We are so excited to introduce the 2019 instructor teams! Each spring, our directors spend hours poring over returning and new instructors’ resumes to create the most balanced teams possible, carefully considering everyone’s experience, skills, personalities, and backgrounds. Each trip will have both new and returning instructors, always led by a returning trip leader who has been with Adventure Treks for at least three seasons (read more about our trip leader team here).
Quick facts about the 2019 Adventure Treks instructors:
- Average age: 26
- Average Adventure Treks tenure: 3.6 seasons
- Return rate: 65 percent
To find your child’s instructors, please select your child’s trip below and scroll down to the instructor section:
- Colorado Explorer 1, 2, & 3
- Pacific Northwest Explorer
- Pacific Northwest Adventure 1 & 2
- California Adventure
- British Columbia Adventure 1 & 2
- Yellowstone Teton Adventure 1, 2, & 3
- California Challenge 1, 2, & 3
- Ultimate Northwest 1 & 2
- Alaska Experience 1 & 2
- Alaska Expedition 1 & 2
- Leadership Summit
The Adventure Treks summer season starts this Saturday, June 1, as our regional directors will fly out to Portland for several days of summer prep work and putting the final touches on trainings. On June 3, our regional directors and trip leaders will begin a five-day senior staff retreat near Mt. Hood in Oregon. Trip leaders will talk about managing a staff team, each trip’s logistics, begin learning about their students. Our leadership team has an important role in facilitating the success of our trips, so we use this period to get everybody on the same page and go over many of the intricate details of the summer ahead. On June 9, our instructors will gather in southern Washington for their two-week orientation; the first week will be spent as a big group as we go over the big picture of Adventure Treks, including risk management and how to create the most incredible student experience ever. The second week, each trip team of five or six instructors will head out for another week to scout the logistics of their specific itineraries, bond as a community, and prepare for their students to arrive!
Please note that while these staff teams are as finalized as possible, we anticipate a few changes will happen between now and the start of each trip. Each change in staffing will be reflected on the specific trip pages; as always, please call us at 888-954-5555 with any questions.