Summer Adventure Camp: Wrangler

Job Description

SOAR is an outdoor adventure program utilizing 10, 11, 15, and 18 day expedition style adventures for youth diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders and/or Learning Disabilities.  Programs are coed, students are between the ages of 8 and 25 depending upon the course, and groups consist of 7-8 students with 2 staff.  Course sites include Western North Carolina, the Florida Keys, and Wyoming.  Activities include rock climbing, whitewater rafting, backpacking, orienteering, llama trekking, horse packing, mountain biking, caving, snorkeling, scuba diving, mountain biking, sea kayaking, and more.

Summer Seasonal Position Available: Wrangler in Dubois, WY


  • Minimum age 19
  • Extensive experience with Western Horseback Riding
  • Wilderness First Aid Certification (we offer certification)
  • CPR Certification
  • Some rodeo experience (preferred)

Responsibilities Include:

  • Daily care of 14 horses (feeding, watering, rotating, health checking)
  • Ensuring safety of students and horses through appropriate Risk Management
  • Matching students with proper horses
  • Teaching tacking and grooming to all students
  • Teaching ground school
  • Teaching basic western riding skills to all students in the arena
  • Assessing if students are able to go on trail ride (safety)
  • Leading trail rides in the National Forest for all students
  • Documenting all National Forest rides at end of each day
  • Maintaining clean corrals/paddocks/tack room
  • Upkeep and maintenance of all tack and gear
  • Teaching Advanced riding skills when suitable
  • Base maintenance projects
  • Help with airport runs, kid wrangling on inbrief/debrief days, facilitate cowboy contest
  • Put up hay for the next summer(even if it falls on your days off)
  • Other duties as assigned

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.  SOAR, Inc. provides equal opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. 


To Apply

TO APPLY:  Complete a staff application on-line at or contact Andrea at SOAR, PO Box 388, Balsam, NC  28707, (828) 456-3435, [email protected] or [email protected].

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Balsam, NC
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1 - 2 years
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High school
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Job Details

Job Details: 
Adventure Course
Adventure/Wilderness Therapy
Expedition Support
Summer Camp

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