The Wrangler provides support for the barn facilities and program, under the direction of the Barn Director and Assistant Barn Director. The Wrangler is responsible for the program delivery of the equestrian and riding program. They are expected to work collaboratively with Barn Staff to ensure each camper’s physical, social, and emotional health and safety needs are met. They also ensure the horse herd is cared for, the barn facility and equipment cleanliness are maintained, and all barn safety protocols are met.

Work Dates: May 10 – August 10, 2024

Compensation: This position pays $607/week and also includes room and board, laundry on site, practice 21st century skills, CPR/First Aid and/or Wilderness First Aid certification, diverse and global experiences, welcoming and inclusive team environment, free and/or discounted program rentals, close proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park and additional outdoor recreation areas, discount on summer camp registration for immediate family members, and pro deal discounts to outdoor retail companies.

Tagged as: Camp Staff, Instruction and Guiding


All CCO Staff Camp Chief Ouray staff are expected to create a safe space for all campers, families, and staff while allowing development and growth for all. They should possess the mental, social and emotional skills necessary to build rapport and positive relationships, putting camper needs first. Responding to camper and customer requests for service, troubleshooting problems and developing solutions in a patient and respectful manner is an important aspect of our work.

About Camp Chief Ouray

Camp Chief Ouray (CCO), established in 1908, has grown to be a premiere overnight and day camp option for youth from all over the United States and the World. We are committed to developing five core values in everything we do: Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith. CCO is a part of the YMCA of the Rockies, located at Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby, CO (elevation of 8,750 feet).

Application Instructions

Visit https://campchiefouray.org/ and apply under About > Work at CCO.