Positions are available to lead hiking, backpacking, cycle-touring, community service, writing, photography, and Spanish-language programs, which includes a variety of work environments ranging from camping in remote wilderness settings to indoor front country accommodations. In any setting, trip leaders must serve as excellent role models while fostering an atmosphere that is safe and welcoming to bring out the best in each student. Excellent decision-making, adaptability, risk management skills, and the ability to work effectively in a shared leadership position are absolutely necessary. Previous experience working with youth and in leadership positions is also required. Trip-specific technical skills and experience (e.g. backpacking, bike touring, etc.) are encouraged but not required.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Support Staff, Teaching/Education, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders


Applicants must be at least 20 years old by mid-June, 2024. Select Trip Leader positions are restricted to those 21 years old and older with a valid driver’s license.

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

Please find our application (along with other important information) on the Work with Apogee page of our website: https://www.apogeeadventures.com/why-choose-apogee/lead-for-apogee/