Activity Training Descriptions

High Ropes

This training will certify interested staff as Level 1 Site-Specific High Ropes Facilitators. This five-day training results in a certification valid for one year (with an extension option for those able to log 50 facilitation hours during the year). Successful candidates will be certified to facilitate all High Ropes elements in the Canyon.

If you attend this training, you will enjoy getting to experience the Canyon with a small, tight-knit group of people from all three camps (EV, SH, & HW) and participate in many team-building exercises before all of the remaining staff arrives. You will be paid to attend this training and, additionally, will receive $30 extra per week for facilitating.

 

Lifeguard

This training will certify interested staff as a Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguards. This four-day training results in a certification valid for two years. Successful candidates will come away with an incredibly valuable certification (think sweet on-campus job).  LLYC and LLFC lifeguards play an invaluable role in delivering a high-quality and safe water experience for our campers.

This training is the only training that transfers outside of the Canyon as well! So, if you participate in our Red Cross certified lifeguard training, you will also be certified to lifeguard in community pools, etc.  If these training days conflict with your schedule, but you are still interested in becoming a lifeguard, we will pay for you to take a certification course in a location and at a time that is more convenient for you. Lifeguards will be paid $30 extra per week for facilitating throughout the summer.

 

Shooting Sports

Our Shooting Sports training will certify interested staff as HEBFF Shooting Sports Instructors. This certification is valid for two years, and involves two days of training. Successful candidates will be certified to run rifle, shotgun, black powder, and archery activities for LLYC and LLFC. Shooting Sports facilitators will be paid $15 extra per week for facilitating throughout the summer.

 

Mountain Biking

Our Mountain Biking training will certify interested staff as HEBFF Mountain Bike Instructors. This certification is valid for two years, and involves two days of training. We base this training on International Mountain Bicycling Association’s instructional framework for mountain bike guiding. Candidates will learn how to teach introductory to intermediate mountain bike skills as well as appropriate management of groups during rides. Mountain Biking facilitators will be paid $15 extra per week for facilitating throughout the summer.