Wilderness Trip Leader
Camping and Education Foundation

6 North of 60 Arctic Trip, Keele River, 2017

Empower the strong spirits of young women while living and working in the north woods!

Live and adventure in the remote beauty of northern Minnesota, Canada, and beyond!

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Wilderness Trip Leader

Camping and Education Foundation
International Falls, Minnesota
No experience required
Start Date:
Starts in 3 months. (May 30, 2024)

Working at Ogichi Daa Kwe might be the most meaningful option you’ll have this summer. You’ll get to share your passion with campers who are eager to learn, be part of a vibrant and caring community, explore some of the most beautiful parts of our natural world, and gain experiences you’ll remember the rest of your life.

With a name meaning “strong spirited women” in Ojibwe, Ogichi Daa Kwe is a one-of-a-kind wilderness camp for girls located in northern Minnesota. Established in 2004, Ogichi’s program offers countless opportunities for growth through challenging canoe and backpacking trips, empowering activities, a wide-range of in-camp classes, and a healthy lifestyle. Undistracted by technology, unburdened by social pressures, and encouraged by passionate role models, the young women who come to Ogichi Daa Kwe discover a stronger version of themselves.

We are looking for strong-spirited staff women who share our values and are genuinely interested in leading girls in both an in-camp and wilderness trips setting. Our counselors and trip leaders live in spacious cabins with campers, teach classes, and supervise activities as part of our in-camp program, as well as lead canoe and backpacking trips in Canada and the United States.

Counselors guide campers through their daily routines, lead or supervise classes and activities, and promote a camp culture that is fun, safe, and appropriate. In the role of trip leader, staff members help plan, prepare for, and ensure the success of wilderness trips ranging in length from 3 to 21 days.

How to Apply

Contact Grace Gardner, assistant director, at grace@ogichi.org to set up an introductory call!

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