Why Work With Us

At FLX Adventure Camp through Paddle-N-More, we believe our programs start with the motivation and experience of our camp staff.  Our philosophy is at FLX Adventure Camp and Paddle-N-More to not just provide the best experience to our customers, but to be advocates and highly specialized instructors in the many recreational activities we participate in. 

If you’re interested in joining the adventure, check out our many seasonal positions offered at both FLX Adventure Camp and Paddle-N-More.  Gaining experience through our programs not only provides you with a wonderful background in outdoor recreation and education, it also allows you to play in the out-of-doors!

At FLX Adventure Camp and Paddle-N-More, we believe our employees should receive top-notch training.  We offer training and certification in:

Our Team

JENNIFER WELLS
Executive Director

Jennifer is an outdoor recreational enthusiast and professional who loves sharing her passion with others. Her passion for the environment and thirst for the outdoors motivated her to change careers at the age of 35 and start her own recreation-based business. Jennifer has a B.A. in Communication Studies and an M.S. in Recreation with a focus in Outdoor and Environmental Education. Jennifer is an American Canoe Association instructor and instructor trainer. Because she recognizes the need to provide safe learning environments for her customers, she believes in spreading best practices in paddlesports education through her instructor certification program. On top of her American Canoe Association Instructor certifications, Wilderness First Responder, she is a licensed trainer for CPR and First Aid through the American Red Cross.

In the off-season you can find Jennifer teaching our future recreation and outdoor adventure professionals at Ithaca College as an assistant professor in the Recreation and Leisure Studies Department where she enjoys teaching and sharing her knowledge and professional experience.

Although, Paddle-N-More and Finger Lakes Adventure Camp are her passion, Jennifer also teaches and leads outdoor excursions and adventures, such as backpacking, mountain biking, and backcountry travel. She loves to be outdoors and if the wind conditions are not right for paddling, you’ll often see her kiteboarding just off of the Myers Park location.

CHRIS BODE
Camp Director

Bode is an avid outdoorsman and has been learning to play his entire life. From rock climbing to backpacking, paddling and much more; he really is a jack of all trades. Bode is an ACA certified instructor for both kayaking and standup paddleboard; he is also working to perfect his skills for his newest obsession in the world of whitewater. Bode grew up in Washington state; studied Environmental Science and Psychology at University of Redlands in California and got his Master’s in Outdoor and Environmental Education at SUNY Cortland here in New York State; needless to say, he likes to travel. He currently spends the school year teaching for SUNY Cortland as an Outdoor Activity Specialist and then summers here with us at FLX Outdoor Adventure Camp and Paddle-N-More to spread his love and passion for the great outdoors.

SYDNEY BISHOP
Assistant Camp Director

Sydney has been attracted to water/ water sports as well as youth education her entire life. Since her first swim lesson at age 2, she was hooked on all things water related. This led to participating on the varsity swim team from middle school through college as well as lifeguarding and teaching others how to perfect their skills. In addition, Sydney has been a swimming instructor at the Ellis Hollow Community Pool in Ithaca for the past 6 years, and continues to serve as the Head Lifeguard there when she is not at camp.

As an outdoor enthusiast, you may find her hiking local trails, biking or riding horses, skiing down mountains and even coaching others to swim across Cayuga Lake. In her spare time she also enjoys caring for animals, baking and reading a good book by the beach.

Sydney recently completed her Bachelor’s degree at SUNY Cortland, where she majored in Early Childhood/ Childhood Education with a concentration in the Arts. She adores working with children and is excited to be able to combine her two loves of teaching and the water while working at Finger Lakes Adventure Camp!