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Junior Assistant Guides (JAG) PDF Print E-mail

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Over the many years of facilitating our summer camps, and various school programs here at Luna, many young campers have expressed a great deal of interest in becoming  a part of our growing Luna family.  This interest has subsequently led us to the development of our new JAG program. The JAG program is designed to aid these adventurous campers in expressing their own unique passions for our natural world, while becoming a strong role model for the younger campers new to visiting Luna.

 
This program has been carefully designed to continue the growth of strength and self confidence, as well to foster strong leadership abilities within each tripper. To become a JAG, each camper will have previously been on 12 or more days of wilderness canoe trips with Luna, and meet the qualifications as outlined below. Once a camper qualifies, they will have earned their chance to start their journey to becoming a trained Wilderness Guide with Luna Adventures, and begin the JAG program.  Each JAG member will assist in the mentoring and welcoming of existing campers, as well as new arrivals into the Luna family.
 
How the Program Works:
Once a camper has been selected to become a JAG, dates will be provided for staff training, volunteer days, and potential canoe tripping dates.  When dates have been agreed upon, a new JAG will be responsible to serve a minimum of 14 days on wilderness canoe trips, and complete 7 days of volunteering at LUNA.  Upon completion, and a final debrief, JAG’s may qualify for our 21day leadership training which will begin the following season 
 
Qualifications
  • Of good character
  • Minimum 15 years of age
  • Minimum 12 days of canoe tripping experience with Luna (through camp or school programs)
 
Personal Attributes
  • Flexible to various working conditions 
  • Passion for the care and education of our environment
  • Open, approachable character 
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Motivated to work independently and take initiative 
 
Program Includes
 Staff Shirt and Hat “Luna Adventures”
 Guide Training (5 days in total)
 All meals and transportation during trips
 Use of all groups camping gear during trips
 Use of Thermarest and Dry Bag
 Use of Paddle and PFD
 30 % Discount on all scheduled camps

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Trip Dates:
JAG training dates will be posted soon.
Volunteer and Trip Dates are based on our trip schedule.  Once your application has been approved, a list of potential dates will be provided.

How to Register:
To Register for this program, please click on the REGISTER NOW button below and provide us with your preferred date and contact information.

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About the Project:

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The LUNA Project is a working model of low impact impact sustainable living. Located in Southern Ontario, our diverse landscape of meadows, forest, fields and wetlands inspire the visitor to view their natural environment in a whole new way.

Learning Unique Natural Alternatives is what we're all about; promoting self sufficiency, confidence, and respect for our natural world. Our site is a true testament to our vision. With 90% of our infrastructure being portable yurts powered by renewable resources, and a strong "buy local" philosophy; LUNA has a very small footprint on its surrounding environment, truly practicing what we teach.

 

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