Wilderness Adventures’ trip leaders are far more than guides or instructors. Our leaders have a wealth of leadership experience who all share a passion for working with our students in the outdoors. Although their primary responsibility is to ensure the safety and well being of every student, each Wilderness Adventures trip leader is a wonderful role model. Our leaders are talented, dynamic, professional and charismatic adults who have a true concern for student growth. They are patient and inspiring teachers and skilled outdoor enthusiasts who focus on fostering constructive group dynamics so that each participant can safely achieve goals consistent with his or her abilities. They are friends, confidants and facilitators, and their dedication to our students each summer is a principal reason our programs are so successful.
With the rich history and esteemed reputation Wilderness Adventures holds among the outdoor adventure industry, we receive an abundance of highly qualified applicants each year. Our selection process is extremely thorough and involves an extensive application, written references, background checks, and two interviews. Knowing that our trip leaders are the foundation of each of our programs’ success, we seek to recruit the most talented leaders and provide the very best training prior to the season. Finally, we support their professional growth as they continue to lead in the future, be it with us or in their own community.