Hiking and Trip Leading at Camp

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Hiking and Trip Leading at Camp

from £349
Duration: 9 weeks
Countries: United States of America
Hike and lead trips in the USA at one of over 500 summer camps with children of all ages. Gain over 800 hours experience hiking and trip leading and have the summer of your lifetime.

Hiking and Trip Leading at Camp

Tell me more about hiking and trip leading at summer camp…

Let’s get wild. The great outdoors is a fundamental part of summer camp and camp life. Coming away from the city, hiking and trip leading is a fantastic way for the campers to get closer to nature and to enjoy the adventure.

From short trails and daily hikes to overnight campouts and excursions. Being a trip leader is all about making the ordinary extraordinary,  observing the skill level and leading the way. From overseeing and leading trips, ensuring the safety of the campers and the maintenance of equipment.

You should bring expertise and enthusiasm. It is expected for a leader to have relevant experience and knowledge of the field. It’s about having the experience to take trip leading to the next level.

Why should I teach hiking and trip leading at camp?

The US has some of the most spectacular landscapes and natural trails. If you are energetic and love hiking, then spend your summer discovering and exploring the terrain around camp, teaching others your skills and having the greatest summer adventure.

Camp Directors are looking for someone who can react quickly and will be able to confidently lead groups of all ages and abilities through various terrain. You should show confidence and talk about your own experiences which will equip you for this role.

What's Included?:

  • Return transatlantic flights
  • Between $800-$1500 pay
  • Up to 90 days' medical insurance
  • Visa assistance and sponsorship
  • Award-winning customer service,
  • Preparation and guidance through the process
  • 24-hour support whilst in the USA
  • Up to 30 days of travel after camp

Application Process:

To apply you need to complete a short initial application telling us who you are and some other basic details. When you're ready just pay your £49 programme deposit to secure your face-to-face interview with one of our hundred nation-wide interviewers. From there Camp Leaders offer full support to apply for your visa and secure you your placement at camp. You'll also have the opportunity to attend the Camp Leaders Job Fairs across the country in January and our pre-departure orientations in April and May.


  • Age 18 by June 1st 2018
Clean Criminal Background

  • Fluent English speaker
Available for 9 weeks and able to depart prior to June 19th

  • Active interest in working with children

Interested in this; ready to enquire?

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


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