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  • Alpengirl Summer Camp Guides
    Backpacking with Pre-teen & Teen Girls
  • Teamwork at Outdoor Summer Camp
    Two Alpenguides and an Intern - Team Leadership
  • Summer Camp Guides and Leadership Work
    Alpenguides are Role Models & Mentors
  • Transportation and Driving at Summer Camp
    Staff Training Includes Behind the Wheel Driving Evaluation
  • Canoeing at Summer Camp Staff Training
    Alpenguides Demonstrating Canoe Skills at Staff Training
  • Camp Is a Group Experience
    Alpenguides Facilitate Positive Group Experiences
  • Awards Ceremony and Camp Staff
    A Memorable Moment at the Awards Ceremony
  • Active and Involved Camp Director
    An In-Field Visit From the Camp Director
  • Summer Camp Staff Training Tire Changing
    Yes We Can! We Know How to Change Tires
  • Summer Camp Staff Having Fun with Campers
    Alpenguides are Playful - We Have Fun with Our Girls!
  • Outdoor Fun on the Water at Camp
    Alpenguides Are the Camp Photographers
  • Summer Camp Staff Group Photo
    A Small but Mighty Staff Group
  • Make Friends with Co-Workers at Camp
    Meet Your New Best Friend - Co-Leading Trips at Alpengirl
  • Summer Girls Camp Talent Show
    Alpenguides Participate in the Alpengirl Talent Shows

Hiring Outdoor Teen Camp Guides

Our camp is only as wonderful as our staff - and our staff are pretty great! Alpenguides are enthusiastic, inspirational, intrepid outdoorswomen who are dedicated to creating meaningful and fun opportunities for each and every Alpengirl participant.

We are seeking trustworthy, fun-loving individuals who model the Alpengirl values of adventure and inclusivity, and are passionate about sharing the outdoors with teenage girls!

Love backpacking? Want to be a mentor and role model? Know how to bring the FUN?

Read the Alpenguide Job Description

Our Alpenguides are knowledgeable, prepared, and have the credentials to prove it. Our staff maintain current Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder, CPR, Epinephrine Auto-injector, and Backcountry Food Handling certifications. Some of our staff are additionally certified as Lifeguards, Leave No Trace instructors, and 200-hour Registered Yoga Teachers.

Our Alpenguides are college students and graduates from across the country. These young women are leaders, educators, and professionals with a wide range of experience in the outdoors, a love of the wilderness, and a passion for creating safe and fun ways to share it all! The small size of Alpengirl’s adventures allows each camper to connect one-on-one with her leader and blossom in an individually supported way.

The wisdom and experience of our returning Alpenguides help to build our community each year. Typically our staff return rate is 50% or better. Within our small team of 10-12 experienced leaders, leadership teams are thoughtfully paired to proved a balanced and dynamic summer camp experience for the girls in our care.

All Alpenguides attend a training on-site at our headquarters in Manhattan, MT. This experiential week includes camping, backpacking, camp cooking, skills demonstrations, yoga practice, practical scenarios in first aid and risk management, and trip planning. Highlights of staff training include events such as the staff talent show and Alpenwear fashion show, a hot springs excursion, canoeing, staff care packages and plenty of high-energy FUN!

Alpengirl wages are very competitive and often above industry standard and are commensurate with experience.

Former Alpengirl campers ages 18-19 who are interested in a summer internship are encouraged to contact us for more information.