Current Job dates:
Currently recruiting for jobs that start between May 31st, 2024 and August 10th, 2024.
Join our camp family and gain a uniquely valuable skillset plus memories and friendships guaranteed to last a lifetime!
Summer Dates: May 31 - August 10, 2024 - Full date range commitment is required for summer staff
Geneva Glen Camp is a non-profit, co-ed, residential summer camp. We started in 1922 and this upcoming summer will be our 102nd summer of operation.
Our mission is to provide experiences for children and youth that promote the discovery of one’s own dignity and worth. We strive each summer to create a community centered on respect, personal growth, strength of character, and care for the natural world.
Geneva Glen is a “sleep-away” style camp featuring an abundance of classic summer camp activities including horseback riding, archery, hiking, arts and crafts, camp song singing, and much, much more. Staff members are housed with camper groups in rustic, yet comfortable cabins and dorms.
Our thematic programming has a rich history full of traditions and ceremonies going back generations. If you have interest in mythology, Arthurian legendry, Colorado history, or world cultures, then Geneva Glen just might be the place for you! Check out more about our session programing here.
The climate is ideal: warm and dry days, cool nights, clear blue skies nearly all the time, with afternoon showers (often followed by double rainbows). Ample hiking trails lead to stunning views.
We are looking for people who:
- Enjoy working with and spending time with kids.
- Are willing to be good role models for younger people.
- Are interested in nature and working outdoors.
- Are willing to challenge themselves.
- Want to connect with and engage with others.
- Aren’t afraid to get a little silly!
- Are ready to invest themselves in our mission.
Benefits of working at Geneva Glen:
Strong community during the summer and beyond - Geneva Glen is full of compassionate, enthusiastic, thoughtful individuals who are eager to connect with new people and develop lasting relationships. Our extended “camp family” of alumni are always willing to support a fellow Geneva Glen-er long after the summer season has ended.
Connection with nature - Studies continue to show that time spent in nature has measurable benefits to both mental and physical well-being. A summer at Geneva Glen immerses you in a beautiful Colorado environment, full of fresh mountain air, pine trees galore, and wonderful wildlife. We pay you to have fun outside!
The power to make a difference - A summer camp counselor has the potential to be one of the most influential figures in a person's life. Geneva Glen forges leaders by providing a strong foundation of character development and equipping its campers and staff with an abundance of personal, social, and technical skills.
A unique “cultural” experience - Our camp culture and session programing provide a singular experience. If you are willing to engage with our traditions, you’ll gain a deep sense of belonging, meaning, and purpose. A summer at Geneva Glen is the chance to become a part of something much larger than yourself.
Staff Responsibilities – The Basics:
Camp Counselors are assigned to a group of about 9-14 campers. They, along with 1 or 2 co-counselors, live with and care for their group of campers for each session. The summer has 4 two-week sessions for all ages, and two shorter sessions for younger children. The role of a camp counselor is to:
- Guide campers to successfully participate in all aspect of the camp experience
- Strive to make meaningful connections with your campers
- Help maintain the mental, physical, and emotional well-being of each camper
- Develop group activities as appropriate
- Provide vigilant camper supervision
- Instruct campers in emergency procedures
- Support activity directors in their areas whenever possible
- Teach and lead activities
- Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem-solving in the group
- Provide opportunities for discussion of individual or group problems or concerns
- Provide good role modeling for children
- Work as part of a team
For more information about staff requirements and responsibilities please visit our staff information page.
A list of frequently asked questions is available here.
Salary & Compensation: $3,600 for a 10-week season, plus room & board.