Volunteer at Adventure Camp

Ready for a truly special adventure? Volunteer for Adventure Camp! It’s an opportunity to help campers realize new levels of potential and self-confidence, and for you to do something wonderful for your mind, body and spirit. All in the amazing Rocky Mountains.

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Adventure Camp

Adventure Camp Volunteer (16+) – Summer in the Mountains

Our Mountain Adventure Summer Camps are held at Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA of the Rockies. Explore and enjoy the great outdoors with campers aged 9+. Adventure campers experience sleep-away camp, staying in cabins with their counselors and volunteers. Each day is a new adventure, with activities such as swimming, boating, zip lining, tubing, concerts and much more!

Volunteers are an integral part of the team supporting counselors in the care and supervision of campers. You will have the opportunity to build relationships, develop leadership skills and ensure that campers have the best week ever!

Volunteers stay in cabins at Snow Mountain Ranch for the entire week.

Volunteers are required to attend one of our training sessions prior to camp as well as orientation on the Monday that camp begins.

Adventure Camp

What are Adventure Camp Volunteers Responsible for?

Volunteer duties for Adventure Summer Camp and Weekends include but are not limited to:

  • Providing a safe and fun environment for the campers
  • Facilitating interaction with and between campers
  • Role modeling team behavior and interaction
  • Helping prepare meals and clean-up
  • Participating in recreational activities such as swimming, zip line, archery, go-karts, river-rafting and more

What Does an Excellent Adventure Camp Volunteer Look Like?

Adventure Camp is looking for volunteers age 16+ who…

  • Enjoy the beautiful outdoors and all of the activities Adam’s Camp offers
  • Can be great role models for the campers and their fellow volunteers
  • Will be team players always willing to go above and beyond


  • Aren’t afraid of hard work and assuming leadership when necessary
  • Understand that this will be the greatest week/weekend ever for you, but also the most exhausting.
  • Want to be at camp for the campers and experience (and not just the community service hours)

A Sample Day in the Life at Adventure Camp

7:30 – 8:30 AM Breakfast

Campers eat breakfast in their cabins and prepare for the day before discussing the activity schedule.

9:00 – 10:15 AM Hiking

This interactive experience allows campers to get in touch with nature while taking in all of the sights and sounds of the outdoors, which ends with beautiful waterfalls for photo opportunities.

10:30 – 12:00 PM Lake Fun

After donning proper safety attire and attending a short safety brief, campers board rafts, canoes and other stable flotation devices and paddle around Grand Lake.

12:30 – 1:30 PM Lunch

This lunch is a true picnic! Campers gather at tables outside, under cover, and get their nourishment as they prepare for the second half of the day.

1:45 – 2:45 PM Go Karting

This tandem ride with staff is full of twists, turns and so many laughs as campers ride on a track made for go-karts.

3:00 – 4:00 PM Shopping

The town of Grand Lake, CO provides many shops for campers to buy trinkets and keepsakes, while they learn to budget in their scoop of ice cream.

5:00 – 6:00 PM Dinner

Once the campers arrive back at the YMCA of the Rockies, they meet together for a well deserved supper.

6:30 – 8:00 PM Concert

After dinner, campers attend a concert, put on for the public in Winter Park, where they can express themselves through song and dance.

Adventure Camp Summer Camp Dates

Dates Location Apply
June 12-17, 2022 Snow Mountain Ranch, Granby, CO Applications will open in January 2022!
June 19-24, 2022 Snow Mountain Ranch, Granby, CO  
June 26-July 1, 2022 Snow Mountain Ranch, Granby, CO  
July 10-15, 2022 Snow Mountain Ranch, Granby, CO  
July 17-22, 2022 Snow Mountain Ranch, Granby, CO  
July 31-August 5, 2022 Snow Mountain Ranch, Granby, CO  
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Adventure Camp Volunteer (16+) – Weekend and Road Trips

Like mountain camp, weekend and road trips are opportunities for campers to enjoy each other and learn life skills while exploring areas throughout the region…camping in Moab, downtown Denver with a Rockies game, Manitou Springs and other exciting destinations. Volunteers join the group to support counselors in the care, safety and joy of the campers.

Volunteers stay in hotels/cabins/campgrounds with campers and staff for the entire weekend.

Training will occur prior to the activity.

A Sample Day in the Life of Adventure Road Trips and Weekends

7:30 – 8:30 AM Breakfast

Campers eat breakfast in their cabins and prepare for the day before discussing the activity schedule.

9:00 – 11:00 AM Group Activities

Campers engage in team-building activities, learning new skills that they will find useful as they embark on the trip excursions.

11:15 – 12:15 PM Arts and Crafts

Campers make creations based around the theme of the trip. They can take these items home to present to parents and caregivers as a special “thank you” for a great new experience.

12:30 – 1:30 PM Lunch

In the Master Cabin, campers gather and feast in preparation for the main event.

2:00 – 5:30 PM Tours and Adventures

Whether touring majestic MOAB, hiking through Yellowstone, or hopping on the mountainous Sand Dunes, your camper will experience a true adventure!

5:00 – 6:30 PM Dinner

Once the campers arrive back at the cabin, food will be hot and ready to eat.

7:00 – 9:00 PM Dance

Campers come together to dance the night away while listening to clean hits and enjoying social interaction with friends!

Adventure Road Trip and Weekend Dates

Dates Campers

Campers and Parents Love Adam’s Camp

This has been the best week of my life. I am so happy I got to experience this!

Lily Messenger
Adventure Volunteer

This week had such a big impact on my heart. I absolutely loved the campers and I learned so much about their lives. It was great to see them burst out of their comfort zones, meet people and feel welcome. You all do amazing work that I admire so much. Thank you for doing what you do!

Caitlen Jacobsen
Adventure Volunteer

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