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gear up for summer.

mountain biking jobs at camp

are you?

Adventurous, Confident, Patient, Active

bonus qualifications:

Experience trumps paper qualifications in this role. If you can ride a bike, you can lead a group of campers on a trail ride. Don't let the word 'mountain' intimidate you - you'll be able to choose your difficulty on Canada's many trails.

why should I teach mountain biking at camp?

If you’re a thrill seeker wanting to pass your passion on to enthusiastic kids, this is the role for you. You'll take groups of campers out on some of Canada's fantastic biking trails, and spend your summer in the Canadian wilderness doing what you love.

Most campers will be able to ride a bike, but there are plenty of kids who are still learning - so if you're not the most adventurous rider, but you can handle two wheels, there's a role for you too. You'll love seeing your campers progress from fear to confidence with mountain biking - it’s an unbeatable feeling.

what does a mountain biking instructor do at summer camp?

From cross country to downhill bikes, you will show campers how to safely use a variety of different mountain bikes, and how to showcase their newfound skills - cornering, wheelies, jumps and more.

You will teach 5 to 6 activity periods a day, coaching campers of various skill levels, from beginner to advanced - this means you should be comfortable adapting your lessons to keep all the kids engaged and having fun.

mountain biking faq's

How much experience do I need?

If you’re not the best in the world at your activity, there’s no need to worry - you’ll be teaching kids who are just there to have fun, most will even be complete beginners. You’ll be fully trained before your campers arrive, and you’ll be supported by the other counsellors at your camp.

How many children should I expect to teach?

Campers come down to sessions in divisions (age groups). These can vary in skill level, but usually are made up of 10-30 campers. You’ll then be paired with an individual camper or a group, and don’t worry - you’ll be supported by your fellow specialists and counsellors.

Do I still get days off?

Of course! Everyone needs time to recharge their batteries after an exciting but hectic week at camp, as well as the opportunity to explore the local area and further afield. Most camps will give you a 24 hour block of free time every week, whilst some others provide 2-4 days off in a row every few weeks.

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