Backpacking Guide/Camp Counselor
Lasting Adventures

Yosemite Adventure Based Youth Programs and Guide Service!

In the majestic Yosemite National Park.


Backpacking Guide/Camp Counselor

Lasting Adventures
Yosemite, California
$100.00 / day + tips
Previous experience required
Start Date:
Job starts in 4 months (Jun 01, 2018)

Specializing in Yosemite backpacking trips, day hikes, and outdoor youth summer camps, Lasting Adventures has introduced thousands of youth to nature and wilderness experience through adventure-based programming.

Working to ensure programs are meaningful, supportive, educational and fun, Yosemite Backpacking Guides facilitate youth backpacking summer camps and adventure-based outdoor education programs. Additional responsibilities include adequately preparing food and gear for each trip, unpacking, and de-prepping after trips have returned from the field, and assisting and leading custom guide service programs and day trips as needed. 

The summer season starts with mandatory staff training during the first week of June. Most Guides will then work 15-20 days per month through August, with the potential to assist on Guide Service programs through October. Guides must be able to work flexible hours, weekends, evenings and holidays.

Pay starts at $100/day (not including tips), highly discounted lodging at the guide house near Yosemite and meals while on trips. Applicants must be 21+ years old (with college degree in recreation, environmental studies or youth development preferred), WFR and CA Food Handlers certified, have a mobile phone with AT&T or Verizon service, a valid driver's license, clean driving record, reliable vehicle for transportation, and experience in the outdoors, backpacking, backcountry cooking, and working with youth.

How to Apply

To apply, email a resume, cover letter (noting your season availability), scanned copies of relevant certs, and application to 

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