The application process consists of a written application and resume, three references and a video interview. Our leader hiring team aims to find a good fit between an applicant and a trip, as well as between co-leaders. We invite you to apply and look forward to getting to know you.

Application Deadlines

Our application deadline for this year is April 1st. We accept applications on a rolling basis, and will review all applications received (even after April 1st!)

Preliminary Interview

A preliminary interview is a good opportunity to learn more before you apply. Please email Tyler@BackyardBasecamp.com to schedule a phone call or video call where we can get to know you and explain a bit more about Backyard Basecamp’s mission and programs. This is also a great way to stand out in our application pool!

Minimum Requirements & Expectations

  • A valid driver’s license

  • The ability to lift and carry 40 lbs. or more of gear or equipment

  • The ability to pass a swimming test and lifeguard certification course (if required).

  • CPR/AED and Wilderness First Aid certifications valid through August 5, 2019 (not necessary at time of application)

  • A clear driving record, a positive local police check, CORI, SORI and three written references

  • A recent physical indicating excellent physical and mental health

  • Many trips require specialized hiking and camping skills

Dates of Employment

Employment period will depend on trip assignment. Our programs are offered between mid June - July 28.

Leader Compensation

  • Salary is contingent on dates of employment. On average, our leaders earn around $1,000 per week of leading.

  • Partial reimbursements for CPR, Wilderness First Aid and travel expenses to and from your assigned trip

  • All expenses of travel; food, accommodations, travel.



April 1st, 2019

We continue to accept applications past April, but availability is limited.