Two Guides

One Team

One Event

One Mission: Make Camp Count for Eternity.

You as a camp guide and your co-guide will be working together to provide a great camp event for your explorers. Safety, supervision and guiding presence are all the more a blessing to your explorers coming from two guides.

Not only are you giving of yourself but in working, cooperating, and assisting your partner, you will have enriched the relationship connections between the entire adventure team.

One of my favorite desserts is yellow cake with chocolate frosting; one of the ebony and ivory of pastries. What would one be without the other? Incomplete.

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow;  but woe to him who is alone when he falls, and doesn’t have another to lift him up.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 WEB

Nurture cooperative endeavors by uttering gratefulness for small accomplishments.

For personal growth, give permission to your co-guide to say some hard things to you.

As iron sharpens iron,
So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.

Proverbs 27:17 NKJV

Be the team. Complement your co-guide. Be aligned and compatible. In care and concern for the explorers be of one mind — substitutable. Go the extra mile. Over-communicate for clarity on major points, and bow humbly to the minor concerns, let them pass by. When trouble seeks to destroy, focusing on the bigger picture may help put differences aside. Camp is about eternal decisions.

Will you recognize the people in heaven that you meet and know here on earth? If so, relationships are eternal.

Take others with you on your pilgrimage to serve God. Do ministry in such a manner that others want to become participants. Create the reality that you are working with people to whom you are giving the benefit of the doubt. Believe that you are on the same page with them: God is supreme and kids are really really important. Believe that you are in agreement with your co-guide about objectives that have eternal weight. Believe that a mutual love for God earns a pass for divergent manners for accomplishing those objectives.

Consideration is an oil for the mechanics of working together. Careful thought births new ways of viewing a situation. Perspective doesn’t change reality, but it does allow for sensitive probing and understanding to be taken into account before final conclusions are made.

Physics: One thing cannot be in two places at the same time.

Camp: One guide can't be in two places at the same time.

Testimonies: Two Guides per Adventure Team

I consider it important when organizing small groups to have two guides per cabin. In my personal experience, having the availability of two guides helps to: provide greater support to the children, offer personalized counseling, distribute burdens in cases of emergencies and provide support to co-guides.


Two years ago one of my explorers got hurt in a game and I knew that I couldn't leave the others alone so my partner stayed with the girls and I went to the medical care center with the girl who had been injured. I felt calm because someone was with them, someone from my team, with whom I had confidence and I knew that they would be aware of everything.
Tabasco, Mexico


The experience of being able to work with another guide – with a person who is by your side in the camps is really great... I consider that teamwork is super important in order to continue growing [personally]. As the explorers see that they will also grow the desire to be able to work together. I think it seems super because we are 100% fulfilling what the word says, in saying that “two are better than one”, and we are also copying the model of Jesus when we decide to [be sent] in pairs.
Elizabeth Miranda


To create a better approach and personal attention with each explorer so that they are better edified, a co-guide is necessary. He is fundamental in the work team...
One of my explorers unexpectedly left the group and went to sit on a log by himself, at that moment the red light went on inside me. I agreed with the co-guide, for him to take over the small group [adventure team] while I had a wonderful and uplifting one-on-one with the explorer who needed help.

Campeche, Mexico


I actually think it is a huge blessing to be able to share the cabin with someone else since work can be divided. But more than that, it is better when it comes to having to make a community with the explorers. Many times the explorers do not feel comfortable with someone and they look for another person. That is where the co-guide comes in, more than support, he is an ambassador representing Jesus who the explorers need to know.
Mexico City, Mexico


Based on my experience, I consider that having two guides per cabin greatly facilitates the development of the role of the guides and also the development of the explorers... [Having someone to help complement you] either with personality or with ideas, it is very good.
[In relating and being supportive,] the bond between camper and guide continues, and almost always generates more trust in the cabin.

Morelos, Mexico


Sometimes when you are teaching your idea it is complemented with a second opinion, that of your partner, and you immediately discern that it is the Holy Spirit who is supporting your teaching,… When there are two confidants united by the same Spirit, there is more probability that the message of God will have the effect you expect.


In my experience, having a guide partner facilitates the guide's daily work, mutual help when distributing duties and taking care of the campers is made easier by having a partner whom you can count on… I remember one occasion not being able to have a one-on-one approach with a very quiet and introverted explorer. I was supported by a colleague who made it easier to start conversations in a simple way. He managed to have that approach and his advice helped me to be able to relate better with the explorers with those characteristics.
Monterrey, Mexico


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