Teach Kayaking & Canoeing in the USA at one of over 500 summer camps with children of all ages. Gain over 800 hours experience teaching your sport have the summer of your lifetime.
What does a kayaking and canoeing instructor do at camp?
From calm, serene lakes to turbulent rivers and rapids – kayaking at camp is easily one of the most popular activities in the schedule.
As a kayaking and canoeing specialist you’ll be instructing and introducing campers to all the tricks of the sport, developing confidence and fine tuning their boat handling skills.
From general purpose slalom kayaks to open cockpit canoes – camps have a range of boats for the campers to try out for the day. As a canoeing/kayaking specialist you’ll work closely with the lifeguards and at many smaller camps may even be involved in lifeguarding duties if qualified.
You should be prepared to bring the energy to work long days. Camp directors are looking for someone with experience, to work with campers on their skills and to confidently lead expeditions.
Based on age and ability, you’ll have the option to adapt which skills and games you’d like to focus on for the session and if the campers are strong, even going out on the rapids!
Why should I teach kayaking and canoeing at camp?
If you love nothing more than going out on the water, then you cannot beat working at a summer camp in the USA. Teaching kayaking/canoeing at camp is very energetic and hands on. You’ll be out on the water each day and you’ll need to be alert and enthusiastic when instructing and supervising.
It’s a rewarding job, when campers really grasp a technique and launch themselves down the river, it’s exhilarating.
- Return transatlantic flights
- Between $800-$1500 pay
- Up to 90 days’ medical insurance
- Visa assistance and sponsorship
- Award-winning customer service,
- Preparation and guidance through the process
- 24-hour support whilst in the USA
- Up to 30 days of travel after camp
To apply you need to complete a short initial application telling us who you are and some other basic details. When you’re ready just pay your £49 programme deposit to secure your face-to-face interview with one of our hundred nation-wide interviewers. From there Camp Leaders offer full support to apply for your visa and secure you your placement at camp. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend the Camp Leaders Job Fairs across the country in January and our pre-departure orientations in April and May.
- Age 18 by June 1st 2019
- Clean Criminal Background
- Fluent English speaker
- Available for 9 weeks and able to depart prior to June 19th
- Active interest in working with children