Important Links

Important Documents

Camp Staff Salary Chart 

BSA Medical Form Parts A, B & C

Colorado Addendum: Immunizations

Colorado Addendum: Additional Information (NEW as of 2019)

Colorado Addendum: Contract to Carry (If applicable)

Special Diet Request Form (If applicable)

Medication Administration Chart (If applicable, please fill out prior to camp)

Camp Staff Handbook 2020 (Coming Soon!)

Camp Staff / CIT Reference Forms (3 Required)

Camp Staff / Parent Orientation 2020 PowerPoint (coming soon!)

Camp Staff Gear Packing List

CIT / Parent Orientation 2020 PowerPoint (coming soon!)

CIT / Parent Orientation Video (coming soon!)

PV Camp Staff Song Book

Saga of Peaceful Valley

Uniform Discount Coupon for National Supply (coming soon!)

Uniform Guidelines

Uniform Sizing Guidelines


Social Media – Staff

Social Media – Camps

Social Media – Alumni Associations

National Youth Leadership Training

Looking to volunteer with a National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) course? Visit NYLT.org/Staff for more information!

Camp Staff
Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch &
Tahosa High Adventure Base

Do you have the right stuff?

Working for a Denver Area Council camp is not just a job, it’s a lifestyle. The Denver Area Council is looking for a few good men and women who have the “Right Stuff” to join our camp staff. Spending your summer at either Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch or Tahosa High Adventure Base will provide you with an opportunity to not only have the adventure of a lifetime, but to also affect the lives of thousands of youth from across the country.

Just another day at work

Working on camp staff is a great opportunity to spend your days outdoors while changing lives! Spend your days taking Scouts on hikes, teaching them how to shoot a gun, or relaxing with them in the evenings as you all sit around a campfire telling stories and watching skits. Other benefits of working on staff are: summer housing, three meals a day, time off on the weekends, working on your tan, and making friends from around the country and even world.

Who am I?

There are various camp staff position categories:

Counselors in Training: Age 14 & 15; Want to dip your toes into life as a staff member? Join us for a couple weeks and we’ll teach you everything you need to be an amazing staff member. CITs are asked to volunteer at least three weeks during the summer, and are given meals and lodging.

Program Counselors: Age 16 & older; Our Program Counselors are the heart and soul of summer camp. Program Counselors teach skills to our campers, lead activities, perform skits and songs at campfires, and do what’s necessary to keep camp running smoothly. Apply to work in an area that suits your skills like shooting sports, climbing, aquatics, handicrafts, outdoor skills, STEM, Hollywood, cycling, and much more!

Area Directors: Age 18 & older; Area Directors are responsible for planning and execution of the activities in their program area. They oversee other Program Counselors and CITs assigned to their area. Strong leadership skills are required, as well as a commitment to program planning before summer camp. Area Directors for “high-risk” areas like Shooting Sports, Climbing, and Aquatics must be age 21 & older

Operations Staff: Age 16 & older (Trading Post Clerks) Age 18 & Older (All other Operations positions); Our Operations staff work behind the scenes and “make it happen.” If teaching isn’t your thing, but you want to make camp run these are the positions for you. Positions include Maintenance Quartermasters, Assistant Rangers, Trading Post staff (clerks, Manager, Director), Office staff, Dining Hall Steward, Commissary Director and Assistant and Health Staff. 

Camp Administration: 21 & older; maybe you’ve spent a few summers as an Area Director, and think you can make camp even better? Maybe you have outside leadership experience and can apply that to camp operations? Apply to be on the leadership team to help plan summer camp throughout the year. Camp Director, Program Director, Assistant Program Director & Business Manager positions available. Camp Leadership positions require a commitment during the months leading up to summer camp.


Uniforms should be ordered before camp. The store will open for the 2020 season in the spring. Please consult the Uniform Sizing Guidelines before ordering. Please refer to the Uniform Guidelines to see which items are required or optional, as well as can be purchased online or which items must be purchased in person from the Denver Scout Shop. A 25% discount coupon is available for download for uniform items required from the Denver Scout Shop.


If you are interested in a job during the 2020 Summer Season, please view our open positions.

“In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information is also available in languages other than English.

To file a complaint alleging discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provided in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”