Expedition Leader
Green River Preserve

Outer Banks Sunset

Sea Kayaking in North Carolina's Outer Banks!

Leadership opportunity in the historic Outer Banks of North Carolina

  • summer

Expedition Leader

Green River Preserve
Cedar Mountain, North Carolina
$450.00 - $750.00 / week
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts in 2 months. (Jun 05, 2023)

The mission of GRP is to inspire environmental stewards through a joyful connection to nature. To achieve this mission, we provide four distinct experiences - discovery, growth, independence, and community. Through these experiences, we believe we enrich the four most important predictors of a healthy and happy life: curiosity, resilience, autonomy, and connection. The Expedition Program at Green River Preserve is a continuation of the Summer Camp experience. These trips focus of facing challenge through adventure based activities, while building a sense of leadership and resiliency in a group setting for new and returning campers. Read this letter to learn more about how our expeditions can impact our teenagers. 

The Outer Banks Expedition is based in Stella, NC. Groups will spend 12 days living in a simple outpost in between the different sea-kayaking adventures. First, leaders will instruct basic techniques while paddling during the day on the White Oak River. Groups will then advance to a longer distance paddle, heading out for a 2 night camping trip to Bear Island. The final leg will take the group on a the longest paddle of the trip to Cape Lookout and Shackleford Banks. Groups will spend several nights out while paddling between the different islands and exploring salt marshes. After all of the hard work, groups will get to enjoy a town day in Beaufort, NC. 

Expedition Leaders work as a team of three to lead 12 high school campers using the same philosophy of respect, discovery and environmental awareness we teach at our summer camp. Activities include sea kayaking, leadership education, and outdoor skills. You will be responsible for facilitating an enriching and challenging experience, operating within the constraints of our permit requirements, mitigating and responding to safety concerns, and carrying out the day to day functions necessary for group cohesion and trip management.


  • Wilderness First Aid certified or willing to become certified.
  • Lifeguard certification or willing to become certified
  • Organized, detail oriented, and risk management mindset
  •  Must have passion, expertise, and experience in teaching children in an outdoor environment.
  • A background in natural resources or environmental science/education is preferred
  • Sea Kayaking experience desired with an ability to read/understand tide charts
  • Ability to drive 15 passenger van and/or support vehicle with trailer in tow, including a clean driving record

The season for this position takes place from June 5 - July 5. This includes a period of paid staff training and site scouting. Staff training begins at our basecamp in Cedar Mountain, NC.

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