Traineeships with CYC

Do you love working with kids and teens?

Do you want to grow in your walk with God?

Do you enjoy being outdoors and doing adventure activities?

Are you considering a gap year?

Are you interested in a career in the outdoor industry or in working with children or youth?

Then a traineeship with CYC might be for you!

Being a Trainee

Our Trainees have the opportunity to live on-site in Wellington, SA and be involved in both formal study (approximately 1/2 day per week) and various roles at the campsite such as:

⋅ Activity assisting & instructing
⋅ Involvement in holiday camp leadership
⋅ Running children’s programs for local kids
⋅ Assisting in grounds maintenance tasks
⋅ Camp hosting
⋅ Assisting in the kitchen
⋅ Animal Handling
⋅ Basic administration

The aims of our training program are to help our trainees to:

⋅ Grow in and take a personal ownership of their faith
⋅ Develop in their leadership skills and abilities
⋅ Challenge and stretch them to step outside of their comfort zones to help them develop in skills and confidence
⋅ Grow in independence through living away from home
⋅ Learn to be a productive member in a workplace
⋅ Be part of a team
⋅ Develop new skills and qualifications
⋅ Develop people skills through living and working with others

A traineeship with CYC is a great opportunity to put your faith into action and serve God in a practical setting!

The Traineeship is considered a full-time position. Depending on family circumstances, they may also be eligible for a youth allowance or living away from home allowance.

All Trainees will be linked with or helped to find a mentor, who they will meet with regularly to reflect with and be encouraged in both their personal and spiritual growth.

Course Information

The program runs for 1 year with a possible 2nd year. 1st year trainees will gain a Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation. 2nd Year trainees will complete a Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation.

Both Certificates III (SIS30413) and IV in Outdoor Recreation (SIS40310)  are run in partnership with a private RTO*. They are nationally accredited courses and have been developed to be of a very practical nature for the camping industry.

The courses include training in:

⋅ Bushwalking
⋅ Archery
⋅ Canoeing
⋅ Artificial Rock Climbing
⋅ Adventure Based Learning
⋅ Facilitating Groups
⋅ First Aid
⋅ Pool Lifeguard

We commence employment in January. When available, applications will be up on our Jobs page.

* Australian Based Learning Experiences Pty Ltd RTO code 70057

CYC Staff Values

⋅ Faith
⋅ Honesty & Integrity
⋅ Compassion & Care
⋅ Safety & Quality

CYC’s full statement of beliefs and values are available here: Who We Are



For more information please contact us at:

Christian Youth Camps of South Australia Incorporated
El Shaddai Camping Centre
196 El Shaddai Road, Wellington, SA, 5259
PH: (08) 8572 7262
Fax: (08) 8572 7135
ABN: 86857437624