Summer Program Leaders

ARCC Programs

About the organization

ARCC Programs is the leading provider of Adventure, Community Service, International Travel, and Wilderness Travel programs for teenagers and young adults in the United States.


Job Description

ARCC is looking for Program 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 their abilities. Trip Leaders also provide natural and cultural history education relevant to their location as well as teach the curriculum designed for our community service and focus programs. Leaders will guide groups of up to eighteen students, with a co-leader, through rigorous projects, cultural immersion, and adventure programs. The trips are both mentally and physically challenging for leaders and participants, with programs ranging from 14 to 28 days.

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 a variety of activities including backpacking, rafting, SCUBA diving, surfing, snorkeling, sea kayaking, international service projects, and cultural exchanges. Experience in these areas is helpful, but not required. Other leader responsibilities include travel logistics, keeping a daily trip log, communicating with office staff about the status of the trip, and making crucial decisions alo



Minimum 21 years of age.
Current certification in Wilderness First Responder (WFR), EMT, or WEMT by June 2024.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or in the process of completing a degree.
Excellent health and physical condition and COVID-19 vaccinated.
Current driver’s license and clean driving record.
Clean background check.
Available for employment June through early August 2024.
Applicants must be authorized to work legally in the United States.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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. Our hiring deadlines are the first of each month November 1, 2022 – February 1, 2024 (November 1, December 1, etc.). If you have any questions or problems with the online application – please email: [email protected].

Thank you in advance for your interest in working for ARCC Programs! We look forward to hearing from you and potentially working together this upcoming summer.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

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