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 full-time employment positions available in past years. To find  CURRENT  job and internship possibilities, please view the following links:

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.

Websites for AE Jobs

Websites for AE Internships

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

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