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Mar072019

Adventure Guide -- Duncan Park, Ward, CO (Diocese of West Texas)

Do you love being outdoors and want to share that joy with people of all ages and backgrounds?

Then join the Duncan Park summer team! Owned and facilitated by the Episcopal Church in West Texas as part of their year-round camping ministry, Duncan Park is 20 miles west (about a 45-minute drive) from Boulder, Colorado. At 9,530 feet elevation the property is surrounded by the Roosevelt National Forest and Boulder County Open Space, and the Continental Divide is an eight-mile hike from our front door. Guests and staff live completely off-grid, relying on solar panels for electricity and water drawn from our well. Duncan Park truly is an amazing place!

Job Description: The Duncan Park Adventure Guide serves as a host and guide for groups of youth, adults, and families as part of our Summer Camp program. They will work closely with the Director, other guides, interns, and volunteer leaders. For each of the eight, week-long sessions Adventure Guides lead groups in onsite activities and adventures throughout the Rocky Mountains. Off-site activities include whitewater rafting and rock climbing (both facilitated by outside organizations), day hikes in the Roosevelt National Forest, multiple night backpacking trips through the Indian Peaks Wilderness, and single night camping trips. Housing is provided for Adventure Guides onsite in one of Duncan Park's cabins. Meals are included while groups are onsite and during off-site programming.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in 1-2 weeks of training and site preparation
  • Help plan and lead day trips for 1 week of adults, 2 weeks of family groups, and 4 weeks of youth
  • Help lead 2 extended backpacking trips for a group of 2 adults and 9 youth
  •  Manage risks, while supervising youth, adult, and multi-generational groups
  • Keep guests active and engaged
  • Lead games, songs, and various camp activities
  • Lead small group discussions
  • Help clean and prepare facility for ongoing use
  • Help shop for supplies and prepare meals
  • Help coordinate and provide transportation using company vehicles
  • Coordinate and maintain equipment inventory and site facilities
  • Other duties as needed for the summer programming at Duncan Park

Minimum Requirements:

  • Physically capable of hiking 6 to 10 miles a day carrying a 55 pound pack
  • Experience in leading youth and adult groups
  • Wilderness First Responder certification (preferred, but not necessary)
  • 21 years of age
  • Clean driving record

Dates Required: May 29 - July 30, 2019

Send resume to Duncan Park Director, Katie Young duncan.park@dwtx.org.