Climbing Director - YMCA Camp Woodstock


Job Description

• Ensure the safety of all participants on the challenge course, climbing tower, high ropes course, & zip-line. Responsibly supervises campers at all times.
• Leads by example in accordance with camp’s values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Provides a positive role model for campers to look up to.
• Teaches four climbing classes a day. Provides fun, creative programming for these classes.
• Schedules cabins to climb each morning prior to start of classes. Supervise these cabin activities when occurring.
• Supervises and evaluates staff assisting with climbing classes.
• Belay-certifies all staff during staff training.
• Cares for climbing equipment and records equipment use on usage charts in accordance with State, ACA and YMCA policies.
• Inspects condition of Challenge course each week and documents findings. Reports any problems immediately to supervisor.
• Assists support staff on check-in and check-out days
• Attends and assists as necessary with all camp evening programs
• Assists in camp night supervision, including a night walking patrol.
• Maintains a leadership role and leads by example for all of camp.
• Any other duties as assigned by the Camp Director.

Apply by: April 4 2015


Camp/Organization: YMCA Camp Woodstock (ACA Accredited)

Location: Woodstock Valley, CT

Type of Position: Program Head

Time Frame: Seasonal

Salary: $2,100 + room and board


• Must be at least 20 years of age
• Must hold a current Driver’s License. Must be able to pass a driving background check, as well as a diving test.
• Must have interest in the outdoors.
• Interested and able to acquire certifications in…
o Top-rope Belaying
o Climbing Tower Management
o Low-Ropes Facilitation
o High Ropes Facilitation …from organizations like Edventure Builders, Inner Quest, Cradle Rock, Project Adventure, etc. (TRAINING & CERTIFICATIONS AVAILABLE AND PROVIDED BY CAMP WOODSTOCK PRIOR TO START OF POSITION.)
• Must have organizational ability to maintain equipment, and to create and sustain an effective system to track equipment.
• Ability to maintain the climbing program in adherence with standards set by the YMCA, the State of Connecticut, and the American Camping Association.


Apply Here


Lesley Munshower

42 Camp Rd
Woodstock Valley, Connecticut 06282