Spend your summer as a paid outdoor adventure guide. Leading groups on adventures including whitewater rafting, rock climbing, and backpacking Christian summer camps. We are looking for summer staff that have youth ministry experience and/or outdoor leadership experience. Apply by March 30th, 2023. Applications submitted before Dec. 31st will be given priority.

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Summer Paid Adventure Guide

Christian outdoor adventure guides

When: June through August

Location: Northern California

Who: Must be 18 years old. We are looking for people that love Jesus, love the outdoors and preferably have either outdoor leadership or youth ministry experience. To be considered for the position of a adventure guide, all applicants will need to attend and successfully complete Rock-N-Water’s guide school. Guide school will run from 6pm 5/30/23-6/9/23. You can find out more about our Guide School program.  This year only we are offering guide school for $100 when you also apply to work at Rock-N-Water.

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. We look to hire those who are teachable, have an excellent attitude, have a heart to infect youth with Christ’s love, helping people grow in their Christian faith, and have an eye for fun.  If you miss the age cutoff, you might consider our Adventure Trainee Program.

two friends carrying backpacks on a summer camp outingDescription: 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, camp set-up and tear-down…). We run a Class III river, a Class IV river, top-rope rock climbing, canyon exploration hikes, a low element group team building program, and a 5 day backpacking program.

Pay varies/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 Apply as soon as you are fairly certain you’d like to work here. We typically give priority to those who have applied before Dec. 31st and stop taking applications after March 15th.

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