Camp Dates

Month Long Sessions

First Term:
June 11-July 11

Second Term:
July 14-Aug 13

Sanborn Junior

First Term:
June 11-June 25
Second Term:
June 27-July 11
Third Term:
July 14-July 28
Fourth Term:
July 30-Aug 13

Big Spring Wrangler:

Open to men 3 years out of high school — must be 21 years and older. This position is residential and encompasses a variety of roles: wrangler, counselor, peer supervisor, trip leader, and logistics coordinator. A highly qualified candidate will have a high degree of self-motivation and have experience with and be comfortable leading western-style horseback rides to all ages (grade one through staff); packing pack horses for trips of up to 5 days; teaching basic horsemanship skills on the ground and while mounted; completing daily chores around the barn; counseling children ages 7-16 in the residential camp setting; working with and managing riding counselors to create a safe and fun experience at the barn; modeling healthy choices and behaviors for all campers and staff; leading safe, fun and enriching trips and activities; mediating conflicts in the living units and on trips; representing the goals and mission of the organization; acting with integrity and maintaining impeccable judgment; and assisting to create a respectful community.


$2500.00, lodging, meals, laundry, and the opportunity to influence the lives of children in the out-of-doors.

General Responsibilities Include:

Being a responsible, dedicated role model to the campers and other staff; providing organized, punctual and intentional leadership, creativity, direction and supervision during activities, trips and around the camp; utilizing the Sanborn mission statement as a framework for your work as a Youth Development Professional; taking ownership for your personal attitude, behavior and knowledge building; working with other staff members to provide a quality experience for all members of the camp community; and adjusting one's personal habits to the philosophy, policies and ideals of the camp including a comprehensive understanding of and respect for our time-off/alcohol policies and procedures.

Specific Responsibilities Include:
  • Assist the Riding Program Directors with preparing the horses for camp.
  • Planning, executing and leading on or off-camp trips, activities, evening and weekend programs and special events.
  • Maintaining a gentle, professional and educational tone at all times when working with both animals and people.
  • Being responsible for management of all campers and staff while they are at the stables.
  • Keeping all equipment, the stables, arena, horse pens, and all out buildings clean, organized and in good repair.
  • Cultivating clear communication between riding program and other areas of the camp program.
  • Early morning horse round-up on a rotational schedule with staff and other wrangler assistance.
  • Assist the Ranch Manager with movement of livestock, fence repair, and other projects as they arise.
  • Taking care of basic veterinary needs of horses.
  • Being responsible for table supervision at meals.
  • Taking over duties for Ridge Leaders when they are on time-off or on trips (including evening Ridge walks).
  • Being flexible in response to current and emergency situations and to shifts in responsibilities and assignments when camp is underway.

If this position matches your interests and qualifications, please follow this link to our online staff application. Thank you for your interest in joining our team!