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

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.

Open to men and women 21 years and older. This position is residential and encompasses a variety of roles: wrangler, educator, peer supervisor, trip leader, and logistics coordinator.

Benefits: Salary $3600 plus $225 paid training in addition to lodging, meals, laundry, Pro Deals

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

Dates: May 17th – Aug 21st

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

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


Have a high degree of self-motivation and the ability to work long hours.
Have experience with and be comfortable leading western-style horseback rides to all ages.
Teach basic horsemanship skills on the ground and while mounted.
Complete daily chores around the barn.
Work with and manage riding counselors.
Lead safe, fun and enriching trips and activities.
Mediate conflicts in the living units and on trips.

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