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Why Camp 7 this summer?
There is no better way to spend a summer than making a difference in the lives of children. If you are willing to give your heart and full efforts to providing campers with the summer of a lifetime, then Camp 7 might be right for you! You will have the opportunity to support, nurture, teach, interact with and care for children in a dynamic environment.
The 2019 summer session will run for 12 weeks which includes a week of staff orientation. Your training will involve some midweek and weekend days (approximately 40 hours) prior to camp. You will be compensated for this time. Our objectives during pre-camp training are to orient you to your job, provide you with the necessary skills and training, introduce you to your co-workers and prepare you for your exciting summer at Camp 7.
Counselors in Training (CITs) are 15-17-year-olds who have volunteered to be a part of the Camp 7 summer staff and take on beginning counselor tasks. Counselors in Training will work together with fellow CITs to assist in task-oriented areas such as program set-up and clean-up, snack preparation, small group games and more. CITs will also be involved in programming and given the opportunity to create and lead their very own activity. Being a Counselor in Training will give teens a preview into the everyday life of a camp counselor. Counselor in Training positions are available to those with a strong interest in working with children and are willing to assist in supervising Junior Counselors. We are looking for responsible, motivated young adults that are able to take direction and show respect towards staff and leadership. Camp 7 will select no more than three CITs per session. S.O.A.R. will accept no more than two CITs per session. A minimum of two consecutive sessions is required for participation in S.O.A.R.
Hello to all Campers and Family!
I am beyond thrilled to be joining Camp 7, but first, here’s a little info about me.
I was born and raised in southeast Michigan and graduated from Central Michigan University.
I majored in Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services Administration with a concentration in
Outdoor and Environmental Recreation and minored in Event Management.
In 2012, I found myself interning as Park Naturalist for Sylvan Lake State Park in Eagle,
Colorado. Having one of the best summers in my early career, I decided to return to
Colorado for a second internship in Lakewood before graduating in 2013. As many
Midwesterners do, I never left this beautiful state I now call home.
Before moving to the Western Slope in July 2018, I managed to work in almost every
recreational market out there. My positions have ranged from a volunteer coordinator at a nature center to preschool instructor to an activity coordinator for a senior living community. A sneak peak of these programs includes: First Day Hike, Little Architects, Raptor Resolution Run, Family Fun Night, Little Naturalists, Couple’s Valentine Luncheon and numerous trips to fun and educational hot spots around Colorado. The programming wheels are always turning when it comes to my personal adventures; I live to create and share memorable experiences with others.
In my free time, I enjoy hiking, walking my dogs, exploring Colorado and fly fishing with my husband. The outdoors are a large part of my life and I believe that it can benefit youth and people of all ages in more ways than we even know.
As Camp Director, I look forward to introducing youth and their families to the outdoors and inspiring them to find a love and passion for nature and all that it has to offer.
Outdoor recreation is my passion and I am glad to have found the same in Camp 7.
Meet Your NEW Director, Kelsey Sprys
Our counselors and staff are the key to our success. Young people respond positively to adults displaying wholesome values, enthusiastic attitudes and strong moral ethics. We strive to recruit and maintain the best possible role models for campers in our care. There is no question that there is a direct correlation between the quality of our staff and the quality of the experience for the campers. Every prospective staff member is thoroughly screened and personally interviewed. We hire only those with maturity, patience, and a sincere interest in making your children's summer camp experience memorable!
We consider our camp staff family here at Camp 7. Our family believes in the potential and greatness in each and every camper. The role of Camp 7 staff is to give each child the best camp experience imaginable — a summer filled with fun, laughter and friendship.
Each staff member is qualified in first aid and currently CPR certified.
17846 Kimball Creek Road
Collbran, CO 81624
Campers who are 13 and 14-years-old will be considered Junior Counselors (JCs). They will receive all of the normal benefits of camp and will also be given the opportunity to take on counselor-type responsibilities. Junior Counselors will work together with fellow JCs to assist in task-oriented areas such as program set-up and clean-up, snack preparation, small group games and more. As an incentive, Junior Counselors will be able to participate in special activities and enrichment opportunities presented only to their age group. Being a Junior Counselor will give campers a chance to be a mentor and give them a sense of responsibility and leadership that will benefit them greatly moving forward as a young adult.
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