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2024 Summer Camp Lead Cabin Staff – Tomahawk Ranch – Girl Scouts of Colorado


min experience

salary range

$576 - $576 / week

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International Applicants Allowed?
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Job Overview

Summer Camp Lead Cabin Staff at Tomahawk Ranch

Make a difference in the life of a camper and spend an unforgettable summer in the Rocky Mountains! Tomahawk Ranch is located one-hour southwest of Denver in Bailey, Colorado. Activities include arts and crafts, backpacking, boating, horseback riding, zip lining, farm with ranch animals, dance & drama, archery and sports, photography, international cultures, nature and science, astronomy, homesteading, gardening, and outdoor skills. Camp themes include Wizarding, Fantasy (Percy Jackson, Zombies, Renaissance), Wild West & Mountain Adventure! Tomahawk Ranch is licensed by the State of Colorado and accredited by the American Camp Association.

DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: Late May to Mid-August 2024 (approximate dates TBD)

Pay: $576/wk (plus food and lodging valued at $200)


  • Employee Assistance Program – 100% Employer Paid.
  • Sick Pay in accordance with Colorado Law.

Lead Cabin Staff General Duties: The Lead Cabin Staff supervises and supports Cabin Staff while simultaneously living with and guiding units of 20-24 campers during 3-day, 6-day, and 12-day overnight camp sessions.  The Lead Cabin Staff will support and counsel unit(s) of campers in daily living, camp activities and developing peer relationships all while carrying out camp goals. Daily and weekly schedules are developed under the direction of supervisors and in cooperation with other unit staff, based on camp program, activity planning, and camp goals. This role works on a team of 2-3 other Cabin Staff implementing all camp duties and responsibilities in order to support and counsel the unit in daily living, camp activities and developing peer relationships all while carrying out camp goals. A primary function of this, and every other job at the Tomahawk Ranch, is to ensure that each member, guest, and visitor receives the highest caliber of service.


  • Create and maintain a positive rapport and communication with campers, parents, volunteers, and staff.
    • Help campers become a group in which all members are included, and which appreciates and accepts individual differences.
    • Make sure that each camper has at least one adult counselor who knows them by name, who knows of special problems and parent goals, and whom they can feel cares about them as an individual.
    • Confer regularly with supervisees individually to improve their performance.
    • Share information with supervisor that may help improve staff performance, program, or process.
    • Orient volunteer staff to the site and program.
    • Provide support to all staff as needed or assigned.
    • Present a positive image to parents and visitors through attitude, dress, and courtesy.
    • Talk to parents to share information and get input and insights, and to promote a positive image of the camp.
  • Participate in and provide engaging, educational, and fun programs.
    • Help implement program plans to provide a quality outdoor experience for campers based on camp program goals, policies, and procedures.
    • Guide planning, activities, and experiences using a democratic form of government and activity planning appropriate to age and readiness within the framework of camp goals and program descriptions.
    • Use site resources.
    • Incorporate camp skills and environmental awareness into the program.
    • Plan activities to provide progressive learning experiences.
    • Direct and supervise programs that are challenging and appropriate to age, ability, and readiness and which encourage personal growth.
    • Adapt activities and methods to meet the needs of varying individuals and groups and abilities.
    • Coordinate unit plans with those of the entire camp; adapt activities to weather and changing conditions.
    • Supervise staff and participate with campers in their activities and kapers.
    • Supervise campers at meals and all-camp activities.
  • Routinely display concern for an effective implementation of health, safety and emergency policy and procedures.
    • Maintain high standards of health, sanitation, safety, and security to prevent accidents and to respond appropriately in emergency situations.
    • Ensure that safety procedures are practiced in all activities in accordance with camp procedures and guidelines.
    • Direct campers and staff in good housekeeping and sanitation practices in the unit.  Encourage good hygiene practices by campers.
    • Implement methods of discipline that are appropriate and in accordance with Council policies.
    • Make staff assignments or request assistance to assure that activities are properly supervised by qualified personnel.
    • Assist with Medication Administration.
    • Notify the Health Supervisor of health problems/concerns.  Assure that campers receive medications as directed by the Health Supervisor, including on hikes and overnights.
    • Teach and participate in emergency drills and rehearsals.
    • Administer first aid until the Health Supervisor or other professionals arrive.
    • Conduct daily inspection of the site for hazards.  Notify supervisor of potentially hazardous practices or conditions and take immediate steps to correct or minimize risk.
    • Implement security procedures.  Report security concerns immediately.  Alert supervisor to other potentially hazardous conditions or situations as soon as possible.
    • Maintain, use, and store equipment properly.  Inventory equipment as directed.  Report needed repairs.
    • Assure that campers are properly dressed for activities.
    • Keep records, write reports, and submit recommendations as directed.
    • Promote positive health practices to keep staff healthy.
    • Respect the confidential nature of all information pertaining to staff, volunteers, or campers.
    • Always adhere to all safety and security procedures.
  • Demonstrate responsibility, accountability, and overall maturity of judgement.
    • Demonstrate sensitivity to racial, ethnic, and social diversity of individuals and groups.
    • Participate in pre-camp and in-service trainings, attend staff meetings, and contribute to the planning and coordinating of the work of the total staff team.
    • Keep such records and files as are necessary to carry out the job.
    • Complete and submit trip itineraries, food and equipment requisitions, badge work records, and other reports accurately and on time.
    • Direct opening and closing of the unit site and other assigned areas at the beginning and end of the season.
  • Effectively support and supervise staff.
    • Assist staff or other resource persons by organizing the group, maintaining discipline, and assisting with instruction as needed and qualified.
    • Schedule special activities and program specialist services.
    • Evaluate unit programs with staff.
    • Submit written recommendations for program and operations.
    • Direct and supervise the work of assigned Staff, including volunteer staff, and CITs.
    • Conduct regular staff meetings to plan and coordinate activities and assignments, to plan for individual and group needs, to communicate information, and to develop the work group as a team.
    • Help coordinate staff schedules.
    • Participate in supervisory conferences and in the staff evaluation process.
    • Conduct coaching reports for each supervisee, writing work reviews.
    • Observe and evaluate staff/camper interactions.  Share evaluations with supervisees.
    • Teach and model skills of working with individuals and groups.

For more information about Tomahawk Ranch please visit our website!

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We encourage applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds, including people with disabilities. Our workplace is inclusive, and we strive to create an accessible and accommodating environment for all employees. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding accommodations for disabilities, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you are invited to interview and require accommodations, please inform us in advance so that we can make the necessary arrangements to ensure a smooth and accessible interview experience. If you have questions about accessibility or need assistance with the application process, please contact Human Resources at [email protected] or 877-404-5708. We are here to help.

Girl Scouts of Colorado celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse community. People from historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Girl Scouts of Colorado (GSCO) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: GSCO is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at GSCO are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations where we operate. GSCO will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


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