Lasting Adventures Employment

Thank you for your interest in working for Lasting Adventures!

Lasting Adventures is a nonprofit that operates a variety of backcountry programs which utilize Adventure Based Programming as a means of making personal connections with the environment and the world around us. We facilitate youth backpacking summer camps, adventure-based outdoor education programs, corporate adventure programs, family adventures as well as custom backpacking and day trips. We work to ensure our programs are meaningful, supportive, educational and fun.

Interviews offers will begin in early January. We accept applications on a rolling basis, until all positions are filled. We strive to hire exceptional and professional individuals who share a passion for the outdoors and want to share that passion with others. Applicants should meet our basic requirements below, and we prefer those who have had prior similar work experiences and/or training in the past.

Minimum Requirements for Counselors/Guides:

  • Able to legally work in the United States (unfortunately, we are not an H2B Visa Employer)
  • A minimum of 21 years old (18+ for Interns)
  • Current Wilderness First Responder (Wilderness First Aid for Interns) certification or higher and current CPR certification
  • California Food Handlers Certificate
  • Reliable Transportation to/from work
  • Solid communication and leadership skills
  • Advanced skills and knowledge in backpacking/hiking and related gear
  • Knowledge of Yosemite history, geology, plants, and wildlife (or a passion to learn it quickly)
  • Advanced backcountry cooking skills
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Able to pass a pre-employment Department of Justice background check
  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field (ex. Recreation, Environmental Studies, Youth Development, etc.) is desirable
  • Ability to attend mandatory Staff Training in late May/early June

Administrative Positions

Our Administrative staff are the backbone of our operation, managing and assisting guide staff with all their needs. We have two Program Directors, a Marketing Manager, a Gear and Intern Manager, an Operations Manager, and an Executive Director. For 2021, we are accepting applications for an Operations Manager position.

Our Operations Manager is responsible for the ‘flow’ of the business, and does much of the behind-the-scenes work, including permitting, scheduling, transportation compliance, and reporting. For a position statement, click here: Operations Manager position statement.

Summer Camp/Assistant Guide Staff

Our Guide Staff begin as Summer Camp Counselors on our flagship summer camp program, which begins in late May/early June with mandatory staff training and runs to mid-August. In an average season, counselors can expect about 15-20 days of work per month; some months may have more or less work than others. Pending availability and success of our summer camp program, some guides will have the opportunity to work as Assistant Guides on our Guide Service program on Backpacking and Day Trips. This can extend the season through September or early October. All Summer Camp Counselors/Assistant Guides must be at least 21 years old prior to beginning work. See here for a Summer Camp Counselor/Assistant Guide Position Statement.

Interns (no longer hiring for 2021)

All Internship positions for 2021 have been filled. Please check back in November 2021 for our 2022 positions.

Lasting Adventures also accepts resumes for those looking for a great outdoor internship. Interns will work beginning with our mandatory staff training in early June, and will go through August. We are offering positions that focus on the following areas:

  • Operations and Logistics
  • Marketing and Social Media
  • Program Management

Our internships are a great opportunity for 18-20+ year-old applicants looking to gain more experience. For descriptions of the above positions, see here for Intern Position Statements.


Apply For A Position

If you are interested in any of our positions please complete our application below. Applications are only open from November 1st through when all positions are filled. A free Google account is required to use the online application. You will need to have a completed Resume and Cover Letter before beginning the application process. Once started, the application can’t be closed/resumed. If you need to make updates to your application after submission, please email us with your updates at [email protected]

If you do not have a Google account and do not wish to register for one, you can apply using our paper application (link). Please email your Application, Resume, and Cover Letter to [email protected], along with your availability for the coming season.


Applications will automatically and immediately be dismissed from consideration if they contain photos of the applicant. Do not upload documents with your photo on it. Applications missing vital information, including a Resume and Cover Letter, will be automatically disqualified.


Hiring Timeline:

Our Applications are open for the 2021 season! For the greatest consideration, please apply early. Applications will remain open until all positions are filled.

Hiring is expected to be completed by mid-April, 2021.


If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at [email protected] We look forward to hearing from you!



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Summer Camp Counselor/Assistant Guide Positions (ages 21+)


Operations Manager Position (ages 21+)


Internship Positions (ages 18+) (application no longer available; all positions filled)