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27 Feb 2018

Climb & Mountaineer Rock Climbing Instructor

Eagle’s Nest Camp – Posted by ENFHR Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, United States

Job Description

Responsibilities: Rock Climbing Instructors are responsible for working with the climbing director to plan rock-climbing expeditions in Western North Carolina for young climbers ranging from beginning to advanced skill levels. Staff will teach campers techniques and skills to maximize their enjoyment of climbing and improve their abilities. Beginning climbers will be introduced to all aspects of climbing and advanced campers can progress to multi-pitch routes and mock leading. The climbing program utilizes our climbing tower, as well as many local natural climbing areas including Looking Glass, Cedar Rock, Linville Gorge, and Rumbling Bald. The staff work with three other climbing staff to maintain safety standards, teach campers, and ensure the day-to-day quality of programming. Other duties include supervising and mentoring campers as cabin counselors.

Qualifications: All staff must be at least 18 years old with one full year after high school. Experience with traditional rock climbing techniques and teaching. CPR and Wilderness First Aid, or higher certification, required.

Benefits: Competitive salary with one full day off each week. On campus housing, meals in our whole foods dining hall, and access to laundry facilities provided.

Dates: Position is from May 31st to August 13th, 2018. In addition, some positions require attendance at a training clinic. Please see our website,, for clinic dates.

Who We Are: Eagle’s Nest Camp is a coed camp over 90 years old, located in the lush mountains of Western North Carolina. Eagle’s Nest provides a strong, nurturing community where campers ages 6-17 are treated with respect, honor and compassion. Campers have the opportunity to participate in 1-3 week long sessions which emphasize the wilderness, arts, and community. Our mission is experiential education for young people, promoting the natural world and the betterment of human character.

Eagle’s Nest Camp · 43 Hart Road · Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
828-877-4349 ·

How to Apply

How to Apply: Please apply using the Application Form found on our website:

Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Climb & Mountaineer. Job Tags: field instructor, high adventure, outdoor education, rock climb, and summer camp.

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