Wilderness Trip Leader-New York

Frost Valley YMCA
Claryville, New York
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Temporary/Seasonal Positions
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Frost Valley YMCA is a values-driven organization that fosters youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility through outdoor educational and recreational programs for all. We are guided in this pursuit by our eight core values, which serve as pathways for our guests as they bond with nature and each other. They are: Caring, Community, Diversity, Honesty, Inclusiveness, Respect, Responsibility, and Stewardship. Adventure Trip Leaders will supervise and care for trip campers in loco parent is. Trip Leaders must work well with a co-leader in a remote setting, away from Frost Valley YMCA resources and guidance. The ability to foresee and prevent potential hazards and camper issues is crucial to leading a successful trip. Trip Leaders are responsible for preparing final logistics for each assigned trip and to ensure he/she has all of the equipment necessary to run a trip safely and successfully. This position is also responsible for maintaining the gear and ensuring that equipment is being well cared for and correctly cleaned and used. Facilitating a camper’s experience to be positive and insightful is also crucial to this position. The successful candidate truly enjoys working with children of various Frost Valley programs and desires to share their love for the outdoors.
If interested please fill out an application through our website: https://frostvalley.campintouch.com/ui/forms/application/staff/App. If you have any questions please email Zach Eigenbrodt, Adventure Director at adventure@frostvalley.org ● Must be 21 years of age or older by July 1, 2018. ● Must possess clean, valid U.S. driver’s license for the length of the position. Driving record must be approved prior to official acceptance. ● Minimum Wilderness First Responder & CPR certification required. Certifications must be valid July 1, 2018 through August 24, 2018 and actual, signed card/certification must be shown to Adventure Director prior to July 1, 2018. ● Experience working with kids ages 11-17 in an outdoor setting, or strong desire to gain experience in such an environment. ● Able to hike 8-13 miles in rugged, uneven terrain per day with a pack weighing one third of one’s body weight and in good physical health overall. ● Able to work well with a team of others and a co-leader on a one-to-one basis. ● Able to work long hours, including evening and late night programs, in high stress conditions. ● Able to be flexible to sudden changes in schedule, staff and campers. ● Present a strong, positive model for campers and fellow staff members ● Outstanding customer service skills, group facilitation and logistical skill . ● Be very detail oriented and safety conscious. ● Be able to multi-task and handle pressure well.
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Zach Eigenbrodt
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