Camp Colton Environmental Education Instructor / Camp Counselor


Camp Colton (Flagstaff Unified School District)

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Jackson Carranco

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Flagstaff, AZ
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Hart Prairie is your classroom! Each year from April to October, we at Camp Colton get kids outdoors together for a week off from their traditional school journey. They leave their phones at home, focusing instead on learning about themselves and this wonderful place we call home. As an educator, you'll help them explore the area around Hart Prairie out on expert-designed climate-science-based expeditions, as well as by helping them navigate living communally at our off-grid, remote site on the sacred peaks.

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Salary:  $162.00/9-hour day-shift   &/or  $270/15-hour night-shift, $18.00/hour.

Our Environmental Education Instructor / Camp Counselor position is a temporary position that has the opportunity to work 9 hour day-shifts (7:30am-4:30pm), 15 hour night-shifts (4:30pm - 7:30am), or both, as desired by the applicant and pending Camp staffing needs. 
These staff, when working during the day, are responsible for delivering Camp Colton's experiential outdoor education curriculum and programs to student campers. Instructors collaborate with one-another and with classroom teachers on program planning/delivery and incorporate pre-existing educational resources and activities within lesson plans to enhance camper learning experiences.
These staff, when working overnight, are responsible for delivering and supporting Camp Colton’s evening programs. They also sleep at Camp to supervise and ensure the safety of campers during nighttime hours if campers need anything in the night. 
All Camp staff support the overall functionality of the Camp and ensure a positive and quality outdoor educational experience for campers, teachers, staff and visitors.
These examples do not include all possible tasks in this work and do not limit the assignment of related tasks in any position of this class.

  • As a core member of the Camp Colton team, ensures a positive, enjoyable and safe experience for student campers, staff and visitors.
  • Participates in and supports all Camp activities.
  • Supports the Camp's risk management plan and protocol and participates in weekly debrief meetings with the Camp Director.
  • Assists the Camp Director with ensuring overall Camp safety and provides leadership and support to staff and campers.  
  • Assisting with meal set up, seating, service and clean up.
  • Performs miscellaneous camp duties, chores, and cleaning  
  • Manages and ensures the functionality of Camp's resources and equipment. Informs the Camp Director of maintenance issues.
  • Performs other duties as assigned and in all weather conditions.
  • Day specific Tasks 
    • Responsible for the delivery of high-quality curriculum and instruction at Camp Colton.
    • Supervises and provides childcare to campers within the scope of providing educational services and general program support. 
  • Night Specific Tasks 
    • Participates in evening activities and responsible for the delivery of high-quality programs.
    • Supervises and provides childcare to campers within the scope of delivering evening programs, nighttime supervision, and general program support.
    • Sleeping in staff tent and being on call for nighttime issues or emergencies.
    • Assisting with camper wake-up (7am) routine.

QUALIFICATIONS: Specific training or job experience required before appointment

  • Participates in a pre-season training/orientation class.
  • Current Fingerprint Clearance Card, can obtain when hired.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to provide personal transportation to the Camp site.
  • Enjoys working with children and in an outdoor setting.
  • Motivated, enthusiastic, flexible, team-oriented and accountable.
  • May be required to qualify to drive district vehicles.
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification preferred, can obtain when hired.
  • Current Coconino County Department of Health Services Food Handler's Certificate preferred, can obtain when hired.
  • Current AZ Teacher's Certificate or Substitute Certificate preferred.
  • Prior experience teaching and working with children preferred.

For more information, contact Camp Colton Director Jackson Carranco at (661) 302-7260 or

Compensation Information

Salary:  $162.00/9-hour day-shift   &/or  $270/15-hour night-shift, $18.00/hour.