Trip Leader

The Road Less Traveled, LLC

About the organization

The Road Less Traveled is a life-changing educational adventure travel experience; an extraordinary opportunity to join with others, explore humanity and build deep relationships and an appreciation for our world’s vast adventurous scenery and its people. RLT offers domestic and international community service, language, and multi-sport adventure travel programs in over 20 countries and throughout North America. We engage in a service of presence and active listening in the world supporting young people to get outside, seek adventure, experience challenges, make new friends, build community and understand the world and its people in a new way. We encourage involvement; cultivate leadership, excellence, openness and sensitivity, initiative, communal participation, social activism, and environmentalism.


Provide leadership. Support program philosophy and implement procedures.
Follow written procedures as outlined in the staff training manual. Teach and assign staff their responsibilities. (This includes staff who present certification or other documented experience. Evaluation generally occurs during pre-camp training and is done in conjunction with the Directors.) Create a supportive positive learning experience for staff and participants. Be responsible for welfare of each individual in the group and solve problems. Inform Director of any camper or staff problems. With help of other staff, evaluate the elective choices of campers. Provide opportunities for the group so that each individual experiences success during camp with discussion of individual or group problems or concerns. Plan, coordinate and execute daily activities and trip logistics. Monitor staff and camper assignments for the day. Monitor backcountry groups and supervise staffs' responsibilities. Act as a positive role model for participants. Monitor ongoing safety and provide education for staff and participants. Identify and address inappropriate staff behavior that put health and safety of a camper at risk. Management of financials and accounting including monitoring of expenditures, record keeping, advances, bookkeeping and end of trip summary of iinformation. Management of gear, vehicles, information. Evaluate staff and perform reviews and summer end and program evaluations.


Minimum of 21 years of age.Minimum of a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience working with young adults and/or outdoor education.Previous camp staff experience. Current Wilderness First Responder, WEMT or EMT certification. Current Red Cross Lifeguard Training preferred. Current Unrestricted Valid Drivers License Driving record should reflect no more than three moving violations and/or chargeable accidents during the previous three years. Knowledge of three or more wilderness travel methods. Ability and experience in supervising staff and campers. Ability to communicate and work with young adults and staff, and provide necessary instruction Ability to creatively schedule programs, facilities, and staff. Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques. Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity. Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Physical ability to lead groups of eight to thirteen participants on backpacking trips of three to eight days through remote wilderness areas.Good character, integrity, and sense of humor. Previous experience working with and or teaching young people age ranging in age between 12-19 is mandatory. Knowledge of and experience in group dynamics.


Commensurate with experience

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