Become a Wilderness Trip Leader!

Job Description:
Camp Kamaji, a Northern Minnesota residential summer camp for girls, is looking for experienced Wilderness Trip Leaders (can be female or male but must be at least 21 years of age) to work in Kamaji’s out-of-camp adventure trip program. The vast majority of trips are canoeing and range from an easy overnight trip on the Mississippi River to a week long extended trip to Quetico Park, north of Atikoken in Ontario, Canada. The trips are graded for difficulty and are based on camper age, experience, and skill mastery. In addition to canoe trips Kamaji also has climbing trips on the north shore of Lake Superior as well as overnight horseback riding trips and kayaking trips. Trip Leaders should expect to lead an average of 2-4 trips each week. For more information please go to Kamaji’s website at and/or email
• Minimum of 21 years of age – required
• One to two years wilderness trip leadership preferred
• Experience working with children in a leadership role preferred
• Significant experience or education in the areas of camping, outdoor pursuits and small water craft
operation and instruction
• Current Wilderness First Aid and Lifeguarding certifications (or willingness to obtain)
• Ability to teach camping/canoeing/kayaking skills to campers and/or staff
• Desire and ability to work with children outdoors
• Valid driver’s license and clean driving record (will be verified by camp’s insurance carrier)
• Possess exemplary character traits including but not solely limited to integrity, adaptability, enthusiasm,
sense of humor, patience, self-control, good judgment, leadership and decision-making skills
• Possess a commitment to excellence and to doing no less than one’s best
• Ability to accept supervision and guidance
• Possess a commitment to excellence and to doing no less than one’s best
• Teaching experience preferred, either in a classroom or outdoor setting.
Compensation Details:
Competitive Salary based upon education, experience, qualifications, etc. Salary begins at $2100 (plus travel allowance, board and room) for contractual period beginning June 1st and ending August 12, 2013.
Organization Description:
Located in Northern Minnesota, Camp Kamaji is a sleep-away summer camp for girls ages 7 to 15. Oh — but it is so much more than that!! Kamaji is a fun place . . . a happy place!! A place full of girls and young women, without whom, camp wouldn’t be camp!! For it is the campers and staff who make Kamaji a truly special place; it is they who bring camp alive every summer; whose joy and laughter echo throughout Kamaji long after the end of each summer; whose friendships with each other know no boundaries be it distance or age.We promise you Camp Kamaji will stay with you well beyond your childhood; it will be forever — in your memories and in your heart. It will become a part of who you are . . . from the moment you become a part of Kamaji!!
Application Method Details: For more information please go to Kamaji’s website at and/or email