Leadership Year at Spirit of Adventure (KZN - South Africa)

Spirit of Adventure

Are you currently in Matric ... Do you have a passion for the outdoors, adventure,people, and challenges ... Then Spirit of Adventure is the place for you!

What is Spirit of Adventure?

Spirit of Adventure is an outdoor leadership centre based just outside Hillcrest at Shongweni Dam. By combining challenge and adventure with a strong focus on leadership training Spirit of Adventure encourages individuals to go beyond their perceived limits and accomplish much more than they ever imagined. Our activities include kayaking, abseiling, rock climbing, rafting, orienteering, obstacle courses and much more. Since 1994, we have worked with groups from schools, universities and other organizations on courses at this Reserve, the Drakensberg, the beach and other venues and we have become known for our spirit of excellence and professionalism.

What is the Leadership Year?

Every year a handful of school leavers are selected to take on the responsibility of leading clients who pass through the gates of Spirit of Adventure as Leadership Year Instructors. Those accepted into the Leadership Year will be entering into a lifestyle of independence, responsibility and self-sacrifice. This is a very real working environment and includes managing a monthly salary, dealing daily with the various needs of clients and assisting in the upkeep of an outdoor centre.
Who can be part of the Leadership Year?

The key to fulfilling our mission is our people. Spirit of Adventure therefore places great emphasis on the types of individuals selected to become instructors. Only applicants of the highest caliber will be considered for the post. This means that instructors are people with good values, strong character, leadership ability and those not participating in reckless behaviour, smoking, drinking and drugs.
What to expect:

    A year that you will not forget
    To be challenged individually
    To be based at Shongweni Dam in your own wooden cabin
    All meals provided for when on duty
    A basic salary
    To gain vast experience in high ropes, water and land based adventure activities
    To be qualified in 1st Aid by the time you leave
    To be far better prepared for life’s challenges than when you arrived

For more details visit our website: www.spiritofadventure.co.za