Do 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 an Expedition Instructor, you will do exactly that by guiding kids on multi-sport, backpacking, biking, or climbing adventures. Our programs (with the exception of our backpacking offering) spend the week at a base camp located at campsites in state parks. This is a field position based out of Orinda, CA that runs Sundays through Fridays throughout the 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, public transportation reimbursement to/from work professional development, and more!
Compensation – All meals provided during expeditions. Paid weekly rates start at $773/week but increase with additional experience, specializations, and certifications. Read more about our compensation structure here.
We have Day Camp programs at our five camp locations in the San Francisco Bay Areas as well as Expedition Programs out of our Colorado, Portland, and Seattle/Bellevue locations. If you are interested in being considered for any other program or location, be sure to let us know!
In this role you will
Provide 24-hour support with guidance, supervision, safety and comfort for participants during all activities.
Co-lead an activity group of up to 13 campers through outdoor activities including: mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, SUPing and Leave No Trace principles.
Guide a 5-night overnight experience, from Sunday to Friday weekly.
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.
Must be at least 21 years of age at the start of training.
By the start of training, must have an active CPR certification + either a Wilderness First Responder (WFR, EMT, or W-EMT) or Wilderness First Aid certification depending upon position.
1+ years of experience leading kids on multi-day camping or backpacking trips.
Passion for outdoor expeditions! Must be comfortable with multi-day camping excursions and the 24-hour supervision expectations of this position.
Valid drivers’ license is required. All staff will go through a 2-day 15-passenger van driving training during your first week of employment.
Sunday morning – Friday afternoon. Scheduled time off is Friday evening and all day Saturday.
Mandatory training begins May 18 – 22 depending on position. Programs begin June 4 and run through August 11.
READY TO JOIN THE TEAM??
We understand your time is valuable which is why we have a simple, 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
This process moves quickly so be ready to hear from us shortly after you submit your application.
We are unable to accept any more candidates this summer that require a visa to work with us. Be sure to check our job board again in the Fall to be considered for our 2024 Summer Season!
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.