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Work at Gates Camp

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Gates Camp family! The success of Gates Camp depends on the talent, dedication and experience of our staff. Each year, we invest a great deal of time and attention to hiring the best staff possible.  For the Summer 2014 season, please email a cover letter and a resume to

Camp Overview

Heepwah! The first word you’ll learn at Gates Camp. The camp word comes from a long tradition of having fun, making friends, and trying new things at Gates Camp. While at Gates Camp, our campers form a community in the mountains far away from the city and it’s urban pressures. Heepwah is used by everyone at Gates Camp to signify unity and fun.

Our goal at Gates Camp is simple: we want to provide a quality, fun, and safe camp experience for kids who otherwise would not have the opportunity to experience the outdoors. We want to give members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver the chance to escape to the mountains of Colorado to challenge themselves, connect with nature, build new friendships, and spend five days just being a kid. Working this way with our youth also provides counselors the summer experience of a lifetime!

Staff Requirements

  • Every year, Gates Camp looks for motivated and hard-working individuals with a strong interest in working with the youth who need us most.
  • Staff members must be at least 19 years of age. Former camp experience or experience with special populations is helpful. Skills in our activity areas are also helpful. These include: rock climbing, high and low ropes courses, challenge initiatives, canoeing, fishing, archery, nature games, arts & crafts, and electives contingent upon staff interests and creativity. Persons who are interested should be willing and able to participate in all activity areas. A willingness to sing and play an instrument is also very helpful!

Staff Benefits

  • Counselor pay is $165 – $195 per week. The pay scale for other camp positions is based on experience. All camp positions include room and board. Internships are also available.

Staff Commitment

  • Staff members must commit for 10 weeks. The dates for 2014 summer camp are May 26th – August 3rd.
  • Staff members are on duty from Sunday at 3:30 p.m. to Friday at 7:30 p.m. each week. Staff members have weekends off and may stay at camp or leave the property.

Open Positions at Gates Camp

Gates Camp is now seeking applications for the following positions for the 2014 summer season.

For more information, or to apply for a position, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to

get in touch

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Program Support Center
2017 West 9th Avenue
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: 303-892-9200


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Being part of the Boys & Girls Club is a privilege that is not paid for in the $2 membership fee, but rather the time and love one devotes to it.

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