Staff
    • Ensure that food items are available for staff to prepare meals for themselves on weekends
    • Post daily/weekly menus in advance of serving meals
    • Create and maintain a sanitary environment for food storage, preparation and the serving of meals;
    • Perform and facilitate weekly deep cleaning of specific areas in the kitchen, e.g. - floors, vent hoods, walk-ins, dish cleaning area, ovens, etc.)
    • Proactively manage and mitigate risk in the food service environment

    Job Requirements:

     

    Physical Requirements/ Work Environment

    The successful candidate must be able to work at high altitude (at or above 9,000 ft), have stamina to work through long days and evenings, and have the ability to perform basic maintenance functions. Camp Staff may, at times, have to lift up to and over 50lbs.  This position requires close collaboration with all staff including the Camp’s Directors, Program Staff and Camp’s Healthcare Professional.

     

    Job Related Behaviors

    Gates Camp Staff are team players and must be punctual, flexible; each team member must follow through on commitments, respond 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 Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver’s Core Values.

     

    Disclaimer

    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.

     

    Details:

    Status: Seasonal, May 23rd – July 30th (10 week term of service)

    Hours: Wednesday 3:30 p.m. through Monday 5:30 p.m.

    Pay Range: $350 per week

    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 jobs@bgcmd.org. Please include the position title in the subject line of the e-mail.

     

    This position will remain open until filled.

    View Job Description
  • Gates Camp Onsite Healthcare Professional – Seasonal/Summer 2019

    Ward, Colorado
    $525.00 / week

    Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver (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, sessions. 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. BGCMD is currently hiring one (1) Onsite Healthcare Professional to live and work at Gates Camp between the dates of May 23rd and July 30th.

     

    The Onsite Healthcare Professional is responsible for administering physicals for each camper for all 8 weeks of camp and will also provide physicals for Camp Staff at the beginning of the season.

     

    The Onsite Healthcare Professional will at times provide instruction to Campers about how to proactively promote their personal health and well-being (e.g. hydration, protection from the Sun, proper nutrition and asking for help) and will support professional development opportunities for Staff. 

     

    The Onsite Healthcare Professional is responsible for storing, distributing and keeping records of all Camper medications. They are also responsible for treating illnesses and injuries, and determining when outside medical care is required. The Onsite Healthcare Professional will work with the Campers, Counselors, Camp Directors, Food Service Staff and parents (as needed) to address health needs.

     

    The Healthcare Professional is expected to

    • Support the health and safety of all Campers by performing weekly physical examinations and health screenings that take place on the first day of each weekly camp session. (approximately 6hrs/day)
    • Communicate with Camp Directors regarding proper administration of Camper medication
    • Maintain documentation of all actions and treatment
    • Work with entire Camp Staff to provide a healthy and positive camping experience for youth
    • Assist with preventative healthcare, distribute OTC and prescription medications, treat illnesses and injuries, and determine when outside medical care is required.
    • Report all accidents and/or injuries to Camp Directors and Head Counselors; fill out, submit and file appropriate paperwork
    • Provide direct supervision and care of children who are stationed in the Camp’s Health Clinic
    • Provide basic first aid and other healthcare treatment in the field when necessary
    • Participate in Camp cleanup on the final day of each weekly program session
    • Conduct comprehensive inventory at the beginning and end of the season
    • Create a list of Campers and their respective food and physiologic allergies, including reaction and treatment, and submit it to the Head Cook, Directors and Head Counselors on the first day of each week
    • Consistently report inventory needs, in relation to medical/first aid supplies to the Assistant Director throughout the season
    • Change and launder sheets/bedding and soiled clothing that are used by kids
    • Ensure hand-washing signs are posted and monitor the kids and staff, who set up the tables at meals to make sure that everyone washes their hands before setting up
    • Monitor pre-meal hand washing, conduct demonstration of proper hand washing for all campers on first day of camp
    • Teach all campers proper way to sneeze and cough – using Dracula technique into elbow
    • Monitor and correctly dispose of all expired OTC drugs – track and document disposal and method
    • Greet campers as the bus arrives on Day 1 of each weekly program session
    • Keep Health Clinic clean/disinfected; stocked; put away and organize supplies/equipment and records daily
    • Be available to assist groups during all meals, free time, campfires, and as needed
    • Be available to relieve counselors for breaks: i.e. morning showers, quiet time, etc.
    • Add/Contribute to existing systems and camp infrastructure
    • Support systems that manage and mitigate risk for Campers and Staff to provide a safe environment
    • Ensure that water distribution and hydration stations are installed across the property, stocked and accessible to Campers and Staff at all times while they engage in activities; work with campers to maintain safe levels of hydration
    • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Camp’s Directors

     

    Required License, Skills and Knowledge:

    • Must be a Registered Nurse, licensed Nurse Practitioner, Physician’s Assistant or Medical Doctor
    • Maintain documentation of all actions and treatment
    • Experience providing healthcare to children
    • Ability and interest in working with diverse and inclusive populations
    • Experience in providing healthcare to children with social and emotional needs
    • Ability to organize and provide Campers with a safe environment
    • Ability to work with inclusive populations
    • Excellent social and communication skills
    • Conflict management and resolution skills

     

    Job Requirements:

    Physical Requirements/ Work Environment

    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 Onsite Healthcare Professional may, at times, have to lift up to and over 50lbs. 

     

    Job Related Behaviors

    The Camp Healthcare Professional must be a team player, punctual, flexible; he or she must follow through on commitments, respond 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 Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver’s Core Values.

