Adventure Education

Career Opportunities in Adventure Education

Adventure Education

Career Opportunities

  • Adventure based educator
  • Adventure based entrepreneur
  • Adventure expert/writer
  • Adventure/outdoor program director (often with a particular specialization)
  • Challenge course facilitator
  • Field instructor
  • Gear/logistics coordinator (often with a particular specialization)
  • Guide service coordinator
  • Instructor/guide (often with a particular specialization)
  • Naturalist instructor
  • Outdoor school supervisor
  • Program/camp counselor
  • Seasonal park ranger
  • Seasonal camp manager
  • Trip leader (often with a particular specialization)

Employment Examples for AE Graduates

Below are examples of some of the full-time employment positions listed since January 2012 available to graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in Adventure Education:

Climbing Coordinator: University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE  $38,000-$42,000

Wilderness Therapist: Catherine Freer Wilderness Therapy Programs, Oregon. Salary not listed.

Recruiting and Admissions Coordinator: Durango, CO.  Southwest Conservation Corps.  Salary not listed.

Camp Coordinator:  The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Asheville, NC.  $10.50 hour plus room and board.

Outreach and Advocacy Director:  American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) No salary listed.

Backpacking Instructors and Logisticians: Boojum Institute for Experiential Education, Joshua Tree National Park, CA.  $76-94 per day with meals, campsites, fees provided during course

Admissions/Marketing Manager: Deer Hill Expeditions, Mancos, CO.  Salary not listed.

Adventure Outings Coordinator: California State University, Chico, CA. Starting salary $4,180-$6,270 per month.

Program Instructor: Keystone Science School, Keystone, CO.  $1,262-$1,400 per month plus benefits.

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Consider an Adventure Education Major at Fort Lewis College

THE REWARD will be changing lives, including your own.

  • Are you drawn to active learning that is challenging both physically and intellectually?
  • Do you have a curious and inquiring mind?
  • Are you committed to the process, sometimes 24/7, of becoming an Adventure Education professional?

Adventure Education of Fort Lewis College is a member of the Association for Experiential Education

Association for Experiential Education