FITprogramGain valuable experience working with guests and campers as you apprentice under experienced recreation staff.

Experience Gained:

  • Challenge course facilitator training
  • Lifeguard swims for up to 100 people at outdoor pools
  • Belay training, equipment care and set up/take down
  • Setting up team-building sequences including briefing and debriefing
  • Assist with facilitation of climbing tower, high course, low course
  • Assist leading canoe sessions and teach swim lessons
  • Participate in Bible studies
  • Apprenticeship with experienced facilitator


  • Lifeguarding and CPR for the Professional Rescuer (one-site training available if prearranged)
  • Be in good physical condition
  • Love for Jesus, campers and the outdoors
  • Christian testimony and witness
  • Entering junior or senior year of high school
  • Be available for the majority, if not all of the 8 week program. Minimum of a 6 week commitment required.
  • Complete application process with three recommendations (forms included in application)

Program Directors: Joe Wiederhold, recreation director and Kurt von Pessler, asst. recreation director bring a combined 40 years of recreation and challenge course experience to the leadership of this program. Both have worked at several camps on the West Coast before coming to Warm Beach Camp.

Position Openings: Each season the facilitator in training program is limited to two individuals.

Dates: June 26 - August 20, 2017

Cost: The FIT program is $420.00. The cost of the program covers nine weeks of apprenticeship experience, including room and board and on-site training.

To Apply:

Download and fill out the Facilitator In Training application and send to the Warm Beach Camp, Personnel Office, once application and four references are reviewed by the hiring manager and acceptance has been made into the program you will receive an email welcoming you to the program with a link to register for the Leadership Training Week with more information on arrival etc. 

For best consideration, complete application by June 15, 2017.

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Health Conditions

Warm Beach Camp desires to provide a safe and appropriate camp experience for all campers who attend. Due to limited medical staff and facilities, we are limited in the range of special needs and health conditions that can be properly accommodated.

Warm Beach Camp cannot adequately support campers with the following health conditions:
  • Diabetes - cannot accommodate 24 hour monitoring
  • Active Seizure Disorder - Must be seizure-free and with no medication changes for minimum of 3 months
  • Active self-mutilation and self-harm behavior
  • Active anger-management and violent behavior conditions
  • Trach or ventilator dependent campers
  • Anaphylactic food allergies
  • G-tube/J-tube/NG tube for liquid diet feeding
  • Any form of urinary catheter
  • Any form of Ostomies for bowel elimination
  • Any form of port
  • Severe Autism
  • Non-weight bearing, requiring transfers with a Hoyer lift
  • Swallowing disorders that require blended or thickened liquid diet

Warm Beach Camp can accommodate vegetarianism and gluten-sensitivity if advised prior to camper attending camp. However we cannot serve other diets that cannot be accommodated by the camper selecting available options from the food line or special diet requirements including swallowing disorders that require blended or thickened liquid diet.

Warm Beach Camp cannot guarantee campers with anaphylactic allergies will not experience a trigger while at Camp. Warm Beach Camp does not stock, provide, or cook with peanuts. However, our food products may be processed in a facility that also processes peanut products or other allergens. Despite attempts to restrict other campers from bringing peanuts, we cannot guarantee that other campers will not bring peanuts. Campers with severe anaphylactic risks to environmental triggers are not encouraged to register for a session at Warm Beach Camp.