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To apply for a seasonal position at the Colorado Mountain Ranch for the summer of 2023:


Before completing the online staff application, feel free to connect first by phone at 303-442-4557 or email with your resume or questions!

All new applicants must be available to commit to live and work from May 18 - August 13, 2023.  The arrival date of May 18 is NON-NEGOTIABLE for new staff members.

Overall Staff Orientation Week is May 18-29 followed by eleven weeks of children's programs starting May 30.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or documented as legally eligible to work in the US. 
  • Must be vaccinated against Covid before arrival.

TIME-OFF PERKS: As a Day Camp program with a residential staff, all staff generally have the same time-off schedule together!  There is an optional week of mid-summer time-off for any reason!

2023 JOB LIST: 

Horse People! for Western riding, Horse Care, and baby kid Goat Tending! Are you comfortable in the saddle and do you like children and horses?  Please apply!  (Those hired to work with the Horses arrive May 16 to begin Wrangler Orientation.)

Activity Instructor Specialists: Let's talk if you have experience and strong interest in teaching: Archery, Gymnastics & Trampoline, Arts & Crafts, Outdoor Skills and Crafts, Mountainboarding, Dramatic Games, Disc Golf, Native American Indian Lore, Leatherwork, Teambuilding Games and Low Ropes Course Facilitation, Nature Immersion, Yoga for children, Earth Sustainability (including Organic Gardening), or creating new activities!

Counselors: for boys' and girls' groups ages 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and teenagers.

Bus Driver Trainees:  Do you like to drive?  Let us know! (Those hired as Bus Driver Trainees arrive by May 10 to begin Bus Driver Training.  Our insurance requires drivers to be over 21.)

Support Staff: Ranch Maintenance, Head Chef, Kitchen Assistance 

Internships: Yes

  • Specialists

    $390.00 / week

    Instructors needed for 2023:

    Western Horseback Riding Specialist (Wranglers)

    Outdoor Skills & Crafts Specialist

    Mountainboarding (like snowboarding on wheels) Specialist

    Archery Specialist

    Arts & Crafts Specialist

    Leather Work Specialist

    Stream Exploration & Lake Swimming & Lake Kayaking Specialist - Lifeguard

    Teambuilding Games & Low Ropes Specialist

    Gymnastics & Trampoline Specialist

    Disc Golf Specialist  

    Dramatic Games Specialist

    Yoga Specialist

    Nature Immersion Specialist

    Native American Indian Lore Specialist

    Earth Sustainability Specialist

  • Group Counselors

    $390.00 / week

    Lead and guide groups ages 7-17 and assist with activity programs. (Counselors may also teach some activities.)

  • Bus Driver Trainee

    $390.00 / week

    Train to drive a bus to transport clientele. Benefits include behind-the-wheel bus driver training, and all the training, testing  and licensing fees. (Our insurance requires drivers to be over 21. Driving combines with other main jobs.)

  • Kitchen Manager and Head Chef

    $500.00 - $700.00 / week

    Plan and serve regular well-balanced homemade meals to staff three meals and snacks every day, to children three meals a week, plus occasional adult meals for groups. Also: plan personalized menus, order supplies, manage other kitchen and dining room staff and cleanup.  Salary negotiable.

  • Maintenance

    $400.00 / week

    General upkeep of all systems -- mechanical, electrical, automotive, plumbing and repair. Loading, hauling, landscaping, set-up and cleanup.

  • Nanny

    $400.00 / week

    Care for our family’s 2 &1/2-year-old girl and occasionally our 4-year-old boy.

  • Office and Health Care

    $400.00 / week

    Public and staff relations and communications, front desk, accounting, registration, telephone, computer, data, filing, health care of campers and staff, and some conflict resolution and one-on-one with children.  Fun, rewarding, important, and fast-paced.

  • Prep Cook/Baker

    $400.00 / week

    Assist the Kitchen Manager/Head Chef. Help with personalized menu planning, home-cooking, baking, food prep, buffet management, serving, dish and pan washing, overall cleanup and maintenance of the dining room, kitchen and food storage areas.

  • Horse Guides/Wranglers

    $405.00 / week

    Must be comfortable in the saddle and enjoy children and horses!  Train to teach Western riding, natural relationship with horses, bridling, saddling, horse and animal care, breeds and colors; lead instructional and trail rides and games on horses; feed and care for all animals and keep corrals, barn and tack clean and serviceable.  Help with roping and Western Art (drawing horses).

How to Apply

Please look over our website and the Join Our Team page before you apply to get a feel for us and to help you decide if you think you would be a good fit for our team. 


  1. To connect right away, call or email Lynn Walker - (303)442-4557, - with your resume, interests, and/or questions.  Let's explore together to see if working with us may be a good fit!

  2. Click here to create an account with login details

  3. Be SURE to select ‘Staff’ as your user type when registering

  4. Once logged in, Click on your name

  5. Click on Staff Application 2023 - start entering your details! 

  6. When you are done submit the application

  7. Expect an email response soon notifying you that we have received your application; if you do not hear from us please call: 303.442.4557

Contact Colorado Mountain Ranch Summer Camp