Bold Earth trip leaders facilitate safe, fun, and meaningful summer experiences for teenagers from all over the globe! In the process, we get to explore the outdoors and new cultures, contribute to local communities, learn new languages, and rock climb, raft and surf in some of the world’s most beautiful places. This position involves a unique combination of role modeling, leadership, laughter, games, and hard work. We hear over and over again that a summer with Bold Earth is the most fun and rewarding outdoor job in the world.

Bold Earth seeks to partner with trip leaders who will carry on our hard-won reputation for excellence; we hire leaders who are highly motivated role models with previous experience working with teenagers. Organizational skills, a sense of humor, and an ability to teach teenagers about leadership and adventure travel are the qualities we value most. We conduct multiple in-depth interviews, check references, and do background checks on all leaders.

Bold Earth trips have a maximum of 13 students with two to three trip leaders. New trip leaders are typically paired with a returning trip leader. Employment ranges from three to nine weeks and ends around August 16. Language skills and travel experience are considered during trip placement.

Bold Earth staff training takes place from June 17 to June 25 in Denver, CO; this paid orientation is mandatory for every trip leader. All accommodation, meals, and transportation are included once you have arrived in Denver. Bold Earth has an airport shuttle for those arriving by plane.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Climbing Skills, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education


21 years old by June 15, 2023
Must be legally allowed to work in the U.S.
College graduate, or in the process of completing a degree
Proven successful leadership experience with youth
Wilderness First Responder and adult CPR certification by the start of staff training (June 2023)
High energy and good judgment and decision-making skills
No more than four points on your driving record in the past three years
Clean Background check

Required Skills:

Experience working with youth
Ability to lift 50 pounds
Strong communication skills
Willingness to work collaboratively and give and receive feedback

Preferred Skills:

Experience working in camps or youth travel programs, and outdoor settings.

About Bold Earth Adventures

Bold Earth operates adventure travel programs for teenagers all over the world! Since 1976, we have served more than 20,000 families through our programs. Our itineraries are designed to maximize fun, foster personal growth, and create close-knit communities. Our mission is to create the safest, most exciting, and most substantive summer adventure travel experiences for teenagers through our personal attention to every student, our caring, and our competence.

Visit our website (https://boldearth.com/about/why/) to read more about why Bold Earth stands out from other international teen travel companies.

Application Instructions

To apply, email an updated resume to [email protected] Share with us why you'd like to work for Bold Earth!

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