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To apply for a seasonal position at the Colorado Mountain Ranch for the summer of 2022:


All new applicants must be available to commit from May 25 - August 14, 2022.  The arrival date of May 25 is NON-NEGOTIABLE for new staff members.

Overall Staff Orientation Week is May 25-30 followed by eleven weeks of children's programs starting May 31.

  • 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 up to date with Covid vaccinations before arrival. 

2022 JOB LIST: 

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

Activity Instructors:

What we really need now: 

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 23 to begin Wrangler Orientation.)

Specialists in Outdoor Skills and Crafts! to lead hands-on projects for outdoor sustainable living and to prepare children for safe wilderness hiking and camping adventures.

Specialists: Let's talk if you have experience and strong interest in teaching:  Mountainboarding, Dramatic Games, Archery, Disc Golf, Native American Indian Lore, Leatherwork, Teambuilding Games, Nature Immersion, Yoga for children, Earth Sustainability (including Organic Gardening), or creating new activities!

Bus Driver Trainees:  Do you like to drive?  Let us know! (Those hired as Bus Driver Trainees arrive by May 17 to begin Bus Driver Training.  Our insurance requires drivers to be over 21.)

Support Staff: for Ranch Maintenance, Kitchen Assistance 

Internships: Yes

  • Specialists

    $350.00 / week

    Instructors needed for 2022:

    Western Horseback Riding Specialist (Wrangler)

    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

    Sustainability & Organic Gardening Specialist

  • Boys' Group Counselors

    $350.00 / week

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

  • Bus Driver Trainee

    $350.00 / week

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

  • Maintenance

    $355.00 / week

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

  • Nanny

    $350.00 / week

    Care for our family’s 1&1/2-year-old girl and occasionally our 3-year-old boy.

  • Office


    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

    $355.00 / 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

    $355.00 / 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. Complete the online Application

  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 2022 - 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

  8. Initial telephone interviews are conducted in the order applications are received 

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