Trail Building Expeditions Leader for Green River Preserve, NC

APRIL 4, 2013

Title: Trail Building Expeditions Leader
Employer: Green River Preserve (GRP)
Location: Green River Preserve, Cedar Mountain, NC
Organization: Green River Preserve, a non-profit, residential summer camp and expeditions program. The mission statement of Green River Preserve is to provide a challenging and nurturing learning experience and inspire a deep appreciation of interconnectedness, ecological respect, and the joy of living.

Essential Requirements: Month-long resident position (June 8-July 8). Applicants must be 22 years of age or older, possess a WFR (Wilderness First Responder) or WFA (Wilderness First Aid) (WFR preferred), have trail building experience and knowledge, have a valid driver’s license and excellent driving record, CPR certification, previous successful experience working with teenagers and leading outdoor trips, and three professional references (family members and friends are not acceptable). The trail blazer’s trip focuses on community building and helping campers become independent leaders while learning about their natural resources. GRP’s Trail Blazers Expedition is based out of Cedar Mountain, NC and involves extended trail building, service learning and leadership, backpacking, and white water rafting. Applicants with previous trip leading experience are preferred.

  • Participate in pre-camp staff training. Become familiar with and implement camp policies, procedures, and philosophy as stated in the GRP Summer Camp Staff Manual, and learn the role of the camp counselor.

  • BE ON TIME for all on duty shifts and meetings. This is a sign of respect for the people you are working with.

  • Lead and/or assist lead 1, 21 day expedition trip

  • Work with co-leaders professionally

  • Assume responsibility for and supervision of up to 12 campers, 24 hours a day for 21 consecutive days

  • Lead and/or assist lead backpacking, trail building, team building, orienteering, and more

  • Lead and/or assist daily field lessons

  • Lead and/or assist evening programs

  • Greet parents and when they arrive on Opening Day. Answer any questions they have about camp or direct

    them to a director. Remember that you are representing camp and act accordingly. Make parents

    comfortable leaving their child with you.

  • Provide appropriate supervision and instruction to each camper in all settings and activities. Communicate

    with the Expeditions Director if you need assistance.

  • PARTICIPATE in all activities with your campers. Encourage and facilitate your camper’s participation in

    all activities by implementing appropriate strategies, such as visual structure and reinforcements.

  • Monitor and report any health and/or medical concerns to Expeditions Director (i.e. scratches, ticks, first

    aid needs, etc).

  • Attend and participate in all meetings. Keep supervisory staff informed of any situations.

  • Follow all policies and guidelines as explained in the GRP Summer Camp Staff Manual.

  • Maintain the cleanliness of all areas of camp utilized by camp staff. Complete assigned cleaning jobs

    before leaving on breaks.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

    This is a summer position June 8-July 8. Apply online Please send any questions to:


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