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Resident Camp Challenge Course Director

Are you adventurous? Would you like to encourage campers to build trust in each other and face their fears? Whether you choose high ropes or low ropes, you’ll be empowered to choose a challenge program that is more than just learning how to climb. If you’re looking for a rewarding and fulfilling opportunity where you’ll get to encourage teamwork and camaraderie, look here! Come spend your summer inspiring girls to build their confidence, courage, and character! What’s in it for you:

  • Make a difference in the lives of girls that will last for a lifetime
  • Opportunity to share your passion and enjoy being out in nature
  • Build lifelong friendships with the camp team
  • Become the coolest and most influential person in the campers’ lives
  • Gain problem solving, team building, communication, and mentoring skills
  • Internship credit (Universities may provide college credit working at Camp)


min experience

salary range

$81.00 - $91.00 / day

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
Work Visa Sponsoring Available

Job Overview

As the summer Challenge Course Director, you will be empowered to plan and coordinate facilitation of high and low ropes courses; oversee course scheduling, equipment management and serve as lead facilitator.

  • Develop and deliver a challenge course program that is appropriate for the age and abilities of campers while providing skills progression
  • Supervise all challenge course activities, ensuring campers and staff are participating in a safe manner, and in compliance with all safety policies and procedures
  • Ensure all challenge course activities comply with ACCT and ACA guidelines
  • Supervise challenge course staff
  • Coordinate belay, skills refreshers, and enrichment training
  • Conduct safety and equipment inspections
  • Monitor equipment inventory and supplies
  • Participate and assist with general camp activities and operations
  • Perform other duties, as assigned

This is a temporary seasonal employment opportunity.

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Able to work the full summer camp season - June 21st - August 13th
  • Ability to work with children and staff of different ages
  • AACT Level 1 certification required, or 2-3 years documented experience in rock climbing and/or challenge course facilitation; Level 2 is highly preferred
  • At least 4 weeks in management/supervisory experience at a high ropes challenge course within the past 3 years
  • Ability to climb and withstand heights with a high comfort level
  • Wilderness First Aid or other advanced certification is highly preferred
  • Must be willing to work in an outdoor setting and live on camp premises during the summer
  • Current First Aid/CPR/AED certification, or able to obtain certification before the first day of work
  • Valid drivers’ license, proof of insurance and access to reliable transportation (Daily and/or occasional travel may be required. Must be comfortable driving narrow, winding mountain roads with passengers in mini or cargo vans)

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