Lasting Adventures Employment

Thank you for your interest in working for Lasting Adventures!


Our hiring application for our Guide and Intern positions are open! Please apply by February 14th for our first round of interviews or by March 7th for our final round.

Applications for Administrative positions will open late November, 2019.


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.

We expect to hire no less than 30 guides in 2020. Although we accept applications on an ongoing basis, our deadline for consideration for the summer season will be early March 2020. 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 Guides:

  • Able to legally work in the United States
  • A minimum of 21 years old
  • Wilderness First Responder and CPR
  • California Food Handlers Certificate
  • Reliable Vehicle
  • Mobile phone with Verizon or AT&T service
  • 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
  • Passing a pre-employment background check
  • College degree in a related field (ex. Recreation, Environmental Studies, Youth Development. etc.) is also desirable
  • Ability to attend a mandatory training during the first week of June

Guide Staff

Our Guide Staff begin as leaders on our flagship summer camp program which begins in early June with a mandatory staff training and runs to mid-August. You can expect an average of 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 in our Guide Service program on Backpacking and Day Trips. This can extend the season until September or early October. See here for a Guide Staff Position Statement.


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 offer one Marketing and Administrative Internship and five Operations and Logistics Internships. Our internships are a great opportunity for 18-20 year-olds looking to gain more experience. See here for Intern Position Statements.


Apply For A Position

If you are interested in any of our positions please complete our Online Application (link). A 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. However, applications can be edited after submission (until the application period closes) by following a link in the response acknowledgement sent after submission.

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.


Hiring Timeline:


Applications Open: November 1st


Administrative Positions Applications Due: February 7

Administrative Interviews Scheduled: February 10

Administrative Positions Interviews: February 18-21


1st Round of Guide/Intern Applications Due: February 14

1st Round of Guide/Intern Interviews Scheduled: February 17

1st Round of Guide/Intern Interviews: February 22-28 (estimated)


2nd Round of Guide/Intern Applications Due: March 7

2nd Round of Guide/Intern Interviews Scheduled: March 10

2nd Round of Guide/Intern Interviews: March 14-20 (estimated)



Although we accept applications on an ongoing basis, our main application period is open from November to March.

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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