Adventures Cross-Country is seeking Trip Leaders. Spend the summer leading, teaching, and inspiring teenagers while traveling to some of the most beautiful destinations in the world!
Adventures Cross-Country (ARCC) is the leading provider of Adventure, Community Service, International Travel and Wilderness Travel programs for teenagers in the United States. ARCC programs are designed for teenagers (13-18 years old) who want a summer experience that combines trying new activities, exploring new areas, experiencing the independence of traveling with a small group, conquering new challenges, and meeting students from all over the world.
ARCC is looking for Trip Leaders who are enthusiastic about working with students ages 13 -18, and who have strong experience working with groups. ARCC leaders focus on fostering constructive group dynamics, facilitating games, activities and initiatives, overseeing outfitted activities, and ensuring that each person in the group is able to safely achieve goals consistent with his or her abilities. Trip Leaders also provide natural and cultural history education relevant to their location as well as teach the curriculum designed for each of our trip types: Community Service, Multisport, Language and Global Action. Leaders will guide groups of up to eighteen students, with a co-leader, through rigorous adventure programs. The trips are both mentally and physically challenging for leaders and participants, with adventures ranging from fourteen to thirty-one days in duration.
ARCC seeks leaders who will be a positive influence on the participants, supporting them throughout the trip and creating a fun, safe, and supportive environment in which they can thrive. Our leaders and students participate in backpacking, sailing, rock climbing, ice climbing, mountain biking, rafting, SCUBA diving, surfing, snorkeling, sea kayaking, international service projects, cultural exchanges, and language programs. Experience in these areas is helpful, but not required. Other leader responsibilities may include travel logistics, keeping a daily trip log, communicating with office staff about the status of the trip, and making crucial decisions along the way that may affect the outcome of the trip.
- Minimum 21 years of age.
- Current certification in Wilderness First Responder (WFR), EMT, or WEMT by June 2013 (We offer a WFR course for those not already certified - call for details).
- Excellent health and physical condition.
- Current driver’s license and clean driving record.
- Available for employment June 13, 2013 through late July to mid August.
Salary and Benefits
ARCC leaders are contracted to lead one or two trips, ranging from three to five weeks each. All leaders are required to participate in our Staff Training which starts the morning of June 14th. The first-year leader salary ranges from $1000 - $1,600 depending on the length and number of trips you lead. All living and travel expenses will be paid for while working for ARCC. In addition, we offer great pro-deals on outdoor equipment from many well-known manufacturers.
How to Apply
April 2013 Update: MOST LEADER POSITIONS ARE FULL!
We are still accepting applications for Male Trip Leaders who speak French.
All other Trip Leaders are full. Please note that applications received will only be reviewed if new positions open up. We will hold onto to all applications for 2014.
To apply, please complete the online application. You will be prompted to create an account to complete the online application. Upon completion of the application you will be asked to upload your resume and cover letter, you will also be given the opportunity to submit your references' email addresses. If you have any questions or problems with the online application - please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you started the application process with the PDF version of the application - you may still complete that and submit via email or mail. If you need to submit a reference, please provide your reference with this Reference Form.