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Imagine if you were given a chance to embark on experiences that enhanced your life and the lives of others, changed the way you interact with the world around you, and connected you with the amazing places where you want to live. You don’t have to imagine anymore. Welcome to CoolWorks. We left the gate open – come on in and chase your dreams.

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YMCA of the Rockies

Conference Retreat Center

Colorado

Spend your work breaks under the stars! Work in the Rockies and live the mountain dream. Room and board available, plus tons of employee perks.

  • spring
  • summer
  • fall
  • winter
  • year round

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INSPIRATION & ENCOURAGEMENT

THE TRAIL AT YOUR FEET

You’re here because you breathe better at elevation. You believe that sandwiches taste progressively better the farther you get from the trailhead. You sleep best with your head in the open air and the sound of a backcountry stream singing you to sleep. You discover both solace and adventure in the Great Outdoors. You crave adventure, growth, and new experiences. Since 1995, CoolWorks has been the go-to source for Jobs In Great Places®. In many cases the opportunities you’ll find on our site come with room and board to make it easy for you to seize the day and go for it. Our Journals profile the exciting stories from fellow CoolWorkers to inspire you to take that next step. The Job Seeker’s Guide is a collection of the best advice we can offer you, from resources on how to best advocate for yourself, in-depth answers to some of the most commonly asked questions we hear, and topics it might not have occurred to you to consider when pondering this lifestyle. Whether you are still discovering your passion, need a seasonal career, or just feel the call to change paths, we’ve got everything you need to help you find your next great adventure.

Sharing The Journey

RYAN

My love for hiking began the summer before high school. I left the inner city of Chicago to go on a two week expedition in Colorado with Outward Bound. We went backpacking, rafting…

Ashleigh

My journey into seasonal life began in the summer of 2019. I was approaching my senior year of college as a Creative Writing major at the University of Iowa, and after just spending…

Bethany

I fell for Yosemite hard. The winter sparkles in the Sierra Nevada. The summer smells of Bay Laurel, duff and smoke. Happiness can be fleeting and contentment can be elusive, but I found…

Don

Now, at 62, I have over 30 years of front desk and hotel management experience under my belt and I no longer have to hitchhike from park to park hoping to be hired.

Kind Words From Our Fans

“I just want to thank your team for such a wonderful website. I personally immigrated to America 6 years ago, and as I have traveled the country getting to know it, all my job have either been sourced by word of mouth or your website. CoolWorks was where I originally found a camp job 5 years ago, as well as work at Sequoia National Park in California and Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. And so in my new role as a recruiter I have been screaming your praises since I came onboard.”

Mel CoolWorks Believer

“Thank you for the help … I met my husband when I began work for Garamin in Jackson Hole WY working at the ranch shop gift store in April 2006. He was best friends with one of my co-workers. He was born & raised in Jackson Hole – lucky! I was supposed to work in Jackson Hole for a season, but stayed for 8 years. I also met my best friend, from Poland, at that job. She applied through CoolWorks, too.”

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