Bear Trap Ranch is now taking applications for our Camp Director, Facilities Manager and Guest Services /Office Manager positions. If interested please email your resumé and cover letter to Keith Roy at  

Director of Bear Trap Ranch

      To advance the purpose Bear Trap Ranch and the purpose of the camp, this position will provide effective leadership and supervision for the camp.



      Supervised by:      Board of Directors

      Supervises            Guest Services/Office Manager, Facilities Manager, and Food Service Manager

      Status                    Full-time, Exempt


Major Responsibilities:

Lead the Camp staff by:

·       Developing and implementing annual and long range plans

·       Recruiting and strategically placing quality camp staff in key positions

·       Working in partnership with camp staff as needed on specific projects

·       Maintaining contact with staff and attending staff meeting and conferences

·       Maintain sound financial status

·       Communicating regularly with constituency

·       Performing office functions to support own work an others' work as assigned

·       Participating in scheduled community activities and meetings


Provide supervision within the camp by:

·       Training and supervising camp staff

·       Providing ongoing feedback and holding annual performance reviews

·       Modeling solid pastoral and supervisory skills for Camp staff

·       Providing pastoral care to staff members through prayer and regular team meetings

·       Oversee training opportunities for growth and development of individual staff



·       Affirm Bear Trap Ranch’s Statement of Faith

·       Sense of calling to Bear Trap Ranch, its mission and to the Director position

·       College degree or equivalent experience

·       Leadership experience, development of vision

·       Ability to work well with people organization-wide

·       Ability to work independently

·       Supervisory and team building experience

·       Strong interpersonal skills

·       Good oral and written communication skills

·       Problem solving skills

·       Experience in fund development

·       Flexibility to work irregular and extended hours as required


Facilities Manager

To advance the purpose of Bear Trap Ranch, this position will plan, organize and manage the facilities and maintenance department.


Supervised by:  Bear Trap Ranch Director

Supervises:       Facilities staff, Recreational Summer Crew

Status:               Full-time



Maintain buildings and grounds in a manner consistent with the quality standards of Foundation of the Heart, Bear Trap Ranch by:

·      Assuring that facilities, mechanical vehicles and machinery are working properly

·      Planning and coordinating all aspects of remodeling projects

·      Overseeing rental and operation of heavy equipment

·      Assisting in several areas of recreational support (rappelling, rock climbing, hikes)

·      Provide training for the “Leave no trace” requirements for the US Forest Service.

·      Maintain fresh water and waste water treatment facilities.

·      Trouble-shooting in all areas: electrical, plumbing, heating, carpentry, mechanics (vehicles and small engine) including grounds and buildings.


Ensure the facilities meet standards for guests by:

·      Cleaning and preparing rooms

·      Identifying maintenance needs

·      Assuring usability and safety of rooms


Provide administrative support by:

·      Maintaining operating records as required by community and governmental regulations including:

·      Risk Management standards

·      Crisis Management plans and staff training

·      Health and safety

·      Providing insurance records and information as needed

·      Assisting in preparation of capitol and operating budgets with Director

·      Prioritizing projects so they are congruent with current budget and operating plan

·      Preparing and submitting reports to Director as requested

·      Preparing reports to the Department of Health when needed

·      Maintaining yearly propane gas contract.


Contribute to the effectiveness of the team by:

·      Performing office functions to support own work and other's work as assigned

·      Working in partnership with the team as needed on specified projects such as camp preparation and cleanup as assigned

·      Participating in scheduled community activities and meetings



·    Affirm Bear Trap Ranch’s Statement of Faith

·     College degree or equivalent experience

·     Good interpersonal and communication skills

·      Effective management skills and experience

·      Effective planning and organizational skills

·      Ability to vision and consider innovations for facilities contribution to Bear Trap Ranch

·      Ability to take charge of tasks and work independently

·      Ability to develop procedures for work/tasks

·      Flexibility to work irregular and extended hours as required

·      Possess basic computer skills

·      Must be able to lift 50 pounds and be able to stand for long periods of time.

·      Working knowledge of automotive, electrical, heating, plumbing, and carpentry skills

·      Must have a valid driver’s license be able to drive a standard transmission vehicle.

·      Fresh Water Operators Permit preferred (willing to provide education to become certified.)

·      Experience working with rock climbing and rappelling equipment preferred.

·      First Aid and CPR (adult & infant) preferred (willing to provide education to become certified.)

·      Must be able to operate light (chain saws, etc) and heavy equipment (tractors)

·      Must be able to work in a multi-generational and multicultural environment.



