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Wilderness Trip Leader

Get ready for the best summer of your life. No, seriously, we’re not kidding. Camp Cedarbrook is a great place to spend your summer. Not only is it a great missions opportunity, you make new friends and family and you impact hundreds of girls lives. You get to be in the great outdoors in New York’s Adirondack mountains instead of working inside cooking fries or folding clothes. Prepare yourself for a whole new group of best friends and an adventure you won’t forget.

Camp is an intense and fulfilling experience for people with many different skills and interests. Camp Cedarbrook in the Adirondacks, a Christian girls camp in the Adirondack mountains of New York, is looking for Christians to serve as the Wilderness Trip Leader. Positions are available to work with girls aged 7-17. Wilderness trip leaders take girls into the wilderness backpacking and canoeing. Please see our staff website ( and camp website ( to learn more about us and apply online or email for questions. This is a paid position with room and board provided running from June 11 through August 9. Application deadline is 5/15/17.

-Must be 21 years or older
-Must have current Wilderness First Aid, CPR, and LG certification
-Must have skills and experience in wilderness canoeing and backpacking
-Must have spiritual and emotional maturity
-Must have experience working with children
-Must agree with Spiritual Standard and Statement of Faith

-Develop and deliver a tripping program that is appropriate for the age and ability of the campers
-Evaluate abilities of campers and staff related to the proposed trip.
-Evaluate the success of the tripping program.
-Teach the skills necessary for a fun and safe trip before leaving the camp site, including personal and group health and safety, outdoor cooking and camping, comfortable travel methods, maintenance and care of equipment, emergency procedures, environmental practices, etc.
-Meet with the camp nurse before and after trips to monitor camper health during and following trips.
-Teach campers various outdoor skills both during time in camp and while on the trip.
-Plan itineraries and file with the camp director or supervisor before leaving for each trip.
-With the assistance of campers and staff, pack and load into vehicles all necessary camping and safety equipment, food, and water for the trip.
-Plan for and lead (or coordinate with trip assistant to lead) Bible explorations with trip campers.
-Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers in the tripping group in order to meet the intended camper outcomes.
-Apply basic youth development principles in working with campers through communication, relationship development, respect for diversity, involvement and empowerment of youth.
-Assure campers are properly supervised at all times.
-Be aware of and implement safety guidelines, ensuring that camp staff and campers follow them.
-Train other staff in their responsibilities on trips.
-Be prepared to enact written emergency procedures in the event of accident or illness.
-Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in the tripping area
-Maintain the tripping equipment (tents, stoves, packs, cooking equipment, etc.).
-Ensure the security of the tripping equipment when not in use.
-Conduct a check of equipment immediately before and after each use, for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.

Time:  Full-Time Seasonal
Salary:  Paid
Category:  Wilderness



Updated: 11/21/2016 10:12:59 AM

Job Contact:
Megan Maiello
(518) 608-6800

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Why work at Camp Cedarbrook in the Adirondacks:

Our staff are people who love God, love camp, and love teaching campers. Our staff forms a strong, committed team with a single focus: a safe summer filled with learning, fun, and spiritual growth. “I’ve been thinking a lot about how camp is such an amazing experience. Like, I’ve learned more about myself and my faith than I ever could have imagined. I’ve interacted with girls on such a deep level and had the opportunity, not only to help them grow, but share in this growth. Sometimes I just think how cool that is, and I get so excited!! I get to share in so many campers’ spiritual growth, and that personal interaction really can’t be achieved anywhere else. I don’t know if that makes sense? I just have appreciated this experience so much.” -Kayla Kroning, Cedarbrook Staff Member

59 Davignon Road
    Corinth, NY 12822

(518) 608-6800

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