Summer camp staff

Mountain Adventure Camps summer camp staff with smiling camperAt Mountain Adventure Camps every summer camp staff member is totally committed to our guests enjoyment and well-being. To maintain our reputation we select only the very best of the candidates who apply every year. We assess them according to their previous work with children, entertainment skills, personality and activity qualifications or experience.

Before commencing employment, all summer camp staff members are checked with the UK Criminal Records Bureau to identify if they are suitable to work with children, or (if not UK based) the local police. Additionally, all new appointments are on probation for their first two weeks and are continually assessed to ensure they meet our high standards.

We have an excellent safety record of which we are very proud and we insist our instructors enforce the highest possible safety standards. Where a formal qualification exists, instructors must hold it.

We have a summer camp child to staff ratio of 4:1 who also live onsite providing 24hr supervision, safety and fun. The onsite chef provides freshly made healthy meals 3-times a day.

Meet the team

Matt Barker Mountain Adventure Camps team memberMatt Barker

Founder

With a passion for the great outdoors, Matt has spent over a decade leading and inspiring youth in the UK and France and has led a number of hikes in 11 US National Parks.

In 2011, it become apparent to Matt that children didn’t play outside like he used to when he was growing up. He felt that children would prefer to play computer games, in their bedrooms and not outside in the fresh air. Hence he founded Mountain Adventure Camps.

Matt has a hands on role here at camp, joining in or supervising all of our summer camp activities and ensuring that each and every aspect meets our core values in providing a unique mix of Adventure, Freedom and Friendship, whilst being delivered in a safe and caring environment. Matt is a member of the American Camp Association, a qualified RLSS lifeguard and BASI ski instructor.

Jade Barrass-Evans - Center Manager at Mountain Adventure CampsJade Barrass-Evans

Center Manager

Jade has worked in the hospitality industry for over 10 years and has worked for various luxury ski chalet companies in the French Alps. Jade joined the summer camp team in January 2014 as Cook and Centre Manager.

Jade oversees the day-to-day team management whilst still providing the healthy and delicious home cooked meals at camp. The role also enables Jade to get involved with some of the activities, so much so, that she organises and runs the arts and crafts sessions. Like all our Senior staff, Jade is qualified in Outdoor First Aid.

 

dr-resizedDaisey & Roxy

Office Administrators

Daisey & Roxy have been part of the summer camp team at Mountain Adventure Camps since the beginning. They aren’t the best administrators, but what they lack in office skills, they more than make up for in cuddles, homesickness prevention and looking cute.

Having both failed GCSE French, unfortunately they wont be of any use on the market day challenge.

Unlike the rest of the team, Daisey & Roxy are not qualified in First Aid, but they are great to have around.