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17 Feb 2020

Climb & Mountaineer Summer Camp Climbing Instructor

Birch Trail – Posted by birchtrail Minong, Wisconsin, United States

Job Description

Birch Trail is a traditional summer camp for girls aged 7-15 located in Minong,
Wisconsin. We strive to provide a safe, fun summer camp environment for 200 campers and 100 staff. While in camp, the girls have the opportunity to do a wide variety of activities, including canoeing, sailing, swimming, water skiing, climbing, land sports, arts & crafts, dance, yoga, and drama.

One of our most popular activities is climbing. Almost every camper in camp will spend time climbing or rappelling on our one of a kind 67 foot high, 43 foot around leadable wall. It is full of features such as horizontal and vertical traverses, bouldering problems, a 67 foot off-width vertical crack route and much, much more!

If you are interested in helping children gain self-confidence by learning how to climb while enjoying the outdoors, a summer at Birch Trail is for you! All staff members have the opportunity to use the camp facilities and enjoy all that camp has to offer. Our staff members regularly describe their experiences working at Birch Trail as “the summer of a lifetime.”

As a team of 3, climbing staff members oversee the entire in-camp climbing program. Particular job responsibilities include:
• Managing all safety aspects of the climbing program;
• Supervising and training other staff on belaying techniques;
• Instructing campers on climbing skills;
• Providing encouragement and support to campers while they climb;
• Accompanying campers on three-day rock climbing trips led by a certified climbing outfitter;
• Working with others to set up the climbing wall at the beginning of the season;
• Providing basic maintenance of equipment; and
• Assisting in other areas of the camp program when needed.

We are looking for fun, enthusiastic applicants who understand the value and challenge in learning how to climb. All applicants should have an interest in working with children and experience climbing, preferably both on a wall and in the outdoors. Ideal applicants will also have experience in lead climbing, setting up top rope climbs, and wall set-up and safety. All staff members are required to be CPR certified.

Our season runs from June 4th – August 14th, 2020

How to Apply

Both men and women who are at least 18 years old are encouraged to apply. For more information about Birch Trail and to find an online application, please visit Applications, letters of interest, and/or resumes can also be emailed to the winter office. If you have additional questions, please email or call the winter office. Online applications can be found at:

Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Climb & Mountaineer. Job Tags: #outdoor, camp, climbing, rock wall, and summer.

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