Summer Expedition Camp Counselor – Outdoor Adventure Instructor
Pacific Northwest, Portland, Oregon

A summer camp counselor at Avid4 Adventure = you as an Outdoor Adventure Instructor = best job ever!

Why Avid4 Adventure?
-We were again voted by Outside Magazine as one of the 50 Best Places to Work.
-We are the only summer camp in the world that is a Certified B Corp (Benefit Corporation).
-We truly live by our Core Values.
-Compensation – we know it’s important. So, we base our starting rates on LIVING WAGE. Starting rate in Portland, OR is $658.42 weekly. Your weekly rate could be more based on your experience and/or certifications.

Core Responsibilities
-Summer Expedition Camp Counselors provide 24-hour support with guidance, supervision, safety, and comfort for campers during all activities.
-Lead an activity group of up to 13 campers through our outdoor adventure program featuring rock climbing, mountain biking, paddle sports, and more.
-Guide a 5-night overnight experience, from Sunday to Friday weekly.
-Have fun daily.
-Make risk management decisions daily.
-Provide exceptional communication and customer service to parents and all participants.

Job Requirements
-Minimum 21 years of age.
-Wilderness First Responder (WFR, EMT, or W-EMT) and CPR.
-1+ years of experience leading kids on multi-day camping or backpacking trips.
-Valid drivers’ license is required. All staff will go through a 2-day 15-passenger van driving training during your first week of employment.

Important Details
-Job dates: Training starts in late May/early June, depending on the state in which you will work. Camps run through mid-August. For specific dates and details on each location & program, please click here.
-Work week: Sunday morning – Friday afternoon. Scheduled time off is Friday evening and all day Saturday.

Compensation details
-Pay: Starts at $658.42 weekly in Portland, OR.
-Our starting rate aligns with the living wage in all areas we operate! To see our full compensation rubric, including hourly rates and experience additives visit our compensation page.
-Benefits: Access to affordable health insurance, access to free gear, discounted pro deals on gear, free professional development, and more!
-Public transportation reimbursement to/from camp.
-Need housing? We can support you with a variety of housing resources.

At Avid4, we embrace inclusion, diversity, justice, and equity, and we acknowledge that the outdoor/adventure education industry has been and remains a space dominated by white privilege and those from a higher socioeconomic status. We are actively working to improve diversity and inclusion both within Avid4 Adventure and in the outdoor industry! Visit our Inclusivity page to learn more about our commitment and progress.

Our summer camp counselors / instructors are the face of Avid4 Adventure and the most important part of realizing our mission THANK YOU for believing in our mission and applying for this important (and fun) job!

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About Avid4 Adventure

The mission of Avid4 Adventure is to provide kids and teens with the skills and confidence to choose active outdoor lifestyles. We transport campers to authentic local recreation areas and teach them to climb, bike, paddle, hike and thrive in the outdoors. More importantly, we teach kids and teens to assess risks, use sound judgment, and believe in their abilities. Through summer day camps, overnight camps, school programs, and events, Avid4 Adventure inspires thousands of kids and teens every year to lead active lifestyles.

Application Instructions

Please click below to apply directly to our website at Avid4.com/jobs. Please email [email protected] for more information!