Outdoor Adventure Jobs in South America, Central America and the Caribbean

SOAR, Inc.
Located: Programs in the Florida Keys; the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina; the California Coast; the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming
Type: Residential Coed Summer Camp
Contact: pate-moore@soarnc.org
Position Available: Outdoor Trip Leader
Salary Range: $2,250 - $3,250/season
  • Supervise a group of 7-8 students (2 staff per group), for 24 hrs/day, on 10 to 26 day courses; facilitate a safe and successful experience during adventure-based courses; facilitate the development of life skills, organizational skills, self-esteem, problem-solving strategies, communication techniques, and social skills.
  • Assist in developing personal goals for each student; write a comprehensive student evaluation at the end of each course; and act as a role model for students by demonstrating maturity, responsibility, good organizational skills, and professional behavior.
  • Minimum 21 years of age (some exceptions allowed); 2 years of college experience, in human service related field preferred (e.g., Education, Psychology, Recreation); current WFA and CPR certifications; Lifeguard required for FL & CA staff; experience and/or desire to work with LD and AD/HD youth; patience, energy, enthusiasm, flexibility.
  • Complete a staff application on-line at http://soarnc.org/about-soar/employment-opportunities/ or contact Laura Pate, SOAR, PO Box 388, Balsam, NC 28707, (828)456-3435, pate-moore@soarnc.org.
  • Website: soarnc.org/about-soar/employment-opportunities/

SOAR, Inc.
Located: Programs in the Florida Keys; the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina; the California Coast; the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming
Type: Residential Coed Summer Camp
Contact: pate-moore@soarnc.org
Position Available: Activity Specialist
Salary Range: $2,250 - $3,250/season
  • Work with groups of 7-8 students with 2 instructors to facilitate a safe and successful experience during the adventure activity portions of 10 to 26 day courses.
  • Minimum 21 years of age (some exceptions allowed). Minimum of 2 years college experience, preferable in Recreation Therapy, Outdoor Recreation, Education, or Psychology. WFA and CPR required (WFR preferred for WY & CA). Lifeguard certification required for FL, WY and CA staff.
  • Strong experience required in technical skills such as rock site facilitation and management, ropes course facilitation, white water rafting, caving, mountain biking, or ocean/water activities (FL & CA only). Patience, energy, enthusiasm, flexibility, maturity, and integrity required. Use of personal vehicle required for NC & WY.
  • Complete a staff application on-line at http://soarnc.org/about-soar/employment-opportunities/ or contact Laura Pate, SOAR, PO Box 388, Balsam, NC 28707, (828)456-3435, pate-moore@soarnc.org.
  • Website: soarnc.org/about-soar/employment-opportunities/

SOAR, Inc.
Located: Programs in the Florida Keys; the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina; the California Coast; the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming
Type: Residential Coed Summer Camp
Contact: pate-moore@soarnc.org
Position Available: Summer Camp Cook at Eagle View Ranch in Wyoming
Salary Range: $2,500 + for the season, Depending On Experience
  • The primary duties of the summer camp cook include: Menu planning for up to 75 people, grocery pick up, daily food preparations for groups on base and other groups headed out on an adventure, adhering to budget plan.
  • Requirements: 21 years of age and a valid driver's license, knowledge of food service programs, ability to work extended non-traditional hours on a regular basis, an awareness of and a commitment to a healthy and nutritional food service plan, experience working with youth.
  • Other expectations include: Being able to lift heavy cases or bags up to 50 lbs, ability to traverse uneven terrain and steep hills, acting in a professional manner and being a team player, adhering to SOAR's policies regarding a drug, alcohol, and tobacco free facility.
  • For further information please contact Bo Fothergill at Eagle View Ranch in Dubois, WY at (307) 455-3084, or bo@soarnc.org
  • Website: soarnc.org/about-soar/employment-opportunities/

Sea Turtle Camp
Located: Topsail Island, NC ~ Costa Rica ~ Hawaii
Type: Residential coed camp
Contact: coordinator@seaturtlecamp.com
Position Available: Marine Educator
Salary Range: 2,500-3,000
  • Organize, develop and implement Sea Turtle Camp curriculum for teens
  • Lead marine science and camp activities with campers
  • Coordinate activities with interns and volunteers at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital
  • Provide 24-hour supervision and guidance to campers ages 13-17
  • Website: www.seaturtlecamp.com

Sea Turtle Camp
Located: Topsail Island, NC ~ Costa Rica ~ Hawaii
Type: Residential coed camp
Contact: coordinator@seaturtlecamp.com
Position Available: Travel Field Staff
Salary Range: 750-800
  • Lead a 2-week camp program for teens ages 13-17 to either Hawaii or Costa Rica
  • Responsible for day to day logistics of the travel camp program
  • Organize, develop and implement Sea Turtle Camp curriculum for teens
  • Provide 24-hour supervision and guidance to campers ages 13-17
  • Website: www.seaturtlecamp.com

WB Surf Camp
Located: Wrightsville Beach, Topsail Island, NC; Costa Rica
Type: Residential coed surfing camp
Contact: info@wbsurfcamp.com
Position Available: Program Coordinator
Salary Range: Dependent on Experience
  • At least 25 years old with minimum of a bachelors degree in one of the following areas: Environmental Science/Marine Science/Hospitality Services/Parks & Recreation/Business Management. Masters degree is preferred. 3+ years working in a camp management position.
  • Responsible for the preparation and development of our company's flagship teen overnight, specialty and travel camps.
  • Please email resume and cover letter to info@wbsurfcamp.com.
  • Website: www.wbsurfcamp.com

WB Surf Camp
Located: Wrightsville Beach, Topsail Island, NC; Costa Rica
Type: Residential coed surfing camp
Contact: info@wbsurfcamp.com
Position Available: Surf Instructor
Salary Range: $350/ week & up
  • We are looking for personable, reliable and positive role models for today's youth. Need FirstAid, CPR, and Lifeguarding certifications.
  • Experience as a camp counselor a plus. Surf instructor experience is not necessary as selected candidates will go through our training program. You must be a proficient surfer to apply.
  • Excellent pay, perks & benefits. Come spend your summer at the beach and get paid for it.
  • This job opening is for our Wrightsville Beach, NC location.
  • Website: www.wbsurfcamp.com

WB Surf Camp
Located: Wrightsville Beach, Topsail Island, NC; Costa Rica
Type: Residential coed surfing camp
Contact: info@wbsurfcamp.com
Position Available: Guppy Camp Counselor
Salary Range: $275/week & up
  • We are seeking mature, responsible, positive role models who enjoy working with elementary aged children in an eco-activity based camp. This job opening is for our Wrightsville Beach, NC location.
  • Need First Aid, CPR, and Lifeguarding certifications. Experience as a camp counselor a plus.
  • Surf experience is not necessary, but you must be extremely comfortable in the water.
  • Excellent pay, perks & benefits. Come spend your summer at the beach and get paid for it.
  • Website: www.wbsurfcamp.com