We at AdventureServe believe in and are committed to the growth of today’s youth through confrontational experiences with God, self, others, and nature. In 2017 we launched our Apprenticeship Program, offering High School students a unique way of engaging in the ASM mission. As crucial members of the AdventureServe team, apprentices are required to work hard, gain skills, and have fun as they support summer programs alongside our staff. If you are a High School student looking for an adventure this summer and are ready for hard work and leadership responsibilities, the Apprenticeship program is for you!
Who It’s For
We are looking for self-motivated, hardworking, adventure seeking High School students
(Rising 9th Grade - Graduated 12th Grade) to join the Apprenticeship Program this summer.
Anyone serving on the AdventureServe team needs to be teachable, reliable, and committed.
Before committing, you should know that the Apprenticeship is a lot of hard work and a lot of fun.
What Apprentices Do
Apprentices are a crucial part of the AdventureServe team during the busy summer months. They work behind the scenes around camp to make sure that all facilities, equipment, and supplies are ready to go. They also support groups out in the field on various wilderness activities and home repair projects. The apprentice job description is diverse: they do everything from laundry and trash collection to belaying rock climbers and finishing a tin roof installation.
Because apprentices are relied on so heavily in our organization, a certain degree of training is required. Apprentices receive approximately 18 hours of training during the first week of the program (June 8-10) and on the job training thereafter. Training sessions are led by experienced ASM staff and cover skills pertaining to Leadership, Communication, Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Canoeing, Home Repair, Camp Maintenance, etc.
Dates & Time Requirements
The program officially begins on Tuesday, June 8th, and concludes on Friday, July 30th. Within this time frame we ask that apprentices set aside a minimum of 16 weekly service hours for a total of 6 weeks throughout the summer. That’s a minimum of 96 service hours for the summer. To allow for flexibility in your summer schedule (i.e. summer vacation), we do not require that apprentices serve all consecutive weeks.
Weekly Service Schedule
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10am-4pm are the primary apprentice service times each week. We ask that you try to complete the bulk of your service hours during these times, however; Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-12pm will also be times you can volunteer on camp, as we support incoming and outgoing groups.
Apprentices may want to serve in addition to the minimum requirement, at times other than Tuesday-Thursday, which is fantastic! While we ask that apprentices begin the program by serving primarily during the designated times, as the summer progresses we can coordinate with each apprentice to meet their desired service-learning goals.
There is no cost, and there is no compensation. However, apprentices are encouraged to reach out to friends and family to raise support for their service. For every dollar raised, 75% goes toward a monetary stipend for the apprentice (25% goes toward covering ASM administration cost).
If you have any questions about the Apprenticeship Program or the application process feel free to call our office (859-858-0140) or email us ().
If you are ready to apply for the Apprenticeship Program, you can do so by clicking the button below. After submitting your application, an AdventureServe staff member will contact you for an interview. After the interview, we will either offer you or not offer you a position in the program, and wait for your acceptance or denial. Positions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so we encourage you to apply sooner rather than later.