What: We look first to graduates from last year’s summer volunteer program. If paid guide spaces remain after looking towards returning staff, we will look to new applicants that have applied seeking work with us as a paid guide. These applicants will need to successfully complete our Guide School program.
In most years, all of our paid guide needs are filled via last year’s volunteer program graduates. So we very strongly encourage paid guide applicants to seriously consider the summer volunteer program instead.
Description: You will work long and hard, but very profitable and enjoyable days. As a paid guide at Rock-N-Water in California you will be directly interacting with the youth that come to our camps as you lead them through physical challenges (rafting, hiking, climbing…), mental challenges (teamwork, fears…), and spiritual challenges (campfire program, solo time, growing in your Christian faith, you personally as a role model…). You will also be responsible for some of the many other daily tasks required of the adventures we take (equipment, cooking, cleaning…). We run a Class III river, a Class IV river, top-rope rock climbing, canyon exploration hikes, a low element group building program, and a 5 day backpacking program.
Who: We look for people who love God, enjoy working hard, and want to give their summer to the campers. For paid guide staff we are looking for spiritually, socially and technically mature people who are teachable, have a heart to infect youth with Christ’s love, helping people grow in their Christian faith, and have an eye for fun. Must be at least 18 years old. If you miss the age cutoff, you might consider our Volunteer Program or our Expedition 3 Week Summer Camp.
Pay starts at $88/per-day with food and tarp included. Here are some conversations with guides about why they work at Rock-N-Water.
How to Apply
All positions have a history of filling up very fast. We recommend you start the application process as soon as you are fairly certain you’d like to work here.
We believe we should, "Love the Lord (our) God with all (our) heart, and with all (our) soul, and with all (our) mind," and "The entire law is summed up in one command: Love your neighbor as yourself." Matthew 22:37, Galatians 5:14. We believe Jesus Christ is the eternal and only Son of God. That He died on the cross as the perfect sacrifice, paying the penalty for all our sins, and then rose from the grave. It is through faith alone in Jesus Christ that we have received the free gift of salvation and eternal life. We are saved by grace, not works, “that no one should boast”. We believe the Bible is accurate, reliable, and the Word of God. (Luke 5:20-24; John 1:1-18; John 3:15-21; John 14:1-15; Ephesians 2; 1 John)
Who we are
Rock-N-Water is a group of Christians who want to impact young people with the joy of God's Living Word, so they might come to know Jesus and pass on God's love with excitement. We focus our program on biblical principals, and we use the help of nature, friendship, and challenge to develop character.