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Wrangler for Fall 2017
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 Youth Ranch 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 Wrangler to work for the COSL season beginning September 1st, and running through November 1st.
During the COLS season, the wrangler would be in charge of managing groups of up to 15 students at a time for 2.5 hour activity periods multiple times per day. Duties would include teaching the students basic horse riding skills, maintaining a safe operating environment for the people and the horses, reporting directly to the Horse Program Manager and the COLS program director. During the evening, you will be assigned to assist in other aspects of the program as laid out below.
-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.
- Must be able to recognize and report any health or behavioral issues with the horses to the Horse Program Manager
-Comply will all CBX policies and procedures
-Lead all equestrian activities once trained and certified by the resident equestrian manager
-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:
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: $1200 + room & board
For more information contact Zac Smalley, Program Director
firstname.lastname@example.org (970) 259-2716 ex. 4
Time: Full-Time Seasonal
Updated: 3/22/2017 11:37:04 AM