Gain a well rounded experience that will help prepare you for any future job.


Who We Are
Non-Profit residential camp with 70yrs of experience set on 6,000 acres of private land
Sanborn combines traditional sleep-away camp with extended backcountry expeditions and adventures
The largest private camp in the country, Sanborn has access to more 14,000-foot peaks than any other program in Colorado
Expeditions: 3-5-day trips backpacking, mountain biking, rock climbing, horseback riding, canoeing and fishing

Internship opportunities available

Location: 30 miles west of Colorado Springs

We specialize in outdoor adventures such as backpacking, mountain biking, rock climbing and horse pack trips. We also offer in-camp activities like archery, swimming, sports and camp games.

A base salary starting at $3300. Also lodging, meals and laundry, valued at $2,025 for the summer.

Major Benefits:
– Personal growth and development while being coached by great leaders
– Being part of a 70 year old high quality non-profit organization
– Working in a community where you have a purpose and ability to change lives
– Opportunity to be a role model, mentor, teacher and friend
– Living in a spectacular location at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains
– Experience leading and participating in amazing trips and programs
– The opportunity to continue to develop a wide range of professional, social and technical skills that will last a lifetime

Bonus: Discounts on outdoor gear and clothing. Staff members are also eligible to receive a certification stipend based on current, nationally-recognized certifications.

Join us today!

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Climbing Skills, Conservation, Instruction and Guiding, Medical, Mountaineering Skills, Teaching/Education, Therapeutic Counselors


We are looking for people who are:
Enthusiastic, resilient and flexible
Interested in the outdoors and working with kids
This position is residential and is all about working, teaching and living with children while creating a respectful community based around living in close contact with nature.

About Sanborn Western Camps

At Sanborn Western camps, you will have the opportunity to influence young people in the Colorado mountains.

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 participating in a variety of outdoor activities such as climbing 14,000 ft peaks, riding horses, canoeing, rock climbing and fishing just to name a few.

Application Instructions

Please apply online through our website: https://www.sanbornwesterncamps.com/employment/how-to-apply Once we receive your application we will reach out to schedule an interview