Mountain Biking Summer Camp Instructor in Portland, Oregon

Job Details

  • Date Posted: January 27, 2022
  • Location: Portland, Oregon
  • Company: Avid4 Adventure
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Salary: $18.86 / hour
  • Housing Offered: No

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**NEW PAY STRUCTURE FOR 2022!! Rates starting at $18.86/hour**

If you love kids and enjoy being outside, we want to talk to you!

Avid4 Adventure, voted on Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work list for multiple years in a row, is hiring Mountain Biking Instructors for our summer day camps in the Portland area. We empower school-aged children to choose active outdoor lifestyles through biking, climbing, and paddling programs. Instructors are the cornerstone of our team, providing support, mentorship, and instruction to our campers with enthusiasm and passion. Our training week will provide you with the hard and soft skills you need to succeed in this position. We are seeking staff that share our core values and will:

  • Live Fun
  • Live Environmentally Connected
  • Live Truth
  • Live Smart(er)
  • Live Gratitude
  • Live Empowered
  • Live Balanced
  • Live Community

At Avid4, we embrace inclusion, diversity, justice, and equity, and we acknowledge that the outdoor/adventure education industry has been and remains a space dominated by white privilege and those from a higher socioeconomic status. We are actively working to improve diversity and inclusion both within Avid4 Adventure and in the outdoor industry! Visit our Inclusivity page to learn more about our commitment and progress.

CORE Responsibilities

  • Happy Campers
    • Provide age and developmentally- appropriate instruction in mountain biking and team building
    • Co-lead an activity group of up to 13 campers through outdoor adventures
    • Serve as a role model and guide campers in appropriate behavior, attitudes, and activities
  • Stellar Programs
    • Co-lead activities on or off-site (dependent on camper age group and program)
    • Organize and participate in camp programming, ranging from outdoor sports to camp games and rituals
  • Passionate Staff
    • Provide exceptional customer service to parents and all participants in our programs
    • Be a member of a dynamic staff team and take an active role in the evaluation of campers, programs, and staff

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of Basic/Community First Aid CPR prior to the start of camp (Staff with WFA or higher do receive additional compensation).
  • Must be at least 19 years of age by the start of camp.
  • Significant personal or professional experience with riding intermediate mountain biking trails.
  • Share our passion for inspiring kids to get outside and away from screens!
  • 1+ years of experience working with groups of school-aged kids through volunteering, school, babysitting, etc.

Important Details

  • Job dates: Training starts in late May/early June, depending on the state in which you will work. Camp programs run through mid-August. For specific dates and details on each location program, please click here.
  • Workweek: Monday – Friday, about 40 hours/week


  • Starts at $18.86/hour. Please visit our website for our full compensation rubric, including hourly rates and experience additives at
  • Affordable, short-term housing is available!
  • Public transportation reimbursement to/from camp

About Avid4 Adventure

Founded in the heartland of outdoor adventure, Boulder, Colorado, Avid4 Adventure has been activating kids’ outdoor genes for over 15 years through our summer camp programs. We lead campers on adventures that include climbing, biking, paddling, hiking, and more! With a mission of empowering kids to choose active outdoor lifestyles, our programs are designed to launch kids into a lifetime of outdoor adventure. We believe that our environment and our people are just as important as profit and we are proud to be a Certified B Corp.