     

    Disclaimer

    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.

     

    Details:

    Status: Seasonal, May 23 – July 30 (10 week term of service)

    Hours: Wednesday 3:30 p.m. through Monday 5:30 p.m.

    Pay Range: $525 per week

    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 jobs@bgcmd.org. Please include the position title in the subject line of the e-mail.

     

    This position will remain open until filled.

    View Job Description
  • Gates Camp Head Counselor – Seasonal/Summer 2019

    Ward, Colorado
    $275.00 / week

    Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver (BGCMD) operates a residential summer program, Gates Camp, where under-served inner city youth, ages 8 to 13, attend 5 day/4 night, low cost, and in many cases, no cost, sessions. 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.  BGCMD is currently hiring two (2) Head Camp Counselors to live and work at Gates Camp between the dates of May 16th and July 30th.

     

    BGCMD requires the following of all Camp employees:

    • Employees must be at least 21 years of age
    • Minimum of 1 year previous camp experience or relevant educational studies or volunteer experience
    • 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

     

    Head Counselors must also:

    • Work in concert with the Camp’s Directors and other staff members
    • Directly participate in the management and supervision of Camp’s Program Staff
    • Teach and lead outdoor and indoor recreational and educational activities
    • Work well with others and be able to manage conflict resolution situations appropriately
    • Have excellent social and communication skills
    • Be willing to become certified in First Aid and CPR
    • Supervise campers and maintain a safe environment
    • Complete various forms of paperwork
    • Work with entire the camp employees: health professional, food service staff, etc. to provide a healthy and positive experience for Campers
    • Attend and participate in pre-camp training, camp meetings and clean-up
    • Follow and maintain BGCMD/Camp policies and Standard Operating Procedures
    • Scheduling of cabin clean up, activities, camp outs, weekly staff duties, etc.
    • Oversee daily schedules and ensure adherence to timelines
    • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Camp’s Directors

     

    Job Requirements:

     

    Physical Requirements/ Work Environment

    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 evenings, and have the ability to perform basic maintenance functions. Camp Staff may at times have to lift up to and over 50lbs.  These positions require close collaboration with all staff including the Camp’s Directors and On-Site Healthcare Provider.

     

    Job Related Behaviors

    Gates Camp employees are team players and must be punctual, flexible; each team member must follow through on commitments, respond 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 Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver’s Core Values.

     

    Disclaimer

    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.

     

     

    Details:

    Status: Seasonal, May 16th – July 30th (11 week term of service)

    Hours: Wednesday 3:30 p.m. through Monday 5:30 p.m.

    Pay Range: $275 per week

    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 jobs@bgcmd.org. Please include the position title in the subject line of the e-mail.

     

    This position will remain open until filled.

    BGCMD operates a residential summer program, Gates Camp, where under-served inner city youth, ages 8 to 13, attend 5 day/4 night, low cost, and in many cases, no cost, sessions. 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.  BGCMD is currently hiring two (2) Head Camp Counselors to live and work at Gates Camp between the dates of May 16th and July 30th.

     

    BGCMD requires the following of all Camp employees:

    • Employees must be at least 21 years of age
    • Minimum of 1 year previous camp experience or relevant educational studies or volunteer experience
    • 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

     

    Head Counselors must also:

    • Work in concert with the Camp’s Directors and other staff members
    • Directly participate in the management and supervision of Camp’s Program Staff
    • Teach and lead outdoor and indoor recreational and educational activities
    • Work well with others and be able to manage conflict resolution situations appropriately
    • Have excellent social and communication skills
    • Be willing to become certified in First Aid and CPR
    • Supervise campers and maintain a safe environment
    • Complete various forms of paperwork
    • Work with entire the camp employees: health professional, food service staff, etc. to provide a healthy and positive experience for Campers
    • Attend and participate in pre-camp training, camp meetings and clean-up
    • Follow and maintain BGCMD/Camp policies and Standard Operating Procedures
    • Scheduling of cabin clean up, activities, camp outs, weekly staff duties, etc.
    • Oversee daily schedules and ensure adherence to timelines
    • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Camp’s Directors

     

    Job Requirements:

     

    Physical Requirements/ Work Environment

    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 evenings, and have the ability to perform basic maintenance functions. Camp Staff may at times have to lift up to and over 50lbs.  These positions require close collaboration with all staff including the Camp’s Directors and On-Site Healthcare Provider.

     

    Job Related Behaviors

    Gates Camp employees are team players and must be punctual, flexible; each team member must follow through on commitments, respond 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 Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver’s Core Values.

     

    Disclaimer

    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.

     

     

    Details:

    Status: Seasonal, May 16th – July 30th (11 week term of service)

    Hours: Wednesday 3:30 p.m. through Monday 5:30 p.m.

    Pay Range: $275 per week

    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 jobs@bgcmd.org. Please include the position title in the subject line of the e-mail.

     

    This position will remain open until filled.

     

    View Job Description

How to Apply

As you consider applying, please know that we are looking for staff members who are willing to give all they've got…and then some. This includes a commitment for the entire 10 or 11 weeks (which is inclusive of 10 days of training, 8 weeks of summer camp, and a few days of reflection and clean up after the final day with campers). Staff training begins in May, and camp ends July 30th 2019.

Please learn more about us on our website www.bgcmd.org/careers 

To apply, please email your cover letter, resume, and three professional references.


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