Have an Epic Adventure this Summer in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado

A summer spent at YMCA Camp Santa Maria will give you opportunities to work with children, experience new activities, learn new skills and tackle challenges daily.

At YMCA Camp Santa Maria, we seek staff who, first and foremost, are passionate about being positive role models for and working with children. Our goal is to create an environment where all campers and youth feel safe, welcomed and supported. After all, the Y is for all. It’s part of the Y’s mission and it is what we consider the most important hallmark of camp. 

Working at an overnight camp is an exciting, exhausting, demanding and rewarding opportunity. A successful camp staffer is truly committed to providing all campers with great experiences, helping them to grow, develop new skills and create relationships. Great camp staffers are able to put the needs of others before their own. They work on behalf of the YMCA Camp Santa Maria community, and guide campers to be creative and learn that it is all right to fail at something and to have fun while trying something new. We look for staff who can teach our kids about the world in which they live.

Working at YMCA Camp Santa Maria might be a great fit if you:

  • Have a passion for the outdoors and connecting others to it.
  • Have worked at an environmental education program and want to continue teaching others about the natural world. 
  • Or you have participated in programs through Wilderness Awareness School, Coyote Tracks or another Deep Nature connection program.

Our camp is located on more than 1,000 acres in the Rocky Mountains at over 8,000 feet in elevation. It’s an incredible classroom in which to share your passion for the outdoors. 

Ready to Apply?

If you are a returning staff member who has worked with us in the past year, please contact our camp director. Interested applicants should view a list of available jobs and then complete an online application. 


Are you the future staffer we are looking for?

Our leadership team discusses the important qualities of camp staff.