Adventure Guide Trainee – Transformation Ministries Camping – Lotus
Adventure Guide Trainee
The goal of the Summer Adventure Trainee Program is to nurture, develop, and strengthen its participants emotionally, mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially through an intensive 9-week immersive outdoor leadership training program. The program combines hands-on experience and rigorous physical discipline in adventure ministry coordination and execution in preparation for future work in outdoor youth ministry. To qualify for this program you must be available mid June to Mid August.
- Assisting with the daily operations of camp through meal service and preparation (ServSafe Food Handlers’ certification included as part of training)
- Supporting the overall safety of guests and campers through training in water safety, First Aid, and CPR (Lifeguard training, 16-hour Wilderness First Aid training course, and CPR Certification included as part of training)
- Training with Adventure Guides in safely leading rock climbing, belaying and rappelling
- Training with Adventure Guides in safely leading whitewater rafting trips
- Training in how to facilitate and lead weekly Group Campfires
- Training with Adventure Guides in leading team building activities
- Training with Adventure Guides in safely leading backpacking trips
- Helping maintain the cleanliness and efficiency of camp through weekly camp cleanup and maintenance projects
Major Competency Areas
- Ability to listen well and implement instructions quickly and efficiently
- Teachable, humble and consistently positive attitude
- Strong work ethic, including punctuality, attention to detail, and follow-through
- Ability to work both independently and on a team
- Strong verbal communication skills
- Ability to stay calm, even in stressful or strenuous situations
- A vibrant and dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ and a genuine desire to serve others
- Minimum age of 17
- Valid CA Drivers License preferred
- Availability early June to early August
- Excellent health, physical condition, and endurance due to the strenuous demands of adventure activities
- Ability to lift at least 50lbs worth of recreational equipment (backpacks, funyaks, rafts, paddles, life jackets, etc.) and carry it long distances
- Ability to confidently swim 50 yards
- Ability to run, squat, climb, bend, swim, paddle, and jump
- Ability to work in inclement weather
Founded in 1989, Rock-N-Water is a group of Christians who are passionate about safely leading people into the wonder of God’s creation. We desire to challenge youth and families through outdoor adventures designed to help them grow personally, relationally, and Spiritually.
We are always looking for quality people who want to serve Christ and see lives changed as much as we do. Everything we do at Rock N Water seeks to point our campers toward the message of God’s love. When you join the Ministry Team at Rock N Water you join a family of believers that seek to continually be more like Jesus. We want to share your victories, defeats, joys and tears and to help you grow in your walk with the Lord!
Thank you for your interest in Rock N Water. We will be praying for you as you seek God’s leading.
Statement of Faith
The Statement of Faith outlines the beliefs of Rock N Water. All beliefs are listed and founded in God’s Word, the Bible.
Rock N Water, in accordance with the historic Baptist tradition, hold to Believers Baptism by Immersion, Liberty of Conscience, the Separation of Church and state, and the Priesthood of the Believer. We also affirm the following distinctive which need emphasis at the present time:
I. THE AUTHORITY OF SCRIPTURE
The Bible is the inspired, authoritative and infallible Word of God and is our sole rule of faith and practice. It is the standard by which all human conduct and creeds should be tried.
II. THE TRINITY
There is only one true and living God who is manifested in three eternal and coequal person; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God possesses holiness, omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence, love, mercy, and all other perfections. All humankind owed to Him supreme faith and obedience.
Humankind has been created in the image of God but through Adam’s fall is now sinful, lost and condemned. By deliberate choice all participate in sin which is open rebellion to God’s law. Notwithstanding the fall, all human life through creation has value and dignity.
IV. JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH
Human beings can be forgiven of sin and justified solely through the redeeming work of Jesus Christ who died for sinners and rose again from the dead. Only by repentance from sin and faith in Jesus Christ the Lord can acceptance with God be attained.
Regeneration is the work of the Holy Spirit by which the believer receives a new nature from God. Christian growth or sanctification is the continuation of the new life principle which begins in the new birth.
VI. THE CHURCH
The church in its widest sense includes all believers of all ages. The church is manifested visibly in the local body of baptized believers who covenant together to worship, observe the ordinances, and evangelize.
