Our staff makes the biggest impact on the campers, and we are looking for the best to work at CCO. Making a difference in the life of a young person, learning skills that will help you throughout future jobs, and gaining lifelong friends in the progress is a wonderful way to spend your summer!
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have previous experience working with children.
International applicantswill need to work with an agency prior to applying to CCO unless you hold duel citizenship and the USA is one of those two countries. This does not guarantee a position on staff. We do not handle work sponsorship through the camp office.
Working at Camp Chief Ouray will help you develop and fine tune skills that all employers look for; communication, collaboration, problem solving and critical thinking to name just a few. Hiring consist of us learning about your prior experiences and how you have put another’s needs before your own. Once hired, your success is our success. We are in this together and want to help you realize your best self.
This is what our past staff had to say:
“I don’t get homesick, I get campsick. I love camp and all the people here.” Matt, 1st year counselor in 2015
“My cabin cared for each other with all the love they had and that’s why this was my best week of camp ever.” Cameron, 3rd year counselor in 2017
“Though one week at camp may seem fast, it isn’t for a child and the experience they can gain in that one week can shape them forever. It is always something they will remember.” Jacob, 4th year counselor in 2018
“Camp Magic is about laughter, pure joy, fresh air, shooting stars, deep forests, friends, love, hidden places and the smell of pine. Above all, camp is about finding who you really are. If you do it right, it never leaves you.” Aku, Former Counselor and Current Camper Dad
Mission: YMCA of the Rockies puts Christian principles into practice through programs, staff and facilities in an environment that builds a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Our goal is to offer challenging experiences to build leaders through life-long skill development in a safe, imaginative, natural setting. We instill confidence through independence and interpersonal skills. We challenge our campers to discover their true selves.