For Leaders

Student leaders, who are selected from a group of highly competitive applicants, are the backbone of the LandSea program. The leaders, who are all current students, serve as the front line of the program by facilitating the participants’ experience, offering support, teaching skills, and role modeling. They encourage the new students to challenge themselves to attempt things they do not think they can do, reflect on their passage from high school to college, open themselves to others, build effective relationships, and take responsibility for themselves.

LandSea Leader Positions 2023

No prior LandSea, outdoor, or leadership experience are necessary to lead LandSea! Whether you’re interested in staying at the same campsite each night or traveling with your group along a trail or paddling to your next campsite on the river, we have options!

Kalamazoo Leader

LandSea Kalamazoo Leaders will guide small groups (“patrols”) of incoming First Year students for a six-day, camp-based experience at Pretty Lake Camp near Kalamazoo. Jump into canoeing, swimming, hiking, hanging out by a campfire, high ropes courses, and more!

First-Time Leader Stipend: $300

Returning Leader Stipend: $400

Adirondack Basecamp Leader

Adirondack Basecamp Leaders will be responsible for a small group of incoming First Year students for an 18-day experience in upstate New York, basing out of Massawepie Camp and exploring the waters and trails of the Adirondack State Park.

First-Time Leader Stipend: $1000

Returning Leader Stipend: $1200

Adirondack Expedition Leader

Adirondack Expedition Leaders will spend 18 days with their patrols exploring the trails, lakes, rocks, and rivers of the Adirondack State Park in upstate New York, including summiting mountains and camping in the backcountry.

First-Time Leader Stipend: $1000

Returning Leader Stipend: $1200


Info Session for the LandSea Leader position will be held in the Hicks Banquet Hall East during Weeks 5 and 6.

  • Monday, January 30 @ 11:05 am
  • Thursday, February 2 @ 4:15 pm
  • Tuesday, February 7 @ 4:15 pm