Meet the Mill Hollow Staff

We are in the process of hiring this season's Mill Hollow staff. Read the job descriptions and apply!

Do you want to work at the best place on the planet? The fresh air, the wildlife, shaping the educational development of elementary age school children. Of course you do!

The positions listed here are available on both employment and volunteer basis.

All employee positions are temporary and seasonal in nature. Benefits are limited to those listed on employment contract at the time of hire.

Please review the Volunteer section on the left for details and requirements.

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Come work or volunteer at Mill Hollow!

Do you want to work at the best place on the planet? The fresh air, the wildlife, shaping the educational development of elementary age school children. Of course you do!

The positions listed here are available on both employment and volunteer basis.

All employee positions are temporary and seasonal in nature. Benefits are limited to those listed on employment contract at the time of hire.

Volunteers are subject to the same qualifications and terms as employees and are not eligible for employee benefits. Please specify your desired position and duration of your service in your volunteer application.

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Manager

Minimum Qualifications: Currently Certified Educator in the state of Utah and/or bachelors degree in a conservation related field and two years experience in an outdoor education setting (can include educating subordinates or volunteer work).

Compensation: $19-24/hr depending on experience

    Roles and Responsibilites:
  1. Design, deliver, and evaluate camp program that meets the needs and interests of campers and ensure their delivery in a safe and quality manner.
    1. Remain current with information on the developmental needs of youth.
    2. Annually seek and analyze input from youth, families, and staff regarding the quality, safety, and enjoyment of the program and staff.
    3. Develop and implement crisis and risk management procedures.
    4. Design and ensure delivery of programs and activities appropriate to the camper population.
  2. Oversee the financial management and fund development operations to allow for adequate annual funding and to meet long-term goals.
    1. Develop and monitor budget for the camp operations.
    2. Develop and design long-term fund raising strategies for the camp program and facilities.
  3. Design and implement a marketing plan to increase camper attendance and camp usage.
    1. Prepare and analyze enrollment trends.
    2. Develop and implement recruitment and retention strategies.
  4. Implement human resource management practices to recruit and retain seasonal staff.
    1. Under the direction of the Board of Directors, recruit staff based on camper enrollment and program management requirements.
    2. In coordination with the Board of Directors, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate seasonal staff.
  5. Manage property development and maintenance needs to ensure stewardship of current resources and identification of future needs.
    1. Conduct annual assessment of property and maintenance needs.
    2. Prepare annual and long-term property plan.
  6. Oversee the daily operation of the summer resident camp including food service, program, business, camper and staff supervision.
    1. Oversee the management of the food service area through supervision of Kitchen Lead and review of food service program.
  7. Develop and oversee the business management functions of the camp including financial record keeping, office operations, camp store, etc.
  8. Work collaboratively with internal and external groups to ensure the enhancement of the camp operation.
  9. Other duties as assigned.

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Teacher

Minimum Qualifications: Currently Certified Educator in the state of Utah.

Compensation:
three day sessions (Mon-Wed or Wed-Fri): $350 for first camp session, $400 for each additional session;
Four day sessions (Mon-Thu): $475 for first camp session, $545 for each additional session

    Roles and Responsibilites:
  1. Deliver a fun program to campers.
    1. Ensure lesson plans are prepared and implemented that meet camp outcomes and the abilities of the campers.
    2. Deliver progressive program activities.
    3. Evaluate the success of the program and the development of the campers’ abilities and skills in various program activities.
  2. Ensure that campers know and follow safety and educational procedures during camp programs.
  3. Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in all program areas.
    1. Participate in daily checks of area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair; notify management of any hazards.
    2. Ensure that program areas are kept fee of hazards and debris.
  4. Develop and implement schedules and records for all areas of camp program and facilities.
    1. Create, implement and supervise camper program and activity schedules during daytime activity hours.
    2. Collect and evaluate records; report and evaluate camp program and activity areas.
  5. Other duties as assigned.

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Host/Hostess

Minimum Qualifications: Competent use of Microsoft programs, basic retail mathematics skills, physically able to move large quantities of vending machine drinks and be able to load drinks in vending machines. Must work well under pressure and be capable of working with people in a positive way. Must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma.

Compensation: $11/hr

    Roles and Responsibilites:
  1. Create weekly staff schedules and adjust as needed.
  2. Select volunteer students to assist with serving meals.
  3. Supervise student cafeteria behavior, ensuring they clean up after themselves after each meal.
  4. Prepare cafeteria for private weekend groups.
  5. Assist cabin counselors and kitchen staff as needed.
  6. Plan for activities related to staff and student birthdays.
  7. Run trading post, trading off with other host/hostess on a weekly basis.
  8. Inspect cabins on Wednesday and Friday ensuring cleanliness. Award group with cleanest cabin.
  9. Monitor and report fire extinguisher conditions and safety hazards in cabins.
  10. Measure propane and diesel fuel levels weekly and record information accurately.
  11. Ensure that all lost and found is taken to bus, attempting to return lost items to appropriate students. Document lost and found items maintained at Mill Hollow, including photographing each item for lost and found database.
  12. Take accurate weekly inventories of the trading post, order and sell items.
  13. Open and close the trading post on time, keep the trading post neat and clean.
  14. Price and display items and rotate stock regularly in trading post and vending machines.
  15. Collect, count and handle money daily.
  16. Prepare teacher supply boxes for each group.
  17. Other duties as assigned.

