Colorado Outward Bound School

Mountaineering and Rock Climbing | Rocky Mountains, Colorado
Southwest Rafting |Labyrinth Canyon, Utah
Continental Divide Backpacking | Rocky Mountains, Colorado
Leadership Semester | Rocky Mountains, Colorado
Group and Day-programs | Leadville, Colorado
Canyoneering and Backpacking | Moab, Utah

Through challenge and discovery, we're cultivating more resilient and compassionate leaders.

The Colorado Outward Bound School (COBS) is a non-profit expeditionary school that emphasizes personal growth through challenge and experience. For over 60 years, our wilderness courses have focused on teaching teens and young adults responsibility, teamwork, confidence, compassion, and stewardship.

We operate out of basecamps in both Leadville, Colorado and Moab, Utah. The wilderness is our classroom. Our expedition areas include the Colorado Rockies, Utah's Canyon Country, Southern Wyoming, and beyond.

About Colorado Outward Bound School

The Colorado Outward Bound School (COBS) is a non-profit adventure-based education organization that emphasizes personal growth through challenge and experience.  For over 60 years our wilderness courses have focused on inspiring responsibility, teamwork, confidence, compassion, and environmental and community stewardship.

The Employee Experience

Working for COBS is so much more than just a job. We are in the business of changing lives – those of our students and our staff. Whether joining for a few seasons or continuing as a “lifer,” your experiences with COBS will impact the rest of your life – both professionally and personally. We are always on the lookout for mission-driven professionals who are excited to bring their unique experiences and skills to our team. In exchange, we provide the incredible growth opportunity that comes with living and working in a community of amazing people unafraid to shine, as well as offer training and professional development.

Ideal Candidate

What we are looking for: 

-Experience working with youth in an educational capacity

- Passionate and inspired leaders/mentors

-Dedicated to promoting a just and inclusive society-strong community members

-Willingness to learn and develop as an outdoor educator 

Room and Board

COBS does offer a variety of housing-based positions, length of work agreement, and location. Meals are provided while on a current work agreement. 

Employee Perks

As a COBS employee, you are eligible for prodeal access, and opportunity for staff development expeditions or certifications.  On-site housing and meals, employee assistance program, 56 hours of sick time per year, personal and family tuition benefits, in-house training, conferences and continued growth opportunities. 

Getting Here and Getting Around

Housing for both Moab, UT and Leadville, CO is located on the base. Both basecamps are located approximately 10 miles from both Moab and Leadville. 

For Fun

Both basecamps offer nearby wilderness access, bike trails, rivers, national parks, and Colorado 14ners.  Employees share a community filled with like-minded individuals excited to recreate outdoors, hold shared conversations and adventures. At COBS individuals are always welcome to bring their passions and share with the community. 

How to Apply

Visit our website by clicking below to view all of our open positions and to apply!


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