Summer Camp 2024 Positions for Hire

Jobs in Boulder & Denver

Camp Counselor Jobs in Boulder and Denver

Join the team at Renaissance Adventures for an incredible summer! Our staff spends their days outdoors in the Colorado sunshine playing with children. If you have a passion for role-playing, theatre, and children, with bonus points for LARPing and RPGs, this summer experience will speak to your heart.

Renaissance Adventures offers summer camps as well as year-round programs in Boulder, Denver, Longmont, and Louisville. Our summer counselors are called “Quest Leaders”.  Quest Leaders lead the children in our experiential live-action role-playing game called “Adventure Quest”.

RA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. Each staff member brings unique backgrounds, skill sets, and perspectives to the team. We strive to build a cohort of creative individuals who can bring their authentic selves to work in an inclusive and respectful work environment.

Wages

  • Boulder County Starting Wage: $17.50 – 18.50/hour, plus $1/hour or more if a Teaching License, Early Childhood Teacher Certification, or a BA or MA in Child Psychology or in Education.

  • Denver Metro Starting Wage: $18.30 – 19.30/hour, plus $1/hour or more if a Teaching License, Early Childhood Teacher Certification, or a BA or MA in Child Psychology in Education.

  • Site-Supervisions: $19+/hour 

  • Fall-Spring PT Off-Season Event Leader: After working one summer a raise is given.

  • Weekend Birthday Parties: $24/hour 

  • Travel Reimbursement: .50 cents per mile round-trip travel payments for all programs of less than 4 hours in length

Camp Counselor Jobs in Boulder and Denver

Open Position: PT Or FT Quest Leader for Seasonal Summer Camp

  • 34-40 hours per week in summer camps

  • Paid Sick Leave

  • Free or discounted programs for your family

  • Mid-May through Mid- or late-August

  • Sites in Boulder, Denver, Longmont, and Louisville

  • Inclusive, supportive, and playful staff culture

  • Lead outdoor, in-person, Live-Action Roleplaying programs

  • Small groups of six children ages 6-17

  • Potentially lead RPG programs online (D&D 5e or Adventure Quest)

  • Mondays through Fridays in the summer, 8 am-4:10 pm in West Boulder, 9 am-2:40 pm in South Boulder, 8:30 am-3:10 pm in Louisville and Longmont, and 8 am-3:10 pm in Denver

  • Option to take weeks off, with advance notice

  • Potential Birthday or Festival events (usually on the weekends)

  • Referral Bonus: refer your qualified friends and receive $50 if they are hired

Skills and Experience for Quest Leader Positions

  • Required: 18 years of age and older (some exceptions for Grandmaster CIT’s of RA)

  • Required: experience working with children and/or teens

  • Required: improvisational acting and storytelling skills

  • Required: high energy and physical fitness for hiking and swashbuckling

  • Required: Friendly with a sense of humor (the kids who come to our camp are coming to have fun!)

  • Required: a love for the fantasy genre (we play a fantasy-themed live-action roleplaying game with the kids)

  • Required: A willingness to learn and practice non-coercive leadership

  • Required: Great communication skills

  • Optional: experience playing and/or leading roleplaying games (live-action or tabletop)

  • Optional: conflict resolution skills, team building, and leadership skills, training in therapy or childhood education

  • Optional: martial arts, swordsmanship, arts and crafts

  • Being a Quest Leader is physically demanding (hiking and swashbuckling with a group of 5-6 children or teens for  5-7.5 hours/day, and requires maturity, professionalism, patience, conflict resolution skills, and great playfulness and compassion

Additional Open Positions

FT PROGRAM ASSISTANT FOR SEASONAL SUMMER CAMP

  • Seeking one well organized, detail-oriented person with good communication and social skills

  • Support the smooth operations of the summer camps at various sites

  • 34-40 hours per week, depending on your availability and need

  • Jack-of-all-Trades type position for supporting a variety of functions of the camp operations

  • Give breaks to staff, watching for safety with the children, and leading active games with the children

  • Manage and update the character sheet database

  • Admin work, product sales, equipment prep, and management

  • Ideally, will take the Quest Leader training and can sub for a QL for an hour or two when staff are sick (until the On Call staff get to the site)

  • Car required for driving between sites (receive mileage reimbursement)

PT WEEKEND EVENT LEADER (BIRTHDAYS, FESTIVALS, ETC.)

  • Seeking one or two charismatic actors/storytellers for special events such as birthday parties and festivals.

  • 5-10 hours per week in the summer (sometimes more) 

  • Wages: Quest Leader Wage

  • Seasonal Summer job (with decreased hours throughout the year if you are available throughout the year).

  • Required: in addition to the requirements listed in the “Required Skills & Experience” section, it is required to have a reliable car (receive mileage reimbursement), good time management skills (to arrive at events early), and be able to give upbeat cheerful performances in acting, storytelling, and leading live-action roleplaying events.

PT QUEST LEADER FOR OFF-SEASON (FALL THROUGH SPRING)

  • 5-15 hours per week, depending on your availability and work

  • Wages: $24/hour for Birthdays, $19+/hour for afterschool programs and school holiday camps

  • October through March

  • Boulder or Denver, Colorado (depending on where you live)

  • Lead after-school experiential education LARP programs in-person at schools and/or online, and lead school holiday programs

  • Potential in-person or online birthday party events (usually on the weekends)

Hiring Process

  • INTERVIEWS:  Meet with the Director, Mark, on Zoom or in person, and meet with one or two other staff from the Management Team.

  • STAFF TRAINING: Paid Staff Training includes extensive video and reading before the full-time, in-person training which occurs in the last two weeks of May. Training includes 1st Aid and CPR, skills for working with children, conflict resolution, how to support inclusivity and emotional safety in the group, and how to lead the Adventure Quest LARP Experiential Education program for children and teens.

  • ONCE HIRED: All staff must have a social security number for being an employee, and all will have a background check done on them.  Click here to read more about background checks. We require all staff to be mandatory reporters of child abuse (if you suspect abuse in the home environment or elsewhere, you are required to report on it).

Non-Discrimination & Equal Employment Opportunity

 Renaissance Adventures is committed to being an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative-action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, pregnancy, age, veteran status, marital status, genetics, gender, gender identity, gender variance, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

Diversity & Inclusivity at Renaissance Adventures 

At Renaissance Adventures, we believe in the magic of diversity!  We are united in nurturing a culture of belonging that embraces diversity of thought, experience, identity, and interests. We work hard to ensure that our programs provide a welcoming and inclusive space for all staff and children regardless of race, socio-economic status, national origin, religion, disability, genetic characteristics, gender, gender identity, gender variance, or sexual orientation.  Our goal is for all staff and children to join our programs as their authentic, whole selves.

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