Responsibilities: The Climbing Instructor is responsible for planning and leading all aspects of our rock climbing program. The program includes an in-camp climbing wall, a variety of in-camp natural rock climbs, day trips to a local climbing area, and overnight trips to more extensive climbing areas. All the natural rock that we currently use is sandstone. The climbing instructor will be required to have current First Aid and CPR Certifications.
Campers range in age from 7-17 and arrive with all levels of rock climbing experience (including none). Rock climbing instruction begins with safety, then theory, and progresses from there. Counseling staff will be present at every activity and will be responsible for camper management, allowing the climbing instructor to focus on leading and instruction. Head and Assistant counselors also arrive with varying levels of experience. The climbing instructor is responsible for evaluating and training staff in belaying. Knowledge of equipment inspection and “retiring” is also beneficial. Our program includes only top-rope climbing – it does not include lead climbing or technical mountaineering. As with our other support staff, the climbing instructor will be asked to assist with various other aspects of camp, including supervising movie nights, helping with other activities, washing dishes, etc.
Minimum Age: 21 years of age, preferably college junior
Terms of Employment: The Climbing Instructor is hired for 11 weeks, unless contracted otherwise. The 2023 summer dates of employment are 5/22/23 to 8/14/23.
Salary: $3,700-, plus lodging, meals, travel allowance ($100), and end-of-summer bonus ($500)
Time Off: Approximately one night each week, threedays between sessions, and a 20-hour break once a session.
Number Hired: One