Are you tired of lockdown, craving a short-term mission trip, or looking for an action-packed holiday?

Introducing Mini MAD (aka MAD Schoolies)

This program covers all these bases, plus more! Come on out to Mountain Trails for an experience like no other. Frolic around our 9500 acres, sharing the love of Jesus on horseback, dirt bikes, in a cave or 10m in the air on the high ropes course.

Mini MAD is designed to equip you with the skills and experience to serve on our Summer Camp Program. And you don’t need to commit to the whole year if you are undergoing tertiary studies or other pursuits in 2022.

Unlike our MAD program, Mini MAD only runs for 2 months to give you a shorter intensive option and a taster into life at Mountain Trails, while allowing you to continue with study or work for the remainder of the year.

Mini MAD will commence in December where you will gain qualifications in:

  • First Aid
  • Bronze Medallion
  • Child Protection skills
  • Food Service & Handling

You will also go through an onsite orientation of our facilities and activities, and be trained in behaviour management and spiritual leadership. This will involve being on-site at Mountain Trails for about a week, plus some teaching will be online.

After all that is complete, we will have a wild and wacky January with 4 weeks of camp, telling kids the Message of Jesus, seeing them respond and discipling them on the Journey.

If that doesn’t excite you, I don’t know what will!

For more information, email or call us on (02)62279266

Send your application in by 13th November 2021

If you are under 18, your parent or guardian will also be required to sign this form.
Student/Job Title/etc
NB: This number will be verified through the NSW Working With Children employer website.
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Referee who has observed you interacting with children and young people. NB: This person is not to be a family member and have known you for two years or more.

Health / Medical

If yes, please be specific.
If yes, please be specific.

Risk Recognition

By completing this application form, I understand Mountain Trails will exercise all care; these programs carry some risk and can result in occasional injuries. In the event of illness or injury, I authorise Mountain Trails Staff to seek any medical attention that is deemed necessary on my behalf, and that I will be responsible for the costs. I understand Mountain Trails programs can include horse riding, dirt bikes, mountain bikes, bush walking, campfires, bush cooking, abseiling, caving, archery, swimming, whip cracking, high and low ropes and flying fox.
Please attach copies of all qualifications and any references mentioned below. Alternatively, you may provide this in the form of a CV as long as all the questions are answered.
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Ministry questions

Name, Denomination, Address, Senior Minister

Your expectations

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Commitment to Mountain Trails

I understand that being a member of the Mountain Trails’ Volunteer team involves a commitment and faithfulness to:

a) The aims of Mountain Trails (see Appendix A), Statement of Faith (see Appendix B) the Child Protection Code of Conduct; Appendix C, which I have additionally signed, as well as to this ministry through its leaders

b) Jesus Christ, personally and through a local church body;

c) A life and behaviour that honours God, both when I am at Mountain Trails and wherever.

d) I am free of addictions. If I am unable to fulfil these commitments, I understand to notify the leadership of Mountain Trails.