THE PERKS OF WORKING AT GO WEST PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE - Get a head start! Thinking about a career in education or outdoor recreation? Get real life experience working at camp and honing your skills. CERTIFICATIONS - Take it with you when you go! All of the Go West Camps staff have First Aid and CPR. Go West has supported staff financially to attend certifications programs through the American Mountain Guide Association, American Canoe Association, and the International Mountain Biking Association. These certifications can be an asset in your job search after the summer. REFERENCES - Boost your resume! We love telling everybody how great our staff is. Camp is the perfect opportunity to create relationships with people who want you to succeed at camp and beyond. ROCKY MOUNTAIN SETTING - Location, location, location! While our focus is on youth development, it doesn’t hurt that we’re surrounded by the scenic Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Not a bad place to play and explore during the summer! FOR FUN - The opportunities for fun while you are on staff at Go West Camps are boundless. We will hike, climb, mountain bike, kayak, shoot archery, fish, create art and swim, among many, many other great activities.
POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER 2021
CAMP COUNSELOR STAFF – Camp Counselors at Go West lead campers in all of our camp activities (Art, Rock Climbing, Standup Paddle Boarding, Gardening, Group Games, Biking). Camp Counselors work to create an atmosphere of respect, acceptance and caring for each camper and show each camper as much individual attention as possible. Previous experience as a camp counselor, teacher, after school staff or child care is required.
STANDUP PADDLE STAFF – Standup Paddle Board staff lead one of our campers’ favorite activities. Our paddle board curriculum includes paddle skills, games and teambuilding on the water. Experience leading waterfront activities, guiding paddle sports and/or a current lifeguard certification are required.
MOUNTAIN BIKING STAFF – Mountain Biking staff help campers to build bike handling skills and lead single track and double track rides on Colorado Springs’ best trails. In addition to mountain biking, staff lead our Bicycle 123 program, teaching campers to safely navigate neighborhood streets by bike. Riding experience is required and guiding experience is preferred.
ROCK CLIMBING STAFF – Rock Climbing staff are responsible for leading our rock climbing programs in partnership with our rock climbing guides. We’re lucky to have the opportunity to climb at some of Colorado’s best climbing destinations (Garden of the Gods, Red Rock Canyon, North Cheyenne Canyon). Previous guiding experience or certification is preferred.
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