Our staff have been selected for their experience in the outdoors and for their ability to provide each participant with an outstanding educational experience. All of our professional guides and instructors are carefully screened with a Criminal Record check and are fully trained prior to instructing our programs. All leaders have first aid certification and are at least 19 years old (though they are generally 21 or older).
The staff of Horne Lake Outdoor Centre believe in offering a safe, educational experience. Through outdoor living and activities we encourage personal challenge, fun and a healthy lifestyle. We promote the development of spirit, mind and body in a way that encourages self-esteem and celebrates individuality. Group living in an outdoor setting creates an ideal atmosphere for campers to learn about themselves and others in a manner which fosters a close relationship with nature.
“Through my employment at Horne Lake I had the opportunity to push my own limits and boundaries and then share that experience with other people in one of the most beautiful settings in British Columbia. I got to make a living doing what I would pay to do. I’m sure that decades from now I’ll still look back at my summer spent at Horne Lake as one of my best adventures.” – Lindsay, Camp Instructor / Cave Guide
“We spend a lot of time at work, so when I pursued employment I sought to accomplish two life goals: To get paid to do what I would pay to do, and have a new experience each year that feels like I am INSIDE national geographic. At Horne Lake, I could certainly accomplish both!
I spent many hours hanging off rock faces offering hundreds of kids new and awesome experiences, a great deal of time rappelling down waterfalls in caves, also teaching canoeing and wilderness skills — sometimes all in one day!
I have no reservations in saying Horne Lake is a wonderful, wonderful place to work. I always felt privileged to be employed within a stunning provincial park while being immersed in a community-oriented staff. It demands a lot no doubt, and a sense of commitment I didn’t even know I had in me, but the benefits that I have gained from working at Horne Lake without a doubt outweigh the challenge. Besides, how many people can say they are a caving guide for a living?!” -Megan, Training Coordinator
“The lake is unlike any job you’ve ever had. It will literally be impossible to convey the impact that this job has on you. It is definitely not easy but then again the best things in life rarely are. If you want an employment opportunity that is truly out of this world, then this is the place for you.” - Andrew, Rock Instructor and Cave Guide
“Working at Horne Lake was more than just a fun job, don’t get me wrong it was a blast, but Horne Lake taught me many great life lessons and helped me grow as a person. The best part is the opportunity to meet people from many different walks of life every day. There is a real feeling of family, the whole crew forms strong bonds, and helps make even the bad days alright. I am proud to tell people about my time at Horne Lake, and recommend it to anyone who will listen to me. I will always remember my time there as a time of learning, fun, and friendships.” – Emily, Reservation Office
“My experience as a Horne Lake guide and instructor has challenged me and helped me grow as a confident leader. These leadership skills that have helped me in other work related and education settings. Working at Horne Lake is perfect for anyone interested in a diverse and challenging job. This exciting atmosphere is based around adventure learning and environmental sustainability.” – John, Camp Instructor and Cave Guide
“Best employer to work for … this is my fourth season and would encourage anyone who wants a rewarding job to apply.” - Martin, Campground Manager