Campers experience the mountains in traditional western fashion, learning to thrive in the backcountry on multi-day horse pack trips. Pack Trip Leaders are responsible for the following: creating fun and memorable wilderness experiences; inspiring stewardship for the environment through education and instruction; and managing the risks inherent in Wyoming backcountry and horseback travel.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Camp Counselors, Instruction and Guiding


Preferably at least 21 years old
CPR Certification
First Aid Certification (preferably WFR)
Current Driver's License
Trained as TVRC trip leader
Experience with horseback riding and livestock

Required Skills:

Ability to follow TVRC staff policies
Ability to communicate with co-workers and outfitters
Ability to perform basic personal hygiene and self-care
Ability to lift at least 50 pounds
Ability to stand for 4 hours at a time
Ability to hike at least 10 miles per day
Ability to horseback ride at least 10 miles per day
Ability to perform vigorous physical activity
Ability to make sound decisions, in potentially high-stress situations

Preferred Skills:

Capable of maintaining effective mental, emotional, and social interactions in our group-based, youth centered, and community living program.
Ability to maintain mental, emotional, and social resilienceneeded for the job in a fast-paced, interactive environment.
Ability to interact effectively with individuals and groups respecting social and cultural diversity and to maintain appropriate boundaries.
Ability to use effective and appropriate self-care practices for maintaining overall wellness.

About Teton Valley Ranch Camp

Teton Valley Ranch Camp was established in 1939 to provide unique, challenging, and fun western and backcountry experiences to campers 11 to 16 years old.

Since then, through the generations and challenges that have arisen, we have continued this effort. TVRC instills passion and respect for the outdoors while building self-confidence, skills, and lasting friendships.

The Mission of Teton Valley Ranch Camp is to provide inspiring western adventure in the Jackson Hole and Yellowstone area. Many of the trips we take each summer into the backcountry of this beautiful and wild area are trails we have been hiking and riding for over 80 years. Some of our trips into the National Forests around Jackson Hole have been taking place since before Wilderness Areas were established!

Through this work and expertise we’ve built over the decades, TVRC has become a trusted partner with our families. We create future generations of leaders ready for challenges ahead.

Application Instructions

Follow this link to apply: https://teton.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/staff/App and email [email protected] if you have any questions about the job.