Returning Staff Application

We have great staff this summer season! As a result, we are no longer hiring. Some of next summer's job opportunities will include:

  • Adventure Counselor
  • Activity Specialist: Canoeing, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Rock Gym, Ropes Course, Nature Explorers
  • Counselor in Training Program Director
  • Food Manager/Staff Cook
  • Assistant Director
  • Camp Photographer

Staff Application Deadline: February 5, 2016

We like to offer some of our staff members the opportunity to rotate between being counselors and activity specialists. If you are interested in splitting your summer between these roles, please make note of it 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 document before pasting them into this application.

2015 Adv Camp Returning Staff App

This form is for applicants who have been on the staff of La Vida Adventure Camp in previous summers. If you have been a Counselor in Training (formerly Junior Counselor) or worked for another La Vida program, but not for Adventure Camp, please fill out the new staff application

1. I have read that there is a 20 minute timeout period to this application and after 20 minutes everything will be erased. (La Vida suggests answering the short answer questions in a document before pasting them into this application.)


2. Name (Last, First, Middle Initial)

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

4. Student Status

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

5. Graduation Year

6. Gordon ID# (if applicable):

7. Present Address, City and Zip Code

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

9. Cell Phone

10. Email Address

11. T-shirt Size (unisex sizing)

12. 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.

13. Positions Applying For:

Adventure Counselor
Activity Specialist: Lifeguard/Canoeing
Activity Specialist: Lifeguard/Kayaking
Activity Specialist: Rock Gym
Activity Specialist: Mountain Biking
Activity Specialist: High Ropes Course
Activity Specialist: Nature's Explorers
Counselor in Training Program Director
Assistant Director
Camp Registrar
Support Staff: Photographer
Support Staff: Food Manager and Cook

14. List any relevant trainings or certifications and the date they expire. Include CPR, First Aid, Medical Certifications, and Lifeguarding.

15. Please list any additions to your employment background since you last applied, and include the employer, address, position, dates, a contact person, phone number, and if we may contact them.

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

17. 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?

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

19. 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?

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

21. 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?

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