Youth Backcountry Camp Program Assistant

Tahoe Rim Trail Association

Stateline, Nevada

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details 20-23/ hour
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is seeking a passionate and organized individual to join our team for the summer season, June 1- September 1, to assist in the coordination and operations of our Youth Backcountry Camps. In this role, the Youth Backcountry Program Assistant will assist the Youth Programs Manager with administration work, pre and post-trip gear prep, field-work, food planning, and purchasing and contribute to the overall success of the Tahoe Rim Trail Association’s summer youth programming.

Outline of Responsibilities

Admin/ Logistics

  • Assist in building course curriculum for Youth Backcountry trips including nature-based education, leadership activities, and LNT lessons.
  • Track registrations, develop and update registration tracking sheets.
  • Create and update medical forms.
  • Create Google photo albums for each program and collect photos from guiding staff.
  • Ensure all registrants have turned in the required forms.
  • Assist in the creation of spreadsheets for data tracking and reporting.
  • Assist in updating/creating production notes/itineraries, project agendas, and operation manuals.

Gear Preparation

  • Reorganize gear and clean as needed after programs. Notify leadership about broken/missing gear.
  • Aid in food preparation, organization, and purchasing.

Field Communications  

  • Balance being “on call” with the Youth Programs Manager for specific trips as the point of contact for field instructors in the case of an emergency.


  • Serve as a backup Youth Backcountry Instructor if an instructor calls out.
  • Must hold required certifications including (minimum) WFA and CPR/ First Aid.
  • Attend June 10-14 field training for Youth Backcountry Instructors.



Candidates should formally apply on the TRTA website. Follow this link to apply.

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Category Admin & Leadership, General / Stewardship
Tags Outreach