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Trip Leader: Bold Earth at Bold Earth Adventure Camps


Training: Denver, CO. Trips: US & Abroad. 80% of all 1st-yr jobs are in the US.


Job Type:


Length of 

June 21: 1 wk training. Employment ranges from 4-9 wks and ends around August 16


Competitive weekly rate. All food, travel and accommodations are covered.


Job Description

Bold Earth Trip Leaders provide incredible summer experiences
for teenagers from all over the globe! In the process, we get to
explore, surf, hike, travel and sleep under the stars in some of
the world’s most beautiful places. The job involves an
incredible combination of leadership, laughter, games, and hard
work. We hear over and over again that a summer with Bold
Earth is the most fun and rewarding job in the world.
Bold Earth trips are groups of approximately 13 teenagers with
2-3 adult leaders. New Trip Leaders are paired with an
experienced Senior Leader.

Trip Leader Responsibilites and Expectations:
Co-leading an adventure that exceeds the exceptions of
participants and families
Maintaining high energy to get the best out of our teenagers
Overseeing safety at all times and in diverse environments
Having the foresight and focus to avoid unsafe situations
before they occur
Ensuring that safety is understood by all involved in every
Successfully teaching teenagers to take initiative in learning skills
Facilitating positive group dynamics
Connecting with every participant in your group
Encouraging cultural & environmental awareness
Fostering leadership, self-reliance, and self-confidence
Bold Earth contracts professional outfitters to join your group
for skilled activities such as rock climbing, mountain biking,
sailing, whitewater rafting, or kayaking.
Trip Leaders do not need to have expert knowledge in all
activities; however, employees oversee and are responsible for
participants at all times.


You must be 21 years old by June 28.<>
Have proven leadership experience with youth.<>
College graduate, or in the process of completing a <>
degree.Must have United States Citizenship.<>
Must have Wilderness First Responder and CPR certifications
by June 21st.<>
No more than four points on your driving record in the past <>
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An inspirational role model for youth.<>
Experience with adventure travel.<>
Energetic and engaging personality. <>
Commitment to safety - proven judgment and decision making
Applicants with Spanish fluency are highly regarded.<>
Bold Earth is an equal opportunity employer and will not <>
discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, color, religion or

Company/Organization Information

For 42 years, Bold Earth Adventure Camps have celebrated the

greatness of over 17,000 teens through unbelievably fun

summer travel adventures. We have welcomed participants
from 50 US states and over 55 countries.

Zip-line through towering jungle trees, raft world-class rivers,

climb peaks, hike the great wall of China, visit Machu Picchu or

surf the warm blue waters of Costa Rica!

Bold Earth’s 27 outdoor, service and language adventures offer

U.S. and international travel that is safe, unforgettable,

unplugged. Every trip builds independence, leadership, and
friendship. We are experienced with and committed to small,

balanced teams of 13-15 participants and 2 professional trip


How to Apply

Bold Earth hires trip leaders on a rolling basis. We do not have

an application deadline. However, the sooner we receive your

application the better!

Check out the website to download the application. Send
completed materials to [email protected]

Application Materials:

1. Complete application packet. Include a current headshot
photo (optional).

2. Three email addresses for references.

3. Official copy of state motor vehicle driving record (call your

local DMV office to obtain a copy).

4. Photocopy of driver’s license, health insurance and all

current first aid and CPR certifications. You may attach photos

to the email when you send in the application.

5. Please send a short (1-2 minute) video of yourself explaining

WHY you want to work for Bold Earth. Make it fun, outdoorsy,

and show us your stuff! This can be done on an

iPhone/tablet/digital camera, no professional production


Our goal is to employ the most enthusiastic and qualified

adventure guides in the industry! Bold Earth is committed to

being the absolute best in teen adventure travel, and we are

thrilled that you want to be a part of our team.