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Adventure/Recreation Intern

Live and learn in intentional Christian community.
Our internship program is a one-year paid internship designed for post-college aged students to equip them for a career in camp ministry. We build future camping leaders through excellent training, hard work, discipleship, and community. There are several positions to choose from. Adventures & Recreation Interns will be built up in the industry and able to learn from certified and experienced professionals. The take-away will include significant amounts of personal, spiritual and professional development.

General Qualifications:
The Adventure Recreation Intern is a Ministerial position. Ministerial staff render their work, stewardship, relationships and behavior as evidence of being followers of Jesus Christ while embracing and affirming Mount Hermon Association, Inc.’s (“MHA”) Christian mission, vision, beliefs, culture code and standards of conduct. They are responsible for defining, cultivating and leading MHA’s Christian community, conference programs and retreats. All staff are expected to join gatherings, which includes prayer, worship, and Bible-centered teaching.

Position Objective:
The Adventure Recreation Intern will function as a team member of the Adventure/Recreation Department, assisting with the various activities, staff hiring, and other administrative tasks. They will serve in a variety of roles but will specialize in one of the following: being a facilitator and team lead for ropes courses, recreation activities, aquatics activities or specializing as a high ropes inspector and lead for Kidder Creek. The intern will assist the Adventure Programs Manager and Adventure Recreation Manager to ensure high quality, impactful programs and experiential activities as offered by the Mount Hermon Adventures department in a manner consistent with MHA's mission, vision, beliefs, and standards of conduct.

Key Job Accountabilities:
Assist the Recreation Manager with administrative tasks in an organized and efficient manner.
Receive training to competently and safely facilitate, instruct, and maintain various quality adventure and recreation activities/programs with the prospect of attaining a leadership role in the following areas: static/dynamic challenge courses, teambuilding, kayaking, climbing walls, archery, gym/game rooms, surfing, lifeguarding, and more (depending on skills and qualifications).
Assist in the Summer Staff hiring.
Under the Recreation Manager (during the summer months) oversee and provide summer staff with a healthy and positive employment experience. May be asked to assist in training summer staff and supervise the facilitation of family camp activities pertaining to the Adventure/Recreation and Aquatics Departments.
Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Oversee Conference Center Adventure/Recreation and Aquatics Summer Staff teams.
Wage: $15.50/hour (September through May); June-September position transitions to Organized Camp Exempt Summer Staff position/wage.

Minimum high school diploma, college degree preferred but not required.
Current CPR, AED, First Aid certifications preferred.

Work Experience:
Experience working on ropes/challenge courses is preferred but not required.
Experience with: kayaking, archery, climbing walls, surfing, and mountain-biking preferred but not required.
Experience lifeguarding and managing lifeguards is preferred but not required.
Experience working in ministry positions at a camp is preferred but not required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrates great communication skills and ability to interact well with staff and guests; possessing the ability to respond to both with courtesy.
Mature understanding of camp guidelines and respect for authority and peers.
Ability to work with a team using good judgment and decision making skills.
Punctual and responsible.
Absolute attention to detail and safety.
Positive attitude that will provide guest satisfaction with all programs.
Ability to receive instruction as well as work independently and practice work-place initiative.
Ability to lead and teach with patience and clear instruction.
Lead by example in exercising and promoting an attitude of hospitality in all interactions with MHA guests and staff members.
A heart to serve where needed and maintain an attitude of flexibility.
Maintain excellent physical fitness and rescue and skill performance.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job as described in the Key Job Accountabilities:
Ability to work in a physically strenuous environment. Requires standing running, swimming, or sitting for long periods of time, stooping, twisting, climbing, balancing, kneeling, bending, crouching, or crawling. Required to use steep trails and stairs.
The physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside hot/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions.
Must be comfortable at heights exceeding 80 feet.
After training, employee must be able to rescue a 250 pound person from up to 80 feet above the ground using a variety of rescue techniques.
The physical environment requires the employee to talk and hear both in person from close and long distances and by phone or radio.
The employee may be required to lift, push or pull persons or equipment over 100 pounds.
Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision, distance vision, use of both eyes, ability to distinguish basic colors and shades, depth perception, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.

Additional Requirements/Skills:
Must agree to and comply with MHA’s employee driving guidelines for MHA-owned vehicles and use of personal vehicles for business purposes.
Adherence to the basic principles as expressed in MHA’s mission, vision, culture code and standards of conduct.
Adherence to company dress code and professional standards for personal grooming and appearance.
Satisfactory completion of background investigation, or valid work permit, as well as ability to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
This job description reflects essential functions of this position. It does not restrict management’s right to reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Time:  Internship
Salary:  Paid
Category:  Support Staff / Intern



Updated: 4/21/2024 3:03:36 PM

Job Contact:
Erik Johnson
(831) 430-1219

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Why work at Mount Hermon Association, Inc.:

We're a large Christian Camp and Conference center with three unique camp settings in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. We also operate a fourth camp near the California/Oregon border in the beautiful Marble Mountains. Our ministry, and part of every job here, is to invite each guest to consider their relationships with others, Creation and Jesus. We do this by creating a safe encouraging environment and engaging each guest in meaningful conversations. We believe that providing amazing camping programs and facilities outdoor in God's creation, alongside loving Christian staff, is the best way to positively impact our world! Oh, we also are located in the most beautiful location on the planet (our opinion), have a rad staff community, and have housing available for many positions.

37 Conference Drive
    Felton, CA 95018

(831) 430-1219

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