As a staff member, you will have opportunities to teach, learn, develop your leadership and technical skills, and influence the lives of children all while experiencing the grandeur of Colorado.
An invaluable experience to set off or continue a career in outdoor education/leadership/recreation/guiding or to simply build life skills applicable to any profession.

Rated “best outdoor camp in the country” by Outside Magazine
“Set on 6,000 acres of meadows and ponderosa forests, Sanborn combines traditional sleep-away camp with extended backcountry expeditions. The largest private camp in the country, it has access to more 14,000-foot peaks than any other program in Colorado, and kids can head out on two- to five-day backpacking and horsepacking trips to bag summits, cast for trout, climb granite crags, and explore the high country.”

Positions: Counselors, Assistant Counselors, Residential Nurse, Outcamp Coordinator and more

We have Brother & Sister camps for boys and girls age 7 to 17.

2 weeks of training:
Some examples of focus are child development, backcountry skills, trip leading and program specific areas.

Program Areas:
Backpacking, mountain biking, rock climbing, horseback riding, canoeing, natural sciences, water activities, arts & crafts, drama, film, sports and much more.

Positions are filling quickly. If you are interested in joining our staff, please submit your application online promptly to be considered for 2021 summer employment.

Start/End Dates: May 29th – August 13th

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Climbing Skills, Cooks and Food Service, Instruction and Guiding, Medical, Mountaineering Skills, Teaching/Education, Water Skills


Experience with kids and outdoor activities is preferred.
Experience in program areas and additional certifications a plus! (LifeGuard, CPR, WFA, IMBA, Teaching …)
Assistant Counselors: 18+
Counselors: 2 years out of high school- traditionally college sophomores and older.
Wranglers: 21+

Required Skills:

Must be willing to work, teach and live with children while creating a respectful community.

Preferred Skills:

Resilient, Hard Working, Empathetic, Flexible, Servant Leadership, Risk Management, Growth Mindset

About Sanborn Western Camps

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.

Application Instructions

Apply online here: https://www.sanbornwesterncamps.com/employment/employment-opportunities-2