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Why live & work at the Ranch in 2023?

Make New Lifelong Friends!


A Community of Friends!

Colorado Mountain Ranch is a special place where people connect in outdoor active fun. It’s easy to become friends with others who enjoy staying active outdoors in the mountains and working with children. Our staff develops into a close-knit residential community.

Mission and Values

We invest in young lives moving into the future in today’s world, campers and staff members alike. The whole Camp Community grows through the values of Simplicity, Nature, Connection, and Fun! Check out the details on our homepage.

Camp Size

The staff this summer will number about 40 and there will be about 150 campers each week. A number of Native American Indian children, wildfire victims, and students from our local two-room mountain elementary school receive scholarships. The Ranch property is 160 mountain acres on the ridge between Boulder Canyon and Left Hand Canyon.


Everyone on staff gains documentable experience as youth development professionals. Some staff positions may include paid internships!

Expect to grow in confidence and experience.

Our clientele expects confident personal presentation and a neat and clean appearance. Be ready to commit to making the Ranch successful in providing a rewarding experience for yourself and others.

Professional Qualities.

As a staff member of the Ranch you can look forward to growing many qualities that are vital in the professional world. You will grow valuable skills that will benefit the following areas in any future studies or career: communication, critical thinking, creativity, patience, flexibility, collaboration, empathy, respect, integrity, work ethic, problem-solving, persistence, self-discipline, leadership, and initiative.

Stay active outdoors!

We are looking for a few high-spirited people to join our team and contribute to the overall operation of the Ranch. Everyone helps with daily support crews, set-up and clean-up, general maintenance, and other work projects. Our staff is instrumental in creating and implementing every aspect of Ranch programs, activities, food service, hospitality, and facility use and upkeep. 


All CMR staff members must be up to date with their Covid-19 vaccines. To learn more, please visit our 2023 Protocols.

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What We Expect

Desirable Qualities

Please apply if you have sincere interest in children and you expect to have fun! Apply if you have an upbeat, warm personality, and are a good listener. You may be the perfect candidate. 


Can you be enthusiastic and reliable? Do you like to stay physically and mentally active and alert? Are you personable, highly energetic, safety-minded, honest, and willing to work hard for rewards beyond financial gain? Can you be flexible and adaptable as circumstances and priorities often change? Working at the Ranch could be just what you're looking for!

Multi-faceted Expectations

Our staff members need to be ready to contribute in many ways throughout the summer. We are looking for people who are multi-talented with a variety of skills to share, love kids, and are willing & flexible!

What You Should Expect


Our Philosophy

We embrace a Native American Philosophy when it comes to respect for self, others, nature, and stewardship of the Earth.


We serve a general population of rising 2nd graders through high school seniors in our Summer Day Camp programs.


Evenings and Weekends

On evenings and weekends our staff meets, plans, shares, and attends to every detail for Camp, themed events, and weddings. Expect a lot of work throughout the summer, but a lot of fun to match that! 

To grasp a better understanding of the day to day at the Ranch, please visit our Staff Schedule.

Before taking the time to complete your application, you may wish to get an idea of the possibility of the Colorado Mountain Ranch being a fit for you and our interest in you and what you have to offer. Call 303-442-4557 or email your resume or questions to

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