Backpacking Leaders for Small Group of 12th Graders, Eastside College Preparatory Outdoor Program, East Palo Alto
from May 17 (Pre-trip planning meeting) to 21, 2022 – Salary: $1,000
Co-lead a group of 10 students on a 4-day backpacking base camp trip (backpack in 2.5 miles with day hikes from base camp) in the Tahoe National Forest; promote positive and enthusiastic environment and provide students with leadership and team-building opportunities that encourage personal growth, connections with other students, and appreciation for, and stewardship of the environment.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Counselors, Teaching/Education


• Prior experience as an instructor on multi-day backpacking expeditions;
• Current Wilderness First Responder certification;
• Age 21 or older and current driver’s license and excellent driving record;
• Enthusiastic about providing a positive first-time backpacking experience for a diverse group of urban 12th graders;
• Fully vaccinated for Covid

About Eastside College Preparatory, East Palo Alto, CA

Eastside College Preparatory high school focuses on educating students historically underrepresented in higher education. The Eastside Outdoor Program began several years ago to provide Eastside’s students with multiple outdoor adventures, technical outdoor skills, and leadership opportunities. See Eastside College Preparatory’s website: http://www.eastside.org/ and the Eastside Outdoor Program’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/EastsideOutdoorProgram

Application Instructions

Please submit resume and copy of your WFR certification by February 21, 2022 to Kimberly McMorrow at [email protected]