Four Winds Westward Ho is a residential summer camp located on Orcas Island. Campers stay for one month at a time and take classes in our five activity areas. On top of taking classes, we are firm believers that kids benefit from time in the outdoors. Our goal is for every camper to go on an overnight trip and sleep under the stars. We’re proud of the overnight trips we take, and during the summer months, taking a trip out of camp is one of the highlights for our campers. We’re looking for trip leaders to help make this program a success. Our season is from June 4th to August 20th.

As a Trip Leader, you’ll plan and lead 1-to 5-night trips to various destinations throughout the beautiful San Juan Islands. While on land, you’ll teach outdoor skills and environmental care and encourage campers to develop self-sufficiency. Safety is a top priority.

You should be comfortable leading trips in at least two of the following modes of transportation: kayak, canoe, backpacking, and sailing.

Lifeguard Training, Wilderness First Aid (such as WFA, WFR, or WEMT – we can help get you certified!), documented skill, and experience leading similar trips are all required.

Our Trip Leaders must be at least 21 years old. You will work in a team of 5 Trip Leaders that we hire each summer.

Tagged as: Instruction and Guiding

Required Skills:

- WFA and Lifeguard certification (we can help you get certified)
- must love working with kids
- strong risk management

About Four Winds * Westward Ho

Four Winds Westward Ho is a 97-year-old residential camp located on Orcas Island. We run two month-long sessions with campers aged 9 -15.

Application Instructions

Send any questions to [email protected] or apply on our website: https://fourwinds.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/staff/App?_ga=2.184649705.1987770801.1715302353-111756297.1676662175