Become an Adventure Guide
Who We Are
At Out at Camp, we bring the 2SLGBTQ+ community together through the shared love of the outdoors. Our adventures range from serene hikes through breathtaking landscapes to the thrilling rush of white-water rafting. We are inclusive, we celebrate diversity, and we foster a sense of belonging and adventure in the great outdoors.
Your Role: Adventure Guide
As an Adventure Guide, you are not just leading the way on the trail or through the rapids; you are also guiding an experience. You are the catalyst for connection, the keeper of safety, and the facilitator of memories that last a lifetime.
- Lead the Way: Guide small groups through outdoor activities, such as hiking, canoeing, and camping, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants.
- Safety First: Oversee the well-being of all participants, administering first aid as needed and ensuring adherence to all safety guidelines.
- Educate and Inspire: Share your knowledge of the outdoors, including flora, fauna, and Leave No Trace principles, enhancing the group’s appreciation for the environment.
- Gear Up: Assist participants with equipment use and ensure all gear is handled correctly and safely.
- Tailor the Experience: Adapt trips to accommodate the varying skill levels of participants, ensuring everyone feels included and challenged in a supportive way.
- Passion for the Outdoors: A love for outdoor activities and a desire to share this passion with others.
- Experience: Prior experience in outdoor leadership is preferred, with skills in navigation, activity-specific techniques, and group management.
- Certifications: Current First Aid and CPR certifications; additional qualifications (e.g., wilderness first responder, specific activity certifications) are a plus.
- Communication: Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to encourage, motivate, and address the needs of participants.
- Commitment: Availability to lead trips according to our activity schedule, including weekends and holidays as required.
Benefits of Volunteering
- Community: Be part of a vibrant community that shares your love for adventure and the outdoors.
- Skills Development: Enhance your leadership and outdoor skills, with opportunities for training and certifications.
- Experience: Gain valuable experience in outdoor education and group facilitation.
- Make a Difference: Play a pivotal role in creating inclusive and memorable experiences for the 2SLGBTQ+ community.
Join Our Team
If you're ready to take the lead on some incredible adventures and help others discover the wonders of the outdoors, we would love to hear from you. To apply, please fill out our volunteer application form and tell us about your experience, skills, and why you want to be an Adventure Guide with Out at Camp.
Thank you for your interest in fostering a world where everyone can experience the joy and freedom of the great outdoors!