Garfield County Outdoors

Garfield County Outdoors is a collaborative initiative that provides outdoor education and recreation for kids and families.

GCO works in the Re-2 and Garfield 16 School Districts and communities.

(New Castle, Silt, Rifle & Parachute, CO)

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Grand Valley HS students!!!

Apply for this PAID internship!

"OUTDOOR CAREERS" is a paid internship offered exclusively to Grand Valley High School students.

Fall 2019 • Mondays, 9AM -1PM (9AM-3PM every third week)

September 22nd through December 2nd, no work day during Thanksgiving Break

Get paid to hike mountains, plant a garden, build a trail, and explore the natural world while gaining professional and recreational skills!

Recognizing the importance of creating pathways to environmental and outdoor-based careers, Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, and Fat City Farmers are collaborating to offer an “Inspired Stewards Internship” program to high school students, ages 14-19, on their day off of school. Certificate of completion will help interns acquire future jobs with outdoor organizations.

• 10-week, paid internship ($11.10/hr)

• Build hands-on skills in camping, trail-building, wildlife biology, & farming

• Overnight camping trip at Rifle Falls

The Fall 2019 program includes an overnight camping expedition followed by a series of 9 Monday sessions.

*APPLICATIONS DUE September 11th, 2019*

You will be contacted for an interview if selected.

For more information on the program, please email Ben Sherman at

Please know that although the internship is open to any student, you must be legally eligible to work in the United States to paid for this internship.

Click on the menu to learn about our programs in the Garfield 16 School District and Re-2 School District.


-Friday, August 23: Fishing trip!

-Friday, August 30: Fishing trip!