Rock Climbing Director

Camp High Rocks, a private boys camp in Western North Carolina, has a director opening for it’s summer rock climbing program.  Director must be experienced in teaching rock climbing, managing staff, backcountry practices, and related skills. 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.

Responsibilities: Lead, train, and model a safe climbing program with a focus on skill building and enjoyment.  Oversee a group of 7-8 staff.  Schedule and organize outgoing trips and lesson plans.  Instruct climbing at our outdoor climbing tower, our bouldering cave, and our climbing areas near camp. Lead backpacking/climbing trips up to three days in length.

Qualifications: At least 21 years of age, traditional lead climbing experience and prior program leadership experience. AMGA and Wilderness First Responder certifications required, training can be offered for the right candidate.

Benefits: Starting range from $400-$500 per week for the nine week season and two weeks of orientation, depending on experience and qualifications. Training 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

Application Procedure:

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