The Aspiro Family of Programs

The Aspiro Group has pioneered three dynamic and powerful therapeutic programs (Aspiro, Vantage Point and Kairos) for adolescents and young adults.

Wilderness Adventure Therapy combines clinically sophisticated treatment with outdoor adventure activities such as rock climbing, mountain biking, canyoneering and downhill skiing to treat a wide variety of adolescent and young adult challenges.

Aspiro programs naturally build perspective, maturity, self-efficacy and confidence. Facing and overcoming new challenges, through novel adventure activities, in varied environments is an extremely effective way to enhance the generalization of new skills. This is especially true for adolescents and young adults because they learn more effectively through multimodal and experiential means. Wilderness Adventure Therapy is increasingly accepted as a preferred alternative to traditional outpatient or residential treatment settings that tend to be problem focused and reinforce the young person's role as the patient.

Aspiro is, literally, to Ascend, to Aspire, to infuse spirit...

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The Therapist will conduct weekly individual, family and group therapy sessions; evaluate each student to better understand their strengths and weaknesses; communicate results to parents and referral sources to better understand the youth’s needs and how to best intervene on the youth’s behalf; create a master treatment plan and oversee field guides in their implementation of the treatment plan; and identify the criteria necessary for parents and referral sources to recommend appropriate aftercare treatment.

To apply for all career openings, email your cover letter and resume to Kayleen Richter ( noting position you are interested in.

Aspiro Field Guides

Wilderness Adventure Therapy Field Guides

Wilderness Adventure Therapy Field Guides will lead and safely teach groups of students in activities that include rock climbing/rappelling, biking, backpacking, canyoneering and downhill skiing. Each skill taught at Aspiro can be compared to real life skills that will help students succeed. For example, rock climbing and bouldering are great ways to teach, metaphorically, about overcoming problems in life. After each activity, Field Guides sit down with their group and process the activity; giving students an opportunity to see personal achievement and how they can improve.

Summer GuidesSummer Guides (seasonal position)
The largest number of Guide openings is during the summer season, which runs from the beginning of May to the end of August. The number of students greatly increases during this season, and Aspiro programs need the extra guides to help support these numbers. Due to the larger number of available summer positions, a Guide Tryout Weekend is typically held in late March or early April every year. Participants will engage in various activities that will help the Aspiro team get to know you and hopefully highlight some of your strengths. Hiring decisions are made shortly afterwards. Guides hired for seasonal summer employment are required to commit through the end of August.

Fall/Year-Round Guides (12-month position)
As the busy summer season winds down, Aspiro begins looking towards creating a team of Guides that are invested in working consistently through the following fall, winter, spring and summer. This is a 12-month commitment.

Dare to adventure. Dare to change. Pure Life Guides live & work in Costa Rica facilitating meaningful experiences for students as well as themselves.

Pure Life AspiroWork in Costa Rica as part of a dynamic, bilingual team at Pure Life by Aspiro! Pure Life implements a strengths-focused, integrated therapeutic model with an emphasis on adventure therapy, cultural immersion, health/wellness, community service, individual, group, and family therapy. Some of the adventure therapy components include white-water rafting, sea kayaking, rock climbing, rappelling, surfing, backpacking, and scuba and certification courses. Now seeking Field Guides to lead students through pristine rainforests, raft world famous whitewater, surf, and learn about Costa Rican culture, traditions and language. A one-year commitment is preferred. Spanish is a plus, but not necessary. Learn more about this fulfilling, once-in-a-lifetime type of experience.

Work Schedule & Locale

Work in beautiful locations throughout Utah!

Guides work an 8-day-on, 6-day-off schedule. The work week starts on Monday and ends the following Monday. Each Monday, the on-coming staff are trained and briefed on the groups they will be guiding that week while the students are preparing for the trip.

The rest of the week is spent running a variety of itineraries:
Canyoneering trip in Escalante, Utah
Mountain biking trips in Park City or St. George
Week long backpacking adventures in Ouray and the Uintas
Day hiking excursions in Arches National Park and Canyonlands
Skiing adventure at world renowned Sundance Ski Resort
Week long climbing and rappelling expeditions in St. George

The group then meets back on the following Monday to continue this rotation.

Perks & Rewards

Aspiro seeks individuals of all levels of skill and experience.

Aspiro seeks individuals of all levels of skill and experience. With the exception of certain time requirements, Guides have a lot of autonomy and control in determining how quickly they advance through the organization, and subsequently, the amount they are paid.

The base pay is competitive, with the opportunity for raises over the course of employment. Aspiro also recognizes that guides are not primarily focused on financial rewards. The chance to make a difference, the impressive resume Guides build, the internal advancement opportunities available, and the personal growth experienced in such an intense, challenging environment are all factors that Aspiro Guides appreciate.

Aspiro also provides an in-house Wilderness First Responder course, stipends for professional conferences, health insurance, hard-skills and soft-skill based workshops, and other professional development opportunities.

The Essentials

Aspiro looks for Guides who desire personal progression!

Typically Aspiro looks for Guides who…
Desire personal progression
Desire to support and encourage other people as they progress
Are comfortable and enthusiastic promoting morals and values both by word and character
Believe in their cause and can fully endorse the Aspiro model
Can commit to a minimum of 12 months
Are at least 21 years of age
Can pass a drug screen as well as a criminal background check

Other Favored Qualifications:
Current safety certifications (WFR, EMT, CPR/first aid)
Related college degree
Previous experience working with adolescence
Professional experience in rafting, canoeing, mountain biking, rock climbing, canyoneering, backpacking, snowshoeing, skiing and the like.

Your First Move & Connections


If you have carefully read all of the above information and are still interested in applying to Aspiro, please fill out the online application.


Aspiro Programs
63 East 11400 South #186
Sandy, UT 84070

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