Jobs in Boulder & Denver – Summer Camp 2023 Positions for Hire

Join us for a Summer of Magic and Adventure!

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, Longmont, Denver, and Littleton.   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.


  • $17/hour Summer Camp Starting Wage (Annual raises).

  • $19+/hour for Site-Supervision Role

  • $17+/hour Fall-Spring PT off-season Quest Leader (after working 1 summer).

  • $24/hour for weekend birthday parties

  • .50 cents per mile round-trip travel payments for all programs of less than 4 hours in length, such as birthday parties and afterschool programs.

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

  • 33-40 hours per week in summer camps

  • Mid-May through Mid- or late-August

  • Boulder Summer Camps, Denver Summer Camps, Littleton Summer Camps 

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

  • Small groups of six children ages 6-17

  • Strict COVID Protocols must be observed on site

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

  • Mondays through Fridays in the summer, 8 am-4:10 pm or 8 am – 2:40 pm

  • Option to take weeks off, with advance notice.

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

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


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

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

  • 30-40 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)


  • 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: $24/hour for Birthdays, $17/hour for Festivals. 

  • 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.


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

  • Wages: $24/hour for Birthdays, $17+/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)

  • Strict COVID Protocols (and must have a lifestyle that supports COVID safety)

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 prior to the full-time in-person training 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 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.