Assistant Summer Camp Counselor

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Work type: Staff Part-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Teacher (Pre K-8), Teacher (Early Childhood)

Position Summary

The Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the University of Denver is an exemplary program designed for gifted children. We provide nationally recognized gifted education to approximately 250 students ranging from ages three years old through eighth grade, who demonstrate exceptional, differentiated abilities and learning needs. Our mission is to provide a dynamic and challenging educational environment that anticipates and responds to gifted children's individual, intellectual, social, emotional, physical, aesthetic, and cognitive needs. We seek qualified individuals to lead and assist with our summer programming at Ricks Center for Gifted Children. We are looking for energetic people willing to work full-time and part-time shifts.

This is a part-time, non-benefited position not to exceed 1000 hours in one calendar year. 

Essential Functions

  • Support lead summer camp counselor with project-based curriculum and schedule for your group based on the assigned theme.
  • Identify and respond to camper behavior issues following the Ricks Center discipline policy.
  • Assist in maintaining accurate program records, including incident reports, logbook documentation, and daily attendance.
  • Ensure that the site is kept clean and organized, prepare all areas for learning, and order supplies as needed within an allotted budget.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Know and understand ALL emergency procedures associated with the camp program and uphold all teacher and parent handbooks policies.
  • Know, enforce, and follow all safety guidelines associated with the camp and all program areas. This includes but is not limited to being responsible for your campers' safety and their whereabouts at all times.
  • Know, enforce, and follow all licensing requirements associated with the camp and all program areas.
  • The ability to work as a team member and the ability to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.

Required Qualifications

  • Education classes or experience leading camp, youth programs, recreation, or working with children in a related field. 
  • Upon hire, completion of provided First Aid and CPR certification or provide a copy of the current certification.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in education or related field.
  • Valid teaching degree and/or license, or working toward teaching degree/license

Physical Activities

  • Must have the physical ability to lead and participate in camp activities which include, but are not limited to: hiking, swimming, team building initiatives, physical games, lifting, and sports / physical activities.

Work Schedule

The duration of this position is from June 1, 2023 to August 15, 2023. 

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by May 1, 2023.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Hourly Range

The hourly range for this position is $18.00-$20.00.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.


The University of Denver offers some benefits for non-benefited employees. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university’s educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university’s complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see

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