Horseback Riding Summer Jobs

Horseback Riding Summer Jobs

Horseback riding is one of our most popular activities and is included for all campers enrolled in Day Camp. We are hiring for both our Day Camp Riding Staff and our Horse Day Camp.

Very happy camper on horseback for the first time

Riding Director

The Head Riding Counselor should have experience teaching and organizing riding lessons for children of all ages and abilities, and would benefit from a previous knowledge of Roughing It’s riding program. It is the responsibility of the head riding counselor to oversee the entire day camp riding program, plan the instructional curriculum, supervise staff, and assist in managing and maintaining the site. The head riding counselor is also required to complete written evaluations of staff and campers, and will be asked to accompany and supervise campers on bus routes for our day camp and camp plus programs as needed.

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 21
  • Ability to obtain ARC First Aid and CPR Certifications
  • Excellent Driving Record and Valid Drivers License
  • Must attend Administrative Staff Training & Staff Training
  • CHA or HSA Certification recommended
  • Experience working with children

50 hrs/week, starting at $665/week

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Riding Assistant Director

The Assistant Head Riding Counselor should have experience teaching and organizing riding lessons for children of all ages and abilities. It is also recommended that the assistant head riding counselor have prior experience supervising staff, and would benefit from having been employed by Roughing It before. The assistant head riding counselor is a riding instructor, and also directs a daily after camp riding program for up to 18 campers. Other duties of the assistant head riding counselor include assisting the head riding counselor in supervising staff and helping to maintain and manage the site, including the horses. The assistant head riding counselor will complete written evaluations of staff and campers, and will be asked to accompany and supervise campers on bus routes for our day camp and camp plus programs as needed.

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 20
  • Ability to obtain ARC First Aid and CPR Certifications
  • Excellent Driving Record and Valid Drivers License
  • Must attend Administrative Staff Training & Staff Training
  • CHA or HSA Certification recommended
  • Experience working with children

47 hrs/week, starting at $590/week

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Horse Day Camp Director

The Horse Day Camp (HDC) Coordinator should have experience teaching and organizing riding lessons for children of all ages and abilities, and would benefit from a previous knowledge of Roughing It’s riding program. It is the responsibility of the HDC coordinator to oversee the entire HDC riding program. This person must supervise staff, help HDC counselors plan their instructional curriculum, and assist in managing and maintaining the riding site. The HDC coordinator is also required to complete written evaluations of staff and campers, and will be asked to accompany and supervise campers on bus routes for our day camp and camp plus programs as needed.

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 21
  • Ability to obtain First Aid and CPR Certifications
  • Excellent Driving Record and valid drivers license
  • Must attend Administrative Staff Training & Staff Training
  • CHA or HSA Certification recommended
  • Experience working with children

47 hrs/week, starting at $590/week

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Riding Counselors

Roughing It hires several Riding Counselors to work with our campers, and requires that these counselors have a strong horseback riding background. Riding counselors should be comfortable enough with their own riding abilities, to be able to effectively teach campers basic as well as more advanced riding skills and techniques. Our riding program offers 40 minutes lessons to campers of all ages, and incorporates horsemanship, vaulting, and other riding activities as part of our horseback riding curriculum. Experience teaching riding lessons and creating beginner to advanced lesson plans is helpful.

Prerequisites:

  • Completed first year of college (by start of summer)
  • Experience with children
  • Experience in horseback riding or teaching riding lessons
  • Ability to obtain First Aid and CPR Certifications
  • CHA or HSA Certification recommended

43 hrs/week, starting at $525/week

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Horse Day Camp Counselors

Horse Day Camp (HDC) Counselors should have previous experience working with children and must be successful leaders and positive role models. It is important that these counselors have a strong horseback riding background, and are comfortable enough with their own riding abilities, to be able to effectively teach campers basic, as well as more advanced riding skills and techniques. HDC counselors spend their entire day with a group of 15 HDC campers, and are responsible for planning riding lessons, horsemanship activities, vaulting activities and lessons, as well as other challenging horse related activities. HDC counselors are responsible for supervising a group of campers, and will be asked to accompany and supervise campers on bus routes for our day camp and camp plus programs as needed.

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 19
  • Completed first year of college (by start of summer)
  • Horseback riding experience
  • Youth leadership experience
  • Ability to obtain ARC First Aid and CPR Certifications
  • CHA or HSA Certification recommended

47 hrs/week, starting at $580/week

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Groom / Horse Helper

Roughing It hires a number of grooms and horse helpers, as part of support staff, to work at our ranch site. Staff who have limited experience working around horses will be hired as Horse Helpers and will participate in a paid training program designed to grow their equine management skills and eventually be able to work indpendently as a groom. Grooms have the responsibility of feeding and grooming a herd of 30+ horses, and will be asked to tack and un-tack horses daily. It is expected, as part of daily duties, that grooms will shovel manure in all paddocks, arenas, and walking areas, and are in charge of keeping the entire riding site clean and well maintained. Grooms will occasionally be asked to provide first aid to horses with minor wounds, and may be asked to assist counselors in teaching riding lessons. It is recommended that applicants for the groom position are very comfortable around horses and large animals.

Prerequisites:

  • High School Diploma
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Experience working with or around horses preferred

40 hrs/week, starting at $480/week

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Horse Feeders

Horse Feeders are hired as part of support staff, and are responsible for feeding a herd of 30+ horses, on Saturday and Sunday mornings and evenings. These staff members may choose to work additional hours on weekend days in order to assist with site maintenance and manure control. Opportunities to work Monday-Friday, or various days, are also available. Horse Feeders should have a good knowledge of horses, and must be comfortable working alone, around a herd of horses. $15/feed, hours vary

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18
  • High School Diploma

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