Wilderness Guide Resume Samples

A Wilderness Guide takes campers on a wilderness journey. Working for the travel industry, these professionals carry out the following tasks mentioned on the Wilderness Guide Resume – leading group of campers on backpacking and adventure and wilderness trips, training tourists in outdoor skills, supervising planning meals, purchasing or at times cooking meals for the group, arranging evening campfires, and backpacking preparations, managing camp stays, and service projects, supervising the tourists at all times, informing campers about the rules and regulations, and precautions to be taken during the trip, and planning the itinerary.

Those considering out of desk jobs can pursue this occupation provided they can embrace the following skills and abilities – skilled in hunting, and navigating, mastery in all forms of transport from bass boat to canoe and all-terrain vehicle and dog team, a peerless forecaster, professional entertainer, and the ability to make quick and correct decisions during emergencies. There is no thumb rule when it comes to formal qualifications, as anyone with a passion for adventurous travel can enter this field.

Wilderness Guide Resume example

Wilderness Guide Resume

Objective : Highly motivated professional in wilderness therapy and experiential education with 8 years of experience in the field. Looking for employment opportunities where I can bring knowledge, expertise and experience as well as continue to grow as a therapist, mentor, educator and helping professional.

Skills : Leadership Development, Social Media Marketing, Group Facilitation, Counseling, Coaching, Relationship Management, Team Management, Team Leader.

Description :

    1. Facilitated substance abuse recovery for young adults through integration of the 12-step process, a bio-psycho-social approach, wilderness/experiential learning and various clinical modalities.
    2. Led group initiatives, psycho-educational and process groups with participants.
    3. Communicated client status and progress to fellow guides, clinicians and supervisors through written daily logs and weekly check-ins.
    4. Ensured clients' physical safety, medical needs & emotional well-being in the wilderness setting during 8 day expeditions.
    5. Led vision quest week for men's and coed groups as well as tended fire for the adjoining purification lodge.
    6. Assisted in training new guides and promoting a responsible, integrity-driven guide culture at Four Circles.
    7. Backcountry guide with llamas for taking clients out to wilderness.
    8. Safety instruction, customer service, care and feeding of llama's on daily duties.
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
MA In Transpersonal


Wilderness Guide Resume

Objective : To secure a position within the logistics industry; a face paced position that utilizes my education and experience for growth and development. The opportunity to work with a diverse team while exceeding company goals and standards is an exciting venture.

Skills : Graphic Designer, Ropes Course Facilitator, CPR First Aid Instructor, Lifeguard Instructor, Web Design.

Description :

    1. Organized and led wilderness trips throughout the academic year.
    2. Conducted thorough logistical pre-trip planning for each trip led.
    3. Relevant Skills Proficient in Microsoft Office software.
    4. Professional Chinese Language Proficiency.
    5. Managed Boy Scout Groups through the wilderness.
    6. Trained participants in orienteering, wilderness survival, and archery.
    7. Provided first aid as required.
    8. Performed Search and Rescue as necessary.
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
Research


Wilderness Guide Resume

Objective : Wilderness guides are responsible for leading groups of people on outdoor adventures. Plan and lead trips into wilderness areas, teaching clients about the local ecology and geology while also helping them to have a good time.

Skills : Typing 65 WPM, Customer Service, Childcare.

Description :

    1. Trip planned and logistics Communication and management of staff and participants Equipment maintenance and adaptation Safety standards protocol.
    2. Responsible for leading college students through the wilderness for six or nine week immersion trips.
    3. Students studied and participated in the wilderness effect made popular by ecopsychologist Robert Greenway.
    4. Taught aspects of Greenways research to students as well as primitive skills and ecology.
    5. Guided clients on backcountry treks, rafting trips, and rock climbing Executed work projects, including maintenance and construction.
    6. Led kayaking and backpacking excursions up to 10 days in length for ages from 14 - 29 Coordinated each trip in detail before the arrival of the group .
    7. Hosted Guest Troops as an official liaison and guide at Double H which is one of only 4 Boy Scouts of America (BSA) High Adventure Bases (others are .
    Years of Experience
    Experience
    2-5 Years
    Experience Level
    Level
    Junior
    Education
    Education
    MBA In Marketing

    Wilderness Guide Resume

    Objective : Extensive and diversified sales, marketing and business development experience Knowledgeable in all aspects of sales and marketing of insurance and financial products. Excellent communication and negotiation ability combined with highly effective interpersonal skills. Self-starter with a very high energy level.

    Skills : Microsoft Office, Inspection, Drafting, Auditing, Mechanic, Enginering, Quality Assurance.

    Description :

      1. Led participants on backcountry camping and kayaking expeditions which required trip planning, backcountry food preparation, backcountry gear repair.
      2. Led groups in reflective exercises designed to foster personal emotional growth through sharing personal stories and experiences with a group.
      3. Worked closely with our therapists and teachers as we all mentored our students to help them successfully.
      4. Spent four days a week in the wilderness, guiding the students through excursions that challenged and rewarded them and three days a week working.
      5. Guided month-long canoe trips for high school students in the remote Canadian wilderness Effectively taught participants wilderness and leadership.
      6. Member of a dedicated team that is passionate about the Colorado wilderness.
      7. Shared that love of the outdoors, through designing custom team building experiences, involving hiking, biking, climbing and skiing.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      0-2 Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Entry Level
      Education
      Education
      Mechanical Engineering

      Wilderness Guide Resume

      Headline : Outdoor adventure guides organize and conduct expeditions for sports enthusiasts, adventurers, tourists or resort guests. Work for adventure tourism companies, resorts, parks, lodges or campgrounds, or they operate their own small businesses.

