Join Adventure Links as an On-Call Freelance Instructor!


Join Adventure Links as an On-Call Freelance Instructor!


Adventure Links is currently seeking Freelance Instructors to work in an on-call capacity during the spring, summer and fall at our location at Hemlock Overlook Regional Park in Clifton, VA. If you love the outdoors and have a desire to make a difference in the lives of youth, we want you to join us today. Make some extra money doing what you love, on your schedule!


1.  Apply Online and email a copy of your resume, cover letter and three references to If selected, interview with a member of our team.

2.  Attend a training session to learn the ropes (pun intended) and polish your skills.

3.  Get added to our on-call database of Freelance Instructors.

4.  Sign-up for shifts that fit your schedule.

5.  Get paid at least $80/day to lead groups at Adventure Links! Pay is based on your level of experience.

Adventure Links Freelance Instructors


Founded in 1997, and with locations in Northern Virginia and Miami, Adventure Links offers a wide variety of outdoor camp options and group team building programs. Our 425-acre site at Hemlock Overlook Regional Park offers a range of exciting and educational team building activities including a high ropes course and zip line. Adventure Links' highly skilled instructors create an atmosphere of support and encouragement that allows campers and group participants to make the most of their experience with Adventure Links. Groups of all sizes and age ranges trust Adventure Links to provide them with an unparalleled experiential learning experience.


Besides loving the outdoors and sharing your knowledge, you must also meet these qualifications:

  • At least 21 years old
  • Genuine desire to work with youth
  • Able to work full and active days outside in the elements
  • Flexible, good humored and personable
  • Strong work ethic, responsible and accountable
  • Experience working with youth and experience in leadership
  • Must be able to operate a motor vehicle
  • A criminal background check will be performed
Adventure Links Freelance Instructors
Adventure Links Freelance Instructors


Our Freelance Instructors will be when we are in need of more instructors for our daily programs. We love having lots of people at Hemlock, and at times need more instructors to provide the best and safest experience for our guests. As a Freelance Instructor you will...

  • Facilitate and lead participants on our low ropes course
  • Lead team building activities and ice breakers 
  • Lead environmental education activities
  • Guide groups throughout Hemlock Overlook
  • Check-in participants and ensure all paperwork is filled out
  • Potentially lead groups on our high ropes course
  • And more based on your skill set


In addition to being able to pick the events you want to work and spend the day having exciting adventures at Hemlock Overlook, Freelance Instructors are classified as independent contractors and receive the following:

  • Enriching paid training by experts in their field
  • Compensation of  at least $80 per full day program worked ($40 for half day programs)
  • The option to pick and choose your events/shifts
  • Access to additional unpaid training sessions to further grow your knowledge and experience
  • Complimentary Adventure Links t-shirt
  • 30% off all summer camp programs for your immediate family
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I'm ready to sign up to become an Adventure Links Freelance Instructor!

After applying online, email your resume to

Adventure Links is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person based on age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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