Backpacking Guide/Camp Counselor
Lasting Adventures

Yosemite Adventure-Based Youth Programs and Guide Service!

Work in top national parks on the west coast!


Backpacking Guide/Camp Counselor

Lasting Adventures
Yosemite, California
$120.00 / day + tips
Previous experience required
Start Date:
Job starts in 3 months (Jun 01, 2019)

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 $120/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. Internships are available for those aged 18-21. 

How to Apply

To apply, or to view position statements, visit our employment website at

Our early-bird application period for first consideration ends February 16th. Our main application period ends on March 9th. Interviews will be conducted February 25-March 1 and March 18-22nd. Interviews are conducted in 30-45 minute blocks. 

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