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Become a Trip Leader

The Trip Leader Training Series 2023 is designed to provide competence, confidence, and the necessary skills for students who are interested in working as trip leaders with the Outdoor Program. This series is open to all Boise State undergraduate and graduate students who want to share their passion for working with people in the outdoors.

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We are educators who develop and positively impact students using the outdoors as our classroom. Here are the steps to be considered for a trip leader position:

  • Step One: Apply on Handshake. Applications are open now until July 18.
  • Step Two: Go to the Information Sessions – July 10 from 3-5 p.m. Or July 11 from 3-5 p.m.
  • Step Three: Next stage of hiring (Group Interview) – July 18 from 3-5 p.m.
  • Step Four: Go on the Outdoor Leadership Training – Backpacking Section – August 10-15


Our Mission

The Trips Program offers purposeful and engaging activities with the intention of providing positive and lifelong experiences and promoting participants’ social interaction, self-awareness, personal growth, team-building, and leadership skills. Our core values are inclusion, care,  and excellence


The series costs is $100.00 for those accepted. This includes meals, instruction, gear, and transportation. Scholarships are available by applying for the Journey Award.


Be able to work three consecutive semesters including Summer 2023 for at least 1 month. Key traits in an ideal Trip Leader candidate include a commitment to their own development, passion for working with people, a supportive and inclusive attitude, and a sense of adventure to try new things. We are looking for a diverse set of students who have the desire and capacity to become great leaders. We encourage everyone to apply, regardless of outdoor experience.

What will you get from the Training Series and leading trips at the Outdoor Program?

Our Training Series are intended to train you into an effective beginner outdoor leader and educator. Participants will gain transferable leadership skills; such as group development, conflict resolution, and outdoor-focused skills such as risk management. This program will expose and help you to develop leadership skills that will benefit you in any job or academic environment.


Jordan Frank – Assistant Director; Outdoor Program — (208) 426-6118