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Your Expertise.

Compensation

Select a team below to view seasonal compensation rates for the specific program.

Day Camp

Starting Compensation

Find your desired work location and position below to determine starting pay.

Please click on the “Pay Additives” section to learn more about increasing your pay with various relevant certification!

 
Instructor OR Aftercare Asst
(hourly)
Aftercare Supervisor
(hourly)
Camp Director
(weekly)
Asst. Director
(weekly)
California
$18.51
$21.29
$1,157
$958
Colorado
$13.50
$15.53
$844
$699
Minnesota
$12.37
$14.23
$773
Oregon (Bend)
$12.51
$14.39
$782
Oregon (Portland)
$14.25
$16.39
$891
Washington
$15.05
$17.31
$941
Pay Additives
Certification*
Addition to hourly base pay
Medical
   Wilderness First Aid (WFA)
$0.25
   Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
$1.00
   Emergency Medical Technician or Registered Nurse
$1.00
Advanced Skills**
   ACA Level 3+ (kayak or SUP)**
$2.00
   AMGA Single Pitch Instructor or higher**
$2.00
   IMBA or PMBI Mountain Biking Instructor**
$1.00
Avid Training (must pass Avid4 specialized training)**
   Lead Climb Instructor**
$1.00
   Lead White Water Instructor (CO only)**
$1.00
   Valmont Bike Park** Instructor (CO only)
$1.00
Other
   Teacher Certification OR Masters in Education or Child-related field
$1.50
   Large Center Qualified (Early Childhood Education)
$4.00
   Commercial Driver's License (CA only)
$1.00

**These certifications are mutually exclusive. For example, if you have a SPI certification, you would not be eligible for the Lead Climb pay increase. 

Staff Perks!

All staff

  • Pro Deals!
    • As a part of the Outdoor Education industry, our staff are eligible for major discounts on outdoor gear after 30 days of employment with several top companies like Outdoor Research, Diamondback, Smartwool, Big Agnes, Kelty, Scarpa, La Sportiva, Yakima, Chacos, Smith, Yeti, etc.
  • Free access to Avid4 gear!
    • We pride ourselves on using high quality gear for our camps. We provide all staff with access to use our gear during non-camp hours.
  • Reimbursements!
    • Public Transportation – all staff are eligible for public transportation fare reimbursement to and from work.
    • Up to $50/year on race registrations for any races that involve our core sports – biking, climbing or paddling.
  • Camp discounts for your family
    • 25% off when registering in advance
    • 50% off when registering 5 days prior to the start of the session
    • 75% off when registering within 24 hours of the start of the session 
  • Volunteer hours!
    • If you have a non-profit you love that supports our mission and you volunteer for more than 5 hours in a year, we will donate $25 the organization.
  • Climbing Gym discounts
  • Referral Program
    • Refer others to work with us and you could win airline tickets or other cool items! Find out more here.
  • Professional Development!
    • Live Smart(er) is a way of life here. Throughout the year, we offer multiple professional development opportunities for our staff to gain more knowledge in our core sports and business-related topics through field training days, webinars, conference grants and optional meetups after camp.

Returning Staff

  • Adventure Grants
    • Each season, we award 2 of our returning staff members a trip to take an adventure to a destination of their choice. A few of the past recipients have gone to Australia, Belize and Japan!
  • Ethan Gillett Scholarship Fund
    • In 2016, we began a scholarship fund after losing one of our dear staff members that truly embodied the Avid4 Adventure mission. The fund honors his passion for the outdoors and continuous education. Each season, we award one of our returning staff with the tuition for an AMGA SPI certification course and one returning staff with tuition for a Wilderness First Responder course.
  • Specialized training certification reimbursement
    • Avid will reimburse returning staff $100/year on certifications for advanced climbing, paddling or biking

Resident Camp/Expeditions

Avid4 Adventure has 2 resident camps in Bailey and Evergreen, Colorado. Our Bailey (Windy Peak) camp hosts 6th – 11th graders. Our Evergreen (Mt. Evans) camp hosts 1st – 5th graders. Sessions range from 4 days – 2 weeks.

We run week-long Expedition programs in California and Colorado for 5th – 11th graders.

Starting Seasonal Compensation - Resident Camp

Find your desired work location and position below to determine starting pay.

The listed rates are per week for the entire summer season (June – early August). Resident camp contracts end 8/9/2020.  If a partial week is worked, the rate would be prorated. 

Please click on the “Pay Additives” section to learn more about increasing your pay with various relevant certification!

