Employment with Camp Backcountry

The Backcountry Wilderness Area’s mission is to improve wildlife habitat, inspire the next generation of environmental stewards, and ignite a lifelong love of the outdoors for all. Camp Backcountry offers a variety of programs, all of which provide a balance of hands-on science, field-based exploration, team building, adventure, and traditional camp fun. 

Located at 5,920 feet in the heart of the Front Range, our 8,200-acre campus—featuring an outdoor amphitheater, outdoor “classrooms,” a free play area with natural playscapes, archery range, horse corrals, and barnyard critters—serves as the ultimate learning environment.

Who We Are

Joining the Camp Backcountry team means becoming a part of a community of enthusiastic, hardworking, and creative individuals who come together with a mutual love for the outdoors and a common goal to inspire the next generation. 

Camp Backcountry counselor positions are competitive. All Camp Backcountry counselors undergo a background check, complete a week-long in-the-field training, and are certified in First Aid and CPR.

Things You’ll Love About Working as a Camp Backcountry Counselor

  • We bring fun into everything we do! Whether we’re dressed up for Color Wars, chasing down the Camp Backcountry yeti, or learning a new camp song, we love goofing off and laughing. 
  • We love the outdoors! While our staff comes from a variety of backgrounds, our team is joined by a passion for nature and outdoor recreation. Many of us go on outdoor adventures together long after the sun sets on a summer at Camp Backcountry. 
  • We work hard. Being a part of our team means joining a team of intelligent and driven teammates avid about putting their best effort into everything they do.
  • We care about each other. Our culture is welcoming, supportive, and safe for people of all backgrounds. 

Join Our Team

We’re looking for great people to join our Camp Backcountry team. If you are passionate about making a difference and having fun while doing it, apply for one of our open camp positions!

More Camp Backcountry Information

We are working diligently to provide a clean, safe environment for you, but with all things related to COVID-19 there is inherent risk. It is up to you to choose to use the HRCA amenities, knowing that you assume risk when gathering with other people and visiting other facilities.