Trip Leader with Teton Valley Ranch Camp

Dubois, WY

Organization: Teton Valley Ranch Camp

Location: Dubois, WY

Type of opportunity: Trip Leader

Contact: Mike Dowell, Backcountry Trips Director

Duties:

TVRC Trip Leaders (TLs) set the tone and spirit for high quality backpacking, horse packing, and day hiking excursions into the remote backcountry of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and beyond. They are educators, uniquely positioned to share their knowledge and passion for the outdoors with campers and staff alike. They are risk managers, responsible for hazard evaluation and decision-making in potentially high-stress situations. They are role models, keenly aware of group dynamics and continuously exemplifying the values of our community. In addition to their role as backcountry educator, TLs are also active members of the larger camp community. They participate in various activities and traditions of camp, and support the experience and growth of the campers in all possible ways both on and off the ranch property.

Desired qualifications:

Essential

  • 21 years or older (at start)
  • Wilderness First Aid certification – offered during training (Wilderness First Responder preferred)
  • CPR certification
  • Lifeguard (preferred)
  • Passion for working with children in an outdoor setting

Preferred:

  • Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification or higher (WFR can be recertified during training)
  • Experience leading backcountry trips, personally or professionally (experience leading groups of children professionally is preferred)
  • Background in experiential, outdoor, and/or general education
  • Experience working in a residential camp setting
  • Start and end dates:

Salary/pay: $2,500 plus room and board for the full summer

Link to more information: Trip Leader Announcement

How to apply: Please visit www.tvrcamp.org/staff to access our online staff application.

Application deadline: January 15, 2016

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