World Class Trip Leaders
ARCC Trip Leaders are exceptional people of extraordinary character and experience. They are enthusiastic about adventure, serving others, and most importantly, helping our teenagers thrive. A job at Adventures Cross-Country is a coveted position. As a result, we are able to handpick experienced, energetic, fun, capable and mature individuals to lead our programs. Our competitive hiring process ensures ARCC students receive the finest quality leadership in the industry. Our leaders inspire, motivate, and set a positive example that lasts far beyond the summer’s end.
The leaders were awesome - completely professional, fun and reassuring.
— Parent of John T., Seattle, WA
ARCC boasts over a fifty percent return rate for staff, which speaks highly for the quality of leadership, students, and programs. Ranging from 21-32 years old, our leaders have extensive experience in team leading, adventure travel, marine biology, community service, and language. Each ARCC program is led by one male and one female leader. In addition to these leaders, we also enlist local guides and expert outfitters for our adventure activities such as rafting, surfing, sailing and SCUBA diving to ensure the highest level of instruction and safety.
Trip Leader Selection
ARCC’s outstanding reputation in the adventure travel industry brings us hundreds of staff applications each year. We take careful steps to ensure we hire the most qualified leaders with extraordinary character and experience. After completing a thorough multi-steppped interview process, leaders must pass rigorous background checks in order to work for ARCC.
Trip Leader Training
Each ARCC leader has a minimum of 80 hours of training in Emergency Wilderness Medicine and many of our leaders are Emergency Medical Technicians with over 120 hours of emergency medical training. In addition to the multitude of experiences our leaders bring to ARCC, each leader is required to attend our intensive staff training which focuses on safety, group dynamics, logistics, communications, protocols and emergency procedures.
The leaders were engaging, attentive, active leaders.
— Parent of Giulia V., Greenwich, CT
The leaders encouraged Emmy to problem solve and take risks, but they were there to compliment, encourage and support her the whole way through. She had great respect and admiration for them and learned from both of them. Excellent job by the leaders!
— Parent of Emily C. Lake Bluff, IL
ARCC is a top notch organization. Our experience with the leaders has been great, and that's a VERY key part of any adventure. ARCC delivers on their promises.
— Parent of Jane G., Coppell, TX
Jared and Sam loved their leaders! They felt that they both were responsible, confident, knowledgeable, organized and lots of fun!
— Parent of Jared and Sam B. Minnetonka, MN
Nick was amazed by the beauty and experience of the Thai culture, but what he talks about as being the most amazing part of the trip is his appreciation of his leaders. They both made a huge impact on Nick. They served as experienced leaders,watch guards and role models. Thank you for providing such wonderful young adults to lead our kids.
— Parent of Nick J., Grand Rapids, MI