Hiring Summer Trip Leaders
Our camp is only as wonderful as our leaders - and our Alpenguides are pretty great! Alpenguides are enthusiastic, inspirational, intrepid outdoor people 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 our awesome campers!
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 leaders maintain current Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder, CPR, Epinephrine Auto-injector, and Backcountry Food Handling certifications. Some Alpenguides are additionally certified as Lifeguards, Leave No Trace instructors and Yoga Teachers.
INSPIRATIONAL ROLE MODELS
Our Alpenguides are college students and graduates from across the country. Alpenguides 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! There are only 10-12 campers with 2-3 Alpenguides on the adventures together. We recruit and hire ten to fifteen experienced summer trip leaders each summer, and our Alpenguide teams are thoughtfully paired to provide a balanced and dynamic summer camp experience for the campers in our care. The small size of Alpengirl’s adventures allows each camper to connect with the Alpenguides and blossom in an individually supported way.
Alpenguides attend a training on-site at our headquarters in Manhattan, MT. This experiential week includes camping, backpacking, day hiking, hot spring soaking, menu planning and camp cooking, hard skill demonstrations, yoga practice, reviewing maps and detailed trip itineraries, behind the wheel van driving practice, practical scenarios in first aid and risk management. We also include spontaneous FUN at staff training - talent show, road side dance party, costume contest and Alpenolympic events with prizes! The biggest and best highlights for the Alpenguides during staff training is bonding with their co-leaders and the entire leadership team and getting to know their campers by reading camper forms and calling campers before the summer starts.
Full summer salary is $4000-$4200. A full summer is from June 10 through August 10, 2023 which includes an 8-day on site staff training in Manhattan, MT.
Former Alpengirl campers ages 18-19 who are interested in a summer internship are encouraged to contact us for more information.