The adventure counselor builds relationships with a small group of 11–15 year-old students and leads them through high and low ropes course activities, games, reflection, and other adventure activities. Counselors use these activities to build character, relational skills, service, and compassion. Counselors must be at least 18-years-old. Applicants who have completed one year of college and/or those with prior Adventure Camp experience will be given priority. (Counselors in training are 16–18 years-old and are on a volunteer basis. See separate application for more details.) Stipend is $1,700–$2,200 commensurate with experience.
Activity specialist choose to work in canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing/rock gym, mountain biking, and the ropes course. The activity specialist is directly responsible for teaching and leading the activity that they supervise as well as providing logistical and program support during times when they are not teaching an activity. Waterfront activity staff should possess life-saving certification. Stipend is $1,700–$2,200 commensurate with experience.
NOTE: The option is available for staff members to spend part of the summer as activity specialists and part as adventure counselors.
The media specialist/photographer is responsible for taking photographs throughout the week, developing a camp slideshow each week, and filming for short adventure camp movies. This position requires that the applicant be familiar with Mac computer, iMovie, and iPhoto. This position also fills in for program support. Stipend is $1,700–$1,900 commensurate with experience.
The camp registrar works in the La Vida office alongside the director and the office secretary. He or she is responsible for all camper applications, medical forms, camper information, and contacting families. The position entails weekly registration times, data entry, and phone calls/emails with camper parents. Experience with Mac computers preferred. This position is a 25 hour/week position and is paid hourly. Housing and meals are not included for this position. Registrar dates run from June 8-August 5.
This position is responsible for buying all staff food and camper snacks, cooking meals, and managing a clean and orderly food area. Cooking skills are required. Stipend is $1,700-$2,200 commensurate with experience.
The Counselor in Training (CiT) program director will invest relationally in each counselor in training (formerly junior counselor) during the summer and mentor them as they grow in leadership. The CiT program director will be a part of a leadership team including the camp director and the assistant director. Additional leadership team responsibilities will be assigned accordingly. Stipend is $2,000-$2,500 commensurate with experience.
The Assistant Director works with the director in staff development, as a camp chaplain, and as a program director for the 14–15 year-old program of camp. This position requires organization, creativity, maturity, and spiritual leadership. The assistant director works longer hours to invest in both the camp program and staff. College degree, previous camp experience, and adventure experience required.