      Skills : Promptness, Reliability, and Trustworthiness.

      Description :

        1. Led groups of 6-8 participants in wilderness canoe trips.
        2. Responded to conflict between group members, behavioral problems and medical situations in a wilderness setting.
        3. Taught leadership, risk management, wilderness skills and leave no trace.
        4. Ensured enjoyment and safety of customers Lead scuba diving tours Lead back country hiking and mountain biking trips Sales and customer service.
        5. Served as a guide on backpacking trips throughout the Olympic Mountains and Yosemite National Park.
        6. Planned numerous trips from route planning and meal preparation to customer service follow ups.
        7. Acted as the Leave No Trace steward on trips for safety and environmental awareness.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      5-7 Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Executive
      Education
      Education
      WFA

      Wilderness Guide Resume

      Summary : As a lead in personal interpretation of cultural, historical, and natural resources while providing support to guests in an outdoor environment. Responsibilities of the position vary by location based on client requirements and business needs.

      Skills : Flexibility, spontaneity, and the ability to respond quickly.

      Description :

        1. Quickly learned and demonstrated proficiency with GPS skills and geocaching Guided groups of high school boys through structured program including.
        2. Guided adolescents on multi-week therapeutically focused backpacking trips.
        3. Lead 60+ mile kayak trips down the Pecos/Devil's River Lead 8+day backpacking trips throughout the West Texas hill-country/ Northern New Mexico.
        4. Took clients on multiple day excursions into wilderness areas as sole professional on site.
        5. Responsible for the health, safety and comfort of clients during whitewater rafting, horseback, 4x4 and desert and mountain camping trips.
        6. Dubbed the Poet Guide for innovative planning.
        7. Led paid participants for Backpacking trips in the mountains of Colorado and New Mexico.
        8. Led individuals safely throughout the mountains without any injuries.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      7-10 Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Management
      Education
      Education
      WFA

      Wilderness Guide Resume

      Summary : Wilderness Guides (Instructors) will also be expected to support general operations at our base camp s including maintenance, issuing food and gear, driving groups to canoe and backpack trip destinations and camp traditions like games, group singing and campfires.

      Skills : Ability to organize and recall facts, figures and information.

      Description :

        1. Led groups of hikers, campers, or other outdoor recreation enthusiasts on treks through rugged terrain.
        2. Provided information about wildlife and other natural features of the area to help visitors better understand their surroundings.
        3. Led search and rescue missions in case of emergencies or accidents involving members of the group.
        4. Prepared guides who will work under his or her supervision.
        5. Instructed participants in basic camping skills such as how to pitch tents, start campfires, and set up sleeping arrangements.
        6. Assisted hikers with gear such as backpacks, tents, stoves, and water filters.
        7. Taught basic survival techniques such as how to find water, build shelters, start fires, and identify edible plants and animals in the region.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      7-10 Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Management
      Education
      Education
      WFA

      Wilderness Guide Resume

      Headline : Wilderness Guide communicates with guests about local area information, other available activities in the area, and providing an overall quality guest experience.

      Skills : Ability to concentrate, focus, and accurately and efficiently perform required tasks.

      Description :

        1. Guided individuals or groups.
        2. Created positive customer relations.
        3. Assembled necessary equipment and supplies.
        4. Set up and break camp.
        5. Prepared and/or serve meals.
        6. Instructed and demonstrated related skills and techniques.
        7. Respected and maintained natural resources.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      5-7 Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Executive
      Education
      Education
      WFA

      Wilderness Guide Resume

      Headline : As a Wilderness Guide, provides information to patrons on outdoor recreation programs, equipment, services, hours of operation, current regulations, and other outdoor recreation information.

      Skills : Knowledge of and/or experience with geographic area of trip.

      Description :

        1. Planned outdoor recreation activities and instruction programmes.
        2. Assessed risks involved in an activity, taking into account the weather and different clients' abilities.
        3. Led, guided and taught people taking part in activities.
        4. Organised safety procedures including checking equipment, running rescue practices, and providing first aid if necessary.
        5. Prepared recreation areas by doing things such as signposting or fencing off paths and hazards.
        6. Organised bookings, transport, food and accommodation, and drive clients to activities.
        7. Cleaned and stored equipment after use.
        8. Kept logbooks of their trips.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      5-7 Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Executive
      Education
      Education
      NOLS Certification

      Wilderness Guide Resume

      Summary : As a Wilderness Guide, assistes staff with daily tasks, providing training and development for staff, managing daily revenues and expenses, providing feedback to staff and direct reports.

      Skills : Outdoor survival and first aid skills, Knowledge of weather conditions and geography.

      Description :

        1. Supervised girls ages 11-16, who may be new to adventure camps/wilderness environments.
        2. Led multi-day backpacking trips and canoeing adventure activities.
        3. Taught outdoor living, camping skills, and Leave No Trace ethics.
        4. Maintained a constant awareness of and provide attention to individual camper needs.
        5. Assessed and managed environmental and human risks.
        6. Provided wilderness medical care.
        7. Drove campers in 15 passenger vans with trailers.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      7-10 Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Management
      Education
      Education
      NOLS Certification