Dates: May 29-August 18guide-counselor

Pay: $250-$260/week

Guide-Counselors must be…

  • Emotionally and Spiritually prepared for hard work in service to others
  • Able to sustain physical activity for several hours at a time (i.e. paddling, hiking, etc.)
  • Excited about working with youth and having a positive impact on their lives
  • Eager to participate and be a leader in a Christian community
  • Enthusiastic about being outdoors all summer – extensive wilderness experience is not necessary, but is preferred
  • Present and engaged for the entirety of staff training – usually the first two and a half weeks of June
  • At least 19 years of age, or having completed one year of post secondary education
  • Certified in CPR and Lifeguarding (or equivalent) by the beginning of staff training – Amnicon can assist you in locating certification courses.

Responsibilities Include…

  • Lead a variety of wilderness trips during the summer season, including Montreal canoeing, flat-water and white-water canoeing, backpacking, base camping, and retreats
  • Lead and teach wilderness skills, including canoeing, outdoor cooking, and Leave No Trace camping techniques
  • Lead open and guided group discussions centered around Bible study and devotions
  • Lead open and guided group discussions centered around environmental education and care for Creation
  • Take responsibility, usually with a co-guide, for the health, safety, and well-being of small groups of teenage campers and adults
  • Act as an encouraging Christ-like role model of compassion for others and care for creation
  • Assist with various in-camp duties when not on trail

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