The Youth LEAD (Leadership, Environment, Adventure, and Diversity) Program (YLP) is one of ETC’s four main programs. This program provides life-changing outdoor experiences for youth from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds, focusing on technical outdoor skills, environmental education, and leadership development. The YLP 14-to-21-day courses incorporate multiple outdoor activities to expose students to an array of experiences, challenges, and personal growth opportunities. Students experience sea kayaking, backpacking, and white water rafting to learn about themselves, their community of peers, and CA natural history through lessons, storytelling, and adventure.

YLP is looking for motivated and community-focused folks to join our team of Field Instructors for our five Summer Courses in 2022! For a full description of the YLP Field Instructor position(s), please go to:


Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education, Water Skills

About Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC)

Environmental Traveling Companions (ETC) is a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization that makes the joy and challenge of outdoor adventures accessible to people with all abilities and under-represented youth, inspiring self-confidence, connection to nature, and community-based environmental stewardship. Since 1972, ETC has served over 105,000 participants in our accessible Sea Kayaking, Whitewater Rafting, Cross Country Skiing and Youth LEAD Programs.

Application Instructions

Thank you for your interest! Please send a resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications and related experience to Amy Yoger at [email protected] If you have any questions about the position, please email [email protected] or call 415-474-7662 x16.