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Expedition Leader

Full summer/Part-Summer (dependent on the expedition), Resident Position

The Expedition Leader position is ideal for individuals with experience leading youth, a love for the outdoors, and prior trip-leading experience. Our priority is creating a safe, loving, and GRP mission-focused community for the teens that come through the program and helping them grow as leaders and individuals.

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Our trip size is generally 12 students and 3 leaders.

Outdoor skills taught include:

  • backpacking,
  • sea kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • whitewater canoeing
  • trail building
  • orienteering
  • primitive skills
  • Leave No Trace concepts
  • environmental education.

On each Expedition, the leadership team works closely together to coordinate all aspects of the trip including:

  • instruction in all outdoor activities
  • risk management
  • managing group dynamics
  • menu planning
  • purchasing food
  • transportation
  • maintaining equipment
  • handling medical issues.

Leaders receive support while in the field from the Expeditions Directors and an intern. Two weeks of training and preparation are conducted prior to the summer. This is a seasonal, non-exempt, salary position reporting to the Expeditions Directors.