Cragged Summer Camp Trip Leader

About the Job

Trip leaders are responsible for day and overnight backpacking, rock climbing, and canoeing trips for the campers living at CMF for the 4 and 2 week sessions in the New England wildernesses. This includes, but is not limited to, planning and executing trip logistics like food, timing, and group dynamics, van driving, safe decision making, cooking in a wilderness setting, setting up campsites, wilderness medical care, leading and being responsible for all group decisions, effectively communicate with counselors and other staff, adhering to Leave No Trace policies, and being an active member of the camp community when not on wilderness trips.


-Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification required

-21+ with valid driver’s license required

-Ability to adapt and make safe decisions in potentially strenuous situations due to, but not limited to, weather and medical emergencies

-Able to physically perform and carry out planned itineraries

-Carry large, heavy packs/gear

-Willingness to work with and be around children aged 7-13

-Enthusiasm and good attitude

-Strong communication skills

-Patience and willingness to assist and aid campers

-Ability to prepare meals for large groups in a wilderness setting

-Backcountry hiking experience is a must (past leading experience preferred)

-Canoeing experience is a must (past leading experience preferred)

-Rock climbing experience preferred