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Become a Summer Camp Mentor

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Are you looking for a rewarding summer experience?
Wild Canyon Discovery needs Summer Camp Mentors to assist with our Youth Paddling Camps. 
We have 5 different camps you can choose.
We need a commitment to stay for the entire multiday, overnight camp experience.

We pay a $100 per day stipend for camp.
We know this is not much, but we are a small nonprofit with a limited budget. We focus on getting youth from local
families out into the beauty of our nearby natural landscapes.

Our 3-day/2-night camp will pay $300.
Our 2-day/1 night River Camp will pay $200.
Our 4-day/3-night camps will pay $400.

Summer Camp Mentor - Job Description

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We are looking for Summer Camp Mentors, 18 years or older, to help mentor and supervise campers at our summer youth and teen paddling programs. This is a temporary, seasonal position that requires a multiday, overnight commitment. We want to make sure that our youth participants learn skills and have fun while they do it. Mentors are responsible for helping to ensure campers understand the safe and responsible outdoor exploration principles that will help minimize danger to themselves, others and the local ecosystem. If you love the outdoors and working with young people then consider being a Camp Mentor at one or more of our youth camp programs this summer.


  • Lead outdoor recreational and educational activities and camp tasks with groups of campers

  • Engaging youth in skill building activities and modeling responsible outdoor recreation behaviors

  • Educate campers through games, exploration and hands on experiences

  • Make sure all safety and outdoor etiquette guidelines are modeled and followed

Skills needed

  • Experience working with children, childcare and/or education experience: 1 year preferred

  • Familiarity with camping and other outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking or paddleboarding

  • Patient, reliable, and with organizational and communication skills




  • Certified teachers with experience, preferred

  • First aid- and CPR-certified, preferred

  • Fingerprint clearance card, preferred

  • Background check is required and provided if applicant does not have Fingerprint clearance card

Summer Camp Schedule:

Our camp mentors need to be available for the whole program and will travel to camp with the group and camp overnight on-site with the group.

  • Lake Powell Youth Paddling Camp - Jun 12-14 - 3-days/2 night

  • Colorado River Teen Stewardship Camp - Jun 18-19 - 2-day/1 night

  • Lake Powell Youth Paddling Camp - Jun 26-29 - 4-days/3 nights

  • Navajo Lake Youth Paddling Camp - Jul 10-13 - 4-days/3 nights

  • Teen Paddling Camp at Kolob Reservoir - Jul 24-27 - 4-days/3 nights

Come Work With Us this summer as a volunteer camp assistant or paid mentor
Which camp(s) are you interested in helping with?
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Thank you! We’ll be in touch.

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