Wilderness Trip Leader

Company: Camp Glen Brook

Wilderness Trip Leader
Job Type: Seasonal, Temporary

Job Description

Camp Glen Brook, a Waldorf-inspired and nature based summer camp in beautiful southern New Hampshire, is hiring Wilderness Trip Leaders! Trip Leaders guide three to four wilderness trips during each 3.5-week session to help inspire young people to connect with the natural world and each other, challenge themselves,  and learn outdoors skills within safely managed risks. Activities include canoeing, hiking, and camping. Campers range from ages 10 through 14 years of age, and trips range in length from 2-4 days.

Job Responsibilities:

  • The day before each trip, meet with the campers and counselors going on the trip, gather equipment, pack up trip food, and make sure all logistics are set.
  • Maintain a safe and positive environment for the duration of each trip.
  • Be responsible for all logistical aspects of the trips from meal planning and preparing, driving, guiding, and facilitating the experiences for the campers (the trips will be pre-planned).
  • Teach camping and outdoor living skills.
  • Lead and work in collaboration with the group’s cabin counselors.
  • Be an excellent role model for campers.
  • Care deeply for the development and well being of young people.
  • Maintain all equipment in good working order.
  • Drive campers to and from locations in a 14 passenger van, sometimes with a canoe trailer.
  • Ensure safety of all participants.
  • Update the Camp Director of any changes to itineraries or incidents.
  • Keep records of all expenses.
  • Maintain the Camp mission.
  • Become familiar with and abide by wilderness trip protocols as stated in the manual.
  • While staff members are usually assigned to one primary role you may be asked to help in other areas as well. We are one team and like many camps do not have a sharp division between jobs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience in planning, leading and supervising overnight camping trips
  • CPR and Lifeguard certifications (lifeguard training is available at Glen Brook)
  • WFA or WFR preferred
  • Outdoor leadership experience
  • A passion for and experience in working with a wide age range of children.
  • Ability to supervise counselors assisting with the trip
  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

Our summer season runs from 6/10/24 – 8/11/24.

How to Apply

Apply at our website: glenbrook.org/apply We also hire trip leaders per-trip when there is alignment: reach out to talk about the possibilities!  
Contact Person: Tori Heller, Trips Coordinator
Contact Phone: (603) 876-3342
Posted on: January 19, 2024
Location: New Hampshire
Job Type: Seasonal, Temporary
Job Starting Date:
June 10, 2024
Application Closing Date:
July 23, 2024
Years of Experience: 1 – 2 years
Preferred/Required Degree Level: None Required
Population(s) Served: Youth - General
Region(s): Northeast US