Camp EMT

Keystone Science School
1053 Soda Ridge Road
Keystone, CO 80435
United States
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$212.00 Per Day
Job Description

Job Title: Camp EMT

Pay Status: Exempt

Dates of Employment: May 28, 2024 - August 17, 2024

Reports To: Programs Managers; Camp Programs Assistant Managers; Camp Nurse;

Housing Available: Yes (while working)

Compensation: $212, 24 hour rate, 10% differential (increase) for Spanish speakers, 3% increase for returning camp staff. 


About Keystone Science School 
With the outdoors as a backdrop for learning, Keystone Science School inspires curiosity and critical thinking through the lens of science to change lives and strengthen communities. KSS offers a variety of adventure and traditional camp activities within a structured environment designed to allow each camper and participant to understand their potential. In all programs, campers and participants will create lifelong friendships, explore and learn about the natural world, and gain leadership and wilderness skills.  For more information go to 

With a staff that cares deeply about social justice and racial justice, we believe that diverse perspectives and backgrounds create a rich work environment and enhance our ability to pursue our mission. We are committed to building an organization with raised consciousness in order to impact how we work with clients, as well as how we work together as a team. 


Program Overview and Job Summary:

KSS offers a range of programs that provide a balance of hands-on science activities, field-based exploration, and adventure programming. All programs are based upon a theme including but not limited to aquatic ecology, forest ecology, earth science, naturalization, health, and leadership.
The Camp EMT engages with our day, residential, and teen leadership programs. This position is the primary caregiver for each child while on KSS campus when scheduled, under the discretion and delegation of the Camp Nurse. Fellow staff, children, and guardians will rely on the Camp EMT to keep a safe and healthy community throughout the Summer. The Camp EMT will be expected to adhere to dynamic health guidance and risk management policy set by KSS.


Main areas of focus:

  • 70% Medication administration and camper treatment; 
  • 20% Medical Logistics and Customer Experience;
  • 10% Staff coaching and mentorship.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • The Camp EMT will provide care to campers in day, residential, and adventure programming near and throughout Summit County Colorado 24 on the days you are scheduled under the discretion and delegation of the Camp Nurse;

  • Manage and coach incidents in person/on-the-phone and coach staff with basic first aid, wilderness first aid and wilderness first responder certifications

  • Store, administer, and delegate over-the-counter and prescription medications to program participants;

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of care;

  • Work with KSS Customer Experience Team to screen and ensure accurate health information/documentation and communicate with guardians as necessary;

  • Work directly with Program Managers and Assistant Managers, Camp Nurse, Child Care Health Consultant, EMS, fire department, and hospital, as necessary;

  • Attend and participate in camp programming when available;

  • Candidates age 20+ with a minimum of 4 years driving experience will be required to participate in and pass Van Driver Training, and they will be required to drive a 15-passenger van;

  • Other duties as assigned.


Professional Performance  

  • Adhere to all Personnel Policies and Procedures for the organization.

  • Maintain professional standards of performance, demeanor, and appearance at all times; act as a “role model” both at and away from the organization.

  • Maintain a creative, team-building approach to job performance and seek to bring a constructive, problem-solving orientation to all tasks.

  • Perform all tasks and responsibilities with attention to detail and in a complete and timely manner, complying with organization policies and standards and conforming to the scheduling requirements of the job and program.

  • Maintain an awareness of the organization’s mission and work to promote the positive individual and social change goals it embodies.

  • Exercise discretion and professional judgment at all times keeping with the responsibilities carried personally and by the organization for the care and welfare of the clients; act with honesty and integrity in all aspects of organization business.

  • Actively strive to upgrade professional skills through engaging in appropriate professional training and experience.

  • Actively strive to create and maintain a culturally sensitive, justice-centered and appropriate environment through communication and interaction that demonstrates respect for diversity, socio-economic and cultural differences and that fosters a work environment where people from all backgrounds are welcomed and valued.

  • Other duties may be assigned

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities – Minimum Requirements:

  • Willingness to be ‘on call’ 24 hours a day while programs are in session;

  • Have an interest in, respect for, and ability to work with children;

  • Strong work ethic and will work until the job is complete;

  • Motivation to contribute positively to the KSS at-large community;

  • Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written or oral form;

  • Multi-task efficiently while managing a high-volume workload in a fast-paced, changing environment;

  • Superior customer service skills, with the ability to be creative and think 'outside the box';

  • The ability to be flexible in a dynamic work environment and use critical thinking;

  • Strong command of communication, writing, and organizational skills;

  • Effectively interact with people of diverse backgrounds and different levels of experience;

  • Ability to work in a busy environment with many distractions;

  • Write incident reports with attention to detail.


Required education, experience, and certifications:

  • Must be able to successfully pass a comprehensive background check;

  • A licensed EMT;

  • Excellent driving record and a valid driver's license; Candidates age 20+ with a minimum of 4 years driving experience will be required to participate in and pass Van Driver Training, and they will be required to drive a 15-passenger van. 

Preferred Skills:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.) and Adobe;

  • Comprehension of the Spanish language via written and/or verbal form;

  • Excellent driving record and a valid driver's license.

Work Environment

This position requires the employee to work in close contact with their teammates. The office space is small and the employee must have the ability to stay focused while others are working in close proximity. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but varies seasonally due to programs and staffing on campus. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee while performing the essential functions of this job. 

This position may require traveling to off-site programming locations. In most situations, KSS will provide transportation to off-site programming locations. However, staff may be asked to use personal vehicles to travel within Summit County. Any travel mileage in personal vehicles outside Summit County may be reimbursed.



The salary for this position is $212 per 24 hours, 10% differential (increase) for Spanish speakers, 3% increase for returning camp staff. 


Room and Board 

Keystone Science School provides housing for this position. The Camp EMT lives in the KSS health center  while working and may have campers staff overnight in a separate room as necessary. During the summer months, KSS houses a large staff so employees can expect shared living spaces (staff kitchen, bathrooms, showers, laundry, common spaces, etc.). Food is provided for this position, most meals will be eaten with campers, but the kitchen strives to have food options for all staff to meet dietary needs. Housing and food are provided at no additional cost. 

Physical Requirements 

  • Able to work a majority of the time outside at high altitude in varying conditions including uneven and slick terrain and unpredictable weather and situations.

  • Physically able to assist participants with recreation equipment during activities.

  • Able to lift a minimum of 75 lbs. with assistance.

  • Dexterity, auditory and visual acuity to operate computers and phones or mobile devices.

  • Auditory and visual acuity to interact with guests, students, clients on a daily basis.

  • Able to successfully manage multiple, high priority tasks in a fast-paced and often times crowded and noisy environment.


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1053 Soda Ridge Road
Keystone CO 80435
United States