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Staff Application - Camp Granite Lake
Thank you for your interest in applying to be part of the staff at Camp Granite Lake! Please set aside 30 minutes to complete this application, and we will be in touch soon about next steps, thank you!
NOTE: Staff who have worked a previous summer should fill out the Returning Staff Application. The link is found in the email we sent.
Before we begin, we would like you to understand and agree to some of the human resource policies that we have in place.
We require campers and staff to be FULLY immunized (per state guidelines) before camp begins. Campers and staff with medical exceptions will be allowed at camp with documentation from their physician. We are sorry, but personal exemptions will not be accepted. In 2022, this INCLUDES COVID vaccinations.
I agree to Camp Granite Lake's Immunization Policy
Providing delicious, nutritious food for our staff and campers is important to us, and we strive to accommodate a wide variety of diets. Our kitchen can accommodate: vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, and nut-free diets. If you have an allergy or dietary preference that is a combination of, or outside of these parameters, please be sure to discuss it in the interview process or contact us before filling out an application.
I agree to Camp Granite Lake's Dietary Guidelines
Colorado Perjury Statement
Any applicant who knowingly or willfully makes a false statement of any material fact or thing in the application is guilty of perjury in the second degree, as defined in Section 18-8-503, C.R.S., and, son conviction thereof, shall be punished accordingly.
I agree with this Colorado Perjury Statement (required by the State of Colorado for employment)
Authorization for Background Checks
I authorize investigations of all statements herein, including any checks of criminal records, and release the camp and all others from liability in connection with those investigations. I understand that, if employed, I will be an at-will employee unless there is an agreement or law which alters that status. Furthermore, I understand that any agreement must be in writing and signed by a designated camp official. I also understand that misrepresentations or falsifications herein or in other documents completed or submitted by the applicant will result in dismissal, regardless of the date of discovery by the camp.
I agree with this Authorization for Background Checks
I am available, without interruption or other obligation, for the duration of the employment dates, June 10 - August 6, 2022.
I am available June 10 - August 6, 2022
Your Basic Information
So we can get in touch with you.
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Virgin Islands, U.S.
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Will you be at least 18 years-of-age as of 6/10/22?
Do you have an Instagram account? If so, please tell us what name to look for.
For more information, job descriptions, and salary information, please view our hiring packet here:
Please select the position(s) you are interested in applying for:
Thank you for your interest in Camp Granite Lake! Prior to applying, please be sure to review our Hiring Packet (link). Once you have submitted your staff application, we will review it, and be in touch promptly to schedule an interview if your qualifications meet our needs. If you have any questions throughout the process, please reach out to Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
: Kitchen staff assist in all aspects of kitchen operation. Experience in a kitchen preferred but not required. We are willing to train the right candidate!
Village Directors are frontline managers who support and provide leadership to counselors as well as the campers within their Village. It’s a hands on supervisor role that takes a person who wants to build close working relationships with their staff and play a role in the overall operation of camp! In addition to overseeing a specific age group of campers and the staff who work with them, you will also collaborate regularly with the rest of the seasonal leadership team, as well as the members of the year-round Director team. It’s a great job for a seasoned counselor who wants to take the next step at camp, or for someone who has played a seasonal leadership role at another camp.
The Backpacking Coordinator is an out-of-cabin leadership role at Camp Granite Lake. The main focus of the Backpacking Coordinator is to lead and plan one night trips on camp property. In addition, Program Coordinators will assist with time off transportation for staff, in planning and supporting evening programs, and be willing to jump in and help out wherever they are needed! Applicants must be at least 21 years of age by 6/10/22, have a clean driving record, and experience backpacking.
Are you currently enrolled in school?
Name of School
Have you ever worked at or attended camp?
Please answer these to the best of your ability, thank you.
Tell us about a project or accomplishment of which you are proud.
It can be related to school, work or volunteer experience. Try to select something that shows us your ability to work with others, commit yourself to a task.