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Kitchen Lead

Minimum Qualifications: Willingness to acquire a Food Handlers Permit from Wasatch County. Must work well under pressure and be capable of working with people in a positive way. Must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma.

Compensation: $12/hr

    Roles and Responsibilites:
  1. Supervise and instruct all kitchen staff in the performance of their duties.
  2. Plan and prepare quality meals for variable group sizes with a minimum of waste.
  3. Maintain cooperation among kitchen staff and ensure that workers are on the job when scheduled.
  4. Ensure that the kitchen and cafeteria are kept clean and sanitary at all times.
  5. Assist in maintaining cleanliness of dock and ramp areas. Dispose of all waste properly.
  6. Be responsible for maintaining Board of Health requirements at all times.
  7. Be responsible for food orders and maintaining adequate records of inventory.
  8. Other duties as assigned.

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Kitchen Assistant

Minimum Qualifications: Willingness to acquire a Food Handlers Permit from Wasatch County. Must work well under pressure and be capable of working with people in a positive way. Must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma.

Compensation: $10/hr

    Roles and Responsibilites:
  1. Follow Kitchen Lead instructions in the performance of kitchen duties.
  2. Prepare quality meals for variable group sizes with a minimum of waste.
  3. Cooperate with other kitchen staff and be on the job when scheduled.
  4. Ensure that the kitchen and cafeteria are kept clean and sanitary at all times.
  5. Assist in maintaining cleanliness of dock and ramp areas. Dispose of all waste properly.
  6. Assist in the responsibility of maintaining Board of Health requirements at all times.
  7. Assist in the responsibility of food orders and maintaining adequate records of inventory.
  8. Other duties as assigned.

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Custodian

Minimum Qualifications: Ability to work quickly and efficiently. Must work well under pressure and be capable of working with people in a positive way. Must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma.

Compensation: $10/hr

    Roles and Responsibilites:
  1. Clean and sanitize all toilets and showers in all buildings daily.
  2. Empty all garbage cans at least once per day.
  3. Keep loading dock and ramps clean and neat with all garbage in the dumpsters.
  4. Sweep Spruce Room daily and keep furniture in order.
  5. Clean all used mattress covers after each group.
  6. Clean fireplaces after every use. Ensure ash and coals are cold before disposing of them. Dispose of ash properly.
  7. Sweep mop and buff cafeteria floor at least once a week. Wax floor as needed.
  8. Be responsible for the general cleanliness and upkeep of the center and grounds.
  9. Gather lost and found items and turn them in to the Host/Hostess.
  10. Other duties as assigned.

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AmeriCorps Member: Cabin Counselor

Minimum Qualifications: Ability to work quickly and efficiently. Must work well under pressure and be capable of working with people in a positive way. Must be willing to adhere to AmeriCorps Program guidelines. Must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma.

Compensation: $10/hr

    Roles and Responsibilites:
  1. Work with other members and staff to prepare and present acceptable campfire programs and afternoon/evening education programs.
  2. Help students acclimate to the outdoor environment and teach responsible conservation habits.
  3. Assist with work projects assigned by management and the U.S. Forest Service. These projects may include: cutting wood, trail building, clearing trails, and maintaining existing recreational areas for campers and general public.
  4. Create conservation education materials such as posters, brochures, and entertaining programming.
  5. Create an atmosphere of cooperation and willingness among the students and staff and encourage them to comply with the camp rules.
  6. Refer students who persist in disruptive behavior or in any way pose a danger or threat to the center or its occupants to the managers for possible removal from the center.
  7. Ride with students on the buses and provide orientation to students when they arrive at camp. Help students prepare to leave the center at the end of their stay and assist them with luggage as needed.
  8. Organize students and assist them in cooperating to ensure that they keep their cabins clean and orderly.
  9. Stay with students in the cabins overnight to ensure adequate supervision is provided.
  10. Report safety hazards to managers and assist as appropriate with ensuring a safe facility for all.
  11. Open cabins for students on time, as scheduled. AmeriCorps members will have responsibility for keys at the center. Members should keep keys secure at all times.
  12. Assist with proper documentation of students to ensure accountability for students is maintained.

