Base Camp Counselor

Base Camp Counselor

Reports to • Base Camp Coordinator

Job Purpose

Day camps require enthusiastic individuals willing and able to work with youth. Although the camps may vary slightly in length and format, the same general services and experiences are expected to be provided. The basic camp curriculum includes providing facility orientations and auto-belay use, teaching participants an appropriate belay technique, basic body movements and climbing techniques, climbing games, as well as various other modes of youth entertainment. Camp staff should strive to offer a positive customer service driven experience.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Greet and organize incoming participants
• Provide high energy instruction while following class curriculums
• Work with a varying groups and populations in an exciting climbing atmosphere
• Encourage and promote additional or appropriate follow up classes and memberships
• Help keep the facility in good repair
• Clean up, organize, and maintain supplies required for classes


• Must be 16 year of age or older
• Basic understanding of one-on-one and group instruction
• Ability to speak to groups and direct crowds
• Desire and enthusiasm to inform customers about membership and class options

Working Conditions

Camp staff works shifts specifically based on camp start and end time, which vary depending on the camp. Camp Staff is expected to arrive 15 minutes early for every shift in the appropriate staff attire. Camp Staff should be prepared for in-gym instruction, instruction based on the theme of camp, any outdoor projects or games.

Physical Requirements

Rock Climbing may occasionally be asked of you to retrieve auto belay, hang ropes, or as demonstration for a class or orientation. Shipments of ropes, auto belays, and other items in the climbing facility can be upwards of 50 pounds. An employee should be able to help lift and move these items.


Camp Staff starts at $10/hour.