Serve as a guide for 7 weeks of backpacking in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. Sonlight guides small groups of teens and adults on 5-day treks, giving them the time and space to enjoy God’s creation and reflect deeply on who God is calling them to be. You and your fellow guide will be responsible for the logistics, safety, and community-building for these treks. By teaching them how to travel and serve one another in the backcountry you will change the perspective and lives of young people.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Staff, Full Time, Teaching/Education


19 years of age, valid Wilderness First Responder certification (through August 8, 2021) from nationally recognized agency

Required Skills:

Able to hike 5 days, 15 miles per day, at 10,000+ft altitude with a 45-pound pack; able to discern needs and dangers affecting the whole group of backpackers and the wisdom to manage crisis with calm and patience.

About Sonlight Christian Camp

A youth-focused Christian camp, backpacking base, and retreat center. We specialize in awesome outdoor experiences in small community settings--like 15 people on a wilderness backpacking trip!

Application Instructions

Apply at sonlightcamp.org/staff. Email Emrys Tyler at [email protected] or call 970-264-4379 to inquire further.