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Volunteer

If you'd like to volunteer your time to Mill Hollow, we'd be thrilled to have you! All the jobs listed on this page are also available to volunteers. If you have a child attending Mill Hollow with a school group, you can also volunteer as a parent/guardian chaperon, or you can tell us in your application if there's something else you'd like to do for the camp.

All volunteers must submit an application if they will be present at Mill Hollow while children are present. Volunteers for regular Mill Hollow staff positions are subject to the same qualifications and terms as employees in those positions, and are not eligible for employee benefits. Please specify your desired position(s) and duration or date(s) of your offered service in your volunteer application.

Volunteers are not covered by Mill Hollow's insurance policy - thank you for understanding.

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What Is Mill Hollow?

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This Is Mill Hollow!

Going to camp is easy, so get excited and let the info below guide you!

The Legend of Mill Hollow

The Legend of Mill Hollow

"No offense to family, friends and Xboxes waiting at home, but a lot of kids really didn't want to leave the Mill Hollow Outdoor Education Center last Friday afternoon. Three days of summer camp high in the Uinta Mountains zipped by too fast."

Full story at DeseretNews.com

Mountain Air Leads to High Jinks

"Perhaps it's the cheesy campfire songs sung by thousands of people over five decades. Or maybe it's the thrill of chasing panhandling squirrels, the addictive powers of boondoggling or the exhilarating explorations to distant lakes and pure nature."

Full story at DeseretNews.com
How Do I Register for Camp?

Mill Hollow is a 3 day, 2 night camp, with sessions running Monday - Wednesday and Wednesday - Friday during June & July.

Whether you're attending Mill Hollow with a group or individually, registration is easy! Just click "Register Now!" below, or any registration link on this website, then ask a parent or guardian to complete the registration form.

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Scholarships: Apply or Donate
What Should I Bring?
RECOMMENDED ITEMS:
  • SLEEPING BAG or BLANKETS
  • PILLOW
  • HAIRBRUSH and/or COMB
  • TOOTHBRUSH & TOOTHPASTE
  • CHAPSTICK
  • SUNSCREEN & HAND LOTION
  • INSECT REPELLENT
  • SMALL TOWEL & WASHCLOTH
  • SMALL PACKET OF TISSUE
  • WARM COAT
  • LIGHT COAT or SWEATSHIRT
  • SUNGLASSES (optional)
  • HAT or CAP
  • RAIN PONCHO
  • PLASTIC BAG (a large plastic garbage bag for soiled clothing and wet items)
  • SHIRTS & JEANS (recommend at least one long sleeved shirt and one pair of long pants)
  • EXTRA SOCKS
  • PAJAMAS
  • EXTRA SHOES or LIGHT HIKING BOOTS (No Flip-Flops, all shoes must be closed toe)
  • CAMERA
  • HYDRATION SYSTEM - Any water bottle should do just fine
  • ANY MONEY FOR TRADING POST ITEMS

We recommend that you write your name on your belongings. Mill Hollow has a lost and found but we are not responsible for misplaced or stolen items.

How Will I Get to Camp and Back?

The pick-up and drop-off location for the Mill Hollow busses is Rosecrest Elementary School located at:

Rosecrest Elementary School
2420 Fisher Ln.
Salt Lake City, UT 84109

On the morning of your first day of camp, you'll board the bus and ride to Mill Hollow with other campers and group leaders!

On the last day of camp, you will again board the bus with the other campers and group leaders to return to the same pick-up location to be picked up by your parent or guardian.

To avoid congestion with multiple buses at camp, parents should not drive their child(ren) directly to Mill Hollow.

What Will I Do At Mill Hollow?

During your stay, you will be able to participate in lots of activities that are both fun and educational - some of the possibilities are listed below! Also, be sure to watch Truman Elementary School's fan video above, and our Endless Memories video above that!

  • Nature hikes designed for both fun and learning about the geology, ecology, and biology of the surrounding Uinta National Forest
  • Chemistry
  • Astronomy
  • Animal-watching from the animal blind
  • Native American and Mountain Man cultural demonstrations
  • Arts & crafts
  • Basketball, volleyball, tetherball
  • Games
  • Trading post
  • Free recreation time
  • Daily flag ceremony
  • Nightly campfire programs with skits, stories, and songs by both campers and staff
  • Various programs, activities, and instruction prepared by individual Group Leaders / Teachers
What Can I Buy at the Trading Post?

The Trading Post has a variety of items available at nominal prices to help campers have a memorable visit. Please do not bring large amounts of money. If money is brought, small bills are preferred (vending machines take $1.00 bills).

Some of the items available are:

  • Mill Hollow T-shirts
  • Water bottles & mugs
  • Craft items such as boondoggle, necklace beads, leather bracelets, etc.
  • Personal items such as toothpaste, toothbrush, combs, deodorant, etc.
  • Books and pamphlets such as The Songbook, Nature Trail Guide, and Animal & Bird identification booklets
  • Other things, too, but you get the idea. If you forget to bring something, you might be in luck!

