GENERAL: Trip Leader


What is Westcoast Connection? 

We are an international student travel company dedicated to fostering incredible summer experiences to middle-school and high school age students. We offer all kinds of programs from active tours, adventure, pre-college enrichment, language immersion, and community service in many countries all around the world. 

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What kind of qualifications do we look for? 

  • Minimum age of 20 (for non-driving trips) 
  • Availability to attend our required training weekend (May 31 – June 2) 
  • Experience working with teenagers 
  • Exceptional leadership skills 
  • Excellent people skills and a friendly, responsible, service-oriented attitude 
  • Strong communication and teamwork abilities 
  • Ability to create, coordinate and implement various programs and activities 
  • Mature, responsible, positive, polite and true role model 
  • Self-starter, high energy, above and beyond work ethic 
  • Certified in First Aid/ CPR 

Special consideration will be given to candidates who possess the following additional skills: 

  • Summer camp experience 
  • Experience in an educational setting 
  • International Travel experience 
  • Post-Secondary education (or in process of completing) 
  • Fluency in Spanish 

Duration of Employment: 2-6 weeks (depending on contract), June –August


The Westcoast Connection summer leadership team is made up of unique individuals who place safety first and are skilled in creating a fun, dynamic and inclusive environment! 

Our Trip Leaders serve as the backbone of  our  programs.  Their  primary  responsibility includes monitoring the  safety (physical and social), well-being and enjoyment of all participants. Working with the Trip Director, the Trip Leader’s goal is to provide a positive group experience helping each teen experience the summer of a lifetime! We take pride in our staff, and expect you to operate as team  players, approach  the  job  with  enthusiasm,  respect others and strive to contribute to what makes Westcoast Connection a special summer for teens.

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