Some things that make us different from other camps...
We are inclusive
: We include campers of all abilities. Our staff receive training on how to work with campers with special needs.
: Our campers help choose parts of their schedules.
: We love getting outside with kids.
! We have actual program time devoted to good old fashioned play. Counselors facilitate play to ensure that play is inclusive and safe.
We don't compete
: You won't see color war, traditional sports with teams and balls, certificates of achievement or anything else like that. We do not offer extrinsic rewards of any type.
Which of the things that make us different do you identify with the most? Why?
How do you think well-run camps contribute to the life of a child?
Please list your most recent and relevant employment first.
Employer 1: Name of Business or Employer
Employer 1: Position
Employer 1: Dates of Employment
Employer 1: City, State
Employer 1: Contact Name
Employer 1: Contact Phone
Employer 1: Contact E-Mail
Please do not contact this employer
Would you like to add another employer?
Employer 2: Name of Business or Employer
Employer 2: Position
Employer 2: Dates of Employment
Employer 2: City, State
Employer 2: Contact Name
Employer 2: Contact E-Mail
Employer 2: Contact Phone
Please do not contact this employer
Would you like to add another employer?
Employer 3: Name of Business or Employer
Employer 3: Position
Employer 3: Dates of Employment
Employer 3: City, State
Employer 3: Contact Name
Employer 3: Contact E-Mail
Employer 3: Contact Phone
Activity Area Skills
Below are lists of our activities sorted by program areas. Please read through each list and tell us a bit about your experience, skill level, and how comfortable you will be teaching each activity. We ask you to please be honest - nobody has experience in all of our activity areas!
Please describe any experience you have in any of these activity areas: Sailing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboarding, and Log Rolling.
Please describe any experience you have in any of these activity areas: Rock Climbing, Backcountry Camping Skills, Archery, Hiking, and Low Ropes,
Please describe any experience you have in any of these activity areas: Ceramics, Crafts, Dance, Guitar, Ukulele, Theater, and Woodworking
Please describe any experience you have in any of these activity areas: D&D, Engineering, Circus, Fishing, Nature and Ecology, Disk Golf, and Field Sports/Games
Please indicate if you have any of the following certifications. Please include certification level, certifying body, and expiration date.
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor or Equivalent Certification
WFA / WFR / wEMT
Camper Age Group Preference
Please let us know if you have a camper age group preference. That said, we ask staff to be flexible and willing to work with any age group.
Age Group Preference
7 - 10 years olds
11 - 13 years olds
13+ years olds
Can you perform the essential function of the job for which you have applied with reasonable accommodations?
Yes, I can prefer the essential functions of the job
Our camp is a tobacco-free environment. Do you use tobacco?
No, I don't use tobacco.
We have a zero tolerance policy with respect to underage drinking. We also have a zero tolerance policy for marijuana use during the entire duration of employment, even with its legal recreational status in the state of Colorado. As a staff member, will abstaining from underage alcohol consumption or any use of marijuana be a problem for you?
No, this is not a problem.
Our camp parents have expectations regarding the appearance of their children's care providers. Do you have any visible tattoos, body piercings, or visible rings in places other than the ears? (Not a disqualifier for employment)
Have you ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor?
Have you ever been charged with DUI (Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs)?
Have you ever (1) been adjudged liable for civil penalties or damages involving sexual or physical abuse of a child, (2) been subject to a court order involving sexual or physical abuse of a child, or (3) had your parental rights terminated because of sexual or physical abuse of a child?
Please list professional references (employers, college professors, teachers etc).
Only ONE reference may come from friends or family.
We use an automatic online reference form to communicate with references. Please be aware that anybody listed here may receive an email to fill out an online form. We will wait until after the interview to contact your references.
Reference #1 Name
Reference #1 Email
Reference #1 Phone
Reference #1 Relationship
Reference #2 Name
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