Trip Leader and Counselor Positions, City Kids

Jackson, WY

Job Title: Trip Leader and Counselor

Organization: City Kids Wilderness Project

Overview: Trip Leaders & Counselors work with a small team of co-workers to provide a summer adventure-based youth development program for DC youth.


  • Mentoring: Develop a positive, proactive relationship with youth, be a role model, facilitate team and personal growth. Encourage positive behavior, set goals, and create a safe environment for participants.
  • Activity and Trip Leader: Responsible for planning and leading activities, daily reflections, camp lessons, sports, day trips, and multi-day backcountry trips with a co-leader or team of co-leaders. Daily activities include team-building games, skill-building lessons, team sports, debriefs and group facilitation. Day trips include off-site day adventures, education and service trips. Multi-day backcountry trips range from 3-10 days including backpacking, canoeing, and kayaking.
  • Cabin Counselor: Responsible for the daily care, health and safety of a cabin of 4-6 campers and JET. Prepare campers for activities and trips, lead daily reflection, and nighttime cabin activities.
  • Jet Supervisor: Primary supervisor for 1-2 high school youth leaders throughout the course of the session. Provide daily feedback,, encouragement, support, and formal evaluations during job training program.


  • Experience working with children in outdoor, camp or other residential settings, trip leading preferred
  • Ability to build strong relationships, manage group dynamics, and support positive behaviors
  • General knowledge and ability in experiential education and outdoor activities, including; canoeing, horseback riding, camping, backpacking, kayaking, rock climbing, games & initiatives,, backcountry living and travel
  • Judgement and the ability to anticipate and manage potential hazards in outdoor settings, both physical and emotional, under stressful conditions.
  • Cultural competency, the ability to work in a diverse community and a commitment to social justice, equity, inclusion & anti-racism.
  • Patience, initiative, enthusiasm, proactive communication style, flexibility, teamwork, and energy
  • First aid certification appropriate to wilderness activities, as a minimum CPR and Wilderness First Aid (LGT and WFR or EMT preferred)
  • Drivers license preferred

Anticipated Dates: Summer June-August 2021

Salary/pay: $350+/week

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