Outdoor Adventure Jobs in the USA

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Outdoor Adventure Jobs in the USA

from £195
Duration: from 8 weeks to 12 weeks
Countries: United States of America
Kids like to get muddy and climb trees. Sounds like fun? Become an Adventure Instructor at camp! We are looking for outdoorsy folk to fill adventurous roles at American summer camps in June.

Outdoor Adventure Jobs in the USA

Positions include climbing, ropes, zip lining, ecology, archery, hiking and mountaineering. We are looking for staff who love working in the great outdoors and want to share their skills with children. 

Trips are always very popular with the campers, so we are looking for people with experience in camping and hiking to help out in these areas. Duke of Edinburgh awards or volunteering with the Scouts and Guides is something we recommend doing before camp, to increase your experience in these areas.

An up and coming program at camp is ecology and nature. A few years ago you’d have been hard pushed to find this at many camps, but more and more children are becoming interested in this area. You don’t have to be an Ecology student to apply for this role at camp, but an in-depth knowledge in plants, insects and animals is a must.

Qualifications, such as single pitch awards, are recommended, however experience counts for a huge amount, so if you think you have the skills but not a qualification don’t be afraid to apply! Some camps (for example adventure camps) will have huge outdoor pursuits program areas, where a lot of experience and knowledge is required, whereas others will be more basic.  We can help you decide what level of program you’re best suited to.

Wild Packs offer some of the highest salaries in the industry. You’ll have the security of being placed at a camp which you have chosen. We work with over 200 premier camps in the USA from single sex to co-ed, underprivilaged to adventure! There is a camp for everyone. The Wild Packs team have and continue to work at camp every summer, so we know our stuff!



Full onsite training is provided.
All food and accommodation provided throughout the duration of your contract.
Minimum $1600 salary (not pocket money).
Travel time of up to 8 weeks in the States before and/or after camp has finished.
No registration or application fees,
Complete medical insurance throughout the duration of your stay in the US.

Interested in this; ready to enquire?

Apply now by clicking the button below and filling out the application form on gapyear.com. Wild Packs Summer Camps should then be in touch shortly to help with your enquiry.


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Price details:

from £195

Food and Accomodation

When you are working at camp all of your food and accommodation will be included including linens and laundry.


Wild Packs will provide you with comprehensive medical insurance for the duration of your stay in the USA- including post camp travel.

Training and Kit

When you’re at camp you will be put through extensive staff training including any certifications needed for your role. All kit and equipment will also be provided


Wild Packs will provide you with the necessary visa paperwork in order to obtain your visa.

Airport pickup

The vast majority of the camps we work with will pick you up from their local airport once you’ve arrived in the US. If this service is not provided they will give you all the information you need to know about how to get to camp using public transportation and reimburse you for these costs.


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