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Select a team below to view seasonal compensation rates for those camps.

California Day Camp

California Day Camp Compensation

Please note that day camp staff and event staff are paid an hourly rate.  Camp Directors are paid a weekly rate.  The following scale is used as a guide; however rates are at the full discretion of the Staffing Managers.

PositionFirst Year Base Pay
Camp Director$925 / week
Assistant Director & Logistics Supervisor$750 / week
Day Camp Instructor Base Rate

See below for additions to base
$13.75 - $14.75 / hour
Aftercare Supervisor$17.00 / hour
Aftercare Assistant$14.00 / hour
Additions To Hourly Base Pay
Certification*Addition to hourly base pay
Advanced Medical & Driving Certifications
   Wilderness First Aid (WFA)
$0.50
   Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
$1.00
   Emergency Medical Technician or Registered Nurse
$1.00
Driving (must be 21+ and pass Avid4 driver training)
   California Commercial Drivers License
$1.00
   Non-CDL Driver
$0.25
Advanced Skills
   ACA Level 2 (kayak or SUP) OR swift water rescue
$2.00
   AMGA Single Pitch Instructor or higher
$2.00
   IMBA Mountain Biking Instructor
$1.50
   Leave No Trace Master Educator
$0.50
   Yoga Teacher certification
$0.50
   Other outdoor cert
$0.50
Avid Training (must pass Avid4 specialized training)
   Lead Climb Instructor
$1.00
   Lead Explorer Instructor
$1.00
   Lead Outdoor IQ Instructor
$1.00
   Lead White Water Instructor
$1.00
   Skateboarding Instructor
$0.75
Education Certifications
   MA in Child-related Field
$1.25
   Teacher’s License
$1.00

*Important:  All relevant certifications must be from nationally recognized organizations, approved by Avid4 Adventure, and remain current through the end of the work season.  Hourly base pay is capped at $21.50/hour in CA.  In addition, some pay increases are mutually exclusive.  For example, an AMGA rock climbing certification could not be added to an Avid4 climbing instructor recommendation.

Colorado Day Camp

Colorado Day Camp Compensation

Please note that day camp staff and event staff are paid an hourly rate.  Camp Directors are paid a weekly rate.  The following scale is used as a guide; however rates are at the full discretion of the Staffing Managers.

PositionFirst Year Base Pay
Camp Director$750 / week
Assistant Director & Logistics Supervisor$600 / week
Day Camp Instructor Base Rate
See below for additions to base
$10.40 - $11.40 / hour
Event Staff$10.50 / hour
Event Supervisor$14.00 / hour
Aftercare Supervisor$13.50 / hour
Aftercare Assistant$10.50 / hour
Additions To Hourly Base Pay

Certification*Addition to hourly base pay
Medical
   Wilderness First Aid (WFA)
$0.50
   Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
$1.00
   Emergency Medical Technician or Registered Nurse
$1.00
Driving (must be 21+ and pass Avid4 driver training)
   Driver
$0.25
Advanced Skills
   ACA Level 2 (kayak or SUP) OR swift water rescue
$2.00
   AMGA Single Pitch Instructor or higher
$2.00
   IMBA Mountain Biking Instructor
$1.50
   Leave No Trace Master Educator
$0.50
   Yoga Teacher certification
$0.50
   Other cert
$0.50
Avid Training (must pass Avid4 specialized training)
   Lead Climb Instructor
$1.00
   Lead Explorer Instructor
$1.00
   Lead White Water Instructor
$1.00
   Skateboarding Instructor
$0.75
   Valmont Bike Park Instructor
$1.25
Education
   Masters in child related field
$1.25
   Teacher’s License
$1.00
   Large Center Qualified (Early Childhood Education)
$4.00
   Small Center Qualified (Early Childhood Education)
$1.50

*Important: All relevant certifications must be from nationally recognized organizations, approved by Avid4 Adventure, and remain current through the end of the work season. Hourly base pay is capped at $18/hour in CO. In addition, some pay increases are mutually exclusive. For example, an AMGA rock climbing certification could not be added to an Avid4 climbing instructor recommendation.

Overnight Camp

Overnight Camp Compensation

Colorado Mountain Camp (CMC) pay, Avid4 Adventure’s summer overnight camp, is a summer contract that includes training.

The following scale is used as a guide; however rates are at the full discretion of Avid4 Adventure.

We have two CMC locations – our Windy Peak camp runs for 6 weeks and our Mt. Evans camp runs for 8 weeks. The ranges below are based on the location and include pre-camp training compensation.

Position
Seasonal Contract Rate
1st year staff
Windy Peak
Mt. Evans
Instructor
Instructor
(18 - 20)
$1,600
$2,000
Instructor
(21+)
$1,800
$2,250
Leadership Positions
Assistant Camp Director
(21+)
$2,800
$3,500
Manager
(Parent, Camper, Staff Experience)(21+)
$2,400
$3,000
Assistant Manager
(Parent & Camper Experience)
n/a
$2,625
Expedition Supervisor
(21+)
$2,000
$2,500
Activity Supervisor
(Bike, Climb, Aquatics, Adventure,
Program)(21+)
$1,800
$2,250
Kitchen & Support
Head Chef
$4,000 - $6,000
$4,000 - $6,000
Dining Hall Manager
n/a
$2,250
Assistant Chef
$2,800
$3,500
Kitchen Assistant
$1,600
$2,000
Nurse
$4,000 - $6,000
$4,000 - $6,000
Clinic Assistant
n/a
$2,000
Facilities Supervisor
$2,000
$2,500
Additions to Pay
Additions to payOne time Contract Increase
   WFR/ WEMT
$100.00
   LNT Master Educator
$100.00
   AMGA SPI
$250.00
   USA Archery - Level 1/2
$100.00
   Challenge Course Facilitator
$100.00
   ACA Level 1 or 2 ( kayak / canoe / SUP)
$100.00
   Masters: Outdoor Ed or Certified Teacher
$100.00
   NOLS or OB Instructor
$100.00
   ServSafe Certification
$50.00
   Lifeguarding
$100.00
Pre and Post Camp Paid Work
 Year 1
All overnight camp staff$10.50
Travel Stipend

Amount is calculated by the amount of miles from address listed in our online employment system to your primary camp location. It is paid upon successful completion of your contract. Staff that are terminated or quit are not eligible for the stipend.

101 - 300 miles+$50.00
301 - 500 miles+$100.00
501 - 700 miles+$150.00
700+ miles+$200.00

Events

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