Expedition Leaders work as a team of three to lead 12 high school campers on adventures on the North Carolina Outer Banks, using the same philosophy of respect, discovery and environmental awareness we teach at our summer camp. Activities include sea kayaking, leadership education, and outdoor skills. You will be responsible for facilitating an enriching and challenging experience, operating within the constraints of our permit requirements, mitigating and responding to safety concerns, and carrying out the day to day functions necessary for a group expedition.
Leaders will undergo an in-person training at the Green River Preserve basecamp in Cedar Mountain, North Carolina before relocating to the program location in Stella, North Carolina. Leaders will have roughly one week to explore the routes and locations. Weather permitting, leaders will take the group on a series of day trips in kayaks, building up to (2) overnight trips per session, with (2) sessions per summer.

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


Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder, Lifeguard, Driver's License

Required Skills:

Clean driving record (must be able to drive 15 passenger van and/or support vehicle with trailer in tow), passionate about teaching/leading teenagers, detail oriented and able to practice sound decision making under potentially stressful or tiring situations. Experience with overnight kayaking trips and beach camping.

Preferred Skills:

A background in natural resources or environmental education, with an emphasis on coastal ecosystems

About Green River Preserve

A non-profit summer camp and expedition program based in western North Carolina. Our mission is to "inspire environmental stewards through a joyful connection to nature.

Application Instructions

Please visit https://greenriver.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/staff/App/ to submit an application. Email [email protected] if you have any questions! Be prepared to submit 3 professional references.