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  • Alpengirl Summer Camp Guides
    Backpacking with Pre-teen & Teen Girls
  • Teamwork at Outdoor Summer Camp
    Two Alpenguides and an Intern - Team Leadership
  • Summer Camp Guides and Leadership Work
    Alpenguides are Role Models & Mentors
  • Transportation and Driving at Summer Camp
    Staff Training Includes Behind the Wheel Driving Evaluation
  • Canoeing at Summer Camp Staff Training
    Alpenguides Demonstrating Canoe Skills at Staff Training
  • Camp Is a Group Experience
    Alpenguides Facilitate Positive Group Experiences
  • Awards Ceremony and Camp Staff
    A Memorable Moment at the Awards Ceremony
  • Active and Involved Camp Director
    An In-Field Visit From the Camp Director
  • Summer Camp Staff Training Tire Changing
    Yes We Can! We Know How to Change Tires
  • Summer Camp Staff Having Fun with Campers
    Alpenguides are Playful - We Have Fun with Our Girls!
  • Outdoor Fun on the Water at Camp
    Alpenguides Are the Camp Photographers
  • Summer Camp Staff Group Photo
    A Small but Mighty Staff Group
  • Make Friends with Co-Workers at Camp
    Meet Your New Best Friend - Co-Leading Trips at Alpengirl
  • Summer Girls Camp Talent Show
    Alpenguides Participate in the Alpengirl Talent Shows

Hiring Summer Trip Leaders - Now accepting applications!

Our camp is only as wonderful as our leaders - and our Alpenguides are pretty great! Alpenguides are enthusiastic, inspirational, intrepid outdoor people who are dedicated to creating meaningful and fun opportunities for each and every Alpengirl participant.

We are seeking trustworthy, fun-loving individuals who model the Alpengirl values of adventure and inclusivity, and are passionate about sharing the outdoors with our awesome campers!

Love backpacking? Want to be a mentor and role model? Know how to bring the FUN?

Read the Alpenguide Job Description and APPLY HERE!

Our Alpenguides are knowledgeable, prepared, and have the credentials to prove it. Our leaders maintain current Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder, CPR, Epinephrine Auto-injector, and Backcountry Food Handling certifications. Some Alpenguides are additionally certified as Lifeguards, Leave No Trace instructors and Yoga Teachers.

Our Alpenguides are college students, graduates, and professionals, coming from across the country. Alpenguides are leaders and educators with a wide range of experience in the outdoors, a love of the wilderness, and a passion for creating safe and fun ways to share it all! There are only 10-13 campers with 2-3 Alpenguides on the adventures together. We recruit and hire ten to fifteen experienced summer trip leaders each summer, and our Alpenguide teams are thoughtfully paired to provide a balanced and dynamic summer camp experience for the campers in our care. The small size of Alpengirl’s adventures allows each camper to connect with the Alpenguides and blossom in an individually supported way.

Alpenguides attend a 1-2 week on-site training in Bozeman, MT. This hands-on training includes camping, backpacking, day hiking, hot spring soaking, menu planning and camp cooking, hard skill demonstrations, yoga practice, reviewing maps and detailed trip itineraries, behind-the-wheel van driving practice, practical scenarios in first aid, and risk management. We also include spontaneous FUN at staff training -- talent shows, road side dance parties, costume contests, and Alpenolympic events with prizes -- all of the fun things we want to share with campers this summer! The biggest and best highlights for the Alpenguides during staff training is bonding with their co-leaders and the entire leadership team, and beginning to get to know their incoming campers through camper forms and calling families before the summer starts.

Competitive summer compensation for a full season offered at $4,200-4,500 DOE -- Alpengirl's full season runs from June 09 through August 12, 2024, which includes an 9-day on-site staff training in Bozeman, MT. Limited considerations will be made for staff who are unable to commit to the entire season. 

Interested in becoming an Alpenguide? Feel free to reach out to Alpengirl's Assistant Camp Director Keren Mikva at at any time with questions.