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Outdoor Education Instructors for Fall 2018

The Colorado Outdoor Learning School is located in southwest Colorado. It was formed in partnership with Cross Bar X Youth Ranch in January of 2014 for the purpose of bringing a quality Outdoor Education program to the four corners area. We specialize in overnight field trips for 5th grade classes from both public and private schools from western Colorado, northern New Mexico, and the entire four corners area. Our two primary areas of focus are educational development through hands-on standards-based lessons, and on character development through challenge based activities. We utilize our on-site archery range, canoe lake, low ropes and high ropes course to challenge students to think beyond themselves and work together to accomplish goals as a team, while learning about their own capabilities when they choose to challenge themselves to conquer new goals. Our unique philosophy of programming sets us apart from our competition as we offer full service activities coupled with our phenomenal lessons. The Colorado Outdoor Learning School is truly a unique, one of a kind experience.

The Colorado Outdoor Learning School operates on the premises of Cross Bar X Youth Ranch. The COLS instructors are hired by Cross Bar X Youth Ranch for the purpose of staffing the COLS season and as such, must be in agreement with the Cross Bar X core values.​

The role of the COLS instructor is to serve in whatever capacity needed as assigned by the COLS director to see to it that the program runs in a highly efficient and professional way. Listed below are the requirements and responsibilities associated with the position. The program Start Date is September3rd, 2018.


-To be in agreement with the core values of Cross Bar X Youth Ranch
-To have a desire to grow in your own personal relationship with the Lord
-To be a person of character and integrity
-To be professional in appearance and personal interactions
-To have a desire to work with kids in the outdoors and see them grow into better people
-To be in agreement with the COLS philosophy that challenge+support=growth, and be committed to guiding participants through this philosophy and helping them to make the most of their experience at camp.
-To be a clear communicator both with peers and students


-To lead groups of up to 15 students, and be responsible for those students during the time of their trip
-To run (once trained) challenge activities to include but not limited to, High Ropes, Low Ropes, zipline, Archery, Horse-back riding, canoeing and large group games
-To learn and teach our standards based curriculum in a fun, enthusiastic way that captures the attention of all types of learners
-To assist in the kitchen when needed
-To assist on the dish crew when needed
-To occasionally help in the camp store
-To write separate awards for up to 15 campers highlighting quality character traits that they displayed

Room and board
meals when groups are at camp
$1,200 stipend for the season

For more information, contact Tim Miller, Executive Director (970) 259-2946

Time:  Full-Time Seasonal
Salary:  Paid
Category:  Outdoor Education



Updated: 1/7/2018 3:24:57 PM

Job Contact:
Tim Miller
(970) 259-2716

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Why work at Cross Bar X Youth Ranch:

Cross Bar X exists to reach at risk youth with the Gospel. For the over 30 years we have been blessed with the opportunity to provide quality, low cost Christian summer camps to urban and rural youth. Mission of CBX: Cross Bar X exists to reach socially and economically disadvantaged youth with the gospel of Jesus Christ. This is accomplished through: providing youth with Christ-centered summer camps. These give CBX a platform for year-round discipleship, outreach events, and involvement in a Bible believing church. Core Values 1. In everything we do, we present campers with the gospel of Jesus Christ. 2. Our desire is that no camper is turned away from Cross Bar X due to a lack of resources. 3. Each camper receives individual attention. 4. We foster spiritual growth through discipleship and mentoring. 5. Campers are encouraged to participate in a Bible believing church. 6. We seek to provide life skills and opportunity for spiritual growth through experiential education. 7. We seek to support and enrich the families of our campers.

2111 C.R. 222
    Durango, CO 81303-8166

(970) 259-2716

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