  
Instructor Positions - weekly rate (room/board included)
Instructor
$372.00
Supervisor (Bike, Climb, Aquatics, Adventure,
Program, Team, Photography)
$399.00
Leadership Positions - weekly rate (room/board included)
Sr. Assistant Camp Director
(21+)
$480.00
Assistant Camp Director
(21+)
$458.00
Medical Team Positions - weekly rate (room/board included)
Registered Nurse
$437.00-637.00
Clinic Assistant
$372.00
Kitchen & Support Positions - hourly rate (room & board not included)
Assistant Chef
$14.18/ hour
Kitchen Assistant
$12.83/ hour
Facilities Supervisor
$14.85/ hour
Starting Seasonal Compensation - Expeditions

Find your desired work location and position below to determine starting pay.

The listed rates are per week for the entire summer season (June – early August). If a partial worked is worked, the rate would be prorated based on the number of days worked. 

Colorado Expeditions seasons end 8/8/2020.  California Expeditions seasons end 8/17/2020.

Please click on the “Pay Additives” section to learn more about increasing your pay with various relevant certification!

 
California
Colorado
Expeditions Instructor Positions
Expedition Instructor
$615.00
$396.00
Lead Expedition Instructor
$652.00
$426.00
Expeditions Leadership Positions
Expedition Director
$1,157.00
$844.00
Assistant Expedition Director
$699.00
Pay Additives
Certification*Addition to hourly base pay
Medical
   Wilderness First Aid (WFA)
$96.00
   Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or EMT
$384.00
Advanced Skills**
   AMGA Single Pitch Instructor or higher**
$384.00
   IMBA or PMBI Mountain Biking Instructor
$96.00
   Lead Climb Instructor**
$384.00
Other
   California Commercial Driver's License
$384.00

**These certifications are mutually exclusive. For example, if you have a SPI certification, you would not be eligible for the Lead Climb pay increase. 

Staff Perks!

All staff

  • Pro Deals!
    • As a part of the Outdoor Education industry, our staff are eligible for major discounts on outdoor gear after 30 days of employment with several top companies like Outdoor Research, Diamondback, Smartwool, Big Agnes, Kelty, Scarpa, La Sportiva, Yakima, Chacos, Smith, Yeti, etc.
  • Free access to Avid4 gear!
    • We pride ourselves on using high quality gear for our camps. We provide all staff with access to use our gear during non-camp hours.
  • Reimbursements!
    • Public Transportation – all staff are eligible for public transportation fare reimbursement to and from work.
    • Up to $50/year on race registrations for any races that involve our core sports – biking, climbing or paddling.
  • Camp discounts for your family
    • 25% off when registering in advance
    • 50% off when registering 5 days prior to the start of the session
    • 75% off when registering within 24 hours of the start of the session 
  • Volunteer hours!
    • If you have a non-profit you love that supports our mission and you volunteer for more than 5 hours in a year, we will donate $25 the organization.
  • Climbing Gym discounts
  • Referral Program
    • Refer others to work with us and you could win airline tickets or other cool items! Find out more here.
  • Professional Development!
    • Live Smart(er) is a way of life here. Throughout the year, we offer multiple professional development opportunities for our staff to gain more knowledge in our core sports and business-related topics through field training days, webinars, conference grants and optional meetups after camp.

Returning Staff

  • Adventure Grants
    • Each season, we award 2 of our returning staff members a trip to take an adventure to a destination of their choice. A few of the past recipients have gone to Australia, Belize and Japan!
  • Ethan Gillett Scholarship Fund
    • In 2016, we began a scholarship fund after losing one of our dear staff members that truly embodied the Avid4 Adventure mission. The fund honors his passion for the outdoors and continuous education. Each season, we award one of our returning staff with the tuition for an AMGA SPI certification course and one returning staff with tuition for a Wilderness First Responder course.
  • Specialized training certification reimbursement
    • Avid will reimburse returning staff $100/year on certifications for advanced climbing, paddling or biking

Colorado Event Staff

Avid4 Adventure participates in various special events throughout Colorado. These positions have variable hourly commitments from March – October based on our schedule of events, which is great for those looking for a flexible schedule. During the summer, full-time hours are available. 

 

Starting Compensation
 
Hourly Rate
Event Instructor
$13.50
Event Supervisor
$14.85
Staff Perks!

