Become a climbing, ropes, or outdoor instructor at one of over 500 summer camps in America with children of all ages. Gain over 800 hours experience teaching your chosen skill.
Tell me more about being a climbing and ropes instructor…
Belay on! Exhilarating zip lines, dizzying heights and towering rock walls; campers love the excitement and challenge of climbing at camp. The thrill and pride campers feel when they overcome and conquer their fears is what this role is all about. Working as a climbing coach you’ll typically double up or work alongside other outdoors staff, including ropes and zipline specialists. You’ll spend most of your time at the camp’s adventure apparatus running sessions throughout the morning and afternoons.
Most camps will have a high/low ropes course and climbing wall as part of their adventure program, which range from a simple climbing wall to sky-high complex structures – climbing at camp is all about harnessing the adventure.
Being responsible is a key element as you’ll be calming nervous climbers whilst working with equipment which will need your full attention. Safety is everything when it comes to climbing.
Why should I teach climbing and ropes at camp?
Are you a thrill seeker? Do you have a love for adrenaline, adventure and the outdoors? Being instructor at camp is the ultimate climbing job, not only do you get to do something you really enjoy but you also get to scale and teach on some of the best purpose-built ropes courses and natural rock faces.
If you are keen to climb but aren’t qualified, you must be extremely eager to learn – many camps will host climbing courses before camp starts and will be willing to take on staff who are passionate and show potential. Be confident in your application. Camp Directors will be looking for someone who can demonstrate their knowledge and shows patience in their instruction.
* Return transatlantic flights
* Between $800-$1500 pay
* Up to 90 days’ medical insurance
* Visa assistance and sponsorship
* Award-winning customer service,
* Preparation and guidance through the process
* 24-hour support whilst in the USA
* Up to 30 days of travel after camp
To apply you need to complete a short initial application telling us who you are and some other basic details. When you’re ready just pay your £49 programme deposit to secure your face-to-face interview with one of our hundred nation-wide interviewers. From there Camp Leaders offer full support to apply for your visa and secure you your placement at camp. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend the Camp Leaders Job Fairs across the country in January and our pre-departure orientations in April and May.
- Age 18 by June 1st 2019
- Clean Criminal Background
- Fluent English speaker
- Available for 9 weeks and able to depart prior to June 19th
- Active interest in working with children