Expeditions Instructor

Job Description

 

ORGANIZATIONAL MISSION: Our mission is to bring out the limitless potential in young leaders through extraordinary experiences and nurturing relationships.
 

POSITION SUMMARY: The Expeditions Instructor leads campers through all parts of their expedition experience, from pack out, to trip, to pack in. The main objective of expedition programming is to push perceived limits through exploration of places that are not readily accessible.

 

BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY

 

  • When on expedition, live in community with co-workers and campers, and provide active supervision and attention to the physical and emotional wellbeing of campers during all on-duty hours.

  • Communicate and enforce all safety policies and procedures with staff and campers while on expedition.

  • Facilitate age and ability appropriate campout activities for campers attending on-site expeditions and campouts.

  • Provide encouragement and support to campers experiencing discomfort in nature, helping them continue to experience new and extraordinary experiences.

  • Inventory, care for, and repair expeditions gear during and between expeditions. 

  • Complete participation notes and attendance notes daily for all campers who attend expedition activities.

  • Actively participate in camp life and programming outside of expedition activities including evening activities, camper choice time, theme days, bus duty, and more.

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

 

  • This position is compensated at a rate of $650 per week, pre-tax.  If this person is also a certified lifeguard, they will receive a $50 weekly lifeguard bonus during weeks worked, pre-tax.

  • Our summer seasonal staff are paid on a bi-weekly basis and are classified as exempt, seasonal employees.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

 

  • Key competencies: Grit, Growth Mindset, Self Management, Teamwork, Empathy, and Initiative

  • Belief that with the right support and access to quality programs and experiences, all young people are able to achieve at the highest level imaginable. 

  • Belief that all bodies belong in nature and deserve to have access to outdoor activities and recreation.

  • Experience leading groups of people on camping trips.

  • Experience teaching outdoor skills to beginner explorers.

  • Enthusiasm about new experiences and ability to self-manage to bring a consistent level of energy all summer long.

 

REQUIREMENTS & CERTIFICATIONS

 

  • Must be able to reside in shared staff housing on the LVC resident camp property in Boscobel, WI starting with two weeks of staff training in June and ending after the last camp program lets out in mid-August.

  • Must be at least 18 to apply.

  • Current age-appropriate CPR, AED, and First Aid Certification (PEAK will provide during staff training if needed)

 

REPORTING AND RELATIONSHIPS

 

  • The Expeditions Instructor reports to the Expeditions Coordinator with direction from the Assistant Director of Camp Programs & Expeditions

  • The Expeditions Instructor may work closely with the Outdoor Living Skills Instructor

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS 

  • The Expeditions program requires camping outside in a tent multiple times a session.

  • The camp environment is often hot, humid, or rainy. You must be able to work outside for sustained periods of time without air conditioning. Position requires standing, stooping, sitting, and walking long distances in hilly terrain.

  • Position requires working weekends and nights, with time off in between camp sessions. Camp days are often long and at times require late night camper support. Staff will have daily scheduled breaks.

  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations with quick movements or strenuous action, to ensure the safety of campers and other staff members.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: 

 

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made in appropriate circumstances to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

 

PEAK Initiative is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

 

Job Availability: 

$650/week

Application Closing Date: 
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Job Location: 
Boscobel, WI
Job Salary Range: 
650
Job Degree Level: 
High school
Job Starting Date: 
6/8/2023

Job Details

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Expedition Support
Summer Camp
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