The Cabin Counselor provides leadership for, lives with, and cares for a cabin group of 8-10 campers in male and female identifying cabins. They are expected to work collaboratively with their co-counselor to ensure each camper’s physical, social, and emotional health and safety needs are met. They are responsible for all other aspects of the camper’s experience, with the expectation of exceptional customer service. The Cabin Counselor is responsible for organizing, planning and safely running one or more activity classes each week.


Dates preferred: May 24th – August 12th, 2023

What is the culture at CCO?: When you work at Camp Chief Ouray, you become part of something bigger than yourself. You become a key player in helping cultivate an environment of healthy living, youth development, and community impact. As an employee, you will meet people representing all dimensions of diversity, and will live each day with a greater sense of purpose. You’ll learn to lead with heart and measure success by the impactful moments you’re able to create for campers, families, and fellow staff. This is a place where nature inspires and quality time happens naturally. Our serene surroundings of Rocky Mountain National Park provide moments of tranquility throughout our days and remind us how lucky we are to grow our careers in such a beautiful and supportive workplace.

Do I have to work the entire summer in order to be on staff at CCO?: It is extremely important for all of our CCO staff to attend Staff Training in order to learn about our program, build rapport with the CCO staff team, and gain valuable certifications/trainings. Though we prefer staff to be present for the entirety of our summer schedule, we are flexible with staff schedules throughout the summer and this should not be a deterrent to applying.

Do you have to be Christian to work for CCO and the YMCA of the Rockies?: No! YMCA of the Rockies is an organization founded on Christian principles, meaning we serve our mission through caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith. You do not need to be Christian to work for CCO or the Y.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Full Time


All cabin counselors must be at least 18 years old. Must have current certification in CPR/First Aid or be willing to obtain certification.

About YMCA of the Rockies

Camp Chief Ouray is the longest running summer camp in Colorado. Each year between May - August, hundreds of campers travel to Colorado for a week of adventure. Located on over 5,100 acres of beautiful mountain terrain, Camp Chief Ouray is one of the most scenic summer camps in the country. Only a 20-minute drive to Rocky Mountain National Park, staff have the one in a lifetime chance to live, work, and explore the mountains while making a difference in the lives of children.

Application Instructions

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