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Junior Summer Camp Leader

Friends of Dinosaur Ridge

Seasonal, Volunteer
Posted February 21, 2021

Who we are:

Located on Jefferson County Open Space, Dinosaur Ridge is one of the most important paleontology sites on Earth. Our globally iconic site has been ranked by paleontologists as the #1 dinosaur track site in the nation, and one of the most important in the world. Dinosaur Ridge draws 245,000 annual visitors to our outdoor museum to view 300+ dinosaur tracks still preserved on the sandstone slope.  Dinosaur Ridge was also the site of the first Stegosaurus discovery on earth and was designated National Natural Landmark in 1973.  The Friends of Dinosaur Ridge is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1989 with the purpose of preserving the fossils on Dinosaur Ridge and educating the public about the natural history of the area. Our mission was later expanded to include the fossil sites at Triceratops Trail in Golden, Colorado.


Who you are:

In this role, you will spend the summer exploring Dinosaur Ridge with students age 6-13.  For a two-week block, you will assist the Summer Camp Leaders guide campers through hand-on science projects, games and crafts, and field trips and hikes.  At the end of a two-week session as a Jr. Summer Camp Leader, you will have gained valuable experience working with children, earned volunteer service hours, and enjoyed Colorado’s beautiful outdoors!  The schedule for our weekly sessions is as follows:


May 31-June 4  |  Theme: Nature Trekkers  |  Age Group: 6-10

June 7-11  |  Theme: Fossils & Fun  |  Age Group: 6-10

June 14-18  |  Theme: Nature Trekkers  |  Age Group: 6-10

June 21-25  |  Theme: Junior Scientists  |  Age Group: 8-11

June 28- July 2  | Theme: Rock Stars  |  Age Group: 11-13

July 12-16  |  Theme: Fossils & Fun  |  Age Group: 6-10

July 19-23  |  Theme:  Nature Trekkers  |  Age Group: 6-10

July 26-30  |  Theme: STEAM  |  Age Group: 8-11

August 2-6   |  Theme: Junior Scientists  |  Age Group: 8-11

August 9-13  |  Theme: Fossils & Fun  |  Age Group: 6-10


We anticipate this volunteer position will:

  • Work either 8am – 3pm or 9am – 5pm
  • Assist a camp cohort comprised of ten (10) children and two (2) Summer Camp Leaders
  • Be available for one two-week block between May 31-August 13



Required Qualifications:

  • Age 14+
  • Able to work and walk around outside in a variety of weather conditions
  • Available to Monday – Friday for a two- week block from May 24 – Aug 13
  • Team-oriented and consistently demonstrates positive values in work habits


Admired, but not required Qualities:

  • Experience working with children
  • Passion for the mission of Dinosaur Ridge, interest in paleontology, geology, and/or science
  • CPR and First Aid certification

To Apply:

Email a letter of interest and resume with work or volunteer experience to Erin.LaCount@dinoridge.org


Equal Opportunity Employer
Friends of Dinosaur Ridge is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, volunteers, and guests.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on job requirements, individual performance, and business needs.


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