The LIT/ADV Leader is responsible for leading three sessions of the LIT program and two-three sessions of the Adventure program throughout the summer. This role will develop and facilitate a schedule of activities in accordance with the goals and outcomes of the LIT and Adventure programs; with special emphasis on leadership development and personal responsibility. These groups typically consist of 8-10 campers. Most LIT Programs are two weeks long. One week of backpacking and one week of leadership skill development and implementation on campus. Summer 2023 there will be a few one-week LIT Programs that will not involve a camping trip. Adventure Programs are one week long and may consist of backpacking, rafting, horsepacking, mountain biking, or some combination.

Why Work at Camp: Working at Camp Chief Ouray will help you develop and fine-tune skills that all employers look for; communication, collaboration, creativity, problem solving and critical thinking to name just a few. Hiring consists of us learning about your prior experiences and how you have put another’s needs before your own. Once hired, your success is our success. We are in this together and want to help you realize your best self.

Benefits for Camp Chief Ouray Staff:
– Weekly pay, $556/week
– Room and board
– Laundry on-site
– CPR/First Aid and/or Wilderness First Aid certification
– Diverse and global experiences
– Welcoming and inclusive team environment
– Free and/or discounted program rental
– Close proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park and additional outdoor recreation areas
– Discount on summer camp registration for immediate family members
– Transportation funding support to get to camp

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Backcountry Skills, Camp Staff, Development


Minimum of 21 years of age and have a clean driving record. Experience teaching leadership skills in a wilderness setting preferred.

About Camp Chief Ouray

Camp Chief Ouray is the premiere overnight camp of YMCA of the Rockies. Located on over 5,100 acres of beautiful mountain terrain, Camp Chief Ouray is the longest running summer camp in Colorado. This is a place where nature inspires and quality time happens naturally.

Application Instructions

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