  2020 Summer Crew and Interns

The Bear Trap Ranch Crew Program offers a unique and challenging opportunity to learn what it means tossed God while we live, serve, and grow together in community. For over 60 years students have been dedicating their summers to impacting lives for God's Kingdom.  

Our mission at Bear Trap Ranch is to further the Kingdom of God by serving His people and those who are seeking Him. Bear Trap is a retreat center which hosts college students, youth groups, families, churches, schools and ministries based both locally in Colorado's Front Range, and around the world. Located at 9100ft elevation in a forested valley just eight miles southwest of Colorado Springs, Bear Trap's setting has provided a gateway for thousands of guests and campers to experience God and His creation in new and wondrous ways. Bear Trap is a place of wonder, beauty, peace and adventure. 

The staff at Bear Trap Ranch is dedicated to advancing God's Kingdom by serving each one of our guests well. We aim to provide a space where campers are free to hear God speak directly into their hearts and to see Him work in their lives. We work together as a team to ensure that the camp runs smoothly to that end. Our staff is a small one, even in the summer when we have a full complement of crew, which means that we get to know each other very well! We see this as one of the greatest gifts that God gives us at Bear Trap because it means that we get to dive into community in both our work and our play. We seek God individually and corporately, and He honors our seeking by showing up for our staff in amazing ways each and ever year! If you want community, and a chance to experience God's presence as you serve His people, we want YOU!

We are currently seeking applicants for the following positions for the summer of 2019: 

Food Service Staff are responsible for meal preparation, baking, serving meals, and general clean-up. Bear Trap is famed for its delicious food, and our food service staff are dedicated serving up some of the best recipes around! Experience is helpful but not required.

Maintenance Staff are responsible for repairing and maintaining our facilities. Projects are diverse and may include carpentry, painting, auto repair, and construction, as well as frequent use of power tools and heavy equipment. Experience is desirable but not required.

Housekeeping Staff are responsible for the overall cleanliness of the camp, and for creating the atmosphere of warm hospitality that welcomes our guests the moment they arrive. The housekeeping team oversees daily tidying and laundry, and well as supervising cabin clean-up between camp sessions. Experience helpful but not required.

Mountaineers lead our guests in many of the recreation options that we have available including rock-climbing, rappelling, rescue-course, low ropes, and guided hikes. Mountaineers also form a part of one of the other teams (food service, maintenance or housekeeping) when they are not guiding recreation times. Technical experience is required.

Our summer runs from mid-May to mid-August, and preference will be given to students who can work for the duration of that time.

Bear Trap also offers a variety of experiences for students and recent graduates interested in a three to twelve month internship. We have two programs for recent graduates (a Career Field Internship and a Camp Ministry Internship), as well as a School Related Internship for students still working towards their degree. The dates for the School Related Internship coincide with our summer staff program. 

We are seeking qualified applicants for internships the following areas in 2019:

Food Service Intern This position will assist the Food Services Director to prepare and serve meals to our staff and guests. Responsibilities include planning and organizing of day-to-day operations, managing summer kitchen crew, and fulfilling management role on Director's days off. Leadership and food service experience desired.

Maintenance Intern Supervised directly by the Facilities Director, this position assists in the planning, organizing and managing the facilities and maintenance department. Must be able to take charge of tasks, as well as work independently. Experience with electrical, plumbing, heating, carpentry, and/or mechanics desirable, but must be willing to learn on the job. 

Housekeeping Intern Our Housekeeping Intern assists the Guest Services Manager in planning, organizing, and managing the day-to-day cleanliness and upkeep of our cabins. 

This position must work well with others, as well as be able to take on a diverse range of tasks and work independently. 

Program and Recreation Intern This diverse position includes responsibilities ranging from organizing our Staff and Crew Summer Program to facilitating our recreation options for guests. This position will also oversee our low ropes, rescue course, rock climbing, rappelling and may be asked to design programs for some of our guest groups.  Experience in ministry and administration a plus. Experience in low ropes and belaying is preferred. Onsite and on-the-job training is included.

If you are interested in any of the positions listed above, please download and complete the application and reference forms below, and return to Keith Roy at or to the following address: 

Bear Trap Ranch

attn: Summer Crew Program

8655 Old Stage Rd

Colorado Springs, CO, 80906

Summer Staff/Intern Application 2019 Summer Staff/Intern Application 2019 (34 KB)

Employment Application Employment Application (61 KB)