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Rock Climbing Instructor


Posted by Fernwood Cove on 05/10/2021

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Outdoor

Job Categories: Camp Staff & Counselors

Company Type: Recreation

State: ME

City: Harrison

Country: United States

Required Experience: 0 - 1 year

Contact Name: Alicia DeHart

Business Phone: 207-583-2381

Job Type: Seasonal Full Time

Salary: $1250-$1500/month

Required to Relocate: Yes

Required to Travel: No

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within:

Job Description & Requirements

Located in the Lakes Region of southwest Maine, Fernwood Cove is a girls' half-season overnight summer camp. We are currently hiring enthusiastic and creative young adults to work as activity instructors and camp counselors. Rock Climbing instructors teach alongside other instructors to teach basic rock climbing on our two climbing towers. Rock Climbing instructors must have a strong background in climbing, with prior top rope belay experience preferred. Fernwood Cove counselors also assist in leading other camp activities, events, and programs.

ACCT approved multi-day belay and facilitation training is provided for all Fernwood Cove Rock Climbing staff. Additional specialized training related to working in the outdoors, youth development, and recreation are also provided.

Paid internship and other academic credit opportunities are available and encouraged.

Seasonal lodging, meals, and laundry service are included with all camp counselor positions.

Job Requirements:
  • Prior rock climbing experience required.
  • Documented belay training preferred, but not required.
  • Prior experience working with youth preferred.
  • Prior experience working at summer camp preferred.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. required.
  • Ability to traverse uneven and hilly terrain, work in an outdoor environment in various weather conditions, and maintain a high level of activity throughout the day required.
Top Reasons To Work At Fernwood Cove This Summer:
  • Develop valuable leadership, communication, time management, and problem solving skills while making lifelong friendships.
  • Serve as a mentor and role model to Fernwood Cove Campers and CITs.
  • Join a safe and supportive global community with a focus on personal growth for all campers, CITs and staff.
  • Work in the beautiful surroundings of Maine alongside young adults with a similar drive and passion to make an impact as yourself.

About Fernwood Cove

Be a part of the Fernwood Cove community where you will learn and grow while also having a positive impact on others.

Fernwood Cove is an overnight summer camp for girls located in Harrison, Maine. Proudly traditional, it offers a complete sleep away camp experience in two 3 ½-week sessions. A welcoming and inclusive community where girls develop life-long friendships while gaining valuable communication, team work, and decision making skills that last a lifetime. Whether it’s team building on the high ropes course, gymnastics in the gym, creating personalized projects in creative arts, or building confidence through performances in theatre, campers are promised to receive high-quality, skill-based instruction from dedicated staff. A supportive community that fosters the growth and development, nestled on the shores of Island Pond, Fernwood Cove provides extraordinary summers for girls!