The Trek Coordinator is essentially the administrative and technical leader of the Trek team. The Trek coordinator in a big picture, oversees that the Trek programs run smoothly and effectively. This person must be experienced in the outdoors, a certified Wilderness First Responder, and feel comfortable leading guides through training for backpacking and outdoor program facilitation. This person is responsible for prep work for daily excursions and week long backpacking trips. Responsibilities for this include but are not limited to; backcountry meal planning, shopping, and packing, transportation coordination, gear upkeep and testing, as well as schedule management for Trek guides and campers. Trek coordinator is also responsible for coordinated communication with parents, medical form management, and oversight with difficult campers. Trek guidance requires organization, risk management, thorough knowledge of wilderness threats and benefits, ability to teach and critique outdoor guiding techniques and a great love for the outdoors in a variety of environmental challenges. Technical certifications or training in outdoor climbing, bike maintenance, backpacking, and wilderness survival is desired. Wilderness First Responder is required, stipends of $500 will be given to anyone who has or acquires a WFR for the first two years they guide for us. Additional stipends may apply up to $500 for holding a SPI certification.
Salary – $3,750
Room and Board – lake front housing, groceries and meals provided for the full 9 week commitment
WFR is required for this position, 2 years experience leading backpacking trips.
Planning and prepping for backpacking trips with 12-18 year olds. Teaching guides proper outdoor activity facilitation. Patience with different levels of skill, good communication, an ability to carry out administrative tasks.
Comfortable with kids, SPI, willingness to participate and facilitate spiritual formation.
About Zephyr Point
Since 1924 Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center has provided rest, rejuvenation and recreation for thousands. From its humble beginnings when guests camped in tents on the rugged lakeside, Zephyr Point has developed into a modern Camp and Conference Center with a variety of housing options and meeting space that can accommodate groups of up to 300.
Zephyr Point’s history began during the Roaring Twenties when the Presbyterian Synod of California was contemplating new and inspirational experiences for its young people. Dr. Robert Donaldson of the Board of National Missions in San Francisco Presbytery scheduled the first Young People’s Conference at Lake Tahoe for the summer of 1924.
For almost 100 years guests of Zephyr Point have grown in knowledge, gained inspiration for their faith, and enjoyed the wonders of God in nature through the rugged beauty of the Tahoe Basin.