From Ski Enthusiast to Ski Instructor: Join the Camp Fortune Team

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Are you ready for a winter adventure that combines your love for skiing with the chance to give back to your community? Camp Fortune in Chelsea, Quebec, is calling all snow enthusiasts to consider becoming ski instructors. Whether you're an experienced skier or just passionate about hitting the slopes, this could be your dream job. In this article, we'll take you through what it means to be a ski instructor at Camp Fortune, from the initial meeting to training opportunities and the rewarding experiences that await you.

September 30th at 10 am, main lodge.

Imagine this: you step into the cozy main lodge at Camp Fortune, surrounded by fellow ski enthusiasts, both new and seasoned instructors. That's the scene at the beginning of every ski season. Camp Fortune Ski School kicks off with a meeting that's open to everyone. Whether you're a returning instructor, a newbie with or without certification, or a teaching assistant, this gathering is for you.

The meeting's goal? To answer all your burning questions, clarify expectations, and introduce you to the various programs and opportunities available. It's also an excellent time to start planning for an unforgettable winter season. Oh, and parents, you're welcome to attend too and get the inside scoop on the desired commitment.

The December training schedule will be shared later in the fall, but rest assured, once those slopes are open, the training will begin. There's something for everyone, from TA training to general training for both returning and newly certified instructors, as well as a pre-course for Level 1 candidates.

Slopes, Snowboards, and Evening Excitement

Before you can hit the slopes in your Camp Fortune gear, there's a checklist. All instructors need to attend at least one training day, be certified and up to date, and commit to specific days and programs. If you're a snowboarder, don't worry; Camp Fortune has plans for you too. They want to know your preferred days, whether it's Wednesday, Saturday, or Sunday, to make sure they've got you covered.

And here's a little something extra: Camp Fortune is gauging interest in evening private lessons from 6:15 to 8:30. If you're up for it, share your preferred evenings with them. It's all about making skiing and snowboarding an inclusive and thrilling experience for all.

For newcomers, the ski world might seem a bit overwhelming at first but don't fret. As the snowflakes start falling, things will become crystal clear. The key date to remember is September 30th.

Pre-Course & New Candidates

Are you eager to level up your ski game and become an instructor? Camp Fortune's got you covered with a 4-day pre-course for skiers and snowboarders preparing to take their Level 1 course. For $175.00, you'll get access to training and on-course lift passes. However, taking the pre-course isn't mandatory. If you're feeling confident, you can jump straight into the certification course. Just complete the pre-course and reach out, and they'll see if they can fit you in.

The Level 1 courses are scheduled for December 16, 17, 18, 2023, and January 2, 3, and 4, 2024. Registration can be done online at www.snowpro.com or www.casi-acms.com. But before you sign up, it's recommended to get assessed to ensure you're ready for the course.

TA Training Schedule

Training assistants play a crucial role at Camp Fortune, and whether you're a new or returning TA, you'll need to attend a complete training day. Here's a sneak peek at the training schedule for December:

  • December 2 and 3: Pre-course for CASI and CSIA candidates, training/selection for returning and new certified staff, safety, group management for beginners, teaching evaluation, commitment, and program knowledge, TA Training.
  • December 9 and 10: Pre-course second weekend, training/selection for returning and new certified staff, safety, group management for beginners, teaching evaluation, commitment, and program knowledge, TA training.

Becoming a Ski Instructor: A Rewarding Journey

The CSIA (Canadian Ski Instructors' Alliance) Level 1 Certification Course at Camp Fortune is all about channelling your passion for skiing into teaching skills that will create lifelong skiers. You'll learn to develop basic lesson plans for beginners and intermediates, enhance your people skills, and gain the technical proficiency recognized by Canadian Snow Schools.

By becoming a Level 1 certified instructor, you'll be equipped to handle various terrains, snow conditions, and teaching opportunities. It's the first step toward the CSIA Level 2 Certification. Throughout the program, you'll focus on key aspects like the role of the ski pro, safe teaching, lesson planning, technical fundamentals, and teaching children.

So, if you're ready to share your love for skiing, create lasting memories on the slopes, and be part of a vibrant snow-loving community, Camp Fortune in Chelsea, Quebec, might just be your winter wonderland. Mark your calendars for September 30th, attend the meeting, and get ready to embark on a snowy adventure like no other!

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