Overview

Job Responsibilities: Under the guidance of the Trip Director, Wilderness Trip Leaders guide basic camping, backpacking, flat-water and white-water canoeing, sea kayaking, horseback riding, and rock climbing trips depending on their own experiences and backgrounds. Additional responsibilities include:
• Serving as guides and educators to both campers and counselors participating in the program;
• Arranging the logistics, routes, and equipment selection for each trip;
• Overseeing all risk assessment and safety components prior to and during the trip;
• Educating participants in Leave No Trace philosophies and outdoor skills;
• Providing basic maintenance of camping equipment; and
• Assisting in other areas of the camp program when needed.

Wilderness Trip Leaders must be available from June 2nd to August 13th, 2022.

~Birch Trail is a traditional summer camp for girls aged 7-15 located in Minong, Wisconsin. One of the hallmarks of a Birch Trail experience is our extensive wilderness trip program. All Birch Trail campers go on trips ranging from overnight to eight day camping trips in the upper-Midwest and Canada, including the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Isle Royale National Park.

While in camp, the girls have the opportunity to do a wide variety of activities, including canoeing, sailing, swimming, water skiing, climbing, land sports, horseback riding, arts & crafts, dance, yoga, and drama. ~

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Staff, Climbing Skills, Instruction and Guiding, Mountaineering Skills, Trail Supervisor, Trail Supervisor, Crew, and Leaders

Qualifications:

Applicants should have experience and interest in camping and working with children for extended periods of time. As the group leader or co-leader on trips, Trip Leaders should be level-headed, responsible, and safety-minded. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, hold a current driver’s license, and have a good driving record. CPR and LGT (or equivalent) are required. WFR is a plus. If you do not have WFR certification, we will help you get certified and subsidize part of the course.

About Birch Trail Camp

Birch Trail is a traditional summer camp for girls aged 7-15 located in Minong, Wisconsin. We provide a safe, fun, and non-competitive summer camp environment for 200 campers and 100 staff. While in camp, the girls have the opportunity to do a wide variety of activities, including canoeing, sailing, swimming, tennis, water skiing, climbing, land sports, horseback riding, arts & crafts, dance, yoga, and drama.

If you want to work with children in the outdoors, gain valuable leadership experience, and share your skills with others, then a summer at Birch Trail is for you! All staff members have the opportunity to use the camp facilities and enjoy all that camp has to offer. Our staff members regularly describe their experiences working at Birch Trail as “the summer of a lifetime.”

Application Instructions

Both men and women who are at least 21 are encouraged to apply. For more information about Birch Trail and to find an online application, please visit www.birchtrail.com. Applications, letters of interest, and/or resumes can be emailed to the winter office. If you have additional questions, please email [email protected] or call the winter office.