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Summer Camp & Outdoor Programs Job Opening

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Interested in guiding youth through environmental education and adventure while spending your summer in the great outdoors? Lake Geneva Ziplines & Adventures is accepting Outdoor Programs and Summer Camp applications for our upcoming season! We are looking for upbeat, positive and hardworking individuals to join our team.

“Easily the most fun job I’ve ever had.

Wally (Current Guide)

Core Responsibilities

This position is responsible for facilitating environmental education and wilderness skills instruction to a variety of ages. Outdoor Programs facilitators are responsible for, but not limited to, the following essential duties:

 

  • Engage in all required staff training prior to the summer season; June 13th -16th

  • Oversee the physical and emotional well being of participants during program hours

  • Implement environmental education activities and crafts

  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment

  • Work as a team with program staff and other LGZA staff

  • Guide and teach a range of outdoor activities, including map and compass, fire building, shelter building and survival skills

  • Communicate with participants, families and groups in a professional manner 

  • Plan ahead and prepare for work in an outdoor environment

  • Work with a wide variety of client populations.  

Qualifications Required

Must complete and pass required site-specific training provided by the company.  A minimum of two years of experience with education or camps is preferred. 

 

This person must be able to communicate effectively with both adults and children in both group and individual settings. Must be able to handle stressful situations calmly and effectively. This person must be able to handle various tasks in a creative and motivated manner. Must have a great attention to detail to ensure safety and overall positive guest experience. This person must have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

Other Job Details

 

High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Prior work experience with outdoor education/recreation, ropes courses, athletics, camp counselor, or teaching a plus.

Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively respond to questions from managers, guests and the general public.

Candidates must have the physical capability to maneuver themselves as well as assist and accommodate participants of various sizes throughout the 100 acre property, including the Low Ropes Course.

 

  • Must be able to walk, stand and exert well-paced mobility for up to 8 hours.

  • Must be able to hike, climb and work at various heights and altitudes.

  • Requires visual activity and the ability to hear clearly in an outdoor environment.

  • Must be able to lift up to 100 pounds

  • Requires manual dexterity to use and operate all necessary equipment.

Each facilitator is required to work in a fast paced, physical, social, professional and team-oriented work environment. Most of the work is conducted outdoors in climates from 0 degrees Fahrenheit to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Employees may not arrive on duty under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Because this position is a safety sensitive position, employees will be subject to random alcohol and drug testing if it is suspected that an employee is at work under the influence of alcohol or drugs (including misuse of prescription medications).

How to Apply

Interested parties should submit their resume and cover letter to Dana Johnson, Groups Manager at danaj@ziplgct.com OR, apply with our online form today! Just click Apply Now below.