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Residential Camp Climbing Instructor

Avid4 Adventure

Avid4 Adventure

Boulder, CO, USA · Washington, DC, USA · Washington Park, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

For almost 20 years, Avid4 Adventure has empowered kids to live active outdoor lifestyles through our unique outdoor programming. From teaching youth to ride a bike for the very first time to guiding experienced campers through multi-day backpacking expeditions, our Summer Instructors lay the foundation for a lifelong love of adventure. In turn, our team members gain invaluable mentorship and training in outdoor sports, youth development, leadership, and Leave No Trace principles. If you are seeking meaningful work as part of an inclusive community of outdoor enthusiasts, we invite you to join us this upcoming summer!

In this role you will

  • Co-lead groups of up to 13 campers in age and developmentally appropriate instruction with outdoor activities including rock climbing, Leave No Trace principles, and teambuilding.

  • Set top ropes and releasable rappels without supervision; Gear management, inventory, and daily inspection

  • May be asked to co-lead other overnight camp programs from time to time (training will be provided!)

  • Organize and participate in camp programming, ranging from outdoor sports to camp games and rituals

  • Follow and educate campers on safety protocols to ensure the safety and wellbeing of participants

  • Serve as a role model and guide campers by exhibiting appropriate behavior, attitudes, and activities

  • Provide exceptional customer service to parents and all participants in our programs.

  • If you are a trained Driver, transport up to 13 campers to and from program areas with company passenger vans.

Your Background

  • Must be at least 18 years of age by the start of camp for all positions

  • Must have a personal vehicle to drive to and from different program areas

  • +1 years of experience working with kids in a professional or volunteer setting preferred

  • Personal and/or professional climbing experience required; will be assessed on the following technical skills: trad climbing, building anchors (both traditional and natural), top rope, a variety of climbing knots, and setting up rappels

  • Minimum Basic First Aid & CPR certification by the start of camp (and we can point you in the right direction to get this done) A Wilderness First Aid certification is required to work at Camp Windy Peak.

Important Details

  • Work Schedule: Overnight camps are a 24/7 operation. The leadership team will create a schedule that provides you with one evening off/week and segments of other time off throughout the week.

  • Position Duration: We are looking to fill this role as soon as possible! Our overnight camp programs run from June 9 through August 2.

  • Compensation: Pay is determined based on position, additional responsibilities, relevant certifications, and staff tenure. Starting hourly are below:

    • Climb Specialists: $442.80/week

    • Camp Drivers: additional 3% pay increase conditional on completion of training.

    • Relevant Certification Bonuses: $125 - $400 per certification (up to $1,000)

Our Interview Process

After you submit an application, here is what you can expect next:

  • Step 1: Complete a one-way video interview

  • Step 2: 20-minute live virtual interview and submit three references (personal and/or professional)

  • Final decision!!

This process moves quickly so be ready to hear from us shortly after you submit your application.

Why Avid4 Adventure?

  • We were again voted by Outside Magazine as one of the 50 Best Places to Work.

  • We are the only summer camp in the world that is a Certified B Corp (Benefit Corporation).

  • We truly live by our Core Values.

  • We are committed to improving inclusion, diversity, justice, and equity both internally and in the outdoor industry as a whole. You can learn more about our JEDI commitments and progress here.

  • Benefits - Access to affordable health insurance, access to free gear, discounted pro deals on gear, professional development, public transportation reimbursement to/from camp, and more!