Welcome Return Academy Staff!​

Please follow the steps below in order to finalize the hiring process and get you "Field Ready".

Dates to Remember:

May 17: Virtual Training! 6pm - 8pm (MST)

May 25: Virtual Training! 6pm - 8pm (MST)

May 23-24: WFA

May 25-27: WFR Re-cert

May 23-27: WFR

TBD: CPR Training (included in WFA/WFR courses)

May 31 - June 4: All Staff Training

Stay organized! Print your pre-summer checklist here.

#1: State Based Background Checks

*Due March 12*

*You may skip this step if you have ONLY lived in the state of Colorado for the past five years. This MUST be completed if you did not officially received an approval letter from the state of Colorado last summer.

All Telluride Academy staff are required to obtain the following three background checks from all states they've lived in in the past 5 years:

  • State Criminal History Check

  • State Sex Offender Registry

  • State Child Abuse and Neglect Registry

You can use the following link to find instructions for completing each of these forms.


State-Based Background Check Instructions

You must have ALL of these forms sent into their respective organizations by Friday, March 5th. Once you obtain results of these background checks, immediately send the results to sophie@tellurideacademy.org

#2 Complete Standard Precautions Training

*Due April 16*

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All child care workers in the state of Colorado are required to complete a Standard Precautions Training every year. This free online training will take about an hour and a half.


  • To access the Standard Precautions training, create a PDIS Account by clicking this link and selecting "Create Account."

  • After you've created account, go to the menu bar in the top right corner, click "Learning" from the dropdown menu, and then "Learning Search."

  • Click "Search Training" in the pop-up box.

  • In the search bar, type "Standard Precautions."

  • Select the first option, titled ""Standard Precautions including Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases and Immunizations."

  • Follow the instructions to complete this course and upload your completion certificate to your Bamboo profile. (NOTE: If you are logging in from a previously created account, you'll need to click "request" and "open curriculum" to re-take this course.)

  • It may ask for the following information:

    • Employer Type: School Age Program
      • Country: San Miguel

      • School Age Program: San Miguel School Age (Before & After) & Camp Program

      • Professional Role Category: School Age Professional

      • Professional Role: School Age Professional

#3: Staff Handbook
*Due April 16*

All staff MUST Read the 2022 Staff Handbook carefully! This document outlines all Academy policies, procedures as well as the expectations of all Field Instructors.  The Handbook is also a great place to familiarize yourself with how we structure and staff Academy programs. You must carry your handbook in the field with you at all times. It provides vital information such as emergency contact numbers,  Lightening procedures, Evacuations and more


  • This document MUST be read and reviewed prior to entering the field with students.


  • We recommend that you either print off a version of this handbook or download them to your smart phone. You MUST carry one of these documents with you at all times this summer!


  • There are also numerous addendum found on the 'Staff Resources' page that outline useful options that are available to you throughout the summer.

#4: Camper Code of Conduct

*Due April 16*

  • All staff MUST read the TA Camper Code of Conduct. This document outlines the expectation Telluride Academy holds for it's students. Instructors should be familiar with these expectations and communicate with admin staff if any child is not adhering to it.

  • We recommend printing this document and keeping it with you during camp. This can be a useful reference when students are not behaving.

  • This document can serve as a guideline when creating "Camp Contracts" with student groups on Monday mornings.

#5: Complete Required Paperwork
*Due April 16*

First, log into Bamboo, our new HR platform. You should have received an email from Bamboo to create a password. Once your password is created, you will be able to access all the paperwork and trainings that need to be completed. Please get in touch with Sophie if you have not received a link from Bamboo.

Once you've logged in, click the          icon in the top right corner of the screen. There will be a number displayed that tells you how many "tasks" need to be completed. The "tasks" include on-boarding paperwork, trainings, and documents that need to be uploaded. Please follow the instructions for each "task" to complete this portion of your return instructor paperwork!

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#6: Celebrate, Breath, Buy Yourself A Beer Because You're Done!!