LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE AND DISCIPLESHIP
The LEAD program is an 8 month opportunity that will change the way you lead for a lifetime. Practical, real world skills and experiences are the primary teaching tools for character, spiritual and leadership development.
The LEAD program is for 4-6 qualified young adults (ages 18-25) who have a demonstrated aptitude for leadership, a genuine interest in growing spiritually, and a desire to express an active faith.
The key components will be:
Overview: The LEAD Program (Leadership, Experience and Discipleship) is an 8 month opportunity that will change the way you lead for a lifetime. Practical, real world skills and experiences are the primary teaching tools for character, spiritual and leadership development. You will be challenged and stretched as leadership is taught in the context of adventure and community.
3 Main Components of the LEAD Internship:
- Attend all LEAD events and teaching sessions
- Tuesday and Wednesday Teaching Days
- Bi-weekly Tuesday LEAD dinners
- Monthly Community Days
- Be engaged in community
- Completing any LEAD learning assignments (reading, reflections, speeches, etc.)
- Meeting with a mentor weekly/biweekly
- Attending LEAD teaching sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday
- Basic Site Maintenance
- Examples: Replacing Light Bulbs, Snow Removal (Shovelling and Graveling), Painting (Interior/Exterior), etc.
- Hosting Groups
- Partnering with the Hospitality Manager to welcome and care for the Guest Group throughout the duration of their stay at camp
- Cleaning Pre-Group Arrival, During and Post-Group Departure
- Teaching Outdoor Skills to Year Round Guest Groups
- Climbing, Horseback Riding, Outdoor Camping Skills, Archery, Hiking, Canoeing
- Facilitating Group Discussions and Learning for Year Round Guest Groups
- Example: Team Building and ITC
- Personal relationship with Jesus Christ and desire to grow as a follower
- Teachable, helpful, friendly, hard-working, maintain a positive attitude, reliable, flexible, and a team player
- Minimum age 17
- Police clearance via Police Reference Check
- Signed Statement of Faith Agreement & Code of Conduct Policy
- Standard First Aid (if you do not already have your Standard First Aid, PCA will help facilitate getting that certification for you)
Length of Internship: September to April (Exact start/end dates determined on a yearly basis.)
An Overview of Daily Activities and Expectations:
- LEAD Days
- These are our teaching/learning days.
- Guest Group
- When Guest Groups are present on site, we focus our attention on caring well for their needs and providing the services they require. For many of the groups it means leading activity blocks, serving meals, and helping with dishes. Will be required to assist as directed with cleaning and sanitization procedures as directed by leading health authorities.
- Work Project
- When there is no Guest Group booked in at either of our sites (the Lodge or Ranch) and it is not a LEAD day, LEAD interns will assist with Lodge or Ranch site maintenance projects. These projects are diverse in nature and can include things like: painting, cleaning, fixing, snow removal, etc.
- These are your days for rest. Generally interns get Sunday afternoon until Tuesday morning OFF. It is our hope to schedule 2 days off per week. Monday is always OFF unless stated. If there is a group in on a Monday (a rare exception) then another day will be booked OFF in lieu.
- Community Day
- Community Days are days set aside for community bonding.There is generally one Community Day per month. Community Days can include: Trips to the city, Hiking, Skiing, etc…