Our Teen Leadership Program gives teens life-changing opportunities to take on meaningful leadership roles at camp, push their limits on a six-day expedition in the wilderness and grow their outdoor skills, building lasting knowledge and experience they can use throughout their lives.
Under the supervision of our most senior instructors, teen leaders work behind the scenes in every aspect of the camp experience, from teaching outdoor activities to younger campers to planning all-camp events to working in the dining hall. They learn to lead from within a group and in front of it, developing both solid leadership skills and the confidence to put them to use.
Their two-week session also includes an extended expedition, the opportunity to deepen their skills in their favorite adventure sports and all of the other big and little moments—playing games, going for an impromptu hike, sharing stories, hanging out with new friends—that make overnight camp so unforgettable. Learn about our Pin Program!
Entering 11th graders may also apply for our Adventure Educator-in-Training position.
|Grades||Entering 9th - 11th|
|Hours||Two-week session, Sunday - Saturday. Pick-up/drop-off times will be posted in the spring in the Pre-Camp guide.|
|Lunch||All meals provided. by camp.|
|Shuttle||CMC shuttle to-from Denver International Airport:
JUNE: 18 - July 1
JULY: 2-15, 16 - 29
|Policies||Cancellations & Date Changes|
In addition to the abundance of practical feedback they receive from our staff throughout their two-week session, our teen leaders leave camp with some very valuable credentials:
Growing up at summer camp transformed my life. I have a degree in Outdoor Recreation, Leadership, and Management from Northern Michigan University, and I have worked for the past four years as the Director of SpringHill’s Overnight Camp Teen Program. My desire is to provide quality outdoor experiences that will transform campers’ lives. I believe that the outdoors provides an excellent platform for learning, growing, and seeing what you are made of. Outdoor adventure is much more than the trails, rocks, or water. When you unplug from the barrage of media constantly telling you who to be, and you begin to master skills that the outdoors can teach, I believe you’ll become stronger, more confident, and embrace your true self. Camp provides an escape and a chance to slow down and reflect on who you want to become. In my past 10 years of working with teenagers, I have discovered that everyone deeply desires to be known, know others, and a place to belong. Colorado Mountain Camp can be that place. Can’t wait to see you there!
Already registered? All the information you need about your overnight camp adventure – where to go, what to bring, camp photo links – is waiting for you in our Pre-Camp Guide.