Kids Recreation Counselor
Moonlight Basin

Working and living at Moonlight Basin is something you won't soon forget!

Located at the base of Lone Peak Mountain on 8,000 acers of pristine wilderness.

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Kids Recreation Counselor

Moonlight Basin
Big Sky, Montana
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts immediately!

At Moonlight Basin our Mantra is Motivation, Opportunity, Organization, Leadership, Integrity, and Teamwork. We offer our “changemakers” an inclusive, rewarding, fun, work environment, with endless opportunity to provide the highest levels of service and experience positive teamwork.

Whether it’s winter or summer, Moonlight Basin is something you won’t soon forget! The mountain scenery, direct access to the 28,000 acres of pristine wilderness, hiking, fishing, rafting, golf and so much more all add up to the perfect place to work and the perfect place to enjoy Montana.

KIDS RECREATION COUNSELOR – SUMMER SEASON  June through September 30, 2023

The Kids Recreation Counselor, creates and facilitate summer camp activities for all kids participating in Camp Moonlight, Moonlight Mini-Camp, and other family events. Counselors will be part of a community focused program providing place-based learning in Montana’s fun and mountainous area!


  • Independently lead and team teach activities focused on environmental education and outdoor recreation in day camp settings to kids in various programs, spanning ages 3-14. 
  • Design and implement lessons and games to around the Rocky Mountain ecosystems using provided resources. 
  • Interest and/or experience with ecology, biology, STEM, paddling, archery, high ropes courses, and camping a plus.
  • Attend one night overnight on-property camp outs with kids as they fall on the program calendar.
  • Responsible for safety and security of all kids participating in programs. 
  • Responsible for daily setup and clean-up of programs. 
  • Attend all required and necessary staff trainings and professional development events. 
  • Maintain relationships and communication with families, coworkers, and management staff. 


  • Background in informal or experiential learning, summer camp, or outdoor recreation. 
  • Undergraduate degree preferred, in processing of earning, or combination of experience and education. 
  • Enthusiasm for working with kids ages 3-14. 
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team. 
  • Current CPR/First Aid or ability to obtain prior to start date. Wilderness First Aid preferred. 
  • Available to work all shifts including weekends and holidays. 
  • Commit to working the full summer season from June to the end of August. Training begins in early June. 
  • Can handle unexpected behavioral or emergency situations during camp hours with aid of management. 
  • Maintains a personable and professional attitude while interacting with all campers and parents/guardians.
  • Knowledge of Montana and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and integrates in weekly themed camps and events for kids


  • End-of-season bonus
  • Employee Appreciation Bonus
  • End-of-season employee celebration
  • Complimentary meal per shift 
  • End-of-season discounts on our retail store items.
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Matching 401(k)

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