Girl Scout Summer Overnight Camp - This is no ordinary Job
Make a difference in the life of a girl and spend an unforgettable summer in the Rocky Mountains! Our summer camps offer innovative, educational programs for girls in an all-girl environment that helps them realize their full potential, gain self-confidence and become future leaders. Our camps are licensed by the State of Colorado and Accredited by the American Camp Association.
We have two camp locations, Tomahawk Ranch Camp is located about 1-hour west of Denver in Bailey, Sky High Ranch is located about 45-minutes west of Colorado Springs in Woodland Park. Both camps are between 8000-9000 feet in elevation.
About Girl Scouts of Colorado
Girl Scouts of Colorado operates two overnight camps and has specialized roles at camps and in our outdoor programs every summer.
Sky High Ranch: Located 45-minutes west of Colorado Springs. Activities: low ropes/team building, zip line, hikes, backpacking, boating, arts & crafts, nature & science, dance & drama, archery, camping skills, animal care, gardening and astronomy.
Tomahawk Ranch: Located one-hour southwest of Denver. Activities: arts and crafts, backpacking, farm with ranch animals, dance/drama, archery and sports, photography, international cultures, nature and science, astronomy, homesteading, gardening, and outdoor skills.
NEW! Mid-Season Cabin Staff: if you can't make staff training in early June, but think you have the energy to help lift up co-workers mid-season, this role is for you. We often needs staff mid-summer when our enrollment is bigger. Work dates for this role begin July 1, you'll get 3-days of training, and then you'll be ready for your first campers on July 8! This role is great if your school is on the quarter system, or if you have a commitment in the month of June.
Check out photos of our camps here, select "Sky High Ranch" or "Tomahawk Ranch" to see the pictures of the camps you may work at this summer.
Statewide Troop Camp: We have a positions for statewide troop camping (camps where troops bring their leaders). These positions involve leading programs, camping, cooking, and teaching outdoor skills to troops and leaders most often on weekends, and sometimes during the week when you are booked for events. For information about these positions, please contact us directly. They involve weekend/sporadic work and are different than the traditional residential setting.
General Staff Dates: May - August
The Employee Experience
Our camps are created for girls and support a female living environment. We have a few males on staff in support roles, but never in a cabin role with girls or female staff in a living situation. Our camp staff work hard after a 7- to 10-day staff training for about seven to eight weeks of camp with girls.
1. Has a desire to work and live with girls in a residential camp setting
2. Is able to work hard and long hours
3. Is able to move physically over uneven terrain, up and down hills and stairs, and carry up to 30 lbs. Camp is an elevation of 8000-9000 feet.
4. Is ready to help in any manner needed for the good of the camp
Room and Board
Food and housing are provided by Girl Scouts of Colorado. (Troop Camp Staff are not provided housing, but are paid hourly for dates worked and receive meals as part of their programs).
Counselors live cabins, seasonal shelters, or tents. Your housing group will include other Counselors and up to 28 campers. A bath house, bathrooms, and/or outhouses are centrally located. Program Staff live either in communal staff housing, or in units with the campers and counselors.
On-site laundry available. Phones are provided. Due to remote locations, internet is not available at camp through WiFi. For internet access, staff either (1) provide their own 4g cell phone plan, or (2) go into town to use WiFi at local libraries or grocery stores. Local towns are within a 15-minute drive from each camp.
Healthy, kid friendly meals are served family style in the dining hall. Dietary needs are accommodated well. Snacks are provided daily for campers and staff.
- Comprehensive staff training
- 8-week employment period
- Seasonal competitive salary
- Time off each week
- A good reference/resume builder
- Live in the beautiful Rocky Mountains
Getting Here and Getting Around
Most staff drive or carpool to camp, while others fly into the nearby Denver International Airport (DIA).
14,000 Ft. Mountain Climbs, Backpacking, Astronomy, Hiking, Sports, Games, Campfires, Archery, Drama, Photography, Canoeing, Technical Rock Climbing, Arts and Crafts, concerts, festivals and local city attractions.
Camp Counselors, Program Specialists, Administrative Staff, and Health Care Staff
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.