Outdoor Adventure Trip Leader in Southwest Virginia
Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of beautiful Southwest Virginia.
- New Castle, Virginia
- $75.00 - $110.00 / day
- Some experience required
- Start Date:
- Starts in 3 months. (Mar 01, 2023)
SUMMER JOBS (May-Aug)
SUMMER ADVENTURE CAMP - TRIP LEADER (SUMMER)
Our Summer Adventure Camp is the foundation on which Wilderness Adventure was built and is often considered the highlight of the year for our full-time employees. After completing our immersive, 14-day staff orientation program, you and a co-leader will guide small, coed groups of participants on 1, 2, or 3-week backpacking-based expeditions throughout the surrounding Jefferson and Washington National Forests. Your focus, above all, is to uplift and encourage your participants to try new things, reach for new goals, and enjoy the process while creating lifelong friendships along the way. Teamwork and personal accountability are the roots of every successful adventure and your attitude as a leader will shape the experience of your group. Throughout each trip, you will teach Leave No Trace principles, facilitate high and low ropes, canoeing, camp cooking and more. Along the way, you will be met by our trained activity specialists who will lead your group through our high-adventure activities such as climbing, caving, kayaking, and mountain biking. During weeks you’re not on the trail, you will be assigned support, maintenance, and hospitality duties around base camp. Qualifications Must be at least 18yo at the time of hiring. 21yo+ preferred Previous experience working with youth or adults Strong Interpersonal skills Ability to work independently without direct supervision Must have a love for the outdoors. Backpacking or camping experience preferred Current Wilderness First Aid & CPR certification. We will offer this certification each June for those needing it.
- Must be at least 18yo at the time of hiring.
- 21yo+ preferred
- Previous experience working with youth or adults
- Strong Interpersonal skills Ability to work independently without direct supervision
- Must have a love for the outdoors.
- Backpacking or camping experience preferred
- Current Wilderness First Aid & CPR certification. We will offer this certification each June for those needing it.