Employment

Join the Canaan Team

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Apply to join the Canaan Team!

Camp Canaan is seeking responsible, qualified, and committed individuals for select job openings this summer. Specific requirements for each position can be viewed below. Camp Canaan team members must LOVE working with kids of all ages in an outdoor setting and be willing to ensure the safety of our summer campers. Working as a member of the Camp Canaan team is a unique opportunity. We fully invest in the training, mentoring, and support of our staff and are dedicated to cultivating a strong and supportive workplace culture.

Current Job Openings

Photography & video interns: PVI Program

In the Canaan PVI Program , interns will have the opportunity to hone their craft and to expand their creative abilities in the atmosphere of Summer Camp! Interns will photograph and video activities while also having the opportunity to experience some of those activities themselves.

Responsibilities:

  • Photograph and or Video daily activities at Camp
  • Cull through images and video to choose their favorites
  • Participate and photograph / video Adventure Programs
  • Video team to create weekly video

Qualifications:

  • Minimum age: 15
  • Must own their own DSLR or Video Camera
  • Know the basic functions of  their camera
  • Must be responsible, reliable, and a good leader

Steps to Apply:

  • Click the button below to submit an application online or print and email your application to employment@campcanaan.org or fax to: 803.327.6932
  • If you are chosen as a candidate in the application process, we will send you instructions for creating a video clip about yourself.

Summer Camp Employees

We are looking for qualified candidates to help lead our Summer Camp Programs. If you love working with kids and have experience in facilitating outdoor activities, Camp Canaan might be a great fit for you. Read on to learn more about required qualifications and responsibilities for these positions.

Responsibilities:

  • Uphold the mission and vision of Camp Canaan at all times
  • Care for and provide safe programs for campers
  • Be a positive role model for our campers
  • Facilitate outdoor programs as well as educational curriculum
  • Fulfill basic administrative and maintenance duties
  • Help plan and facilitate new program initiatives

Qualifications:

  • Minimum age: 17
  • Must have one year of experience in outdoor leadership or teaching
  • Prefer 1 year of college or technical school
  • Strong Christian faith; kid focused, family friendly
  • Must be responsible, reliable, and a good leader

Steps to Apply:

  • Click the button below to submit an application online or print and email your application to employment@campcanaan.org or fax to: 803.327.6932
  • If you are chosen as a candidate in the application process, we will send you instructions for creating a video clip about yourself.

CANOPY TOUR GUIDES

We are looking for qualified Tour Guides who love to be outdoors and are knowledgeable at facilitating high adventure programs.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Safe facilitation of the High Adventure activities at Canaan
  • Ensures all course operations are conducted in accordance with Canaan High Adventure safety standards
  • Deliver exemplary customer service to all guest
  • Monthly skills assessments and on going trainings
  • Conduct Daily inspections of equipment and activity area
  • Properly fit all guest in safety equipment (i.e.: PFD, Harness, Helmet, etc)
  • Conduct Pre Trip Orientations for guest
  • Provide information about the course, ecology and history
  • Preform rescues as needed in activity area.
  • Help with course enhancement and maintenance as needed

Qualifications:

  • Preferred 1 year of college or technical school. Minimum a High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Guiding experience in adventure tours preferred
  • Must pass initial guide training
  • Must pass a monthly skills assessment
  • Current First Aid and CPR certifications or willing to obtain upon hiring
  • Must posses solid judgment skills
  • Ability to communicate and work as an effective team member
  • Ability to work long hours and irregular shifts in a multi task environment
  • Speaks fluent English and uses cordial manners
  • Ability to learn new skills and apply feedback as given
  • Family and kid friendly: experience working with kids is preferred

Physical Abilities Required:

  • Must have ability to perform work at height
  • Must be able to perform all technical rescue associated with the canopy tour, high ropes course and/or water based rescues as required
  • Full range of overhead arm motions to pull two people along cable
  • This position may require walking and standing for long period of times in all weather conditions
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
  • Must be competent swimmer (for Kayak guides only)
  • Able to speak in front of large groups effectively
  • Must maintain a high level of personal hygiene