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Join Our Summer Camp Staff

Do You Have The "Right Stuff?"

Working for a Denver Area Council camp is not just a job, it's a lifestyle.  The Denver Area Council is looking for a few good men and women who have the "Right Stuff" to join our camp staffs.  Spending your summer at either Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch or Tahosa High Adventure Base will provide you with an opportunity to not only have the adventure of a lifetime, but to also affect the lives of thousands of youth from across the country.

Just Another Day at Work...

Working on camp staff is a great opportunity to spend your days outdoors while changing lives!  Spend your days taking Scouts on hikes, teaching them how to shoot a gun or ride a horse, and relaxing with them in the evenings as you all sit around a campfire telling stories and watching skits.  Other benefits of working on staff are: summer housing, three meals a day, time off on the weekends, working on your tan, and making friends from around the country and even world.

Who Am I?

There are two camp staff position categories: Leadership Team members who are paid staff ages 16 years and older and Counselor-in-Training (CIT's) who are volunteer staff ages 14 or 15 years old.  CITs work three weeks during the summer, and will spend one of each of those weeks at Dobbins, Dietler, and Magness, with an option of adding a fourth week at Tahosa.  During the day, CIT's time is spent learning teaching skills and observing/assisting Leadership Team members teaching Scouts.  Second year CITs can choose which camp they work at, and will work a total of four to seven weeks, plus staff week.


If you are interested in a job during the 2017 summer season, complete the 2017 Leadership Team Application (age 16 years and over) or the 2017 Counselor-in-Training Application (age 14 or 15 years old).  

Any applicants who have not worked at camp before must also submit three Camp Staff Reference Forms.


  • Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch - Ranch Director, Megan Houghton at 720-266-2178
  • Tahosa Alpine Base - Camp Director, Toni Lyman at 303-440-4040

Key Dates**

2017 Summer Camp Season

  • May 17-27 - National Camp School held at Peaceful Valley
  • May 28 - Senior Staff Week at Peaceful Valley
  • June 1 - Aquatics/Climbing/Shooting Sports pre-training
  • June 4 - Staff Week at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch
  • June 11 - Staff Week at Tahosa High Adventure Base

**All dates are subject to change.

Position Types

Administration Service Department Instructors
Program Director Trading Post Manager Rifle, Archery, and Shotgun
Medical Director* Trading Post Clerk Outdoor Skills
Shooting Sports Director (Program)* Commissary Manager Aquatics
Aquatics Director (Program)* Commissary Assistant Handicraft
Equine Director (Program)* Quartermaster Equine
Climbing Director (Program)* Commissioner (Program)* Ecology
Area Directors (Program) Office Clerk Multimedia/Technology

*Must be 21 years of age or older. For more information please review the Peaceful Valley and Tahosa Job Descriptions.


Uniforms should be ordered before camp. The store will be open in spring of 2017. Please consult the Sizing Chart before ordering.

Please refer to the uniform guidelines to see which items can be purchased online, and which items must be purchased in person from the Denver Scout Shop.  A 25% discount coupon is available for download for uniform items required from the Denver Scout Shop.

Uniform Guidelines - Paid Staff

Uniform Guidelines - Counselor-in-Training

Document and Information Center

Application and Interviews

Leadership Team Application

Counselor-in-Training Application (new and returning)

Camp Staff Reference Form for first time applicants

Pre-Camp Trainings and Information

Hazardous Weather Training

Youth Protection Training

Unlawful Harassment Prevention Training (instruction page)

Denver Area Council Medical Form Instructions and Colorado Health Form Addendum

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