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1 Dec 2015

Trek & Backpack Outdoor Trip Leader

SOAR – Posted by SOAR Sylva, North Carolina, United States

Job Description

Have fun and watch campers grow while participating in amazing activities such as rock
climbing, whitewater rafting, backpacking, orienteering, llama treks, horsepacking, mountain biking, caving, snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, and sea kayaking. Be a leader to campers as they strive to reach a personal goal and build confidence in themselves. Change a life by showing campers how to overcome challenges, face fears, and discover their strengths. Find adventure and step out of your comfort zone on expedition style trips in North Carolina, Florida, California, and Wyoming. Make a difference in a camper’s life!

Outdoor Trip Leader:
Available: NC/FL: May 20 – August 16, 2019; WY/CA: May 26 – August 13, 2019.
• Supervise a group of 7-8 students (2 staff per group), for 24 hours a day, on 10 to 26 day courses
• Demonstrate sound and safe decision making when facilitating adventure based expeditions
• Facilitate the development of life skills, organizational skills, self-esteem, problem-solving strategies, communication techniques, and social skills;
• Assist in developing personal goals for each student;
• Develop a comprehensive student evaluation at the end of each course;
• Act as a role model for students by demonstrating maturity, responsibility, good organizational skills, and professional behavior.
• Minimum 21 years of age (some exceptions allowed);
• 2 years of college experience, preferable in Recreation, Education, or Psychology
• Current WFA and CPR certifications; Lifeguard required for FL and CA staff;
• Experience and/or desire to work with LD and AD/HD youth
• Experience in and/or desire to learn outdoor adventure activities; strong organizational and time management skills preferred.
• Patience, energy, enthusiasm, flexibility, maturity, and integrity required

How to Apply

TO APPLY: Complete a staff application on-line at or contact Andrea Wackerle, SOAR, PO Box 388, Balsam, NC 28707, (828)456-3435,

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


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