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Returning Staff Application

Applications for summer 2019 are online now!

The summer's job opportunities will include:

  • Adventure counselors and trip camp leaders
  • Activity specialists including canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, rock gym, high ropes, and nature explorers
  • Leadership staff including on- and off-campus directors and counselor in training directors
  • Support staff including registrar, staff cook, photographer, RA, and gear manager

Applications and references are now being accepted. Once your applications and references are reviewed, you will be contacted to schedule an interview. Interviews for leadership positions and the registrar role will take place in mid-January, and interviews for all other positions will begin in February. Applications will be accepted as long as positions are open. We look forward to hearing from you!

Some staff prefer the opportunity to rotate between being counselors and activity specialists. If you are interested in splitting your summer between roles, please note both roles on your application.

PLEASE NOTE: This form needs to be completed within 20 minutes or the page will time-out and all information will be lost. We suggest writing your answers in a separate document before pasting them into this application.

Returning staff do not need new references if you worked for Adventure Camp last summer. If it has been more than a year since you last worked for Adventure Camp, have three people who are familiar with your work, ministry, and character fill out a reference form. (La Vida does not accept references from family members, roommates, or friends.)

Adventure Camp Returning Staff Application

This form is for applicants who have been on the staff of La Vida Adventure Camp in previous summers. If you have been a CIT or worked for another La Vida program but not Adventure Camp, please fill out the New Staff application.

1. Name

2. Date of Birth (00/00/0000)

3. Student Status

Gordon Student
Student at another College
Gordon Alumni
Gordon-Conwell Seminary Student

4. Graduation Year

5. Gordon ID# (if applicable):

6. Present Address, City and Zip Code

7. Pemanant Address, City and Zip Code (if different from the above address)

8. Cell Phone

9. Email Address

10. T-shirt Size (unisex sizing)

11. Dates that conflict with the summer schedule (due to weddings, graduation,etc.) The staff absence policy can be found on the staff information page of the website.

12. Select all positions you're applying for or interested in (for more information, please see https://www.gordon.edu/adventurecamp/staff/positions):

Adventure Counselor
Canoeing Specialist/Lifeguard
Kayaking Specialist/Lifeguard
Mountain Biking Specialist
Rock Gym Specialist
High Ropes Specialist
Food Manager and Cook
Resident Advisor
Maintenance and Gear Manager
Camp Registrar
Counselor in Training Program Director
Off-campus Program Director
On-campus Program Director

13. List any relevant training, licensing, or certifications and the date they expire. Include CPR, First Aid, Medical Certifications, Lifeguarding, and Gordon vehicle licenses.

14. Please list any new employers since you last worked for Adventure Camp, and include the employer, position, dates, a contact person, phone number, and address.

15. School year involvement: List your involvement ministries, clubs, sports and work

16. Based on your experience from last summer, what activity areas or aspects of community life would you like to be more involved with this summer?

17. Describe ways that you would like to see our staff community life improve this summer.

18. Describe what your past experience with La Vida Adventure Camp was like and what you learned from that experience. How would that impact your leadership this summer?

19. What are the main reasons you want to come back to work at Adventure Camp?

20. What strengths, gifts, or talents do you have that could be beneficial to the ministry of Adventure Camp? What areas are you working on, and what steps are you taking to do so?

21. What have you been learning in your faith or about God this year? How will this affect your leadership this summer?

22. Would you consider leading a staff small group?

Yes, I would love to!
Yes, I would consider it.
I would prefer not to lead a small group.

23. If there has been a summer where I was not employed by La Vida since my references were last submitted, I understand that my application is incomplete without 3 new references.


24. All information that I have provided above is accurate and true.