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Climbing Instructor Jobs

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Brave, adventurous, strong, energetic

Bonus Qualifications

Climbing jobs don't require any specific qualifications - just a basic knowledge of ropes and climbing equipment. There are roles available for both low and high ropes jobs, so it's about your comfort level with the equipment.

Why should I teach climbing at camp?

Climbing instructor jobs at camp are some of the best roles available. You’ll spend each day working in the great American outdoors, climbing high and seeing amazing views every day.

By teaching them the basic skills, you'll watch them develop their confidence as weeks go on from June to August. In your job at the climbing centre, you'll see campers face their fears every day. By the end of summer, they'll be on the climbing wall with no hesitation.

We're sure you won't regret spending your summer working a high ropes climbing job in America.

What does a climbing instructor do?

The most important thing you’ll need to do in a climbing centre job is to ensure everyone's safety. Whether your job brings you to the rock climbing wall or the high ropes, it will be up to you to make sure the harnesses are on correctly and the belays are tight. Climbing instructor jobs require alert, responsible individuals - but you'll have help from the other counselors as well.

Some campers will be total beginners, so it's your job to teach them how to climb the high ropes or the rock climbing wall.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I apply for ropes and climbing instructor jobs at summer camp?

When starting your application, you’ll be asked to select your top skills. Choose ropes and climbing. Make sure to include any details about your experience on the high ropes or climbing wall, and you'll have a good chance to nail down a climbing job at camp.

How many children will I be coaching in one session?

You won't be lonely working a climbing job at camp. Depending on how much equipment and space is available at the climbing centre, you'll teach groups of about 10-30 campers. There will be 1 counselor for every 6-10 campers, so you'll have lots of help.

Will I get training before I start my climbing instructor job?

On arrival at camp, you'll have a week of training on the climbing wall and high ropes course to get prepared for your climbing instructor job before the campers arrive. You'll get comfortable with the equipment at the climbing centre, and spend the first week of your new job climbing the wall yourself.

How can I make my climbing instructor application stand out?

It's a good idea to get some experience working with children and with climbing centre equipment before you start a climbing job anyway - so you might want to consider volunteering or working at a local climbing centre or rock climbing wall if possible.

Don't miss out on your ultimate climbing job abroad.