C.O.P.E. and Climbing Director

Job Description

Reports to: Camp Olmsted Director

Essential Functions:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Be certified in or willing to attend a one-week training session to become certified as COPE Director at BSA’s National Camp School
  • Be competent in written and online data entry for the purposes of recording of data from youth courses
  • Be able to see and act quickly in emergency situations
  • Be readily and physically mobile in the event emergency first aid is required

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Supervise, train, and motivate C.O.P.E./Climbing staff
  • Develop and execute quality C.O.P.E. and climbing programs which include, but are not limited to, merit badges, Climb on Safely, Cub Scout climbing opportunities, and open climbing
  • Develop, update, and use written lesson plans for each C.O.P.E. and climbing class taught
  • Responsible for the maintenance, inventory, security, safety, proper recordkeeping, and use of all C.O.P.E. and climbing equipment and facilities
  • Be familiar with and enforce all safety rules and policies for C.O.P.E. and climbing areas
  • Maintain strict safety discipline at all times when campers, leaders, visitors, or staff are in the C.O.P.E. and/or climbing areas
  • Setup and teardown of all C.O.P.E. and climbing facilities
  • Oversee daily submission of advancement and attendance records
  • Submit staff evaluations for C.O.P.E./Climbing staff as requested
  • Submit a complete inventory of all C.O.P.E. and climbing material and equipment, to include the serviceable condition of each, recommendations for replacements, and supplies needed for next year’s summer camp operation
  • Participate in all camp wide activities
  • All other duties as assigned



$300-$400/week for 8.5 weeks; negotiable and commensurate with experience

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Goshen, VA
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