SummaryThe Nature Connection eliminates the barriers to getting outside by providing fun, active, and educational outdoor experiences for youth and families in our community. The Summer Teen Supervisor is responsible for overseeing Nature Connection’s teen “Pathways Program”, which gives over 40 local youth opportunities to build skills and experience in the outdoor industry. Job entails direct supervision of our teen staff and other youth participants in the field while working with Nature Connection Leadership on implementation of summer youth and community programs. 


  • Daily supervision of summer teen staff including Summer Camp Counselors and Leads, Wilder Bunch trail crew members, Bike Technicians, water sports instructor, social media interns and more. 
  • Manage the collection of summer staff feedback and surveys focused on career development
  • Transport gear (often by trailer) to support different camp or community events.
  • Collect and review all summer staff timesheets and submit to Program Coordinator
  • Fill in for camp counselor or other positions where needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Skill Requirements:

  • Wilderness First Aid or Responder certificate preferred. Training available.
  • Outdoor enthusiast: Knowledge of and experience with mountain biking, water sports, camping, backpacking, climbing, among other outdoor pursuits
  • Broad experience in outdoor recreation and environmental education.
  • Excellent organization, leadership and communication skills (written and oral), interpersonal skills, computer literacy including social media 
  • Possess a valid Driver’s License, and willingness to become certified to operate a Delta County School District vehicle
  • Ability to drive a fully-loaded trailer is necessary for position
  • Bilingual with Spanish proficiency a plus

Additional Skills:

  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a tight-knit team
  • Ability to think critically and problem solve 
  • Ability to see change as a chance for innovation 
  • Ability to interact with the public in a positive, professional and kind manner 
  • Understanding of outdoor equipment and maintenance 
  • Ability to work well in an office environment as well as an outside environment
  • Attention to detail and safety 
  • Ability to direct and manage others as necessary


  • Degree in a related field or a minimum of 2 years of experience in the fields of non-profit work, education or a related field.
  • Current or former teachers are encouraged to apply!
  • Possess a valid and clean Colorado Driver’s License
  • First Aid and CPR certified at minimum (training available).  Wilderness first aid and outdoor safety training provided May 30th-June 2nd 

Reports To: Program Director

Compensation: $17-$21/hour

Benefits: PERA (retirement) contribution (20% of gross salary.) Outdoor equipment lending for programs and personal use. Outdoor industry pro-deals.

Time: Seasonal position (May-August)

Location: Hotchkiss, Colorado