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Avid4 Adventure

  • NA, Cupertino, CA
  • avid4.com
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Rock Climbing Instructor

  • Do what you love! As a member of the Avid4 team, you will spend your days outside inspiring a new generation of outdoor adventurers.
  • Join an amazing staff community! You will be joining a team of insatiable outdoor enthusiasts - all year long, our team's communication channels are buzzing with invitations for trips, climbing days, happy hours, and other events.
  • Great perks! We are proud to pay all of our staff at least the living wage in the areas in which we have programs. We also value experience and certifications that enhance your outdoor educator profession. Additionally, you will have free access to our gear during non-camp hours, pro deals, adventure grants, and optional professional development opportunities.
  • Positions available to match your passion and experience!


min experience

salary range

$24.00 - $24.00 / hour

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
Work Visa Sponsoring Available

Job Overview

Avid4 Adventure, voted multiple times to Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work list, is hiring a Climb Specialist for our summer day camps in the South Bay area (Cupertino and Menlo Park). You will become part of a team of outdoor professionals who receive support and mentorship from our camp leaders, grow their teaching skills, and enjoy a community of peers who live the values our camps teach.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Summer Day Camp Rock Climbing Instructors (aka Climb Specialists) co-lead groups of up to 13 campers in age-and developmentally- appropriate instructions in rock climbing, Leave No Trace principles, and team building.
  • Set up and manage the logistics and safety of top-rope sites.
  • Co-lead day trips to multiple climbing sites.
  • Make risk management decisions daily.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to parents and all participants in our programs.
  • Thoroughly understand emergency action plans and help implement procedures if necessary.
  • Maintain cleanliness and orderliness of equipment, and report any damages to Camp Director.
  • Maintain excellent communication between campers, parents, and staff.

Job Requirements:

  • Significant experience with outdoor rock climbing with the ability to set trad rock climbing anchors and oversee the climb site.
  • Participation in Avid4 Adventure’s in-house climb specialist assessment is mandatory.
  • Minimum of Basic/Community First Aid & CPR prior to the start of camp.
  • At least 21 years of age by the start of camp.
  • High levels of organization, communication, and judgment.
  • Experience working with school-aged kids through volunteering, school, babysitting, camp counselor experience, tutoring, etc.

Important Dates:

  • Job dates: Training starts in late May/early June, depending on the state in which you will work. Camps run through mid-August
  • Work week: Monday – Friday, about 40 hours/week


  • Pay: $24/hour in Cupertino, CA
  • Benefits: Access to affordable health insurance, access to free gear, discounted pro deals on gear, free professional development and more!
    • Public transportation reimbursement to/from camp

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


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