Pioneer Athletic Super Summer (PASS) Camp Staff

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Recreation / Kennedy Mountain Campus
Division: Recreation and Wellness

Department Summary

The Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports & Wellness located on the DU campus is home to a number of world class venues for a variety of campus and community programs.  

Position Summary

PASS Camp Staff will facilitate Pioneer Athletic Super Summer (P.A.S.S.) camp youth programming activities at the Ritchie Center and the University of Denver campus.

P.A.S.S. Camp takes place on the University of Denver campus from May 28th through August 16th.  Camp hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Work schedules are developed based on employee availability and interest and range from 10 - 40 hours per week.

This posting serves for a range of positions. Positions include: 

PASS Camp Counselor - Aide  

PASS Camp Counselor - Lead (460 hours verifiable paid childcare/youth coaching experience) 

PASS Camp Coordinator 

PASS Camp Assistant 

All camp employees will be required to attend in-person camp training in the evenings May 13-17, 2024.

This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Functions

  • Support the division of Athletics and Recreation in the execution of its youth programming opportunities
  • Provide excellent customer service for all Ritchie Center participants and customers
  • Recognize and respond effectively and efficiently to emergencies
  • Help maintain a clean and safe environment
  • Able to work both individually and as part of a team
  • Provide supervision and support of camp environment, participants and staff
  • Perform administrative tasks to support camp operations 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED Certification, or willingness to obtain CPR/First Aid/AED certification
  •  Employees working in licensed childcare programs will be required to complete additional background checks and training as required by Colorado child care licensing (paid for by the University of Denver)
  • 460 hours of verifiable work with school-age children (preferred, depending on position)
  • Passion for working with youth in a recreation/sport setting
  • Specific sport knowledge or experience (preferred, depending on position)
  • Experience instructing sports and/or working with youth (preferred)

Work Environment

  • Indoor & Outdoor Locations (approximately 35% indoor, 65% outdoor)
  • Summer heat conditions & sun exposure when outdoors
  • Variety of sporting venues including indoor swimming pool, tennis court, grass & turf fields, gymnastics gym, climbing wall and ice-skating rink.

Physical Activities

  • Walking to move throughout Ritchie Center & field spaces (2+ miles/shift)
  • Playing sports & active games
  • Standing/being physically active for majority of shift
  • Swimming (dependent on position)
  • Ice Skating (dependent on position)
  • Lifting equipment/children up to 50 lbs.

Work Schedule
Camp hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Work schedules are developed based on employee availability and interest and range from 10 - 40 hours per week.

Application Deadline
For consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) March 22, 2024.

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

Hourly Range:
The hourly ranges for these positions are:

PASS Camp Counselor - Aide $19.00/hour

PASS Camp Counselor - Lead $20.00-22.00/hour (460 hours verifiable paid childcare/youth coaching experience) 

PASS Camp Coordinator - $23.00/hour

PASS Camp Assistant - $18.50-19.00/hour

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
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or veteran 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; the Americans with Disabilities Act; 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; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights ("POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non‑Discrimination‑Statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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