Trip Leaders are the primary caregivers for participants in our Rites of Passage Program. Trip Leaders are responsible for planning, teaching, coordinating, and carrying out curriculum activities to help participants adjust and thrive in the outdoor setting, develop new skills, and guide participants in their personal growth and daily outdoor living skills. The Trip Leaders guide participants throughout the 14 -day program including multiple day hikes and culminating in a 5 day, 4 night backpacking trip in Shenandoah National Park.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Medical, Mountaineering Skills, Teaching/Education


Must be at least 21 years of age
Must have demonstrated experience in leading outdoor or wilderness adventure trips.
Must submit health history record, examination form, and negative Covid-19 test before the first day of work
Must be currently certified or be able to obtain certification in Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder.
Can interact with all age levels.
Ability to work cooperatively.
Comfort living and working in a wilderness environment.
Previous experience in a similar

Required Skills:

Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of participants in a basic outdoor setting
Implement program activities
Apply necessary youth development and wilderness principles in working with participants through communication, relationship development, respect for diversity, involvement with, and youth
Demonstrate appropriate attitude and behavior
Ensure that the tents and outdoor areas are maintained to Camp Dogwood standards.
Ensure that food safety standards are maintained at all times.

Preferred Skills:

Some physical requirements of a Rites Of Passage position could be endurance, including prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, walking long distances, hiking, climbing, and stretching; requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate outdoor equipment and camp activities; requires a normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs.; willing to live in a basic camp setting

About Camp Dogwood Summer Academy

The AnBryce Foundation is a philanthropic organization that promotes social change by building a community of global citizens through education, career, cultural, and leadership opportunities to under-resourced young people.

The AnBryce Foundation's signature effort, Camp Dogwood Summer Academy, together with its associated after-school and mentoring programs, has been the proud host of over 2,000 youth who have participated in all facets of these extraordinary programs. Dreams come to life every summer in the Virginia countryside, where youth and young adults are encouraged to work, play, grow, and imagine dreams of their own.

Application Instructions

Complete the application at https://anbryce.campbrainstaff.com/. You can also email your resume and cover letter to [email protected].