VII. HUMAN DESTINY
Jesus Christ will eventually return visibly at which time He will raise the dead and judge all people. Believers will enjoy an eternal state of blessedness in heaven while unbelievers will experience eternal separation from God in hell.
VIII. EVANGELISM AND SOCIAL CONCERN
The church has been called to preach the gospel so that individual people can receive salvation. Also the church is to become involved in the improvement of society by advocating biblical principles which militate against poverty, racism, violence, and all forms of injustice against humankind.
IX. HUMAN SEXUALITY
God’s design is that man and woman either be joined together in a perpetual monogamous relationship or live in a single state. Extra-marital sex, adultery and homosexuality are inconsistent with biblical teaching.
At Rock N Water we desire to have a distinctly Christian atmosphere and influence. Though campers and attendees come from many Christian and non-Christian backgrounds, all are included in chapel services, prayer, devotions, etc. Ministry team members participate in leading campers, attendees and other staff in these and other Christian activities. In addition, no matter where one works, all staff are expected to live exemplary Christian lives before campers and staff alike.
In applying for a ministry staff or management position, you are subscribing to a high moral, ethical and spiritual life style and give assurance that you will try to lead campers and staff, in both word and deed, to practical, real faith for themselves. Therefore, to help us better understand your beliefs and Christian experience, please answer the following questions in your own words.
I certify that all information provided in order to apply for and secure work with the employer is true, complete and correct.
I understand that any information provided by me that is found to be false, incomplete or misrepresented in any respect, will be sufficient cause to (i) cancel further consideration of this application, or (ii) immediately discharge me from Rock N Water’s service, whenever it is discovered.
I expressly authorize, without reservation, the employer, its representatives, employees or agents to contact and obtain information from all references (personal and professional), employers, public agencies, licensing authorities and educational institutions and to otherwise verify the accuracy of all information provided by me in this application, resume, or job interview. I hereby waive any and all rights and claims I may have regarding the employer, its agents, employees or representatives, for seeking, gathering, and using such information in the employment process and all other persons, corporations or organizations for furnishing such information about me.
I understand that the employer does not unlawfully discriminate in employment and no question on this application is used for the purpose of limiting or excusing any applicant from consideration for employment on a basis prohibited by applicable local, state or federal law.
It is my understanding that Rock N Water is an at-will employer and by understanding this it has been explained to me that if I am hired, I understand that I am free to resign at any time, with or without cause and without prior notice, and the employer reserves the same right to terminate my employment at any time, with or without cause and without prior notice, except as may be required by law. This application does not constitute an agreement or contract for employment for any specified period or definite duration. I understand that no supervisor or representative of the employer is authorized to make any assurances to the contrary and that no implied oral or written agreements contrary to the foregoing express language are valid unless they are in writing and signed by myself and the Camp’s Executive Director.
I also understand that if I am hired, I will be required to provide proof of identity and legal authority to work in the United States and that federal immigration laws require me to complete an I-9 Form in this regard. I agree to a background check, fingerprinting and on-going drug testing.
Thank you for applying to be a part of the Rock N Water Ministry Team!
The work done here influences eternity! We are excited about how God is using our ministry to impact people and other ministries throughout the world. If you are hired, we hope that as you get to know us and experience God’s work here, you will love this ministry as much as we do!
We seek to be a group of people who care for our guests and work as a team. It is our desire that every employee and their entire family feel part of the ministry team here at Rock N Water. It is important that all employees share the mission and values of Rock N Water. We hope that all our employees adopt and advance them as their own.
Rock N Water Mission Statement:
“Rock N Water exists to help people see, know and experience God.”
Our values are:
“Integrity is doing the right thing even when nobody is watching.”
We will seek to protect the safety of our guests and staff.
“Character is realized not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.”
We will seek to say “yes” to our guests whenever possible.
Excellence (Exceeding our guests expectations)
“Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.”
“Together we can accomplish the extraordinary.”
“What can I do to make it better?”
“Can it be done better, more creatively, less expensively?”
“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter”- E.E. Cummings
To apply for this job please visit tmcamping.bamboohr.com.