At WA, we know that hiring great leaders is the key to our success! With this in mind, our team is dedicated to interviewing and thoroughly vetting potential WA leaders. This hiring process includes a written application, a 2-phase interview process with multiple members of the leadership team, and reference and background checks. Many of our staff are also personal references of previous WA leaders or WA families and students. If you know someone great who would like to lead for WA, please send them our way!
All WA trip leaders participate in a pre-program staff training that includes both hard skills competency as well as soft skills, such as group management, communication, working with families, and the WA approach to the perfect adventure!
All WA trip leaders must be at least 21 years old and trip counselors (additional staff that may be added to programs) are at least 18 years old. All WA trips have at least 2 WA trip leaders, occasionally with a third trip leader or a trip counselor.