Seasonal Jobs

ARE YOU READY FOR THE BEST SUMMER EVER?

Every Summer Roundup River Ranch employs a group of dedicated, talented, and fun professionals at our beautiful campsite in the Colorado Rockies. Gain experience in peer leadership, program development, and group dynamics while making a difference in the lives of campers with serious illnesses. Apply today to be a part of the Team that creates camp magic! Applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Apply today to join us for the 2024 Camp Season!  

Keep reading for: available positions, job requirements, schedules, pay rates, bonus structures, and more!


Attending Staff Training is essential for Team Integration, position-specific training/certification, and learning all of Roundup River Ranch’s Emergency Procedures, Policies and Program needs.  Please review our training schedule dates below to plan ahead and confirm your availability for our essential trainings. If you are not available for all of these dates we encourage you to apply as we may be able to grant some flexibility on a case-by-case basis and depending on prior experience. 

  • May 10th (arrival): Leadership Training: Medical Staff, Team Lead(s), and the Behavioral Health Lead  
  • May 15th (May 14th arrival): Lifeguard & Challenge Course Training for identified Program Leaders 
  • May 21st (May 20th arrival): All Staff Training – Program Leaders, Cabin Leaders and Program Assistants 
  • June 6 – August 4th : Core Camp Season 
  • View the full camp schedule here

Unable to commit to the Full Camp Season but still interested in supporting our Mission? Apply to volunteer HERE 

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2024 Seasonal Job Opportunities

For the 2024 Camp Season, we are excited to announce that we will be shifting back to our previous staffing model of having 2 dedicated camper care roles: Cabin Leader, and Program Leader! If you’ve worked seasonally at camp from 2020-2023 please review these changes when applying. Below we’ve included a brief bio of each of the available seasonal positions for the 2024 Camp Season. Interested applicants should review the full job description and submit an online application via the application links powered by Paylocity below. 

We are currently hiring for: 

  • Cabin LeaderThis position is similar to your traditional Camp Counselor position. At Roundup River Ranch, however, Cabin Leaders do so much more! Our Cabin Leaders provide direct care to our campers ensuring emotional, physical, and medical safety at all times. Cabin Leaders gain experience in child care, behavioral support, volunteer training, and much more. Boost your Resume with this position that exemplifies strong leadership, collaboration, and communication skills. Credits towards an internship may be available depending on your specific program.  
    • Daily Pay Rate: $86; This position is eligible for our bonus program, details included below.
    • This is a residential position – housing will be provided for the duration of employment
    • Please note, you must be 19 years of age or older (by 6th June, 2024) to be eligible for this position.

These positions have been filled for 2024:  

  • Program LeaderDo you love Rock Climbing/Zip Lining, Archery, Equestrian, Fishing/Boating, Fine Arts/Arts?! This position is for you. Program leaders are responsible for the facilitation of our camp programs. They will learn how to plan, adapt, and execute high quality programs for groups of 8-12 campers at a time.  Working in this position will provide you with the skills and experience to lead and facilitate groups, and effectively communicate and collaborate in small and large group settings. Credits towards an internship may be available depending on your specific program.
    • Daily Pay Rate: $86; this position is eligible for our bonus program, details included below.
    • This is a residential position – housing will be provided for the duration of employment
  • Behavioral Health Lead: The role of the Behavioral Health Lead is crucial to the mission of Roundup River Ranch. This position supports the mental, emotional, and social health and safety of all of our campers. Our Behavioral Health Lead will work closely with our full-time year-round Behavioral Health Manager, as well as our seasonal staff and volunteers to meet the behavioral and emotional needs of our campers throughout the summer. They will also provide knowledge and training on best practices concerning mental health, behavioral support, and accessibility. Successful candidates will have prior experience working with children, ideally be a certified behavioral health professional, and enjoy working in a playful, professional, and camp-y environment!   
    • Daily Pay Rate: $94 ; This position is eligible for our bonus program, details included below.
    • This is a residential position – housing will be provided for the duration of employment
    •  Please note, you must be 19 years of age or older (by 6th June, 2024) to be hired for this position  
  • Administrative Assistant: This position is responsible for supporting the Camps Office Supervisor and Admissions Team. Administrative Assistants support Volunteer Orientation, Camper Arrival, and Departure Days with tasks that include, creating and printing documents and labels, scanning documents, pulling and organizing camper arrival items, managing packing and shipping of lost and found items, and more. Individuals in this role has a strong administratiave focus and will learn organization, communication, and optimization skills. This position is very important to ensure a smooth organized camp season!
    • Pay Rate: $18/hour
    • Please note, that you must be 16 years of age or older by your training start date to be eligible for this position. 
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Bonuses! Available to Residential Program & Cabin Staff

Roundup River Ranch is committed to providing competitive pay to all employees. Cabin Leaders, Program Leaders, and our Cabin Team Lead & Program Team Lead positions who are paid a daily stipend are eligible to receive additional bonus payments as outlined below.  Bonus payments will be paid based on the schedule and terms outlined upon completing our hiring process and receiving a formal Offer of Employment. Please note, seasonal hourly paid positions are NOT eligible to receive these bonuses.

  • Return Staff Bonus – $150: Staff who are returning from a prior Roundup River Ranch Camp Season are eligible to receive a $150 bonus.  
    • Return staff may be eligible to receive up to a $2.00 merit-based daily rate increase if they are returning in the same capacity as prior years.  
  • Referral Bonus – $100: Staff who “refer a friend” and that individual is hired and completes our full staff training, you will be eligible to receive $100 per referral.  
  • Staff Training Completion Bonus – $500: Complete all of staff training (May 21-30) to receive a $500 bonus.  
  • Season Completion Bonus – $1,500: Fulfill your entire seasonal obligation as outlined in your Offer of Employment to receive a $1,500 bonus paid on your final paycheck.  

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