Mount Hermon

Redwood Camp Adventure Specialist

US-CA-Mount Hermon
2 months ago
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Summer Staff
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Summer Staff - Organized Camp

Position Objective:


The Adventure Specialist works with Program Lead and Director of Children’s Ministry to develop, implement, and oversee operation of Redwood Camp low and high element challenge course initiatives, cook-out program as well as teambuilding workshops to provide a welcoming environment and with unparalleled customer service in a manner consistent with MHA’s mission, vision and values.


Key Job Accountabilities:

  • Set up and take down of daily recreation and adventure activities/recreation activities.
  • Responsible to develop and oversee operation of Redwood Camp low and high element challenge course initiatives, Cook-out program as well as teambuilding workshops.
  • Assist with training and then supervision of counselors in ropes course leadership, safety, proper use of equipment, and work toward proficiency in skills.
  • Oversee adventure elements’ maintenance and upkeep with regular check of equipment.
  • Provide leadership and supervision to Pro-Ro (rotational counselors on program that week).
  • Assist Recreation Specialist with the promotion of recreation activities including target sports, and games and assist with training and then supervise counselors in target sports, safety, proper use of equipment, and work toward proficiency in skills.
  • Oversee recreation facilities maintenance and upkeep with regular checks of equipment.
  • Work in conjunction with Core Team in leading and setting up games or other activities to help with the running of the program.
  • Responsible to share in the responsibilities of keeping camp areas including workspaces and supplies clean and orderly.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Supervisory Responsibilities:


  • None.


General Qualifications:


A mature follower of Jesus, still growing and developing in their faith.  Fully in accord with Mount Hermon Association, Inc.’s (“MHA”) mission, vision, values and statement of beliefs.  Committed to living these out personally, and instilling them in the organization.  Of strong moral character and integrity.




  • High school graduate.
  • 1 year of college experience preferred.
  • Level 2 Challenge Course certification preferred.
  • Must be CPR/First Aid certified.

Work Experience:


  • Preferred previous experience working with primary and junior youth.
  • Prefer prior experience in leadership roles in camp settings. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Strong working knowledge of ropes/challenge course equipment, maintenance, safety, operation and training. 
  • Love for children of all ages is essential.
  • Well-versed in how to create and foster “teachable moments” through activity and able to train counseling staff to do so as well.
  • Ability to maintain strong, team-oriented work ethic in conjunction with general program staff.
  • Emotionally mature and willing to accept responsibility.
  • Ability to lead and teach with patience and clear instruction.
  • Motivated and able to lead with empathy and discipline.
  • Must be prepared to problem solve on the job.

Key Job Accountabilities

Physical Demands:

  • The physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions.
  • Requires walking, sitting, and standing for 6-8 hrs. a day, in trees at height exceeding 150 feet.
  • Ability to physically run adventure/recreation activities for up to 5 hours a day.
  • Requires lifting and transporting 25-50 lbs. of gear and equipment up and down stairs.
  • Requires employee to ascend and/or descend ladders, stairs, cables, and trees using hands and feet.

Additional Requirements:


  • Adherence to the basic principles as expressed in Mount Hermon’s Mission, Vision, Values and Commitment statements.
  • 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.



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