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Wilderness Trip Staff

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Trip staff work as a team to lead our impressive array of out-of-camp trips. From day hikes to five-day wilderness backpacking and canoe trips into the Adirondacks, trippers are out of camp more than they’re in. Trip staff is responsible for assisting with planning and leading every aspect of trips so that campers have safe, unforgettable experiences. These responsibilities include driving camp vans and organizing equipment and food.

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Job Description

You must recognize your role as part of a team as well as being an independent decision-maker. You will help recruit campers for your trips, meet with the Head of Trips to get your plans and paperwork approved, then lead campers, teaching Leave No Trace principles, outdoor cooking, camping, equipment maintenance and care, and emergency procedures.

Trips include hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, and canoeing. A key responsibility is ensuring camper readiness, and conducting a program that is fun for campers of all ages with wide-ranging experience. In addition, staff assists in other transportation as needed, including airport pickup and drop-off for campers.

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  • Minimum age: 21.
  • Must have a passion for the wilderness and working with children.
  • Skilled in planning and leading wilderness trips.
  • Must have a solid working knowledge of LNT principles and procedures.
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Certifications may be earned during staff training.

  • Current Wilderness First Responder certification (will accept a Wilderness First Aid certification at a minimum).
  • Current Lifeguard with CPR and AED certification.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record required.
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Working at Adirondack Camp is a great summer job for college students. We’d love to talk about the job with you. You can contact us with questions or begin the application process.

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Additional Rock Tripper Qualifications

  • Current certification in rock climbing instruction (NOLS, Outward Bound, or similar programs) or documented training and experience, including wall climbing, rock face climbing, and rappelling.
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Additional Whitewater Qualifications

  • Whitewater kayaking experience and certifications.
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Being on staff at Adirondack Camp is the best way you could spend your summer. We’d love to talk about the job with you. You can contact us with questions or begin the application process.

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