TVRC Trip Leaders (TLs) set the tone and spirit for high quality backpacking, horse packing, and day hiking excursions into the remote backcountry of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and beyond. They are educators, uniquely positioned to share their knowledge and passion for the outdoors with campers and staff alike. They are risk managers, responsible for hazard evaluation and decision-making in potentially high-stress situations. They are role models, keenly aware of group dynamics and continuously exemplifying the values of our community.
In addition to their role as backcountry educator, TLs are also active members of the larger camp community. They participate in various activities and traditions of camp, and support the experience and growth of the campers in all possible ways both on and off the ranch property.
Overview of Organization
Teton Valley Ranch Camp (Dubois, WY) is a non-profit residential summer camp, located an hour and a half east of Jackson Hole, WY. 135 boy campers join us for the first half of the summer, followed by 135 girl campers, all between the ages of 11 and 16. Campers participate in many traditional camp program activities (e.g. fly fishing, target sports, craft-shop, nature discovery), with special emphasis on western heritage, western adventure, and western horseback riding. All of our campers also participate in our backcountry trips program. We are fortunate enough to be among the few operations with permits to take our campers into the Bridger-Teton, Shoshone, and Caribou-Targhee National Forests, as well as into Grand Teton National Park. Our western adventure based backcountry trips program includes day hikes, overnight trips, and multiday backpacking treks lasting 3 to 6 days. Our western heritage based backcountry trips program includes multiday horse pack trips with Wyoming outfitters lasting 4 to 5 days.
Position Qualifications (Essential)
21 years or older (at start)
Wilderness First Aid certification - offered during training (Wilderness First Responder preferred)
Passion for working with children in an outdoor setting
Ability to frequently lift up to 50 pounds
Recommended Experience (Nonessential)
Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification or higher (WFR can be recertified during training)
Experience leading backcountry trips, personally or professionally (experience leading groups of children professionally is preferred)
Background in experiential, outdoor, and/or general education
Experience working in a residential camp setting
Application Procedures and Deadlines
Please visit https://www.tvrcamp.org/work-here to access our online staff application.
For best chances of hire, please submit application by February 15, 2018.