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9 Nov 2018

Trek & Backpack Adventure Trips Guide

McGaw YMCA Camp Echo – Posted by sidneyl Fremont, Michigan, United States

Job Description

Camp Echo’s Adventure Trip Guides carry out the execution of backcountry adventure trips for campers grades 6-12. Trips range from 3 to 20 days in the backcountry setting around the United States and Canada. Guides are responsible for caring for all individuals on the trip in spirit, mind, and body. This leadership requires knowledge of youth development, wilderness medicine, cooking, logistics, communication, and so much more. This requires a strong sense of personal and group responsibility.

• Conducts all aspects of the Adventure Trip from start to finish. Cooperates with outside outfitters and experts
• Responsible for the direction, leadership, safety, and well-being of the Adventure Trip participants
• Works with the Adventure Trip Asst. Coordinator to pack out food and gear for the trip.
• Makes requests to the Adventure Trip Asst. Coordinator for special food and gear needs prior to each trip
• Works with the Adventure Trip Asst. Coordinator on pre-trip logistics and preparation as needed
• Verifies that the trip itinerary is accurate and that emergency and check-in procedures are in place
• Checks out gear for the trip from the Trip Center with guidance from the Adventure Trip Asst. Coordinator
• Shares driving responsibilities with co-guide on each trip, ensuring safe travel and good care of vehicle at all times
• Logs all expenses, organizes all receipts, and ensures that cash out and cash in balance with receipts after the trip
• Develops team-building plan for pre-trip, then coordinates activities with other groups and staff.
• Facilitates post-trip closure and debriefing sessions for the group
• After each trip, returns clean gear, reports repair needs or problems, and accounts for gear not returned
• After each trip, submits all administrative documentation to Adventure Trip Coordinator
• Reports maintenance needs to the Property Manager


• Maintains the cleanliness of the living space to which they are assigned
• Serves as a mentor to younger staff in general; specific assignments may also be made by your supervisors
• Models, teaches, and upholds the Camp Echo Code of Conduct and protects the well-being of all campers
• Cares for and maintains equipment, supplies and property of camp
• Maintains positive relationships with campers, parents and other staff
• Encourages physical, emotional and spiritual growth and positive character development in all campers
• Practices cultural humility, striving to actively learn about and be sensitive to cultures different than their own
• Prepared to work in a Trip Support role when deemed necessary
• Prepared to do anything else deemed necessary by the Adventure Trip Coordinator or Camp Director

How to Apply

Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Trek & Backpack.

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