Climbing Tower Manager

Camp High Rocks has an opening for its Climbing Tower Manager position. Manager must have experience teaching rock climbing, managing staff, and in all safety practices related to a top-rope climbing wall environment.

We run an intensive program that requires traditional lead climbing experience and prior program experience leading trips.  Our program runs about 6 trips a week, typically day trips but they can be up to three days long. Areas we use include Looking Glass, Cedar Rock, Table Rock, Pilot Rock, Stone Mountain (NC), Moore’s Wall, and the New River Gorge. Climbing experience on these rocks is preferred.

Camp High Rocks sits at an elevation of 3000 feet in the midst of 1000 acres of camp-owned mountain woodland, with an 11 acre lake, and miles of hiking and biking trails. Founded in 1958, High Rocks is dedicated to providing a caring, challenging, and noncompetitive outdoor experience for boys. Campers come from around the United States; many return year after year for the wide range of activities offered and for the supportive environment they find here.

Responsibilities: The tower manager’s primary responsibility involves the daily operation of the climbing tower. This includes implementing safety practices, training and mentoring a staff of 8, helping create lesson plans, and teaching skills to children.

We act not only as teachers, but as friends, role models, and at times, parents. There is a lot of hard work involved, but the joy felt from helping a child grow and mature is unmatched. We are excited for you to become a part of the High Rocks family.

Qualifications: Applicants for manager position must have completed at least one year of college and have significant experience in a climbing environment.  High Rocks can offer specific training and certifications as needed.

Benefits: Starting range from $355 to $450 per week for the nine week season and two weeks of orientation, depending on experience and qualifications. Free and discounted training, including Wilderness First Aid, available in late May. Includes room, board, and free laundry facilities; staff lounge and wireless internet available; extensive professional discounts; an incredible location with over 1000 acres of wilderness; adjacent to Dupont State Forest, and a 15 minute drive to Pisgah National Forest. 

Dates: May 28 – August 10, 2024

Other dates in May if you want to take advantage of training opportunities.

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