Summer Guide In Training Program

Summer Guide in Training Program Highlights: Have fun! Be adventurous and active, earn money, gain job experience and build your résumé!

Be a Summer Guide-In-Training for CFI’s Explorer Base Camp this summer. Earn $100/week and join two CFI Guides as we lead kids in 5th -8th grades through a 4-day, 3-night camp in the La Sal Mountains with a day of rafting the Colorado River ‘Daily’ stretch. The position is designed for teens interested in becoming professional guides or outdoor educators. This experience is useful for anyone who wants to practice leadership skills and gain job experience. Apply today! Download the application below.

The Guide In Training will learn and practice:

  • Leadership and safety skills
  • Outdoor education techniques
  • River rafting skills
  • Mountain and desert ecology and natural history
  • Basic trip logistics
  • Camping and outdoor skills

Requirements and Application Process:

Teens must be entering 10th-12th grades.  Complete Guide-In-Training Application and return to CFI Office or Grand County High School Main Office. We prefer applicants who can work both sessions but will consider applicants for single sessions.

Session Dates:

July 14-17 and July 21-24, 2015.

Weekly Training/Work Schedule:

Monday Afternoon Meet with CFI CoordinatorTraining & expectationsHelp pack for the trip
Tuesday 8am Campers arriveTravel to La Sals, set up camp at Warner Lake, games, hike, dinner & night activity
Wednesday & Thursday All day Hikes, activities, games, meals, camp chores, etc.
Friday Morning3:30pm5-6pm

Pack up camp, travel to the Colorado River & raft the ‘Daily’Return to CFI, start clean/unpackCampers leave

Staff finish cleaning & debrief

Guide in Training Application 2015