Adventure Coordinator

Position Overview

The Adventure Coordinator is responsible for properly training staff in adventure activities, maintaining courses and equipment, and leading summer staff. You love Jesus. You trust the Bible as God's Word. You love camp. You're motivated to pursue a career in Christian camping. All you've been missing is a place to put it all together. Trout could be that place.

Trout Lake Camps' Program Department is looking for an up-and-coming leader who is interested in pursuing a full-time career in Christian camping. This role will be trained on our standard operating procedures to properly maintain, operate, and train staff for all adventure activities.

Do you love the great Minnesota outdoors? Are you looking for a role where you can work with your hands? Are you interested in developing your leadership skills? Does the idea of living and working at Trout year-round give you goosebumps? If so, keep reading to see if you are match for this role.

This is an entry-level role. No prior experience or training is needed however demonstrated initiative to learn and grow is required.

Who You Are

  • A committed Christ-Follower with a commitment and attitude of reflecting Jesus
  • A diligent servant who is energized by collaboration and working on tasks and projects alone
  • A speedy worker who isn't rattled by a fast-paced, flexible environment
  • A person who prefers outdoor work with your hands versus working at a desk

What You'll Do

  • Maintain maintenance and inspection logs all assigned activity areas
  • Train staff to facilitate adventure-related activities properly and safely
  • Recruit, interview, hire, and train adventure summer staff
  • Develop staffing schedules
  • Complete the on-going repairs, maintenance of adventure activity areas
  • Lead daily meetings with adventure staff
  • Schedule equipment repairs, order equipment and supplies
  • Set up and take down, clean, inventory and organize event areas between seasons

For Bonus Points

  • You've been on a backpacking trip
  • You've built something in the woods
  • You're known as the friend that people call in moments of crisis
  • You're a former Trout camper or staff

Work Perks

  • When you join the Trout Year-Round Staff, our prayer is that you will grow spiritually in your walk with Jesus, your leadership will be sharper, you'll see a connection between your work and the work that God does in the lives of campers. Safe. Fun. Gospel is the hallmark of the Trout experience.


  • Salary Range: ($30,000–$37,000 depending on experience)
  • Onsite Housing Available for Single Staff (utilities included)
  • Free Meals when camp guests are being served.
  • Cell Phone Allowance
  • Health Insurance (Blue Cross / Blue Shield MN) with 100% employer covered premiums
  • Flex Spending Account
  • 6% Annual Retirement Contribution (100% employer paid)
  • 403(b) plan (100% employee paid)
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • PTO & Sick Time
  • Dining hall meals when guests / staff are being served
  • Staff development opportunities through CCCA

The employee will positively represent Trout Lake Camp in all conversations on the job and off, to both guests and other employees alike. This document reflects the general details necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of expertise, skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. A criminal history and background check is required and must be successfully completed prior to employment.

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After applying, please send your resume and cover letter to Tait Hoglund.