Overnight Camp Backpacking Specialist

Company: Avid4 Adventure

Job Type: Seasonal, Temporary

Job Description

Does the outdoors call to you? Do you feel a genuine connection to nature and can’t wait to inspire youth to find their own love for the outdoors? As a Backpacking Specialist at our Windy Peak Overnight Camp, you will do exactly that by guiding kids on multi-day backpacking adventures. You will spend the majority of your summer leading a group of campers to different campsites each night all while teaching campers teamwork, Leave No Trace principles, and how to unplug and reconnect with the outdoors. Instructors are the cornerstone of our team, providing support, mentorship, and instruction to our campers with enthusiasm and passion. Instructors provide 24-hour care for our campers and act as their primary support while in cabin, on/off property, on expeditions, and more. This is an incredible opportunity for someone looking to make a lasting impact for dozens of campers this summer.

Why Avid4 Adventure?

We were again voted by Outside Magazine as one of the 50 Best Places to Work.
We are the only summer camp in the world that is a Certified B Corp (Benefit Corporation).
We truly live by our Core Values.
We are committed to improving inclusion, diversity, justice, and equity both internally and in the outdoor industry as a whole. You can learn more about our JEDI commitments and progress here.
Benefits – Access to affordable health insurance, access to free gear, discounted pro deals on gear, professional development, and more!
Compensation – We provide onsite housing and meals for your entire summer! Weekly pay rates start at $430/week but increase with additional experience and certifications. Learn more about our compensation and bonus structure here.
We are hiring Overnight Camp Backpacking Specialists for one of our Colorado Overnight Camp locations: Camp Windy Peak.

In this role you will:

Provide 24-hour support with guidance, supervision, safety and comfort for participants during all activities.
Guide an overnight experience, ranging from an 1-night overnight onsite to a 5-day backpacking trip.
Organize and participate in camp programming, ranging from outdoor sports to camp games and rituals.
Serve as a role model and guide campers by exhibiting appropriate behavior, attitudes, and activities.
Follow and educate campers on safety protocols to ensure the safety and wellbeing of participants.
Provide exceptional customer service to parents and all participants in our programs.
Job Requirements

Minimum 21 years of age by the start of camp training.
A Wilderness First Aid (WFA, WFR, EMT, or W-EMT) certification is required to work at Camp Windy Peak.
1+ years of experience working at a resident camp is preferred but not required.
Truly enjoys working with kids! Comfortable with the hours and supervision expectations of overnight camps.
Valid drivers’ license is required for 21+ years old staff. All 21+ years old staff may be assigned to attend drive training. If selected, staff that become drivers will receive a 2% pay increase.
Work Schedule

Resident camps are a 24/7 operation. The resident camp leadership team will create a schedule that provides you with one evening off/week and segments of other time off throughout the week.
Mandatory training begins May 24 – June 9 (position depending). Programs begin June 11 and run through August 5.


We understand your time is valuable which is why we have a simple, 3-minutes or less, mobile-friendly application. We also like to be transparent about our interview process so here is what you can expect after you apply:

Step 1: Complete a one-way video interview and submit three references (personal and/or professional)
Step 2: 20-minute live virtual interview
Final decision!!
This process moves quickly so be ready to hear from us shortly after you submit your application.


For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


How to Apply

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website. https://avid.workbrightats.com/jobs/956100-287339.html
Posted on: April 17, 2023
Location: Denver, CO
Job Type: Seasonal, Temporary
Application Closing Date:
May 11, 2023
Job Salary Range:
Years of Experience: 1 – 2 years