NOTE: While we do sell disposable cameras, we do not sell film or memory cards for other cameras.

Camp Rules

Don't worry, the Mill Hollow counselors will go over these rules with you at camp and help you remember them! Reading them now will help you prepare for camp, though.

  1. In case of FIRE OR SMOKE in the building: Students will calmly leave the building using the closest exit away from the fire. Go directly to the volleyball court.
  2. In case of an EARTHQUAKE: Students will DROP, COVER and HOLD ON. Three minutes after shaking ends - calmly leave the building. Go directly to the volleyball court.
  3. In case of a POWER FAILURE: Remain calm; follow the directions of your Cabin Counselor or Teacher.
  4. Students are NOT to use the restroom in the lodge. They may use all other restroom facilities.
  5. We are guests of the United States Forest Service and therefore we cannot remove, deface, injure or destroy any plant, animal, rock or man-made structure in the forest.
  6. Please help to keep Mill Hollow clean, all litter must be placed in the garbage cans or other suitable containers.
  7. All students must stay with their teachers. In case you do get separated and become lost, walk down hill until you find a road and then stay near it. The only exception to this rule is if you have already crossed the ridge road, then you must walk back up hill until you come back to the ridge road and stay there until you are picked up. Do not accept a ride from anyone, unless you know them or recognize them from The Center. All Mill Hollow Staff will carry Mill Hollow Identification When near The Center, stay within sight and sound of the buildings - never leave The Center alone.
  8. Report any accident or illness to your teacher, Cabin Counselor or a manager immediately.
  9. A short period of rest after meals is both desirable and beneficial. Heavy exercises (running) should not be done the first day after you arrive at The Center because of the high altitude.
  10. While in the vicinity of the Center, rest rooms are provided and must be used.
  11. All kinds of fireworks, matches and other combustible materials are forbidden at Mill Hollow and the surrounding forest area. Please report all unauthorized fires to teachers, or a member of the Mill Hollow staff at once.
  12. The use of tobacco, drinking of alcoholic beverages, use of illegal substances, gambling, viewing pornographic materials or the use of firearms by students is strictly prohibited.
  13. While hiking on established trails please remain on the trails and do not take shortcuts. It may save a little time, but causes a great amount of damage to the environment.
  14. We must insist on the separation of boys and girls inside the cabins day or night.
  15. Respect other student’s property, climbing in and out of cabin windows is not allowed. Adult supervisors must be present when students are inside the cabins.
  16. Consideration of others, politeness and friendliness should be extended to all students and staff.
  17. Participants should promptly perform duties assigned by Staff, Teachers or the Manager.
  18. Throwing rocks, sticks other objects, or harassing the animals will not be tolerated.
  19. Do drink plenty of liquids but do not drink out of streams because of possible contamination.
  20. We must ask each of you to walk only on the sidewalks and paths around The Center area - please do not walk across the grass to short cut.
  21. The sewer lagoons at Mill Hollow should be considered contaminated and potentially dangerous. Students should not go inside the fence.
  22. This is a multi-use forest area. Cattle and sheep grazing are part of the forest management program. Do not disturb those animals.
  23. Items that are for sale in the Trading Post (located in the basement of Cabin 5) include the following: songbooks, trail guides, boondoggle, t-shirts and some personal items. Prices are comparable to those in the Salt Lake Valley. Students are encouraged to use their money wisely and with restraint. Aluminum cans and plastic pop bottles may be returned to the Trading Post for a five cent refund if they are marked and crushed. They are then hauled down to Park City to be recycled.
  24. Because of a limited water supply during some dry periods, it may be necessary to have the cooperation of the students to help conserve water by restricting showers, hair washing, etc. Please do not waste water at any time.
  25. Meal schedules: Breakfast - 7:30 & 8:00 a.m.; Lunch - 12:00 & 12:30; Dinner -5:00 & 5:30. Your schedule will be assigned when you arrive.
  26. Games and recreation time will be from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. under the direction of your Cabin Counselor.
  27. Teachers are responsible for letting students into the cabins during the day time instructional periods.
  28. Be careful, have fun, and discover how learning can be an adventure!
Group and Group Leader Info

Registered groups with four or more campers receive a special discount per camper. Click here for special pricing details

Registering your group is easy! Go to our Group Leader page for details and instructions on group registration and applying as a Group Leader.



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Mill Hollow Scholarships 4/21/2016

Good news! We've re-opened the Mill Hollow scholarship application and are eager to help more kids come to camp! Apply here.

2016 Enrollment Is Underway! 2/1/2016

Enroll online as an individual camper, or with a public, private, or home school group! Visit the online registration page.

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