Compensation: $2000-3000, Depending on Experience + Room and Board
Ramah Outdoor Adventure is a co-ed, residential, outdoor adventure summer camp program located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Campers at Ramah Outdoor Adventure range in age from entering 3rd – 12th grade and participate in 2-week, or 4-week programs.
Our mission at Ramah Outdoor Adventure is to provide outstanding outdoor adventure experiences that teach Jewish values and leadership skills and influence the character development of Jewish youth. We do this through intense community building at base camp and on adventure trips.
Our rustic base camp is located on a 360-acre ranch nestled in the pristine Pike & San Isabel National Forests about 90 minutes southwest of Denver, at an Elevation of 8000’. There is a barn, two riding rings, and a fenced pasture on the property. Some trails already exist on the ranch, and we hope to create a few more.
This position requires the staff member to be in residence for 6 days/week during the course of the summer.
The ideal candidate must be able to:
• Control a horse at a walk, jog, canter, and gallop in and out of the arena. (Pre-hiring demonstration either in person or by video required.)
• Correctly apply western tack including, Tied halter, Bridle, Saddle, and Breast Collar. (Pre-hiring demonstration either in person or by video required.)
• Safely lift and carry hay bales and bags of feed which may weigh up to 80 pound solo.
• Use of a pitch fork and manure rake.
• Follow and implement a lesson outline.
• Teach mounting/dismounting, “stop, start, turn” to all levels of riders.
• Assess a rider’s readiness to advance to the next level. (Ex. walk to trot, trot to canter, nose to tail trail to individual control trail).
The ideal candidate should be able to perform, or want to learn how to:
• Administer equine first aide, including wound care, injections, medication administration and illness care.
• Implement emergency procedures for both campers and horses.
• Integrate Judaism and Hebrew in the horse program.
• Pony another horse while riding.
• Perform routine maintenance around horse facility, including: fencing, both wooden and 4 strand wire, painting, etc. Including the use of basic hand and power tool.
• Select appropriate mounts for campers, depending on the riding situation and camper skill.
• Overnight horse camping on the Ranch.
• Perform routine maintenance of tack, including saddle soaping, and basic repairs.
• Assist in equine behavior modification, including round penning, and pre or post riding a horse to correct reining or manners.
• Loft and stack 2 string hay bales.
• Work safely with special needs campers.
The ideal candidate is someone who has the drive to succeed in a summer camp setting. Horse staff members work as part of a close knit team where they not only care for the horses, but teach multiple lessons each day. Love of horses and passion for working with youth are required.
To Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to