Summer Camp Counselor/Backpacking Guide

Job Description

Specializing in Yosemite backpacking trips, day hikes and outdoor youth summer camps, Lasting Adventures has introduced thousands of youth to nature and wilderness experience through adventure-based programming. Working to ensure programs are meaningful, supportive, educational and fun, Yosemite Backpacking Guides facilitate youth backpacking summer camps and adventure-based outdoor education programs. Additional responsibilities include adequately preparing food and gear for each trip, unpacking and de-prepping after trips have returned from the field, and assisting and leading custom guide service programs and day trips as needed. The summer season starts with mandatory staff training during the first week of June. Most Guides will then work 15-20 days per month through August, with potential to assist on Guide Service programs through October. Guides must be able to work flexible hours, weekends, evenings and holidays. Applicants must be 21+ years old with a mobile phone through AT&T or Verizon service (preferred due to service within the park) a valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and reliable vehicle for transportation. College degree in recreation or youth development is preferred. Wilderness First Responder or better and CA Food Handler's Certifications are required for all guide positions. The CA Food Handlers Certification can easily be obtained online anytime during the application/hiring process. Opportunities to guide in National Parks outside of Yosemite may be available. Experience in the outdoors, backpacking, backcountry cooking, and working with youth desired. An internship program (with stipend) for 18-20 year olds interested in gaining valuable experience in the industry is also offered. Applications, position statements, and a full list of qualifications can be found on our website: https://lastingadventures.com/lasting-adventures-employment/ 

Job Availability: 

The summer season starts with mandatory staff training during the first week of June. Most Guides will then work 15-20 days per month through August, with potential to assist on Guide Service programs through October. Guides must be able to work flexible hours, weekends, evenings and holidays.

To Apply

Position Statements, a complete list of qualifications, and applications (both electronic and traditional) can be found on our website: https://lastingadventures.com/lasting-adventures-employment/

 

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When Filled
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Job Location: 
Yosemite National Park, Lassen National Park, Olympic National Park
Job Experience: 
1 - 2 years
Job Degree Level: 
Bachelor's degree
Other
Job Starting Date: 
May 29, 2021 (approximate)

Job Details

Job Details: 
Adventure Travel
Commercial Outfitter/Guide Service
Outdoor Skills School
Seasonal Program
Summer Camp
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