Job Opening: High School Camp Intern


APPLICATION DUE MAY 25, 2018  (online application)

The Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA) and Guidestone are each hiring a high school camp intern (sophomores- seniors)!  There is a position with each organization, requiring availability on Tuesdays and Thursdays for a series of weeks.   You may apply for one or both organizations, but can only be hired by one.

 JOB TITLE:  Summer Camp Intern

CLASSIFICATION:  Contract, 8 hours/day, 8:45 to 4:15 pm

+ 30 min on your own time to prepare for a session activity (i.e. plan a team building game)


GARNA Nature Camp is a 6 week series meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays = $960

Guidestone Garden Camp is an 8 week series meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays = $1,280


GARNA’s Nature Camp                                               Guidestone Garden Camp 

June 12 and 14                                                               June 5 and 7

June 19 and 21                                                               June 12 and 14

June 25 and 27                                                               June 19 and 21

July 10 and 12                                                                 June 25 and 27

July 17 and 19                                                                 July 10 and 12

July 24  and 26                                                                July 17 and 19

July 24 and 26

July 31 and Aug. 2

** Neither camp meets the week of July 4th


FUNCTION OR PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION:  GARNA and Guidestone seek 2 high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors to serve as Camp Interns during the summer.  Camp Interns will encourage younger youth (Grades K – 6) who are participating in camp and lead team building games and activities.


Both camps are for students grades K – 6.   In Nature Camp, students travel to a different public land location each week to learn about a different theme such as the watershed, wildlife, pollinators, or wilderness skills through games, art, hands-on activities and exploration!  In Garden Camp, students will engage in hands on activities which include food growing methods, harvesting techniques, ecosystems, plant life cycles, and pollinators at either Longfellow Elementary or Salida Middle School Garden sites and travel to other sites such the Monarch Spur Trail and the Community & School Farm.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF INTERNSHIP:  Responsibilities and duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:  Help create a safe, positive, inclusive, and enthusiastic camp environment.   Be respectful of participants’ needs, interacting and engaging with each camper.  Help participants first, but also engage in daily camp activities oneself.   Help with set up and take down of activities.  Lead a team building activity at each session.  Participate in reflections with staff at the end of each day.

Potential applications should be a high school sophomore, junior, or senior who is safety minded, flexible, responsible, and enthusiastic.   Youth interns do not need to have exceptional skills in the outdoors or with gardening but should enjoy working with younger students and be friendly and willing to support campers throughout the activities.   Interns will lead team building activities for a group of up to 15 students.

 ABOUT GARNA: The Greater Arkansas River Nature Association, GARNA, is a 501C3 non-profit organization, an EOE employer.  GARNA’s mission is to foster stewardship of resources in the greater Arkansas Valley through education, volunteerism, and experiences.  For more information, please visit


Guidestone Colorado is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is growing a vibrant agricultural future through education, community building, and partnerships.  For more information, please visit

TRAVEL:  Both camps meet at Longfellow Elementary on Tuesday and at Salida Middle School on Thursday.   For Nature Camp, transportation to public lands locations will be provided.

CAREER TRACK:  This position is grant funded for the summer through Marijuana Excise Tax Advisory Board (METAB).  Interns will be given an opportunity to apply to work with future field trips or internships.  GARNA and Guidestone will also be happy to share further information about jobs with partners such as: Colorado Parks and Wildlife, US Forest Service, BLM, local ranches and farms, and supply recommendation letters to accompany a resume.

To Apply:  Please complete the online or paper application by Friday, May 25th.  GARNA and/or Guidestone will call to schedule an interview if you are selected as a top applicant.  Hires will be announced by Saturday, May 26th.


Online Application:


Questions about Guidestone Garden Camp- contact Kayla, , 719-207-1665

Questions about GARNA Nature Camp, contact Emily,, 719-539-5106