Camp Granite Lake

Spend your 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

Camp Granite Lake offers two week sessions for campers finishing 2nd-9th grades, 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, backpacking, rock climbing, arts and crafts, nature and ecology, hiking, theatre, culinary arts, 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 and maintenance staff 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!
  • Gain valuable experience - we love writing recommendations for great staff members!
  • Live, work, and play in the outdoors!
  • Explore Colorado; all staff get time off weekly!
  • Make new friends!
  • 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 can 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. Many staff carpools together on evenings and days off. 

For Fun

We are located in close proximity to great hiking in Roosevelt National Forest, Indian Peaks Wilderness, and Rocky Mountain National Park, as well as world class climbing in Clear Creek and Boulder Canyons. It's a quick drive to Boulder to visit Pearl Street, as well as to Denver to catch a Rockies game!

Our Jobs

Dates for:

Counselor positions are June 2nd - August 4th
Kitchen & Maintenance Positions: TBD
Chef Positions: TBD

All staff must be available for the entire duration of their position. For more information, please CLICK HERE to view our hiring packet. 

Backpacking Counselor

Responsible for leading children on 1 & 2 night backpacking trips in Rocky Mountain National Park Applicants must be at least 21 years of age by June 10, 2018, have experience backpacking (leading trips preferred - college Outdoor School is great experience!), have a clean driving record, and have a current WFA/WFR.

Cabin Counselor

The core of camp! Cabin Counselors facilitate an inclusive, supportive cabin environment, and lead and assist in camp activities. It’s a twenty-four hour a day job, and the hardest job you’ll ever love! 


Provide assistance and direct care to a community of 150 campers and staff. Must have current State of Colorado Nursing License, or reciprocity. Experience with pediatrics a plus!

Rock Climbing Specialist

Must have current AMGA SPI or equivalent experience by 6/2/18. Experience leading climbing with children preferred. Also works as co-counselor in cabin. Great job for experienced climbers looking to start their career in guiding!

How to Apply

Please read through our staff hiring packet.  To apply, please follow the link below.

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