RIVER TREK GUIDE | Goshen Scout Reservation (Lenhok’sin High Adventure)

Position Overview:

Lenhok’sin High Adventure at the Goshen Scout Reservation offers week long backpacking and canoeing treks with high adventure program opportunities including caving, ropes courses, black powder rifle shooting, blacksmithing, and more. For more information, visit www.gotogoshen.org/lenhoksin.

The River Trek Guide is responsible to the Lenhok’sin High Adventure Aquatics Director for assisting in the River Trek Program on the Upper James River Water Trail and Lenhok’sin Aquatics Outpost in accordance with the policies and standards of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and National Capital Area Council (NCAC).


  • Guide River Trek units along a portion of the Upper James River Trail for two-three days.
  • Develop a dynamic river trek program based on river safety, knowledge of the Upper James River Trail, and other activities to enrich participants’ time and experience.
  • Assist the Lenhok’sin Aquatics Director and staff in offering quality aquatics programs, including paddle boarding, kayaking, and swimming at the Lenhok’sin Aquatics Outpost area.
  • Assist in classifying all campers according to their swimming ability during check-in and as needed throughout the camp period.
  • Exemplify the Scout Oath and Law. Support Boy Scouts of America (BSA) policies and the Aims and Methods of Scouting. Strive to provide a program that is exciting, dynamic and appealing to today’s youth; that meets the needs of the youth and the units attending camp; and that is fun and safe.
  • Support and participate in camp wide programs, as required.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Aquatics Director,  Program Director, or Camp Director.

Time Commitment:

The onsite duties of the River Trek Guide will be from June 8 – July 30, 2024, based on registration.
Attend and completeAmerican Canoe Association or BSA Paddle Craft Safety Training.

The River Trek Guide reports to the Lenhok’sin Aquatics Director and will work collaboratively with individuals and groups including, but not limited to, the camp administration, Twin River Outfitters personnel, Camp Staff, scout volunteers, and parents.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age. Preferred 21 years of age or older.
  • Must be able to register as a member of the BSA and submit to a background check. Must complete all Youth Protection Training courses and adhere to incident reporting guidelines.
  • Certified in American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, or being willing to obtain at the camp’s expense.
  • Must hold or be willing to obtain American Canoe Association certification at the camp’s expense.
  • Must hold a valid Driver’s License.
  • Willing to drive own vehicle to and from the “set off” location.
  • An educational background in earth science, biology, archaeology, outdoor recreation, or a similar field is a plus, and an interest in natural and cultural history interpretation is strongly encouraged.
    Be physically able to act quickly in emergencies, effectively communicate, and clearly understand oral and written communications.
  • Possess leadership and managerial capabilities and have a high degree of personal integrity and dependability.


The employee will be paid a seasonal salary starting at $275.00 per week for the duration of the summer season. All room and board that is provided is in addition to this salary. Compensation includes all pre-season preparation and post season closing reports, including all training that may be necessary for the successful execution of the position. This position is exempt from the minimum wage-maximum hours provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

How to apply: Apply online at www.gotogoshen.org/staff.

To apply for this job please visit www.gotogoshen.org.

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