The percentages below are approximate and are likely to vary depending on the season. We can provide more information regarding any of the responsibilities below – please just ask!
50% – Trip Specialist Responsibilities:
• Trip Logistics: managing assigned trips (likely 5-7 itineraries), including acquiring necessary permits, making campground reservations, coordinating with third-party outfitters, opportunity for yearly trip scouting opportunities, preparing trip notes, etc.
• Trip-Specific Family Communications: prepare paperwork and reference documents for families and regular communications with families enrolled in Trip Specialist’s assigned programs.
25% – Seasonal Staff Recruitment: On-campus recruiting, in-person and virtual interviews, reference calls, etc.
20% – Miscellaneous – Marketing, Staff Training, and Additional Summer Responsibilities:
• Off-season (September-May): work with prospective and enrolled families, potential travel for student recruiting purposes.
• Summer Season (June-August): assist with seasonal staff training, supervision of seasonal staff assigned to Trip Specialist’s programs, occasional on-call phone responsibilities, communications with enrolled families, and miscellaneous administrative and operations projects.
5% – Gear work: clean, repair, inventory, and prepare program equipment.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Development, Full Time, Teaching/Education


o Age 21 or older
o Bachelor’s Degree
o Previous Apogee staff experience preferred but not necessary
o Valid Driver’s License
o Currently hold or willing and able to obtain certifications in Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder

Required Skills:

o Interpersonal competency and emotional maturity
o Analysis, decision-making, and stress-management
o Written and verbal communication skills
o Organized with attention to detail
o Initiative and follow-through
o Willingness to engage with and advance Apogee's DEI initiatives
o Technology fluency - proficiency with spreadsheets, data analysis, Microsoft Office, and Google Suite
o Understanding of and dedication to Apogee's values, culture, and goals
o Essential Eligibility Criteria available online

About Apogee Adventures

Apogee offers summer outdoor adventure programs to teenagers. We provide students with well-designed hiking, biking, community service, writing, and photography programs varying in length from one to four weeks in spectacular locations throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Latin America.
Apogee’s primary goals are for students to experience a strong sense of community, build their confidence, and gain a greater appreciation for the outdoors. We want our students to return home with a sense of accomplishment and self-confidence that carries over into all aspects of life - and we strive for our seasonal and full-time staff to gain as much from these experiences as our students.

Application Instructions

The application includes a short online questionnaire along with a current resume. Please visit our website (https://www.apogeeadventures.com/why-choose-apogee/lead-for-apogee/) for the full position description, including a link to the questionnaire.