Trip Leader / Counselor
City Kids Wilderness Project - Summer Camp in the Tetons

Come work with awesome kids and live in beautiful WY!

20 miles south of Jackson Hole- close to Grand Teton National Park

Jackson, WY
$350.00 / week
No experience required
Start Date:
Job starts in 2 months (Jun 10, 2020)

Position Description: 
The Outdoor Adventure Program Staff works with a small team of co-workers to provide a summer adventure-based program for youth. Our mission is to inspire confidence and leadership in children and teens from Washington, D.C. We provide a multi-year experiential curriculum focusing on outdoor adventure, backcountry trips, and personal growth during three 16-19 day summer sessions. Base camp is our beautiful property, Broken Arrow Ranch, in Hoback Junction just south of Jackson Hole.   The responsibilities of a Trip Leader and Counselor are multi-faceted and include all of the following;  

Mentoring- Develop a positive, proactive relationship with participants, be a role model, facilitate team and personal growth.  Encourage positive behavior, set goals, and create a safe environment for participants.

Activity and Trip Leader- Responsible for planning and leading activities, journaling, camp lessons, sports, day trips, and multi-day backcountry trips with a co-leader or team of co-leaders.  Daily activities include team-building games, skills-building lessons, team sports, debriefs and group facilitation.  Day trips include off-site day adventures, education and service trips.  Multi-day backcountry trips range from 3-10 days including backpacking, canoeing, and kayaking.        

Cabin counselorResponsible for the daily care, health, and safety of a cabin of 4-6 campers and JET. Prepare campers for activities and trips, lead daily reflection and night cabin activities.     

JET supervisor- Primary supervisor for 1-2 counselors-in-training throughout the course of the session. Provide daily feedback, correction, encouragement, support, and formal evaluations during the job training program. 

Staff work as a team directly with the Director and Program Directors to implement the program. This is a residential position and thereby is not limited to these stated responsibilities. Everyone at camp shares responsibility for day-to-day tasks, which are an integral part of living in a small close-knit community. Counselors have partial days and a full day off during and between sessions. The contract includes a paid 10-day staff training. Please refer to for an understanding of our program and the children we serve.

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