Overnight Camp Backpacking Specialist

March 22, 2024

Job Description

  • Denver
  • $727.08 - $984.17/week

Avid4 Adventure

We are hiring for a Backpacking Specialist at our camps in Colorado and California. 

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; guide an overnight experience, ranging from an 1-night overnight onsite to a 5-day backpacking trip.

  • 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.

  • Transport up to 13 campers to and from program areas with company passenger vans

Important Details

  • Work Schedule: Overnight camps are a 24/7 operation. The leadership team will create a schedule that provides you with one evening off/week and segments of other time off throughout the week.

  • Position Duration: Training begins May 21; overnight camp programs run from June 9 through August 3.

  • Overnight Camp Specialists: $442.80/week (room and board provided!)

  • Expedition Specialists: $727.08 – $984.17/week

  • Camp Drivers: additional 3% pay increase conditional on completion of training. Relevant Certification Bonuses: $125 – $400 per certification (up to $1,000)

Your Background

  • Must be at least 21 years of age at the start of training. 

  • By the start of training, must have an active CPR and Wilderness First Responder (WFR, EMT, or W-EMT) certifications

  • 1+ years of experience leading multi-day backpacking/camping  trips in a professional, volunteer, and/or personal setting. 

  • Valid drivers’ license is required. All staff will go through a 2-day 15-passenger van driving training during your first week of employment.

Our Interview Process

You can apply for this position directly here: https://jobs.ashbyhq.com/avid4?utm_source=job_monkey

After you submit an application, here is what you can expect next: 

  • Step 1: Complete a one-way video interview

  • Step 2: 20-minute live virtual interview and submit three references (personal and/or professional)

  • Final decision!!

This process moves quickly so be ready to hear from us shortly after you submit your application.