​Instructors are carefully hand-picked from a large and qualified applicant pool. Their average age is 27. Most of our Instructors have worked at the Academy for over 3-years, many for over 5 and a few over 15. Instructors maintain minimum certifications of Wilderness First Aid and CPR. All have a passion for teaching young people, possess skills appropriate to the job, have passed an FBI criminal background check and undergo intensive staff training annually.