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Adventure Day Camp Instructor in Denver

Avid4 Adventure

Adventure Day Camp Instructor in Denver
Denver, CO Internship Paid


$10.50 - $12 Hourly


As an Avid4 Adventure day camp instructor, you have the amazing responsibility of inspiring kids to lead active outdoor lifestyles. Adventure Instructors teach our 2nd-7th-grade campers who have the choice of participating in multi-sport camps and/or single-sport camps. Our Explorer Instructors lead K-1st grade campers. Discovery Instructors work with our Pre-K (3-4 year olds) campers.

Core sports: climbing or stand-up paddleboarding, mountain biking, hiking, canoeing, and kayaking. On rock climbing and mountain biking days, instructors will partner with Specialist Instructors, who have advanced skills in each adventure sport.

As a Day Camp Instructor, you will become part of a team of outdoor professionals who receive support and mentorship from our camp leaders, grow their teaching skills, and enjoy a community of peers who live the values our camps teach. The ideal candidates are detail oriented, highly organized, and ready for action. Applicants must also have significant experience leading children and experience in at least one of our core sports. Just as important, being an Avid4 Adventure Day Camp Instructor means being ready to inspire youth to live an active, outdoor lifestyle and have a summer full of fun!

Core Responsibilities:

  • Provide age and developmentally- appropriate instruction in mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, SUPing, Leave No Trace principles, and team building.
  • Co-lead activities on or off-site (dependent on camper age group and program)
  • Drive campers in 15 passenger van and trailer when leading off-site programming. (Van driving training will be provided).
  • Provide exceptional customer service to parents and all participants in our programs.
  • Serve as a role model for campers in appropriate behavior, language, attitudes, and activities.
  • Provide guidance, supervision, safety and comfort for participants during all activities.
  • Thoroughly understand emergency action plans and help implement procedures if necessary.
  • Adhere to all of the policies and procedures of the American Camp Association.
  • Other duties as requested by the Camp Director.


Job Requirements:

  • Must be 19 years old by the beginning of the season.
  • Significant personal or teaching experience in at least 1 of the following sports: climbing, biking, kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, survival skills, outdoor education.
  • Experience leading youth and a passion for working with kids.
  • First Aid certification: Wilderness First Aid (WFA) or higher is required for most Avid instructors. Instructors working only with our 3-6 year old programs only need Community/Basic First Aid.
  • CPR certification: American Red Cross or American Heart Association prior to camp start date (cannot be a 100% online course).
  • Valid Driver's License is highly preferred.
  • High levels of organization, communication, and judgment.

Mandatory Training Dates:

  • Training begins in late May (exact training dates still TBD). During training, you are paid a training wage, which is the minimum wage in the geographic location in which the training occurs.
  • Typical Camp Schedule: 39.25 hours/week. Monday 7:30 am - 3:45 pm; Tuesday - Friday 8:00 am - 3:45 pm.
  • Camp start/end dates vary by location.You will have the chance to indicate your availability and location preference in our online application.

About Us

Avid4 Adventure empowers kids to choose active and healthy lifestyles in the outdoors. We run adventure camps in Colorado and the Bay Area, CA, but Avid4 isn’t just a camp or a school program. It’s an authentic outdoor experience that teaches kids the skills and confidence to climb, bike, paddle, hike and thrive outdoors, launching them into a lifetime of empowering outdoor adventure.

Fun Fact

Outside Magazine says that we are #3 on their Best Places to Work in the United States!