Sanborn Western Camps

Our days are full, the energy is high, and the fun is contagious!

*Job *Lifestyle *Program Variety *Quality *Vacation *Trips

Sanborn Western Camps is located at an elevation of 8600 feet in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado, 35 miles west of Colorado Springs. 

Sanborn Western Camp

The camps own over 6,000 acres and are surrounded by 35,000 acres of National Forest and the 6,000 acre Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.  The wildflower filled mountain meadows, open pine forests, expansive aspen groves and rocky bluffs are an ideal setting for horseback riding, camping out, backpacking and other camp activities.

Our Jobs

Arts and Crafts Coordinator (Girls' Camp)
Assistant Counselor
Cook/Cook's Assistant
Health Care Provider
Junior Camp Counselor
Kitchen Coordinator/ Assistant Counselor Supervisor (Boys' Camp)
Kitchen Coordinator/ Waste Manager (Girls' Camp)
Outcamp/Trip Logistics Coordinator
Outdoor Education Instructors

Room and Board

You will live in a wooden frame platform tent or cabin with 4-6 campers at Big Spring.  At High Trails you will live in a cabin side with 8-10 campers, a co-counselor and possibly an assistant counselor.

Employee Perks

Why Work at Sanborn?

  1. Great Kids
  2. Fantastic Program
  3. High Quality
  4. Spectacular Location
  5. Amazing Trips

The rewards and benefits of working at Sanborn are immeasurable: knowing you have contributed to a child’s life, building new friendships and having the opportunity to teach and learn in the beauty of the mountains are only a few.Sanborn Western Camps is recognized as one of the premiere summer camps in the country. The high quality of this experience for children and staff is evident in everything from excellent food to outstanding program and facilities

Sanborn Campers

Getting Here and Getting Around

Sanborn Western Camps is located in Florissant Colorado, 35 miles west of Colorado Springs. Staff members are welcome to bring their own cars. The nearest bus station is in Colorado Springs; the nearest major airport is Colorado Springs(COS). We will pick up staff members at either location. Many staff want to fly in to Denver ( DIA) airport. From Denver, there are a couple of options to get to camp.  If you chose to fly into Denver please contact Sanborn for more details on how to arrive at Camp.

For Fun

  1. 14,000 Ft. Mountain Climbs
  2. Backoacking 1-5 day
  3. Bomber Hikes
  4. Mountain Survival Course
  5. Astronomy
  6. Lone Vigils
  7. River Rafting
  8. Desert Trips
  9. Mountain Bike Overnights
  10. Horseback Riding 1-5 day pack trips
  11. Hiking
  12. Fishing
  13. Swimming
  14. Sports
  15. Games
  16. Campfires
  17. Cattle Round-up
  18. Archery
  19. Drama
  20. Ropes Course
  21. Pottery
  22. Photography
  23. Riflery
  24. Canoeing
  25. Technical Rock Climbing
  26. Challenge Course
  27. Arts and Crafts
  28. Rock Scrambling
  29. Fossil Digging

How to Apply

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Season: Summer

Housing: Shared Cabin and Shared Tent

Staff Size: 130

Age Requirement: 2 years out of High School–Counselor, 1 year out of High School-Assistant Counselor

Location: Colorado