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Activities Intern

Activities Intern Department: Activities Reports to the Activities Manager
LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP: May 1, 2020 - May 1, 2021

We exist “to inspire Christ-like change through Outdoor Adventure, Authentic Relationships, and Biblical Truth,” and to use our mission to change the world.

The makeup of our community determines a large part of what it is like to live and work here. We have about 80 people who live on-site year round, comprised of full-time staff, their families, Gap-year students, and Facilitators. Since we are so far from any large towns or cities, all of our full-time staff live on-site. One example of our distance from town is that it takes 1 hour and 15 minutes to get to the closest Walmart in Kerrville. Camp Eagle is a beautiful place with many natural resources but calls for a somewhat remote living. Our staff is fairly active and involved in our community and ministry. Generally, we like good food, playing outdoors, working hard as we are very passionate about our mission statement. We encourage applicants, at a further stage in the hiring process, to visit and ask many questions from various staff about what it is like to live and work here. We are the first to admit that as a community we have many shortcomings but hope to use even those to serve Jesus Christ. Does that sound like something you want to do?

For a detailed description of what we believe, please visit our website

The purpose of this internship is to develop skills in the building, inspection, maintenance, facilitation, and staff management of the challenge course and activities at Camp Eagle under the direct supervision of the Challenge Course Manager, as well as perform the duties as required. Camp Eagle has a very unique challenge course arrangement. The opportunity for skills learned on the job is beyond what most facilities have to offer. This position offers an enormous amount of time building new challenge course elements (the newest project we have in mind is a Via Ferrata- aeria park built into our natural cliff face), and facilitating current elements like our very unique power pole, 3-rider giant swing, and 3000 ft. zip line! Maintaining our course is a large job, and we do it all in house. The challenge course manager and assistants spend a lot of time climbing these elements using Rope Access style approaches.

Set-up and Periodic Internal Monitoring of challenge course elements.
Facilitation of challenge course elements.
Assist challenge course manager in maintaining and building challenge course elements in a unique and innovative environment.

Various camp responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Meal service, dorm cleaning, grounds/ maintenance assistance, etc.
General recruiting and marketing.
Other duties as assigned by the Challenge Course Manager.

Camp Eagle operates year-round. We have guests on the premises almost every day of the year. Serving guests is our number one priority, and therefore ALL staff must participate in guest service in some capacity. Tasks may include cooking, cleaning, facilitating group activities, running retail locations, general maintenance of the camp property, and work projects as needed. There are often groups here on weekends, and all staff members will be required to work at certain weekends as needed.

Some experience in challenge course facilitation, recreational climbing, arbor-culture, rope access, or general camp-style activities management.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Must consider oneself physically fit and capable.
Reasonable understanding of risk analysis.
Comfortable working at height.
Able to lift heavy objects.
Some experience/ comfort with firearms.
Carpentry experience/ general competency with power tools.
Guest relations and communications competency.
Comfortable working in a team or alone.

This job will be performed primarily on location at Camp Eagle, TX.

There will be some travel periodically for training and other job-related responsibilities.

Will consistently work indoors and outdoors in summer, winter, and rainy weather conditions, on slippery surfaces, at height, around hot appliances, and sometimes in buildings with no central heat or a/c.

This is a Full-Time Seasonal internship. Compensation is paid biweekly. Housing and utilities are provided, and meals are provided when guests are eating in the dining hall. Several professional trainings will be included in the compensation for this position.

The intern will abide by all codes of conduct as listed in the Camp Eagle Employee Handbook. In addition to existing expectations, this position will be held to supplemental standards. Such standards may include the following:
-Standards for safety and work at height as set forth by the Occupational Safety and -Health Administration (OSHA)
-Standards for work and facilitation of high challenge course elements as set forth by
the Association of Challenge Course Technology (ACCT)
-Safe Practices for work at height as set forth by the Society for Professional Rope ---Access Technicians
-Standards and safe practices as set forth by the National Rifle Association (NRA)
for Range Safety Officers (RSO) for the operation of a firing range.
-Camp Eagle policies and procedures
-The Camp Eagle intern will have a strict standard of conduct, the violation of which
will result in disciplinary action.

This job description is not a complete picture of all tasks, duties, or community responsibilities and is subject to change at any time at the discretion of the Activities Manager and/or the Director of Operations.


Time:  Internship
Salary:  Paid
Category:  Ropes



Updated: 2/5/2020 8:19:09 PM

Job Contact:
Courtney Lyon
(830) 683-2634

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Why work at Camp Eagle:

Our mission is to inspire Christ-like change through outdoor adventure, authentic relationships, and Biblical truth. Does that sound like something you want to do?

6424 Hackberry Road
    Rocksprings, TX 78880

(830) 683-2634

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