Interested In Joining Our Team?

Leading a Go Adventure trip is a serious responsibility, and seriously fun! Our program is not a typical summer camp or outdoor ed program because our trips are entirely customized.  As a non-profit organization, we pride ourselves on serving teens from all demographics – from private schools, to urban outreach programs and other non-profit partnerships.  2020 is Go Adventure's 21st year, and we’ve learned that being flexible, positive, solutions oriented, team minded and ‘in the moment’ are the most effective staff characteristics. We are always looking for motivated people to join our team.



  • Minimum age of 21

  • College Degrees Preferred but signigicant life experience is valued equally

  • Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification required before staff training begins

  • Experience working with teenagers ages 12-18 (2+ years required) - Previous classroom teaching, wilderness leadership or camp expereince.

  • Knowledge of and experience in group dynamics, teaching or facilitating groups, meal preparation, cooking and managing logistics.

  • Patience, initiative, enthusiasm, communication, flexibility and energy are a must.

  • Experience leading groups in outdoor activities (ie. Backpacking, camping, cooking, LNT, Team Builiding)​

Preferred additional skills:

  • Lifeguard, Wilderness EMT, PADI Dive master or Rescue Diver, guide certifications for the above activities.

  • International travel and expedition experience

  • Additional language besides English



  • Mentor and empower groups of 10-30 youth (ages 12-18)

  • Implement our core curriculum of Active, Instructive and Reflective activities (AIR™)

  • Guide students (with a co-leader) in backpacking, outdoor living skills, outdoor sports, camping, self reflections (journaling, solo sits), team building, cooking, debriefs and group facilitation.

  • Manage risk, safety, logistics, group and individual needs

  • Drive long distances, to and from the wilderness areas and urban centers that host our trip.

  • Work with a co-leader and program director to implement quality outdoor programming for students.

  • Maintain industry food and facilitation standards for students in the field

  • Maintain gear upkeep throughout season

  • Attend and complete staff training: April 25-29, 2020. Bodega, CA. (Staff Training is not paid.  You will receive a $250 training stipend only after you fulfill your initial contract.) 



Trip Leader compensation begins at $120/day; Pro-deals; Family style community; Temporary housing / common space