We are looking for a proven leader with 3 to 5 years of previous Camp Director, School Administrative or similar related experience. Seeking an individual who has demonstrated skills and experience in responsive youth development, outdoor education and adventure programming. This individual must be capable of building a strong sense of rapport and support with stakeholders of all ages and backgrounds and must possess a desire and capacity to build and nurture these relationships over an extended period of time. The ideal candidate is a creative self-starter, leader and coach who brings wisdom, energy, collaboration, confidence, strong personal values, excellent problem solving skills and decisiveness to the position. Strong experience working in positive, progressive male-centered spaces is preferred.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Backcountry Skills, Camp Staff, Climbing Skills, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Mountaineering Skills


Bachelor Degree in related field.
Previous Camp Director, School Administrative or similar related experience.
Must undergo an extensive background check.
Valid driver’s license and driving record which meets SWC’s insurance carrier.

Required Skills:

Ability to use the computer for extended periods with appropriate rest periods
Ability to hike, backpack, camp in the backcountry, and ride a horse for extended periods with appropriate rest periods.
Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.

Preferred Skills:

Experience with programs such as NOLS, Outward Bound and or Outdoor Education.
Experience in residential care of children and adolescents strongly preferred

About Sanborn Western Camps

Rated “best outdoor camp in the country” By Outside Magazine

Sanborn Western Camps is a outdoor adventure residential camp in Colorado. Sanborn provides a unique opportunity to benefit from quality time spent in the natural world as a teacher, mentor and friend to kids from all over the world. We give kids the opportunity to grow as young men and women while climbing 14ers, riding horses and living together in the outdoors.

We are located on 6,000 private acres surrounded by 35,000 acres of National Forest and the 6,000 acre Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. The wildflower-filled mountain meadows, open pine
Sanborn Western Camps is located at elevation of 8600 ft in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado, 35 miles west of Colorado Springs.

The Space, People and Time of Sanborn are three key aspects of who we are and set the stage for life changing experiences.
We hope you’ll check us out and watch our intro to trips video clip: https://youtu.be/l5HFKz-Krdk

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter detailing relevant experience, your resume/CV and three (minimum) applicable references (name, email and phone) to [email protected]