All staff

  • Pro Deals!
    • As a part of the Outdoor Education industry, staff are eligible for major discounts on outdoor gear after 30 days of employment with several top companies like Outdoor Research, Diamondback, Smartwool, Big Agnes, Kelty, Scarpa, La Sportiva, Yakima, Chacos, Smith, Yeti, etc.
  • Free access to Avid4 gear!
    • We pride ourselves on using high quality gear for our camps. We provide all staff with access to use our gear during non-camp hours.
  • Reimbursements!
    • Public Transportation – all staff are eligible for public transportation fare reimbursement to and from work.
    • Up to $50/year on race registrations for any races that involve our core sports – biking, climbing or paddling.
  • Camp discounts for your family
    • 25% off when registering in advance
    • 50% off when registering 5 days prior to the start of the session
    • 75% off when registering within 24 hours of the start of the session 
  • Volunteer hours!
    • If you have a non-profit you love that supports our mission and you volunteer for more than 5 hours in a year, we will donate $25 the organization.
  • Climbing Gym discounts
  • Referral Program
    • Refer others to work with us and you could win airline tickets or other cool items! Find out more here.
  • Professional Development!
    • Live Smart(er) is a way of life here. Throughout the year, we offer multiple professional development opportunities for our staff to gain more knowledge in our core sports and business-related topics through field training days, webinars, conference grants and optional meetups after camp.

Returning Staff

  • Adventure Grants
    • Each season, we award 2 of our returning staff members a trip to take an adventure to a destination of their choice. A few of the past recipients have gone to Australia, Belize and Japan!
  • Ethan Gillett Scholarship Fund
    • In 2016, we began a scholarship fund after losing one of our dear staff members that truly embodied the Avid4 Adventure mission. The fund honors his passion for the outdoors and continuous education. Each season, we award one of our returning staff with the tuition for an AMGA SPI certification course and one returning staff with tuition for a Wilderness First Responder course.

International Staff

Avid4 Adventure is excited to partner with IENA and Camp Leaders to support J-1 visas for international staff! We pay a fee directly to these agencies that covers a portion of the cost for you to obtain your J-1 visa, which is why compensation looks a little different for international staff. There are some fees that are your individual responsibility, as well. During your interview, we will discuss the J-1 process and provide you with specific compensation details based on the position that interests you. 

  • Day Camp

    Starting Compensation

    Find your desired work location and position below to determine starting pay.

    Please click on the “Pay Additives” section to learn more about increasing your pay with various relevant certification!

     
    Instructor OR Aftercare Asst
    (hourly)
    Aftercare Supervisor
    (hourly)
    Camp Director
    (weekly)
    Asst. Director
    (weekly)
    California
    $18.51
    $21.29
    $1,157
    $958
    Colorado
    $13.50
    $15.53
    $844
    $699
    Minnesota
    $12.37
    $14.23
    $773
    Oregon (Bend)
    $12.51
    $14.39
    $782
    Oregon (Portland)
    $14.25
    $16.39
    $891
    Washington
    $15.05
    $17.31
    $941
    Pay Additives
    Certification*
    Addition to hourly base pay
    Medical
       Wilderness First Aid (WFA)
    $0.25
       Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
    $1.00
       Emergency Medical Technician or Registered Nurse
    $1.00
    Advanced Skills**
       ACA Level 3+ (kayak or SUP)**
    $2.00
       AMGA Single Pitch Instructor or higher**
    $2.00
       IMBA or PMBI Mountain Biking Instructor**
    $1.00
    Avid Training (must pass Avid4 specialized training)**
       Lead Climb Instructor**
    $1.00
       Lead White Water Instructor (CO only)**
    $1.00
       Valmont Bike Park** Instructor (CO only)
    $1.00
    Other
       Teacher Certification OR Masters in Education or Child-related field
    $1.50
       Large Center Qualified (Early Childhood Education)
    $4.00
       Commercial Driver's License (CA only)
    $1.00

    **These certifications are mutually exclusive. For example, if you have a SPI certification, you would not be eligible for the Lead Climb pay increase. 

    Staff Perks!

