The standards listed below are a few of the most important policies we set for TVRC staff members. These policies are in place to help provide the best experience possible for both campers and staff members. Applicants offered a summer position will receive a complete list of staff policies to review before signing a summer employment agreement.
Once you complete the staff application, you will be contacted by a member of the leadership team to schedule a formal interview. New staff can expect to have at least two interviews with two different members of the leadership team. After the interviews are completed, we begin to check references and post employment history. Once we have contacted your references we may offer a conditional agreement for employment for the upcoming summer. When you accept the agreement, we will conduct a detailed background (and driving if over 21) record check. We will reach out with any issues that may come up during this process. Before you arrive at TVRC you must complete standard employment forms (w-2 and i-9) along with medical history, release waivers, travel forms and other documents.
No. Alcohol on camp property (including personal spaces), during camp activities or on trips, is strictly prohibited. Staff cannot be under the influence of alcohol at anytime while on camp. Any violation of this policy will result in immediate dismissal.
Use of illegal substances on camp property, during camp activities or on trips, is strictly prohibited. Further, staff cannot be under the influence of illegal substances at any time while on camp. Any violation of this policy will result in immediate dismissal as well as being reported to local law enforcement.
TVRC is tobacco free. Smoking, chewing or using any tobacco product (vape, juul, snuff) on camp property, during camp activities or on trips, is strictly prohibited and will result result in disciplinary actions up to and including termination.
Staff are expected to present a neat and clean professional appearance on and off duty. Staff hair should be neat and well groomed. Clothing should be in good condition and not be provocative, low cut, or advertising illicit or inappropriate substances, actions or activities. At the discretion of the operations director and/or executive director, tattoos and/or piercings may require covering while at the ranch. Additionally, all staff must wear the proper safety attire when in the barn or other camp programs.
Most house pets (dogs, cats, birds, goldfish) cannot be accommodated at camp. Please make other arrangements for their care.
Camp staff are expected to give a high quality of service requiring considerable independent judgement, creative thinking, and professional discipline. In order for this work to be effective and of high quality, there will be time off for each employee according to their position. Staff members will be eligible for at least three 24-hour periods during the month long session. Other than this allotted time, employees are required to be at camp at all times, including after daily camp programming has concluded. What an employee does on personal time-off is his or her business, so long as behavior is legal and does not impair work performance or reflect negatively upon Teton Valley Ranch Camp.
Overnight visitors are not permitted at Teton Valley Ranch Camp. We welcome brief daytime visitors pending management approval.
Yes! You may bring your electronics to camp, but they may only be used during specific times and in specific places. Staff may not use personal electronic devices while on duty. Because we prohibit electronics for our campers, the use of computers or other electronics is not permitted in camper cabins. We ask that counselors store computers in the staff room, office or other location away from campers. Staff members may not carry cell phones on their person when on duty or in the vicinity of campers. Staff members may use their electronics in staff housing areas, on time off, and in the staff room.
The Community at TVRC is of the utmost importance and sets the tone for the camp season. Staff members play a key role in setting the tone for the community. Everyone needs to do their part and help campers with fulfill their responsibilities. Here at TVRC, we work extremely hard, for little reward. In the moment, camp life can be daunting, difficult, frustrating, and exhausting. However, the rewards we gain on a personal level, make the experience all the while worth every second; people simply wouldn’t return if it wasn’t the case! These tips, along with the “Code of the West” speak to everything TVRC stands for. It is expected that all members of the TVRC community to adhere to the following:
“Code of the West”
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