Trip Leader - She Summits Summer Adventures


Job Description

She Summits Co is seeking passionate, courageous, outdoorsy women who want to serve as role-models for girls finishing 6th- 11th grade in an adventure travel camp setting.

These women are balanced, responsible, trustworthy, excited, and love to have fun.

Time Frame: June 1st to August 15th

General Expectations
● Supervise girls, who may be new to adventure camps/wilderness environments
● Lead multi-day backpacking trips and canoeing adventure activities
● Teach outdoor living, camping skills, and Leave No Trace ethics
● Maintain a constant awareness of and provide attention to individual camper needs
● Assess and manage environmental and human risks
● Provide wilderness medical care
● Drive campers in 15 passenger vans with trailers
● Communicate with parents, contracted activity outfitters, and camp director
● Complete written reports and co-staff evaluations
● Make decisions that benefit the group as a whole

Apply by: March 29 2020


Camp/Organization: She Summits Summer Adventures

Location: Bangor, Maine

Type of Position: Specialized Activity Leader

Time Frame: Seasonal

Salary: 3100 for 11 weeks


Minimum Qualifications
● Minimum age of 20 years
● Completed at least 1 year of college
● Wilderness First Aid certification (nationally recognized certifications only, WMI preferred)
● CPR certification
● Epinephrine Auto-injector certification
● Backcountry Food Handlers certification
● Personal health insurance coverage
● Clean driving record and clean criminal background record
● Previous experience leading backpacking trips
● Previous experience with youth outdoor education and leadership
● Fun, funny, and fun lovin' attitude Essential Functions Applicants must be physically able to perform the following:
● Hike up to 10 miles at elevations up to 8,000 feet
● Traverse uneven terrain that could include gravel, dirt, mud, snow and ice
● Hike quickly for up to 10 miles in emergency situations
● Live and work in a setting with variable weather conditions
● Move and/or lift up to 60 pounds; load and unload equipment/packs from vehicles
● Reach, climb, grasp, push and pull above and below shoulder levels; squat and bend

Applicants must possess the following mental and emotional requirements:
● Emotional stability and maturity
● Promptness, reliability, and trustworthiness
● Ability to communicate effectively with supervisor, co-workers, campers, contract outfitters/vendors, and parents
● Ability to work successfully with people from diverse backgrounds
● Ability to self-motivate and make independent decisions
● Flexibility, spontaneity, and the ability to respond quickly and appropriately to camper needs, daily program needs, and emergency situations
● Ability to model and teach safety and risk management
● Ability to organize and recall facts, figures and information
● Ability to concentrate, focus, and accurately and efficiently perform required tasks

Applicants must be tolerant of the following environmental exposures:
● Potentially hot, cold, wet, dry and humid weather
● Variable and potentially extreme temperature conditions, depending on elevation, time of day, and season (June-August)
● Potential exposure to toxic substances (i.e. bleach, petroleum vehicle fuel)
● Potential exposure to natural disasters such as fire, flood, earthquake, landslide, or heavy snow
● Potential exposure to dust, pollen, poison oak, and a variety of animals, plants, bees and insects


Advanced Qualifications
● Minimum age of 21 years
● Completed 3 or more years of college
● Wilderness First Responder (nationally recognized certifications only, WMI preferred)
● Lifeguard certification Additional/Desired Qualifications
● Leave No Trace certification
● Previous experience driving 15 passenger vans
● Previous experience leading canoe trips
● Yoga instructor certification and/or yoga experience
● 2 or more seasons experience working with teenagers in a camp/outdoor education setting
● Knowledge of and/or experience with geographic area of trip
● Experience teaching science and/or natural history

Additional Information

We are a trip/travel camp so most of your time will be traveling across Maine. All boarding and food is provided while you are on a trip, there is staff housing for when you are not on a trip. There is a mandatory training starting on June 1st that will give you a month to train here before camp starts. Most camps run from Sunday afternoon to Saturday morning, you have a little over 24 hours off a week. Vehicle is not required. Perks ● Get paid for one week of “vacation” either July 26th- Aug 1st or Aug 2nd to Aug 8th as a chance to refresh and enjoy anything you would like to do in Maine. ● Weekend Camp Duty will provide you with an opportunity to relax with campers and have dinner taken care of by SSC.


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Amanda Hatley

PO Box 37
Stillwater, Maine 04489