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Job Opportunities

Access Trips
Looking to hire trip leaders and planners in several sports including :snowboarding, skiing, surfing, mountain biking, rock climbing, and kayaking.

American Camp Association (ACA)

American Youth Foundation Miniwanca
The American Youth Foundation is a national, not-for-profit youth development organization with regional centers in Michigan and New Hampshire.

Camp Killoqua
Offers paid spring and fall internships/jobs for instructing outdoor education, facilitating leadership programs, and leading camp activities

Camp Manito-wish-
Founded in 1919, Camp Manito-wish has grown from a wilderness summer camp into one of the most respected youth and leadership programs in the world. Our goal is for everyone associated with us to have a life-changing experience through which their character and leadership skills are enriched.  Employment opportunities range from counseling staff, program area staff (sailing, arts and crafts, horses, swimming, nature, tennis, music, riflery/trap, archery, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking.), leadership facilitation (ropes courses, etc...), and trip leading.  The Wilderness Trip at Manito-wish is the shining moment of the summer.  Trips last from 2 - 45 days in length and are offered in kayaking, backpacking, and canoeing.

Cumberland Trail Conference
Employment opportunities

Nantahala Outdoor Center
Variety of summer employment opportunities

Princeton-Blairstown Center
Summer job opportunities working with under-served youth. Based in New Jersey

Second Nature Wilderness Program
Employment opportunity in wilderness therapy working with at-risk youth in northern Utah

Teton Science School
One-year graduate-level teaching practicum and academic program

Tim Horton Children's Foundation
Summer job opportunities working outdoors with under-privledged youth

Point O' Pines Camp
Summer job openings working with children as ropes course instructor or wilderness director

Rustic Pathways
Students work with human resources department, directed by Orville McEachron. We are looking for staff who are a minimum of 21 years old and have their WFR to lead trips for ten days or a couple of months in Australia, Thailand, New Zealand, Costa Rica, The Fiji Islands, Africa, India, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Mexico, Laos, Nicaragua, Panama, Mongolia, Peru, Burma and the US.  The presence of local staff and specialized guides for activities like mountaineering or SCUBA diving makes this an excellent opportunity for young guides to gain international experience. Hence, the warning on the web site: "apply early, because the positions fill quickly."