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About us:

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.”

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.

In 1948, they welcomed four boys to Big Spring Ranch. Now, almost 70 years later, Sanborn Western Camps and its associated non-profit 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.


Experience with kids and outdoor activities is preferred.

Assistant Counselors: 18+

Counselors: 20+

Ideal Candidate:

Truly enjoys working with children

Wants to make a difference in others' lives

Enjoys being a part of a community

Wants to strengthen their leadership skills

Enjoys the outdoors

Wants to learn while doing

Enjoys new experiences and challenges

Why Work at Sanborn?

  1. To grow and develop while being coached by great leaders
  2. To work in a field where you have a purpose and the ability to change lives
  3. To be a role model, mentor, teacher and friend
  4. To be a part of a high quality organization that's existed for over 70 years
  5. To live and work in a spectacular location
  6. To lead and participate in amazing trips and programs
  7. To develop technical, professional, and social skills to last a lifetime


  • Competitive Salary
  • Housing, Meals and Laundry valued at $2,025 for the summer
  • Unbelievable Pro Deals
  • Additional stipends for current and related certifications

Job Types: Part-time, Internship

Salary: $1,200.00 to $1,800.00 /month

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Job ID: 239924678


Sanborn Western Camps

Our staff members are powerful mentors, leaders, and friends. You are able to truly impact the lives of the campers while building an amazing resume and peer relationships that last a lifetime.

Sanborn Western Camps is an outdoor adventure residential camp in Colorado. Sanborn provides a unique opportunity to benefit from quality time spent...

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