Field guides work with at-risk teenagers in a backcountry setting. The schedule is 4-days on 3-days off with one 8-day shift every 8 weeks and 6 days off every 8 weeks. The first responsibility is keeping our clients safe. The second responsibility is keeping a therapeutic environment by working our specific treatment philosophy. We live a very primitive lifestyle. We cook on coals, eat with a stick, make shelters from tarps and make fire with primitive methods (no matches or lighters).

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Therapeutic Counselors


High school education or higher
24 days of experience (we can provide this through our internship)
First aid / CPR certificate
Able to pass a background criminal investigation

Required Skills:

Good written and oral communication skills
Ability to carry a backpack with up to 60 pounds of gear in it
Ability to work unsupervised in remote locations
Ability to hike in uneven and often steep terrain
Ability to manage extreme weather while keeping others safe

Preferred Skills:

Previous experience working with at-risk teens is helpful but not required

About Star Guides Wilderness

Star Guides is the only wilderness therapy company providing services to clients with pornography and sexual addictions. We are uniquely positioned and qualified to fill this very under served population of individuals. Our treatment philosophy is developed by Dr. Daniel Sanderson. Doc Dan, as he is known at Star Guides, has over 25 years of experience treating clients in a wilderness setting and has developed and tested a very effective treatment philosophy.

Application Instructions

Please go to our website https://www.starguideswilderness.com/field-guide Review the FAQs and fill out our online application.