Camp Granite Lake


Spend this summer in the mountains of Colorado playing a positive role in a child's life!

Camp Granite Lake is summer camp for children ranging in ages from 2nd-9th grade. We are committed to creating a supportive, inclusive community where campers can build close connections with their peers, counselors, and the natural world around them.

We are located at 9,000 feet in the foothills of Colorado's Rocky Mountains. Less than an hour from Denver and Boulder, we have a beautiful 135 acre property.

About Camp Granite Lake

2022 Hiring Information will be posted on September 1st!


Camp Granite Lake offers 20-day sessions for campers finishing 2nd-9th grades, a CIT program for 10th graders, and a 5-night Mini Camp for first time 1st-4th graders, where they make lifelong memories and friends while enjoying the magic of summer camp in the mountains. We offer tons of great activities, including: sailing, outcamping, rock climbing, arts and crafts, nature and ecology, hiking, theatre, engineering, archery, boating, music, stand-up paddleboarding, woodworking and more!

We view our activities as a means to an end, the end being that it doesn't matter so much what you do, but that you do it in an inclusive, non-competitive community, and that you make meaningful connections with people and nature. 

We are looking for staff members who are interested in helping us build a supportive community; who are willing to work hard, and create an environment where the decisions we make while at camp and on time off are made with our responsibility to the campers in mind. 

The Employee Experience

Our staff members play an integral role in providing a fun, enriching and memorable experience for our campers. We value staff members who are willing to commit themselves to a summer living in a supportive, un-plugged community, focused on building positive relationships with campers and peers, and creating a connection with the natural world around them. We train and empower our staff with skills and memories they can take back with them to their lives at home. 

Ideal Candidate

Camp Granite Lake staff play the ultimate role in supporting CGL’s philosophy and program. They are committed to creating an inclusive, supportive, and ‘un-plugged’ environment, where campers, directors, and staff live and work collaboratively, and create connections with each other, and the natural world around them.  They are willing to work hard, really hard, and to create a ‘kid first’ environment where the decisions we make day to day, in and out of camp, reflect a commitment to our campers experience.  

Room and Board

We provide room and board to all staff. Counselors live in a cabin with 6-14 campers, and 1-2 fellow staff. Kitchen staff and Chef's will live in a cabin with other staff. All accommodations are 'rustic' style, however are quite cozy, and a great place to sleep while in the Colorado forest!

Employee Perks

  • Be a member of an inclusive, supportive camp community!
  • Access to camp provided employee assistance program, including mental health support!
  • Camp provided transportation during time off to local places.
  • Gain valuable experience - we love writing recommendations for great staff members!
  • Explore Colorado; all staff get time off weekly!
  • Access to Pro-Deal discounts
  • Most importantly: play a positive role in a campers life!​​

Getting Here and Getting Around

Camp Granite Lake is located approximately 35 minutes from Boulder, and 50 minutes from Denver. Many staff drive or carpool to camp, others fly into Denver International Airport (we provide transportation from the airport to camp!).


Camp is in a remote setting, however, is in proximity to Boulder, Denver, and rest of the Front Range. We provide transportation to local places during certain evenings, and any staff carpool together on evenings and days off. 

For Fun

We are located in close proximity to the fun mountain town of Nederland, as well as Boulder.  Both have wonderful restaurants and shops to explore.  

About 50 minutes away is downtown Denver with everything that a major city has to offer: awesome dining and museums, shopping, and professional sports teams!

Additionally, within 30 minutes of camp, we have world class hiking in Indian Peak Wilderness and climbing in Boulder Canyon! 


How to Apply

2022 Application will be posted on September 1st!  If you would like to get notified when it's live, please e-mail:

2022 Dates 
(Staff must be available for the entire duration of summer!)

Staff Training: June 10th - June 19th
Session 1: June 20 - July 11
Session 2: July 12 - July 30
Mini Camp: August 1 - 6


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