Camp Counselor (Expedition Leader)
Sanborn Western Camps

Rated “best outdoor camp in the country” by Outside Magazine

Located at an elevation of 8,600 feet on 6,000 private acres in central Colorado


Camp Counselor (Expedition Leader)

Sanborn Western Camps
Florissant, Colorado
$2,700.00 / season
No experience required
Start Date:
Job starts in 3 months (May 29, 2019)

A great opportunity to enter the world of guiding / outdoor leadership / education.

Gain a well-rounded experience that will help prepare you for any future job. 

At Sanborn Western Camps, our counselor position involves leading kids on adventures in the Rocky Mountains. We work with children ages 7-16, heading out camping, horseback riding, mountaineering, rock climbing, canoeing, fishing, and much more.  

We strive to develop a strong community of respect and fun. We host campers for month-long and two-week camp sessions.

All counselors live on the camp property in one of several tents or cabins, living with the campers.  We work to create connections with nature and connections with each other. Counselors will need to be role models for the campers, and each counselor must have a passion for working with kids.

Location: 30 miles west of Colorado Springs on a 6,000-acre private ranch deep in the Rocky Mountain wilderness.  

We specialize in outdoor adventures on the trail (like backpacking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and horse pack trips) and also offer in-camp activities (like archery, swimming, sports and camp games).

All counselors also lend a hand with cleaning, kitchen support, and other duties assigned to keep the large summer camp running.

Looking for: 

Enthusiastic, resilient and flexible individuals.  

Experience in the outdoors or working with kids is preferred

Assistant Counselors: 18+ Counselors: 20+ Wranglers & Coordinators: 21+

Dates of Employment:

May 29th- Aug 13th


Base Salary starting at $2,700 plus free housing, meals, laundry, and Pro Deals 

Stipends offered for current, nationally-recognized certifications earned outside of previous Sanborn training environments such as (Life Guard, WFA, WFR, Single Pitch Instructor and many more).