Adventure Educator-in-Training Program

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Entering 11th-12th graders

The second step on our leadership development track, Colorado Mountain Camp’s Adventure Educator-in-Training Program gives entering 11th and 12th graders a summer full of hands-on adventure, learning and leadership. At the end of four weeks, you’ll leave the program with newfound skills (including American Red Cross First Aid and CPR certifications) and the confidence to make a profound impact on your school, community and future profession.

EITs earn a small stipend, working with the CMC staff at either Mt. Evans or Windy Peak, and a select group of peers to keep every aspect of camp running smoothly. You’ll roll up your sleeves to help out with camp maintenance, plan activities and expeditions and assist in the office or kitchen. And of course, you’ll spend part of every day adventuring. From supporting instructors as they lead activities to buddying up with younger campers as they learn, you’ll put your outdoor skills and leadership abilities to work in countless meaningful ways.

With daily opportunities to create, contribute and forge lasting relationships, you’ll grow more in four weeks—and have more fun—than you ever thought possible, building a strong foundation for future living, learning and work. Space is limited to 10 total participants per summer, so apply early! We give preference to campers who have completed our Teen Leadership Program. Learn about our Pin Program! 

 

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YOUR ADVENTURES

Camp Maintenance
Adventure Sports
Camp Operations
Leadership Training

EITs spend part of every day keeping our camp facilities clean, tidy and in working order, taking on tasks like washing dishes in the dining hall, restocking the bathrooms, emptying the trash, spot cleaning program areas and assisting campers on their quest to earn a Golden Dustpan pin.

Work with CMC instructors to lead groups of campers on land as they rock climb, mountain bike, hike and hone their survival skills on overnight expeditions. You’ll also help them get comfortable on the water with sports like kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddleboarding and fly fishing.

Every day as an EIT offers new ways to keep camp operating efficiently, from doing food prep in the kitchen and running the trading post to helping campers get packed for expeditions and arranging logistics for camp pick up.

As an EIT, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn and practice fundamental leadership skills, including techniques for managing groups, communicating effectively with kids and parents and planning and leading camp activities.

What You’ll Take Away

In addition to a crazy rewarding and enriching four weeks at camp, you’ll leave your apprenticeship with:

  • American Red Cross First Aid and CPR certifications
  • A strong foundation for future work with kids in the outdoors
  • Practical professional skills and tons of job experience
  • References and job recommendations from our staff
  • The opportunity to become an intern with Avid4 Adventure

How to Apply

Our Adventure Educator-in-Training program is competitive and positions fill quickly. Apply now using our online application.