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  • Bailey, Bailey, Colorado
  • https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/

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2024 Summer Camp Lead Counselor- Tomahawk Ranch – Girl Scouts of Colorado


min experience

salary range

$510 - $510 / week

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International Applicants Allowed?
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Job Overview

Summer Camp Lead Counselor 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: $510/wk (plus food and lodging valued at $200)


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

For more information about Tomahawk Ranch please visit our website!

Tomahawk Ranch Overnight Camp | camp (girlscoutsofcolorado.org)

Lead Counselor General Duties: The Lead Counselor is responsible for living with, guiding, and counseling group of campers and support/supervision of counselors at Tomahawk Ranch, a Girl Scouts of Colorado (GSCO) camp property. This position is responsible for supporting and guiding a team of counselors in daily living, camp activities, and carrying out camp goals. Additionally, this role supports the property, hospitality, operational, program, health, cabin leadership team as needed as part of the Tomahawk Ranch team. 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.


General Responsibilities

  • Provide and/or support emergency procedures during on-site and off-site trip incidents.
  • Provide and/or support health and wellness practices.
  • Provide support as necessary to all operational, program, cabin leadership, and health staff.
  • Support the work of the site, kitchen, and housekeeping staff as needed.
  • Assist in the care & management of program equipment, including storage, maintenance, and usage in coordination with fellow team members.

Program Responsibilities

  • Assist in the planning, direction, and implementation of camp program for a group of campers during overnight, troop day, and family camp sessions.
  • Responsible for the care, cleanliness, maintenance, and/or inventory of assigned areas.
  • Camper Leadership & Supervision
  • Act ‘in loco parentis’, living with, and guiding a group of campers during overnight camp sessions.
  • Support & counsel campers in daily living, camp activities, and developing peer relationships.
  • Support and facilitate a meaningful experience for the Counselor’s-in-Training in your unit by encouraging leadership opportunities throughout the entirety of the session.
  • Staff Leadership & Supervision
  • Guide, support, and provide leadership to a team of assigned counselors.
  • With supervisor and director guidance, assist in counselor session assignments.
  • Train & orient of proper use of specialized areas, materials, and delivery of program.
  • Verify staff competence before assigning them supervisory role. Monitor their performance throughout the season.


  • Manage administrative responsibilities in a timely, independent, and detail-oriented manner.
  • Work on the development, review, and assist in the creation of daily, weekly, and activity schedules, in cooperation with other staff, based on camp program, camper planning, and camp goals.
  • Provide & participate in camper and staff feedback forms as necessary for the overall camp’s strategic planning.
  • Participate in regular staff meetings and training for planning purposes, communication resolutions, and carrying out assignments.
  • Coordinate and communicate schedules to campers & staff as necessary.
  • Carry out ongoing observations to assure that goals and expectations of leadership & program delivery are positive and appropriate.
  • Interact with digital systems including WorkBright, Slack, Instagram, & Facebook.
  • Respect the confidential nature of all information pertaining to staff, volunteers, and campers.
  • Follow policies, procedures, and standards set by the American Camping Association, Girl Scouts Safety Activity Checkpoints, Colorado Department of Health and Human Services, and other certifying industry organizations.


  • In accordance with the philosophy of Girl Scouts of Colorado, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job description.
  • Support the efforts and commitments of Girl Scouts of Colorado in pluralism and diversity throughout the organization and within each community served.
  • Embrace diversity and inclusiveness by contributing to positive relationships between diverse racial, ethnic, and social groups in the Council as a whole and between employees and volunteers.


Education and/or Formal Training

  • High school diploma or GED and at least one year of college or equivalent work experience.
  • Must have current OR willingness to obtain the following certifications: First Aid/CPR, Child Abuse Mandated Reporter, Universal Standard Precautions, and Medication Administration.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Experience

  • Preferred experience or desire for working with children.
  • Preferred experience working in an outdoor program and/or camp setting.
  • Working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience in leadership of children, peers, or staff.
  • Willing to provide innovative and engaging program development and facilitation in an informal, outdoor setting.

Additional Requirements

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check acceptable to GSCO standards.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

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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