    All staff

    • Pro Deals!
      • As a part of the Outdoor Education industry, our staff are eligible for major discounts on outdoor gear after 30 days of employment with several top companies like Outdoor Research, Diamondback, Smartwool, Big Agnes, Kelty, Scarpa, La Sportiva, Yakima, Chacos, Smith, Yeti, etc.
    • Free access to Avid4 gear!
      • We pride ourselves on using high quality gear for our camps. We provide all staff with access to use our gear during non-camp hours.
    • Reimbursements!
      • Public Transportation – all staff are eligible for public transportation fare reimbursement to and from work.
      • Up to $50/year on race registrations for any races that involve our core sports – biking, climbing or paddling.
    • Camp discounts for your family
      • 25% off when registering in advance
      • 50% off when registering 5 days prior to the start of the session
      • 75% off when registering within 24 hours of the start of the session 
    • Volunteer hours!
      • If you have a non-profit you love that supports our mission and you volunteer for more than 5 hours in a year, we will donate $25 the organization.
    • Climbing Gym discounts
    • Referral Program
      • Refer others to work with us and you could win airline tickets or other cool items! Find out more here.
    • Professional Development!
      • Live Smart(er) is a way of life here. Throughout the year, we offer multiple professional development opportunities for our staff to gain more knowledge in our core sports and business-related topics through field training days, webinars, conference grants and optional meetups after camp.

    Returning Staff

    • Adventure Grants
      • Each season, we award 2 of our returning staff members a trip to take an adventure to a destination of their choice. A few of the past recipients have gone to Australia, Belize and Japan!
    • Ethan Gillett Scholarship Fund
      • In 2016, we began a scholarship fund after losing one of our dear staff members that truly embodied the Avid4 Adventure mission. The fund honors his passion for the outdoors and continuous education. Each season, we award one of our returning staff with the tuition for an AMGA SPI certification course and one returning staff with tuition for a Wilderness First Responder course.
    • Specialized training certification reimbursement
      • Avid will reimburse returning staff $100/year on certifications for advanced climbing, paddling or biking
  • Resident Camp/Expeditions

    Avid4 Adventure has 2 resident camps in Bailey and Evergreen, Colorado. Our Bailey (Windy Peak) camp hosts 6th – 11th graders. Our Evergreen (Mt. Evans) camp hosts 1st – 5th graders. Sessions range from 4 days – 2 weeks.

    We run week-long Expedition programs in California and Colorado for 5th – 11th graders.

    Starting Seasonal Compensation - Resident Camp

    Find your desired work location and position below to determine starting pay.

    The listed rates are per week for the entire summer season (June – early August). Resident camp contracts end 8/9/2020.  If a partial week is worked, the rate would be prorated. 

    Please click on the “Pay Additives” section to learn more about increasing your pay with various relevant certification!

      
    Instructor Positions - weekly rate (room/board included)
    Instructor
    $372.00
    Supervisor (Bike, Climb, Aquatics, Adventure,
    Program, Team, Photography)
    $399.00
    Leadership Positions - weekly rate (room/board included)
    Sr. Assistant Camp Director
    (21+)
    $480.00
    Assistant Camp Director
    (21+)
    $458.00
    Medical Team Positions - weekly rate (room/board included)
    Registered Nurse
    $437.00-637.00
    Clinic Assistant
    $372.00
    Kitchen & Support Positions - hourly rate (room & board not included)
    Assistant Chef
    $14.18/ hour
    Kitchen Assistant
    $12.83/ hour
    Facilities Supervisor
    $14.85/ hour
    Starting Seasonal Compensation - Expeditions

    Find your desired work location and position below to determine starting pay.

    The listed rates are per week for the entire summer season (June – early August). If a partial worked is worked, the rate would be prorated based on the number of days worked. 

    Colorado Expeditions seasons end 8/8/2020.  California Expeditions seasons end 8/17/2020.

    Please click on the “Pay Additives” section to learn more about increasing your pay with various relevant certification!

     
    California
    Colorado
    Expeditions Instructor Positions
    Expedition Instructor
    $615.00
    $396.00
    Lead Expedition Instructor
    $652.00
    $426.00
    Expeditions Leadership Positions
    Expedition Director
    $1,157.00
    $844.00
    Assistant Expedition Director
    $699.00
    Pay Additives
    Certification*Addition to hourly base pay
    Medical
       Wilderness First Aid (WFA)
    $96.00
       Wilderness First Responder (WFR) or EMT
    $384.00
    Advanced Skills**
       AMGA Single Pitch Instructor or higher**
    $384.00
       IMBA or PMBI Mountain Biking Instructor
    $96.00
       Lead Climb Instructor**
    $384.00
    Other
       California Commercial Driver's License
    $384.00

    **These certifications are mutually exclusive. For example, if you have a SPI certification, you would not be eligible for the Lead Climb pay increase. 

    Staff Perks!

