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gear up for summer.

mountain biking jobs at camp

are you?

Adventurous, Confident, Patient, Active

bonus qualifications:

Experience trumps paper qualifications in this role. If you can ride a bike, you can lead a group of campers on a trail ride. Don't let the word 'mountain' intimidate you - you'll be able to choose your difficulty on Canada's many trails.

why should I teach mountain biking at camp?

If you’re a thrill seeker wanting to pass your passion on to enthusiastic kids, this is the role for you. You'll take groups of campers out on some of Canada's fantastic biking trails, and spend your summer in the Canadian wilderness doing what you love.

Most campers will be able to ride a bike, but there are plenty of kids who are still learning - so if you're not the most adventurous rider, but you can handle two wheels, there's a role for you too. You'll love seeing your campers progress from fear to confidence with mountain biking - it’s an unbeatable feeling.

what does a mountain biking instructor do at summer camp?

From cross country to downhill bikes, you will show campers how to safely use a variety of different mountain bikes, and how to showcase their newfound skills - cornering, wheelies, jumps and more.

You will teach 5 to 6 activity periods a day, coaching campers of various skill levels, from beginner to advanced - this means you should be comfortable adapting your lessons to keep all the kids engaged and having fun.

mountain biking faq's

What if I don't have any qualifications?

Short answer - it might not be a problem. For most activities, you won't need any particular qualifications to teach your activity at camp. For others, we may be able to provide training before camp starts - you'll still need a decent amount of experience in your activity, but we'll make sure you're ready before the campers start arriving. The best thing to do is apply for the role you want, and if it doesn't work out, you may be able to lock down a similar role. Whatever you end up doing, you'll still be fully trained for camp!

Why should I be an activity specialist instead of a general counsellor?

Most importantly, being an activity specialist gives you the opportunity to develop your skills in an area that you are passionate about, getting experience that’s not available anywhere else. Whilst you’ll be teaching your activity 5 or 6 periods a day, you’ll generally have more time off, with many specialists staying overnight with other specialists rather than campers. You’ll also get to know the whole camp, spending your days seeing different groups of campers into the activity and seeing them grow both in the skill and as people.

How many children should I expect to teach?

Campers come down to sessions in divisions (age groups). These can vary in skill level, but usually are made up of 10-30 campers. You’ll then be paired with an individual camper or a group, and don’t worry - you’ll be supported by your fellow specialists and counsellors.

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