Summer Internships with Guidestone!

2023 Guidestone Summer Camp Intern



Sunday, April 30, 2023


Summer Camp Intern Application

Guidestone seeks high school students to be Education Interns for our 3-day garden and ranch camps this summer! We are looking for applicants who enjoy working with younger kids and are friendly and willing to support and encourage campers throughout all activities. Interns will lead team-building activities for a group of up to 20 children (ages 5 and up). Applicants should be enthusiastic, flexible, responsible, and safety-minded, and do not need to have exceptional skills with gardening or agriculture. The position requires availability for at least seven weeks, Tuesdays through Thursdays from May 30-August 10.

Responsibilities and duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Help create a safe, positive, inclusive, and enthusiastic camp environment.
  • Be respectful of participants’ needs, interacting and engaging with each camper.
  • Help participants first, but also engage in daily camp activities oneself.
  • Help with set-up and take-down of activities.
  • Lead a team-building activity at each session.
  • Design an activity to run with campers, try it out and fine-tune it.
  • Participate in reflections with staff at the end of each day.


Summer Camp Intern


This position will involve a contract for 8 hours/day, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Stipend is $120/day.

Required Training

Friday, May 19, 1-4pm

Required Written Reflection

Due Friday, July 29


Garden camps will feature opportunities to learn and grow through garden activities and skills, games, movement, reflection, and fun with friends, through themed activities that reflect the garden as it evolves and changes throughout the summer. Garden camps meet at Longfellow Elementary School Garden or Salida Middle School Garden, with travel to other sites such the Monarch Spur Trail and the Community & School Farm.

Homestead and ranch camps feature opportunities to explore and experience life on a homestead and working ranch through animal care, ranch projects, cultural history, skill building, hikes, games, art, songs, journaling and fun. Homestead and ranch Camps meet at the Hutchinson Homestead & Learning Center (on Highway 50, 1 mile west of Walmart).


In the application, you will have the opportunity to indicate whether you are interested in and available for the garden camps, the ranch camps, or a combination of both.

Garden Camps

Imagine! Garden Art & Science Fusion (May 30 -June 1) – Longfellow Elementary School Garden

Lettuce Dance to the Beet (June 6-8) – Salida Middle School Garden

Birds & Bugs, Broccoli & Butterflies! (June 13-15) – Longfellow Elementary School Garden

The Garden is Full of Stories (June 20-22) – Salida Middle School Garden

Farm Camp (June 27-29) – Community & School Farm

Build & Grow in the Garden (July 11-13) – Salida Middle School Garden

Wild, wonderful Seeds! (July 18-20) – Longfellow Elementary School Garden

Bringing the Harvest Home (August 1-3) – Community & School Farm, Hutchinson Homestead

Homestead/Ranch Camps

Homestead Detectives & Preservationists (May 30-June 1) – Hutchinson Homestead

Pioneer Camp (June 6-8) – Hutchinson Homestead

Water on the Land (June 13-15) – Hutchinson Homestead

Kids in Ag Camp (June 20-22) – Hutchinson Homestead

Pioneer Camp (June 27-29) – Hutchinson Homestead

Ranch Camp (July 11-13) – Hutchinson Homestead

Art of Agriculture (July 18-20) – Hutchinson Homestead

Ag Camp at the County Fair (*Wednesday, July 26-Friday, July 28*) – Chaffee County Fairgrounds

August 1-3: Bringing the Harvest Home – Community & School Farm, Hutchinson Homestead

August 8-10: Bringing the Harvest Home – Community & School Farm, Hutchinson Homestead


Guidestone Colorado is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is growing a vibrant agricultural future through education, community building, and partnerships.


These positions are grant-funded through Marijuana Excise Tax Advisory Board (METAB), with support for leadership training through the Chaffee County Youth Alliance. Guidestone will share any opportunities to work with us in the future, and will share further information about jobs with partners such as local ranches, farms, and agricultural support organizations, and will supply a recommendation letter to accompany a resume.


Sunday, April 30 – Please complete the online application by this date. Guidestone will call to schedule an interview if you are selected as a top applicant.

Friday May 5 – Friday May 12  – Interviews

Tuesday, May 16 – Hires will be announced


Monica Pless

Director of Education & Agritourism

Guidestone Colorado


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