Position Summary: The Backpacking/Adventure Leader provides 24-hour support with guidance, supervision, safety and comfort for participants during all activities. Depending on the program, you will co-lead groups of up to 10 campers through outdoor activities including: mountain biking, backpacking, horsepacking (outfitted), white-water rafting (outfitted) and rock climbing (outfitted). Sessions are either one-week programs designed to expose campers to the possibilities of outdoor recreation or two-week programs designed to build competency in outdoor living and leadership skills. Foster valuable group dynamics, oversee outfitted activities, teach Leave No Trace principles, and how to unplug and reconnect with the outdoors. This role includes pre-trip packing, planning and post-trip camper evaluations and debriefs. Backpacking/Adventure Leaders provide natural and cultural history education relevant to their location.
Qualifications: Minimum of 21 years of age. Current driver’s license with a clean driving record. Trip-specific technical skills and experience (e.g. horseback riding, rock climbing) are encouraged but not required. A willingness to comply with YMCA driving rules to be approved to operate YMCA vehicles is preferred but not required.
Dates: May 13th - August 10th, 2024
Compensation & Employee Perks: $612/week and also includes room and board, laundry on site, practice 21st century skills, CPR/First Aid and/or Wilderness First Aid certification, diverse and global experiences, welcoming and inclusive team environment, free and/or discounted program rentals, close proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park and additional outdoor recreation areas, discount on summer camp registration for immediate family members, and pro deal discounts to outdoor retail companies.