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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!

Company Description

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.

Job Description

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, and Language. 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, 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.

Requirements

  • Minimum 21 years of age.
  • Current certification in Wilderness First Responder (WFR), EMT, or WEMT by June 2014 (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, 2014 through late July to mid August.

Salary and Benefits

ARCC leaders are contracted to lead one or two trips, ranging from two to four weeks each. All leaders are required to participate in our Staff Training (June 13 - 19, 2014). The first-year leader salary ranges from $1,000 - $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.

Available Positions

Application Deadlines

*4/4/14 UPDATE*
At this time, we have filled all available Trip Leader positions for Summer 2014. However, we are still seeking one male and one female for our Reserve Leader positions. Please click here to read more about this position. Please note: this position requires the candidate to be located in the San Francisco Bay Area for at least the months of June - mid-August. If you are interested in applying for this position, please send an email with subject line "ARCC Reserve Leader" to employment@adventurescrosscountry.com. 

If you are interested in applying for our 2015 Trip Leader positions, please fill out an application and we will keep your information on file until we begin the hiring process later this year. We will contact you once we begin reviewing applications for Summer 2015.
 

  • Monday, December 2, 2013
  • Monday, January 6, 2014
  • Monday, February 17, 2014
  • Monday, March 17, 2014

Our hiring season has four application deadlines. We recommend applying by the earliest possible deadline, as most of our applications arrive early in the year. Upon receipt of all materials we will review applications and notify with a decision shortly after the deadline date. If this is a time-sensitive matter for you, please let us know and we will accommodate accordingly. Any positions available after the March 17th final deadline will be filled on a rolling basis, and applicants must be prepared to respond promptly. 

How to Apply

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. Your resume, cover letter, and three references are required for a complete application.  If you have any questions or problems with the online application - please email:  employment@adventurescrosscountry.com

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About ARCC

Adventures Cross-Country offers a variety of service learning and adventure opportunities around the world for teenagers. ARCC programs, which include community service adventures, language adventures, leadership adventures, and multisport adventures, provide middle school and high school students a rewarding and educational summer experience in a small group setting.

Adventures Cross-Country, for over 30 years a world leader in teenage community service, service learning, leadership and adventure programs, combines fun and educational activities with community service work, cultural immersion, adventure travel, and outdoor adventures.

International teen summer adventure camps include:

Activities on ARCC programs include: community service, service learning activities, leadership classes, surf camps, wilderness adventure programs, marine biology study, SCUBA diving adventure programs, , whitewater rafting adventures, safari, language immersion and more.

If you are a middle school or high school student or teenager looking to combine the best of teen summer travel and teen tour programs, join us on our summer adventure camps!

If you are a high school graduate and are considering travel abroad for a Gap Year combining service, adventure, language, education, culture, join us on our Gap Semesters in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. College Credit is available.

Adventures Cross-Country Gap Semesters take place in AsiaAfrica and South America, with each 90 day program traveling to numerous countries: