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Adventure Treks

  • Adventure Treks, Toledo, WA
  • www.adventuretreks.com

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Outdoor Instructor

At Adventure Treks, you are an integral part of our community and will make lasting impressions on your students and lifelong friends with your fellow instructors. In our 29 years of providing unforgettable adventures and empowering youth, Adventure Treks has earned a reputation as one of the most professional organizations in the outdoor adventure field, and that is due to our dedicated instructors. Our 60% instructor retention rate is in part due to our competitive salary, benefits, and opportunities to work our summer, fall, and progress from instructor, trip leader, to regional director. 


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salary range

$4k - $42k / year

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International Applicants Allowed?
Work Visa Sponsoring Available

Job Overview

You see the campers and the trees, everything that’s said and goes unspoken. You’re cheering these kids on and cheering them up. In the highs and lows of the trail, you’re there, scanning and planning the next steps. You’re in charge of safety, satisfaction, and success. 

Of course, you know that. You’ve been on the trail before. That’s what we’re looking for in our next Wilderness Instructor. You know the demands of operating on the sun’s clock and sleeping in the wild for weeks at a time with peers and kids that rely on you. It’s not comfortable, but it’s so rewarding. 


You’ll help students foster community, build confidence and leadership skills on the trail. We’re Adventure Treks and we operate 13 to 30-day wilderness-based programs for teenagers in British Columbia, Alaska, California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Wyoming, North Carolina, and Peru.


Why Work with Adventure Treks


On each adventure, the six-person instructor team works closely together to coordinate all aspects of the trip, including:

  • managing group dynamics 
  • coordinating logistics
  • leading activities that include backpacking, rock climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking, caving, canoeing, sea kayaking, whitewater rafting, ice climbing, ziplining, cooking, orienteering, Leave No Trace concepts and general environmental education
  • risk management, menu planning, purchasing food, laundry, transportation, coordinating with outfitters, maintaining equipment, and handling medical issues


Benefits include:

  • competitive salary 
  • travel stipend 
  • access to pro-purchase discounts 


Applicants must be:

  • 21 years of age (college graduate or degree in progress preferred) 
  • valid WFR & CPR certification (or be willing to acquire one)
  • several years experience working with youth and leading outdoor programs 
  • be willing to work long hours with little to no time off

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