    All staff

    • Pro Deals!
      • As a part of the Outdoor Education industry, our staff are eligible for major discounts on outdoor gear after 30 days of employment with several top companies like Outdoor Research, Diamondback, Smartwool, Big Agnes, Kelty, Scarpa, La Sportiva, Yakima, Chacos, Smith, Yeti, etc.
    • Free access to Avid4 gear!
      • We pride ourselves on using high quality gear for our camps. We provide all staff with access to use our gear during non-camp hours.
    • Reimbursements!
      • Public Transportation – all staff are eligible for public transportation fare reimbursement to and from work.
      • Up to $50/year on race registrations for any races that involve our core sports – biking, climbing or paddling.
    • Camp discounts for your family
      • 25% off when registering in advance
      • 50% off when registering 5 days prior to the start of the session
      • 75% off when registering within 24 hours of the start of the session 
    • Volunteer hours!
      • If you have a non-profit you love that supports our mission and you volunteer for more than 5 hours in a year, we will donate $25 the organization.
    • Climbing Gym discounts
    • Referral Program
      • Refer others to work with us and you could win airline tickets or other cool items! Find out more here.
    • Professional Development!
      • Live Smart(er) is a way of life here. Throughout the year, we offer multiple professional development opportunities for our staff to gain more knowledge in our core sports and business-related topics through field training days, webinars, conference grants and optional meetups after camp.

    Returning Staff

    • Adventure Grants
      • Each season, we award 2 of our returning staff members a trip to take an adventure to a destination of their choice. A few of the past recipients have gone to Australia, Belize and Japan!
    • Ethan Gillett Scholarship Fund
      • In 2016, we began a scholarship fund after losing one of our dear staff members that truly embodied the Avid4 Adventure mission. The fund honors his passion for the outdoors and continuous education. Each season, we award one of our returning staff with the tuition for an AMGA SPI certification course and one returning staff with tuition for a Wilderness First Responder course.
    • Specialized training certification reimbursement
      • Avid will reimburse returning staff $100/year on certifications for advanced climbing, paddling or biking
  • Colorado Event Staff

    Avid4 Adventure participates in various special events throughout Colorado. These positions have variable hourly commitments from March – October based on our schedule of events, which is great for those looking for a flexible schedule. During the summer, full-time hours are available. 

     

    Starting Compensation
     
    Hourly Rate
    Event Instructor
    $13.50
    Event Supervisor
    $14.85
    Staff Perks!

    All staff

    • Pro Deals!
      • As a part of the Outdoor Education industry, staff are eligible for major discounts on outdoor gear after 30 days of employment with several top companies like Outdoor Research, Diamondback, Smartwool, Big Agnes, Kelty, Scarpa, La Sportiva, Yakima, Chacos, Smith, Yeti, etc.
    • Free access to Avid4 gear!
      • We pride ourselves on using high quality gear for our camps. We provide all staff with access to use our gear during non-camp hours.
    • Reimbursements!
      • Public Transportation – all staff are eligible for public transportation fare reimbursement to and from work.
      • Up to $50/year on race registrations for any races that involve our core sports – biking, climbing or paddling.
    • Camp discounts for your family
      • 25% off when registering in advance
      • 50% off when registering 5 days prior to the start of the session
      • 75% off when registering within 24 hours of the start of the session 
    • Volunteer hours!
      • If you have a non-profit you love that supports our mission and you volunteer for more than 5 hours in a year, we will donate $25 the organization.
    • Climbing Gym discounts
    • Referral Program
      • Refer others to work with us and you could win airline tickets or other cool items! Find out more here.
    • Professional Development!
      • Live Smart(er) is a way of life here. Throughout the year, we offer multiple professional development opportunities for our staff to gain more knowledge in our core sports and business-related topics through field training days, webinars, conference grants and optional meetups after camp.

    Returning Staff

    • Adventure Grants
      • Each season, we award 2 of our returning staff members a trip to take an adventure to a destination of their choice. A few of the past recipients have gone to Australia, Belize and Japan!
    • Ethan Gillett Scholarship Fund
      • In 2016, we began a scholarship fund after losing one of our dear staff members that truly embodied the Avid4 Adventure mission. The fund honors his passion for the outdoors and continuous education. Each season, we award one of our returning staff with the tuition for an AMGA SPI certification course and one returning staff with tuition for a Wilderness First Responder course.
  • International Staff

    Avid4 Adventure is excited to partner with IENA and Camp Leaders to support J-1 visas for international staff! We pay a fee directly to these agencies that covers a portion of the cost for you to obtain your J-1 visa, which is why compensation looks a little different for international staff. There are some fees that are your individual responsibility, as well. During your interview, we will discuss the J-1 process and provide you with specific compensation details based on the position that interests you.