The Trek guides serve Zephyr Point program needs for both the Basecamp and High Camp weeks as well as one week of Family Camp. As leaders and facilitators, the Trek Guides will oversee small groups consisting of one or two volunteer counselor(s) and 10-15 campers. Responsibilities for this position include; leading discussions, assisting in the leadership of off-site/backpacking adventures, and the leading of games, team building initiatives, and other programmed activities. The Trek Guides need to have experience in and or an openness to learning a variety of outdoor activities such as; rock climbing, kayaking, hiking, and mountain biking. Guides will also participate in white water rafting led by a professional rafting company. Guides must have an ability to relate to and teach youth as well as adults, and should have experience with team building initiatives and recreational activities. *Applicants for the Trek Guide position must be at least 20 years old. Wilderness First AID is a minimum requirement for this position, stipends of $150 will be given to anyone who has or acquires a WFA for the first 2 years they guide for us. Wilderness First Responder is encouraged, stipends of $500 will be given to anyone who has or acquires a WFR the first two years they guide for us. Additional stipends may apply up to $500 for holding a SPI certification.
WFA or WFR, experience in backpacking and 1 or more of the following: mountain biking, kayaking, rock climbing and white water rafting.
Able to life 50 lbs, ability to work with a variety of skill levels, patience for beginner campers, excellent communication skills.
Comfortable with kids, experience leading team building type games, an interest in 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.