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Assistant Wrangler

Cross Bar X is a camp for socially and economically disadvantaged youth. We want to provide a amazing camping experience for those that can't afford your typical summer camp. At CBX, we seek to provide an intimate, high quality camp for young people ages 8-18. We do this by working with 25-30 kids per week (one gender at a time except for the youngest kids), keeping counselor to camper ratios low (1:4 or 1:5), and by placing a large significance on 1 on 1 and small group learning.

The Colorado Outdoor Learning School was created in partnership with Cross Bar X and runs an Outdoor Education program during the fall for students from the Four Corners area. COLS has a unique, multi-dimensional approach to outdoor education programming that combines exciting hands-on learning with challenge based activities.

We are looking to add a head Wrangler to work for both seasons beginning May 27th, and running through November 1st.

During the summer camp program, the wrangler's time would be split between running equestrian programs during rec time in the afternoon, and helping out in various other aspects of the program during the rest of the day.

During the COLS season, the wrangler would be in charge of running groups of up to 15 students at a time for 2.5 hour activity periods multiple times per day. During the evening, you will be assigned to assist in other aspects of the program as laid out below.

Position Requirements
-To be in agreement with the Cross Bar X statement of faith
-To have a relationship with Jesus Christ, and possess a desire to continually grow in your faith
-To have a desire to reach underprivileged youth with the gospel
-Must have extensive knowledge of Horses, and at least one, if not multiple previous equestrian education jobs
-Must be comfortable being the person in charge during equestrian activities and be able to take charge to ensure safety for all participants.

-Comply will all CBX policies and procedures
-Lead all equestrian activities once trained and certified by the resident equestrian manager
-In charge of, and keep track of camper sign ups for rec time equestrian activities.
-Lead trail rides
-Conduct skills classes that teach kids the basics of horsemanship.
-Teach about general horse sense, and horse care including teaching how to saddle and bridle a horse
-Engage in positive, encouraging ways with all campers, and take the opportunities given you to get to know them and share truth with them through the horse activity.
-When not running Horse activities, aid in other support staff duties where assigned to include, but not limited to the following areas:

Washing Dishes
Cleaning the dining hall
Setting up, and assisting in leading group games
General camp clean-up
Skits & campfires
Overnight camping trips
Attendance and participation in morning meetings and staff devotionals
Other camp duties that may include feeding animals, watering /weeding garden mowing & lawn care, special work projects, etc.

Salary: $3500 for both seasons+room & board

For more information contact Zac Smalley, Program Director (970) 259-2716 ex. 4

Time:  Full-Time Seasonal
Salary:  Paid
Category:  Horsemanship



Updated: 1/10/2017 4:22:41 PM

Job Contact:
Zac Smalley
(970) 259-2716

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Why work at Cross Bar X Youth Ranch:

Cross Bar X exists to reach at risk youth with the Gospel. For the over 30 years we have been blessed with the opportunity to provide quality, low cost Christian summer camps to urban and rural youth. Mission of CBX: Cross Bar X exists to reach socially and economically disadvantaged youth with the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is accomplished through: providing youth with Christ-centered summer camps. These give CBX a platform for year-round discipleship, outreach events, and involvement in a Bible believing church. Core Values 1. In everything we do, we present campers with the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. Our desire is that no camper is turned away from Cross Bar X due to a lack of resources. 3. Each camper receives individual attention. 4. We foster spiritual growth through discipleship and mentoring. 5. Campers are encouraged to participate in a Bible believing church. 6. We seek to provide life skills and opportunity for spiritual growth through experiential education. 7. We seek to support and enrich the families of our campers.

2111 C.R. 222
    Durango, CO 81303-8166

(970) 259-2716

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