Dates: May 29-August 19, 2017guide-counselor

Pay: $250-$260/week

Guide-Counselors must be…

  • Emotionally and spiritually prepared for hard work in the service of others

  • Able to sustain prolonged physical activity (i.e. paddling, hiking, etc.)

  • Excited about working with youth and influencing their lives for the better

  • Engaged in the life of faith and willing to lead open discussion, Bible study, and devotions from a Christian perspective

  • Enthusiastic about being outdoors for extended periods. Extensive wilderness/camping experience is not necessary, but preferred.

  • Present 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 college

  • Certified in CPR and either Lifeguarding or Wilderness Water Safety by the beginning of staff training

Responsibilities Include…

  • Lead a variety of wilderness trips during the summer season, including Montreal canoeing, flat-water canoeing, white-water canoeing, backpacking, family camp, and retreats.

  • Lead and teach wilderness skills, including canoeing, outdoor cooking, and camping techniques.

  • Take responsibility, usually with a co-guide, for the health, safety, and well-being of small groups of Jr. or Sr. high aged campers.

  • Act as a caring and encouraging Christ-like role model of emotional health, compassion for others, and care for creation.

  • Assist with various in-camp duties when not on-trail as assigned by the directors.

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