Avid4 Adventure
  • Resident Camp - Leadership
  • Boulder, CO, USA
  • Full Time (Salaried)

Avid4 Adventure, repeatedly one of Outside Magazine's Best Places to Work, is seeking a Resident Camp Director to join our leadership team in Colorado. This is a full-time, year-round opportunity. The Resident Camp Director will oversee all day to day operations at our resident camp location in Bailey, Colorado.

About YOU:

You are a Leader and a Coach

You will manage a close-knit team in a fast-paced environment through 8 weeks of programming and 2 weeks of training during the summer season. You are able to maintain high levels of motivation, quality, and fun in your team, campers, and families.

You Love to Stay Organized and to Create Efficient Systems

With so many moving parts to an effective operation, you strive for efficiency in every aspect of the position. We use multiple systems and programs to track camper paperwork, medical information, inventory, and much more. You must thrive in environments that require order and will work to create systems that allow us to "Live Smart(er)". 

You are a Problem Solver

We love our jobs and have one of the more amazing missions on earth, but our work isn't easy. We are constantly managing curve balls thrown at us and you must rise to the challenge with a positive attitude.

 

Core Responsibilities:

The Resident Camp Director is responsible for the overall risk management and success of all aspects of the Avid4 Adventure resident camp program.  Main core responsibilities include:  

  • Ensure the impeccable planning and execution of Avid4's Overnight Camp programs  in alignment with Avid4's 3 Bottom Lines (Safety First!, stellar programs, & happy staff).
  • Be a contributing member to the Overnight Camp Leadership Team (consisting of 4 members) by collaborating on shared projects.
  • Deliver high-quality, innovative programs designed to meet the developmental needs of teenagers.
  • Provide oversight and management to all functions at Windy Peak, including kitchen, facilities, and medical teams.
  • Create a high-functioning, professional relationship with our partners at the Jeffco Outdoor Lab-Windy Peak.
  • Be on the front line of support to parents, staff, and campers at camp and manage any emergencies that may arise, etc.
  • Help plan and execute a world-class staff training.
  • Manage and adhere to the annual budget for the program.
  • Ensure all safety guidelines are met including state licensing and ACA accreditation.
  • Be a lead liaison with various support departments for the Overnight Camp Team.

General Skills/Experience Required:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the camping, outdoor education or adventure industries.  
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant employee management experience.
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant project management experience.
  • Demonstrated creative problem-solving experience.
  • High levels of communication skills both verbal and written.

 

Additional Skills/Experience Preferred:

  • Personal or professional experience rock climbing, mountain biking, backpacking, and paddling.
  • Minimum medical certification of Wilderness First Responder. 

 

Other Information:

  • Avid4 Adventure headquarters is in Boulder, CO. Expectations for the Resident Camp Director is to work out of the headquarters approximately 3x/week during the off-season. During the first few months of employment, more days may be required.
  • The Director would live on-site at our beautiful Windy Peak camp location for the summer season (approximately June 1-August 10).  This notion should excite you.
  • Compensation is $41,000 as a starting salary.  Benefits include flexible time off, health insurance, 401K plan eligibility, pro-purchase program, camp discounts for your children/nieces/nephews, and much more!  For a copy of the full benefits package, please let us know.
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