GIT program for Teenagers

As a GIT (Guide In Training), kids will take on more responsibility through group management, situation assessment, and conflict resolution. They will work directly with their Lead Guide to ensure that all R.A.D. campers have a great day outside. GITs help facilitate activities such as swimming, building forts, or playing games, all while being an extra set of eyes and ears for the Lead Guide.

A Closer Look at the GIT Program

We are looking for GITs who have always dreamed of being a R.A.D. Guide, and who have insider knowledge of R.A.D. Camps from past participation. Our GITs will get a free seat in the van on their co-guiding days, which can be up to twice per week as availability allows.

Our GITs will kick off the summer by joining our R.A.D. Guides for a training day in mid-June, and then gain experience by leading daily trips into the National Forests of Central Oregon.

By completing 5 days or more of guiding with us, GITs will officially graduate the program, earn some fun swag, and gain some great experiences in the process!

Camp Guide in Training Requirements

  • Must be 13 to 18 years old
  • Prior experience with R.A.D. Camps and general knowledge of how a R.A.D. day operates are required
  • Be willing/responsible enough to help their Lead Guide with other campers
  • Ready to learn about all aspects of guiding - from GPS navigation to handling conflict
  • Submit a GIT application - fill out form (available below) and write a letter of intent
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Benefits of Being a
Guide in Training

There are many benefits to being a Guide in Training.
Discover some of them here:

GITs learn leadership skills that will remain with them throughout their life


GITs learn to work together with the Guides to ensure the best experience for the R.A.D. Campers


Listening and following instructions are a key part of being a GIT


Giving clear instructions and communicating with the other campers is an important part of the Guide's role

We are no longer taking applications this Season!

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