Ropes Course Specialist
Shwayder Camp

Experience new heights at 10,200 feet!

At 10,200 feet, Shwayder Camp is located in Colorado on the slopes of Mt. Evans.


Ropes Course Specialist

Shwayder Camp
Denver, Colorado
No experience required
Start Date:
Starts soon! (Jun 01, 2022)

Shwayder Camp of Temple Emanuel

Job Description: Head Ropes Specialist

Supervised by: Specialist Coordinator 

Oversees: Ropes Specialist (With Specialist Coordinator)


  • Desire to work with children
  • Must have current certification in challenge course operation or be able to attend a certification course, or documented experience/equivalent training
  • Must be comfortable at heights
  • Physical requirements include endurance including climbing, standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching.  Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity, normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs and must be able to Operate with daily exposure to the sun and heat and varying environmental conditions.
  • Must have a keen attention to detail, a good sense of safety, and responsibility, and be able to identify and mitigate risk well.
  • Ability to communicate with, relate to, and serve as an example to all campers
  • Willingness and ability to take full responsibility for the safety and security of campers
  • Ability to accept guidance, constructive feedback, and support
  • Minimum age requirement: Must be at least 21 years of age.


  • Responsible for the safety and welfare of all 
  • Responsible for the health, safety, and happiness of ALL campers at ALL times
  • Able and willing to work with a variety of staff members in a calm, collected manner at all times
  • Responsible for  daily (as well as occasional elective periods) set up, break down, and safe operation of ropes course including both high and low elements
  • Oversee Ropes Specialist in all technical aspects of high and low ropes course operations
  • Facilitate team-building exercises with cabin groups and staff
  • Ensure all equipment is safe, in proper condition, and used properly
  • Must train staff in the proper use and safety procedures of Challenge Course
  • Participate in pre-camp staff orientation and any ongoing staff development programs throughout the summer
  • Attend regular supervisory meetings with the supervisor
  • Participate regularly and enthusiastically in all camp programs such as evening programs and camp-wide games/activities when available
  • Attend all staff meetings and tickers as assigned
  • Participate regularly and enthusiastically in all Judaic programming, including Shabbat programming and Tefillah
  • Participate in nighttime cabin coverage as assigned
  • Adhere to the goals, mission, and vision of Shwayder Camp
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures
  • Act as a role model at camp
  • Additional responsibilities may be given at the Director's discretion.

How to Apply

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