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1 Mar 2024

Trek & Backpack Outdoor Trip Leader

SOAR – Posted by SOAR Dubois, Wyoming, United States

Job Description

SOAR is an outdoor and experiential education program that runs 11-17 day expedition-style programs focused on supporting neurodivergent youth who are commonly diagnosed with ADHD, ASD, and/or Learning Disabilities. Programs are co-ed, students are between the ages of 8 – 18, and groups consist of 7-8 students with 2 staff. Course sites include the mountains of Western North Carolina, Florida Keys, Wyoming, and California. Activities include rock climbing, whitewater rafting, backpacking, orienteering, llama treks, horse packing, caving, snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, and sea kayaking.

Outdoor Trip Leader
Responsibilities: Supervise a group of 7-8 students (2 staff per group) on 11 to 17-day courses; manage a safe and successful experience during the adventure-based portions of a course; help 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; write a comprehensive student evaluation at the end of each course; and act as a role model for students by demonstrating maturity, responsibility, good organizational skills, and professional behavior.

NC/FL: May 27 – August 15, 2024
WY/CA: May 16 – August 15, 2024

QUAL: Minimum 19 years of age; 2 years of college experience in a related field of study is preferred though not required (e.g., Education, Psychology, Recreation). Experience and/or desire to work with youth and experience in and/or desire to learn outdoor adventure programming.

BENEFITS: $4,000-5,000 for a 10-week contract, WFA and CPR certifications provided if needed, free of charge and room and board included!

How to Apply

TO APPLY: Complete a staff application on-line at: or contact Ryan Smith

Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Trek & Backpack. Job Tags: #education, ADHD jobs, Adventure Therapy jobs, camp counselor jobs, North Carolina jobs, outdoor education, trip leader, Wilderness Therapy jobs, and Wyoming jobs.

Job expires in 18 days.

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