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Returning Staff Application

Applications for summer 2018 are online now!

The summer's job opportunities will include:

  • Adventure Counselor
  • Activity Specialists: Canoeing, Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Rock Gym, Ropes Course, Nature Explorers
  • Food Manager/Staff Cook
  • Counselor in Training Program Director
  • On and Off Campus Directors
  • Trip Camp Leaders
  • Camp Photographer
  • Camp Registrar
  • Maintenance and Gear Manager

Applications and references are now being accepted on a rolling basis. That means they will be considered in the order received as long as positions are open. Once your applications and references are reviewed, you will be contacted to schedule an interview. We look forward to hearing from you!

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 separate document before pasting them into this application.

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. I realize there is a 20 minute timeout for this application and after that everything will be erased. (We suggest answering the short answer questions in a document and pasting them into this application.)


2. Name

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

Adventure Counselor
Trip Camp Leader
Activity Specialist: Lifeguard/Canoeing
Activity Specialist: Lifeguard/Kayaking
Activity Specialist: Rock Gym
Activity Specialist: Mountain Biking
Activity Specialist: High Ropes Course
Counselor in Training Program Director
Off-campus Program Director
On-campus Program Director
Camp Registrar
Support Staff: Photographer
Support Staff: Food Manager and Cook
Support Staff: Resident Advisor
Support Staff: Maintenance and Gear Manager

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

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?

23. 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.

24. If my most recent references were submitted for summer 2015 or before, I understand that my application is incomplete without 3 new recommendation forms. The information that I have provided above is accurate and true.