YMCA of the Rockies

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Snow Mountain Ranch
Snow Mountain Ranch Reservoir
Hikes around Snow Mountain Ranch
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Estes Park Center property
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Estes Park Center
Mountain Center for Programs and Recreation
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Snow Mountain Ranch deer
Estes Park Center
Amazing views for employees at YMCA of the Rockies
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YMCA Staff Members
Seasonal Staff
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Create lifelong memories at our family resort & conference center next to Rocky Mountain National Park!

YMCA of the Rockies operates two family resorts, residential camps for kids, and conference centers located on both sides of Rocky Mountain National Park. We offer flexible work agreements for short-term and seasonal positions. We also offer volunteer opportunities, gap year programs, and year-round careers. Hiring now and for every season across all departments.

Our two centers are located on both the eastern and western slope of the Continental Divide. Estes Park Center lives on the eastern slope and is only an hour from Boulder and 1.5 hours from Denver. Snow Mountain Ranch (Also known as The Ranch) is located on the western side and resides in a more remote area known as the Fraser Valley.

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Event Staff

YMCA of the Rockies

Estes Park, Colorado

Still looking for a summer job? Help set-up special events and conferences surrounded by mountains!

  • summer
  • fall

About YMCA of the Rockies

Our Two Centers & Residential Camp:
YMCA of the Rockies operates two globally-known conference & family centers that serve more than 250,000 guests annually. Our centers are located on both sides of the continental divide, with YMCA of the Rockies - Estes Park Center being on the eastern slope, and Snow Mountain Ranch being on the western slope. 

Estes Park Center has over 860 acres of mountain terrain for outdoor recreation and relaxation, while Snow Mountain Ranch sits on over 5,100 acres. In the winter, Snow Mountain Ranch is home to one of the largest Nordic ski areas in the country - with over 100 km of trails!

Camp Chief Ouray, established in 1908, has grown to be a premiere overnight camping option for youth from all over the United States and the World. We are committed to developing five core values in everything we do: Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith. CCO is a part of the YMCA of the Rockies, located at Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby, CO (elevation of 8,750 feet).

The Employee Experience

It’s not just a job; It’s an experience!

YMCA of the Rockies strives to offer an unforgettable staff experience. Live the dream of working and living next to Rocky Mountain National Park, make lifelong friends, wake up to unparalleled views of the mountains and an abundance of wildlife all without breaking the bank.  

Priceless perks - moments money can't buy:

  • Proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park
    • Located only a few miles from the park, both centers offer 360-views of the Rocky Mountains!
  • Lifelong Friendships
    • Our experienced year-round staff and hundreds of seasonal employees offer great networking opportunities and friendships.
  • Meeting People from All Around the World
    • We host students from over 25 different countries and celebrate each other's heritage through engaging cultural events.
  • Experience New Types of Adventure
    • Interested in a new type of outdoor adventure, but don't have the resources? Our location and facilities are here to help.
  • Safe Space to Grow Professionally and Personally
    •  YMCA of the Rockies is FOR ALL.  We welcome and support all staff who are looking to grow and expand their horizons.
  • Wildlife Viewing
    • Our proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park means we have a lot of wildlife in our backyard! This includes elk, moose, deer, and bear.
  • Serve the YMCA Mission
    • The work you do here matters! Join us - we could use someone like you. 

We have a Staff Experience Team here just for YOU and to help make the most out of your time at YMCA of the Rockies! 

Your Staff Experience Team offers individual support to you as well as

  • On sight activities of interest that you help determine
  • Weekly Ski trips
  • Hikemaster lead hikes (At Estes Park Center)
  • Trips into town
  • Trips out of town
  • Events - concerts, dinner theaters, seasonal activities, overnight trips

As a staff member of YMCA of the Rockies you will have access to all of our facilities, free gear rentals, free or discounted tickets to local attractions, discounts at local merchants, and the ability to sign up for free passes for skiing. 

Room and Board

Rocky Mountain Living Package:

YMCA of the Rockies strives to offer an unforgettable staff experience for people who dream of working and living in the Rocky Mountains. We offer incredible perks that can’t be matched.

  • Hassle-Free Living
    • YMCA of the Rockies seasonal employees live on-grounds for a base-fee per week. No credit check or rental agreement required. This includes:
      • Housing in dormitory style rooms
      • Utilities (electric, heat, water)
      • Internet
      • Laundry
      • Cleaning supplies and vacuums
      • Housing lobbies with refrigerators, microwaves, Keurig’s, large screen TV’s, and cable
      • 3 buffet style meals daily – option to eat-in dining room or take meals to-go.
      • Access to all YMCA of the Rockies facilities, free gear rentals, free or discounted tickets to local attractions, and the ability to sign-up for ski passes, indoor climbing, or golf.
  • Access to the Staff Experience Team who provide:
    • Individual support to you
    • Daily activity options
    • Excursions like hikes, concerts, sport games, cultural experiences, seasonal adventures, and more! 

Employee Perks


  • Proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park, Boulder, and Fort Collins
  • Discounted nights in our lodges
  • Corporate Ski Passes to nearby resorts
  • YMCA of the Rockies Guest Membership while you're employed
  • Access to all YMCA of the Rockies facilities


  • Proximity to Grand Lake, Lake Granby, Winter Park, and Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Corporate ski passes to Winter Park Resort, Steamboat Springs, Copper Mountain, and Ski Granby Ranch. (View all benefits of the Grand Pass here)
  • Free gear rentals and access to all our Nordic trails - over 5,000 acres!
  • Discounted nights in our lodges
  • YMCA of the Rockies family membership access while you’re employed
  • Access to all YMCA of the Rockies facilities

Getting Here and Getting Around

Estes Park Center is located 65 miles northwest of Denver and sits at an elevation of 8,010 feet. The Center is just outside the quaint town of Estes Park, where there is fine shopping and entertainment. We are within walking distance to the spectacular Rocky Mountain National Park, so bring your hiking boots and camera!

Snow Mountain Ranch is located approximately 90 miles west of Denver and is located between Winter Park Resort, Grand Lake, and Rocky Mountain National Park. While Estes Park Center sits on 800 acres of land, Snow Mountain Ranch sits on over 5,000 acres! Moose are popular visitors throughout the year. 

Flying into Denver International Airport (DIA) is the best option for those traveling by air. Direct shuttles to YMCA of the Rockies - Estes Park Center are available from the airport. For Snow Mountain Ranch, there are a few options for those without a car. An Amtrak service from Union Station in Denver to Fraser, CO and Granby, CO, is available. There is also the Winter Park Express between January – March, and the Greyhound Bus is available in Winter Park, CO. YMCA staff will pick you up from the Amtrak station, Winter Park Express, and Greyhound Station upon request. Lastly, there is an airport shuttle service between the airport to Snow Mountain Ranch through Home James Shuttle (800)-359-7536.

How to Apply

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