Guide groups of 8-13 high school youth in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado. Build awareness of God’s creation, teamwork and interdependence, Leave No Trace ethics, and resilience in youth through a 5-day backcountry trek. A team of two guides is responsible for leadership, logistics, and wilderness medical care for each excursion.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Staff


21 years of age, holds valid WFR certificate from a nationally accredited agency through August 14, 2021, has demonstrable Christian faith. Must be available for the whole summer season: mid-May through mid-August.

Required Skills:

Must love kids and the outdoors. Must be able to carry a 50-pound pack 15 miles per day on backcountry trails for five days and remain healthy, cheerful, and kind. Must have the mental and emotional health to teach and encourage adolescents in a physically challenging environment, and to be disconnected from telecommunications, including social media, for several days at a time.

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

Contact Emrys Tyler at [email protected] or 970-264-4379 with interest; formal application process will follow.