Interns will gain essential outdoor skills through experiential learning. Skills important to backpacking include decision-making, navigation, safety, and Leave No Trace ethics. Assisting with pre and post trip tasks will provide interns with an understanding of gear essentials. Interns will help lead groups of youth during TNC summer excursions in the Colorado backcountry alongside adult guides.
Location: The Nature Connection, Hotchkiss hub
Pathways Opportunity: Internship
Qualifications: High-school student; transportation to/from hub
location; ability to hike five or more miles a day (with a weighted
pack) and camp in all weather conditions