Work for the “best outdoor camp in the country” by Outside Magazine

Join our staff in the Colorado Rockies
A once in a lifetime experience that will help prepare you for any future job
With 6,000 acres of on-property land to explore and more off property trip permits than any other camp in the Colorado Rockies, Working at Sanborn Western Camps is a challenging and rewarding opportunity. In one summer you will have the opportunity to influence the lives of children, explore the Colorado backcountry, work with other staff from all around the country and develop your leadership and technical skills. The days are full, the energy is high, and the fun is contagious.

All counselors live on camp property in one of several tents or cabins, living with the campers. We work to create connections with nature and connections with each other through fun and adventure.

Program Areas: Backpacking, mountain biking, rock climbing and horse pack trips, additionally we offer in-camp activities such as archery, swimming, sports and science based activities.

Our benefits include: Base salary starting at $3000, Pro Deals, lodging, meals, and laundry

Bonus: Stipends offered for current, nationally-recognized related certifications

Tagged as: Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education


Basic Qualifications: Assistant Counselors 18-19 years of age, Counselors 20+
Experience in the outdoors or working with kids is preferred.
Enthusiastic, resilient and flexible individuals.
Applicants must have completed high school and have a willingness to be a contributing member of our camp community.

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

Apply Here: https://www.sanbornwesterncamps.com/employment/how-to-apply