Girl Scouts of Utah
  • 06-Jun-2017 to 05-Aug-2017 (MST)
  • Trefoil Ranch
  • Provo, UT, USA
  • Seasonal

Job Accountabilities:

  1. Oversee the care and management of the camp's horses.
    1. Ensure proper grooming and maintenance of the horses.
    2. Ensure proper food and water of all horses.
    3. Administer medication and first aid to horses as needed.
    4. Ensure boarding and accommodations are acceptable and safe for horses.
    5. Oversee all stable conditions are safe for horse and camper care.
    6. Confer with Equestrian Director and Camp Director when Veterinary care is needed.
    7. Work with the Farrier and Veterinarian during on-site visits.


  1. Maintain the health and safety conditions in the riding areas.
    1. Ensure the first aid kit is properly stocked with supplies.
    2. Ensure horse medication is stored properly and securely.
    3. Report and document accidents and incidents promptly.
    4. Ensure safety and cleanliness of riding areas and all horse equipment.
    5. Ensure riding areas meet all health and safety standards.
    6. Complete daily stables log.


  1. When not managing the training and caring for the horses, participate in general camp program and operations.
    1. Assist Riding Counselors in teaching and facilitating horseback riding and horse and tack care lessons (including ground, arena, and trail) based on the age and skill level of the campers.
    2. Assist unit staff with supervision of campers.
    3. Assist with unit and camp housekeeping, sanitation, and care of supplies and equipment.
    4. Assist with weekly camper check in/out.
    5. Assist with camp-wide programs including workshops, all camps, campfires, camper's choice activities, and flag ceremonies.
    6. Attend and participate in staff training and the closing of camp.
    7. Eat meals with the campers and supervise clean up after meals.


  1. Understand and implement safety guidelines and standards as outlined by Girl Scouts of the USA, the American Camp Association, and any state and local codes.  
  2. Perform additional duties as assigned. 
  3. Job duties may be subject to change pursuant to the activities of the camp, camp needs, and the organization as a whole.

Camp Staff Role in Mission Efforts:

  1. As a camp staff member, you are a representative of Girl Scouts of Utah. People form their impressions of the council, in part, based on their interaction with you. Every personal contact is with a current or potential donor to or member of the council, and thus, these impressions can influence their actions.
  2. As a staff member, it is your accountability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with other staff members, volunteers, parents, and community representatives to ensure results for mutually acceptable goals.
  3. All staff members are required to join the Girl Scout movement, accept the belief and principles of the Girl Scout movement, and have the ability to work with diverse populations.



  1. Be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  2. Have extensive experience working with and caring for horses; be familiar with western riding style and equipment.
  3. Have the ability to assess and treat first aid for horses, and administer medications as prescribed.
  4. Hold current Red Cross First Aid & CPR certifications or the equivalent.
  5. Possess good organizational, leadership, and teaching skills:
    • Ability to schedule and manage time, resources, and people.
    • Strong decision making skills while exercising good judgment.
  1. Ability to follow direction from Team Leaders, adhere to policies, and follow camp procedures.
  2. Ability to communicate and work with groups of girls ages 6-17, and provide necessary verbal instruction to campers.
  3. Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.
  4. Ability to respond in a crisis situation.
  5. Have the council required health forms and documentation completed by a physician to ensure the well being of living and working in an outdoor camp setting that includes:
  • Ability to bend down and move, lift, stock, and carry boxes, program materials, and supplies (up to 60 pounds).
  • Ability to walk, stand, and work on feet up to 8 hours a day.
  • Ability to live in a high elevation (up to 6500') and outdoor setting.
  • Have visual/auditory ability to respond to environmental and other hazards related to summer camp activities.
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