Counselor (Trip Leader) with Sanborn Western Camps/ Outdoor Education Center

In the late 1940’s an idealistic young couple had a vision of a better world. In the years just after World War II, Laura and Sandy Sanborn had a dream of creating a place where young people could learn to live together in the out-of-doors. They bought 480 acres of land in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado and, in 1948, they welcomed four boys to Big Spring Ranch. Now,almost 70 years later, Sanborn Western Camps and its associated organizations, Colorado Outdoor Education Center, High Trails Outdoor Education Center, and The Nature Place Conference Center, provide outdoor experiences for thousands of children and adults each year.

Counselors (trip leaders), Assistant Counselors, Wranglers, Nurses, Photographers, Mountain Biking and Climbing Coordinators, Outcamp Coordinator, Arts & Crafts Coordinator, Kitchen Coordinator

Rated “best outdoor camp in the country” by Outside Magazine

“Set on 6,000 acres of meadows and ponderosa forests, Sanborn combines traditional sleepaway camp with extended backcountry expeditions. The largest private camp in the country, it has access to more 14,000-foot peaks than any other program in Colorado, and kids can head out on two- to five-day backpacking and horsepacking trips to bag summits, cast for trout, climb granite crags, and explore the high country.”

Open to men and women 2 years out of high school — traditionally college sophomores and older. This position is residential and is all about working, teaching and living with children and creating a respectful community.

You will have opportunities to teach, learn, and develop your leadership and outdoor skills
Why not influence the lives of children all while experiencing the Colorado Rockies this summer

Find out more and apply through SUCCESS, Jod ID: 22080.

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