Wilderness Adentures

Summiting the Grand Teton
Summiting Mt. Shasta
Hiking through the Alps

Do Something Wild - Inspire Growth and Wonder

Wilderness Adventures boasts 49 years of success in providing life-changing summer adventures for students. Leading for Wilderness Adventures offers the opportunity to experience a wide range of exciting locations and remote wilderness areas, all the while providing a group of students with an unmatched opportunity for growth that they will remember for the rest of their lives.

Wilderness Adventures is based in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming. As a Trip Leader you have the opportunity to lead trips in remote wilderness areas throughout the US, as well as, visit iconic destinations abroad. Our trips could take you to the depths of the Alaskan bush or the deep waters of the great barrier reef!

About Wilderness Adentures

Wilderness Adventures boasts 49 years of success in providing life-changing summer adventures for students. Nothing is more essential to this success than the enthusiasm, skills and dedication of our leaders.

Leading for Wilderness Adventures offers the opportunity to experience a wide range of exciting locations, cultures, and remote wilderness areas, all the while providing a group of students with an unmatched opportunity for growth that they will remember for the rest of their lives.

Ideal Candidate

Wilderness Adventures is looking for trip leaders who are enthusiastic about working with student ages 11-20 in group settings. Leaders will guide groups of 10-15 students, with a co-leader through exciting yet challenging adventure activities, as well as teach the curriculum designed for each of our trip types: Discovery Adventures, Explorer Adventures, High Trails Adventures, and Gap Semester Programs. The trips are both mentally and physically challenging for leaders and participants, with adventures ranging from one to ten weeks in duration.

Wilderness Adventures seeks leaders who will be a positive influence on the participants, an inspirational role model, devoted to supporting student growth and education throughout the trip and creating a fun, safe environment in which every student can thrive. Our leaders and students participate in a wide variety of activities such as: mountain climbing, backpacking in over 30 National Parks and wilderness areas, rock climbing, sea kayaking, whitewater rafting and kayaking, ice climbing, canyoneering, sailing, snorkeling, SCUBA diving, trekking through Europe’s hut system, international and domestic service projects, and language programs. Experience in these activities is helpful, but not required.

Room and Board

Starting on day one of your contract with Wilderness Adventures your lodging, food, and transportation are all provided. Accommodations will vary depending on your trip location but typically include campgrounds, hostels, hotels, huts, and more.

Employee Perks

Employee perks include local discounts and a variety of Pro Deals with some of our favorite outdoor brands. 

Getting Here and Getting Around

At the start and end of summer, Trip Leader contracts, Wilderness Adventures provides shuttles from our base in Jackson Hole to and from the Jackson Hole Airport and the Salt Lake City Airport. We encourage leaders to leave their personal vehicles at home and utilize our shuttles in place.

For Fun

At Wilderness Adventures, we are so grateful and privileged to hold our home base here in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. With Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort only a few miles away and Snow King Mountain Resort across the street from our office, the views are endless. Personal adventure during time off for staff typically includes everything from laying in the grass and enjoying the sunshine at a local park, to floating down the Snake River, to hiking and biking in the Tetons.

Jackson Hole is also a place that is strongly rooted in community. When in town, our trip leaders often find themselves at local events such as the People's Market, Concert on the Commons, the Teton County Fair Carnival, and more.

On top of all of that, we send many of our trip leaders to destinations across the globe. What that means is that you also may have the opportunity to explore places like San Francisco, Seattle, Barcelona, Juneau, and more!

How to Apply

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, feel free to reach out to our Staffing Director at rachel@wildernessadventures.com.

If you are ready to begin your application for Summer 2022, follow the link below and it will take you to our Wilderness Adventures application. The application allows us to gain more information about who you are, your experience in the outdoors, and why you want to work for Wilderness Adventures. Once your application is complete, you will receive an email from our Staffing Director with the next steps. 

Do Something Wild and apply now!


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