Climbing Instructor
Colvig Silver Camps

Share Your Passion for Climbing! Who Knows? You May Inspire the Next Tommy Caldwell!

Residential/Wilderness Adventure Summer Camp on 600 acres in Southwest Colorado!


Climbing Instructor

Colvig Silver Camps
Durango, Colorado
$2,420.00 / season
Some experience required
Start Date:
Job starts in 3 months (May 25, 2018)

Teach and Show Kids the Wonders of Climbing!

Colvig Silver Camps is looking to hire one Climbing Instructor for the summer of 2018. We are looking for individuals with frequent/extensive climbing experience in recent years.  Must be interested in working with kids (ages 8 - 15) and helping them succeed and overcome obstacles to achieve their goals during climbing activities. Though climbing experience is required, this may be considered an entry level position in the climbing/guide field.  Meaning, if you have a lot of climbing experience, and are knowledgeable about appropriate anchoring techniques, climbing techniques and climbing safety and have a genuine interest to work with kids, but have never formally guided a trip or worked with program are probably qualified to apply for this position.  AMGA SPI or better certification preferred

Climbing Instructor
Minimum Age: 21 years of age, preferably college junior 
Terms of Employment: The Climbing Instructor is hired for 11 weeks, unless contracted otherwise 
Salary: $2,420-, plus room, board and travel allowance (bonus included for recognized certification)
Time Off: Approximately one night each week, plus three days between sessions 
Number Hired: One

The Climbing Instructor is responsible for planning and leading all aspects of our rock climbing and ropes/challenge course programs. This includes an in-camp climbing wall, several initiatives activities, a variety of in-camp natural rock climbs, day trips to a local climbing area, and overnight trips to more extensive climbing areas. All natural rock that we currently use is sandstone.

Campers range in age from 7-17 and arrive with all levels of rock climbing experience (including none). Rock climbing instruction begins with safety and theory, and progresses from there. Counseling staff will be present at every activity and will be responsible for camper management, allowing the climbing coordinator to focus on leading and instruction. Head and assistant counselors also arrive with varying levels of experience. The Rock Climbing Coordinator is responsible for evaluating and training staff in belaying. Knowledge of equipment inspection and "retiring" is also beneficial. Our program includes only top-rope climbing - it does not include lead climbing or technical mountaineering. As with our other support staff, the Climbing Instructor will be asked to assist with various other aspects of camp, including supervising movie nights, helping with other activities, washing dishes, etc.

Who knows? You may inspire the next Tommy Caldwell! Please review our website to apply or for more details about Colvig Silver Camps and don't hesitate to contact us 970-247-2564 with any further questions.

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