Summer Guide Training Program

  • Position Status: Dates TBA
  • Type: One week for teens entering 10th through 12th grades
  • Pay: TBA
  • Note: For teens entering 10th-12th grades
  • Have fun! Be adventurous and active! Earn money! Gain job experience and build your résumé!

    Job/Program Description:

    Apply for Summer Guide Training for CFI’s Explorer Base Camp out of Moab, Utah. Earn money, learn, and work alongside two CFI Naturalist Guides as we lead kids in 5th -8th grades through a 4-day, 3-night camp. You’ll escape the summer heat in the La Sal Mountains then have a cool 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.

    Pay: TBA

    Session Dates:

    Session I – TBA

    Session II – TBA

    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 leaveStaff finish cleaning & debrief

    Guide in Training Application 2014