Sanborn Western Camps

Work for the “best outdoor camp in the country” by Outside Magazine

Located on 6,000 acres of private land in the Colorado Rockies

Florissant, CO
$3,000.00 / season
Some experience required
Start Date:
Job starts in 3 months (May 13, 2019)

With 6,000 acres of on-property land to explore and more off property trip permits than any other camp in the Colorado Rockies, Working at Sanborn Western Camps is a challenging and rewarding opportunity. In one summer you will have the opportunity to influence the lives of children, explore the Colorado backcountry, work with other staff from all around the country and develop your leadership and technical skills. The days are full, the energy is high, and the fun is contagious.

Open to men and women 21 years and older. This position is residential and encompasses a variety of roles: wrangler, educator, peer supervisor, trip leader, and logistics coordinator. 


  • Have a high degree of self-motivation and the ability to work long hours

  • Have experience with and be comfortable leading western-style horseback rides to all ages

  • Interest in leading extended horse packing trips

  • Teach basic horsemanship skills on the ground and while mounted

  • Complete daily chores around the barn

  • Work with and manage riding counselors

  • Lead safe, fun and enriching trips and activities

  • Mediate conflicts in the living units and on trips

Benefits: Salary ranging from $3000 up depending on experience

Plus: free lodging, meals, laundry, pro deals included 

Bonus: Stipends offered for current, nationally-recognized related certifications

 Dates: May 13th - Aug 13