Our Outdoor Educators facilitate youth backpacking summer camps and adventure based outdoor education programs. They work hard to ensure our programs are meaningful, supportive, educational and fun while providing superior service levels that exceed client expectations. Our Outdoor Educators can be expected to work from late May through late August (with potential work available into October) and can expect an average of 18 to 21 field days of work per month.

First year Outdoor Educators might also have opportunities to assist on our Guide Service programs (adult and family day hikes and backpacking trips), on which they will be trained prior to working in the field. Staff working in our Guide Service program can work from May-October as both Outdoor Educators and Guides on any of our programs. Our year-round demand is growing and additional work opportunities may also be available based on demand.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Cooks and Food Service, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education


Current Wilderness First Responder certification (or higher) and CPR.
Minimum of 21 years old.
Current California Food Handlers Certificate.
Ability to pass a background check.
Current, valid driver's license, and a clean driving record.
Fully vaccinated according to CDC definitions.
Able to attend mandatory Staff Training.
See website and application for further qualifications.

Required Skills:

Communication skills.
Ability to work outdoors for multiple days in heat and cold weather conditions, walk up hills, lead hikes, stand to teach, and hike up to 15 strenuous miles daily with a backpack weighing 25-70 lbs.
Facilitate Youth Summer Camp programs.
Facilitate Outdoor Education programs.
Assist in leading Guide Service programs and day trips as needed.
See website and application for further required skills

About Lasting Adventures, Inc.

Lasting Adventures, Inc. is a recognized 501 (c)(3) public benefit nonprofit with a mission to provide positive youth development and educational opportunities to the general public through outdoor experiences. We specialize in backpacking trips, guided day hikes, and outdoor youth summer camps in Yosemite, Lassen, and Olympic National Parks. Since 1997, our program has introduced thousands of youth to nature and the wilderness experience through Adventure Based Programming. Our top-rated guide service feature backpacking trips and day hikes, which help fund our outdoor youth programs. For more on our mission, see our nonprofit website at: https://lastingadventures.org/

Application Instructions

Please submit an application through Lasting Adventures' Employment page, or email [email protected] for more information