Trip Staff

Consider spending your summer working in our trip program. Clearwater’s out-of-camp trips are at the heart of who we are. For many girls, paddling the Boundary Waters or hiking Isle Royale is what they remember most, topped off by “honking” back into camp and singing their own unique trip song after dinner. Our goal is for campers to have safe, unhurried experiences that are unforgettable. Trip staff oversees all aspects of the Clearwater tripping program, which averages 30 trips a summer. The trip staff leads many of these trips, as well as organizes and oversees the trip experience for the trips led by activity and cabin staff. The trips at camp include hiking, canoeing, and kayaking trips, and range in length from overnights to 3-days to 5+ days based on camper age and experience level.


Planning logistics, ensuring safety standards are met, ensuring camper readiness, driving camp vans, and coordinating equipment and food.


  • At least 21 years of age.
  • Experience working with children in the outdoors.
  • Experience planning and leading backpacking, canoeing, and kayaking trips.
  • Current certification from NOLS, Outward Bound, or similar program, or documented experience leading a variety of progressive outdoor experiences is a plus.
  • Current certification in CPR and First Aid, Wilderness First Aid is required, training available. Wilderness First Responder is preferred.
  • Current Waterfront Lifeguard certification is required, training available.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record required.