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Camp Ropes Course-Alpine Tower Instructor at Gilman SchoolCamp Ropes Course-Alpine Tower Instructor at Gilman School

ESF Camps is hiring Ropes Course-Alpine Tower Instructors to join our mission-driven team at Gilman School in Baltimore! The Ropes Course-Alpine Tower Instructor is responsible for the supervision of campers while providing a safe and fun learning environment.

Why ESF?
  • Make a positive impact on children (ages Preschool-8th grade) while receiving comprehensive training.
  • Internships, field work, continuing education credits, lifeguard, and specialty certification reimbursement
  • Flexible summer schedule with the opportunity to work up to 10 consecutive weeks
  • Become a motivated leader and gain experience supervising children while building long lasting relationships
  • Discounted camp tuition for children of team members
  • Employee referral bonus program

Essential Job Responsibilities:
  • Enforce all climbing rules and regulations
  • Supervision of the Ropes Course-Alpine Tower area, including equipment (proper set-up, supervision and maintenance)
  • Climbing instruction to campers between the ages of 6 and 15 with various ability levels
  • Implement ESF curriculum; bring lesson plans to life for campers through participation,
support and guidance
  • Promote and actively participate in all camper activities and projects while working effectively with counselors and collaborate on daily responsibilities.
  • Supervise campers with attention to behavior and group management while serving as a positive role model to campers and peers.
  • Communicate with clear, concise, and grammatically correct written and oral language in all aspects of professional interaction with campers, their families, peers, leadership team and the larger community.
  • Inform site director of any concerns regarding the health, safety, and security of the campers.
  • Demonstrate the ESF Core Values and Virtues of Character (Gratitude, Respect, Trustworthiness, Effort, Kindness, Positivity, Resilience, Community) in camp daily

  • Ropes Course and/or Alpine Tower certification is required
  • Bachelor's degree preferred. Degree in Physical Education or Kinesiology is preferred.
  • Ropes Course and/or Alpine Tower teaching experience (1 - 3 years minimum required)
  • Prior classroom teaching/field work experience or two (2) years of ESF experience
  • Previous experience working with children - Previous camp experience preferred
  • Hours are typically from 8:15am-3:45pm; Monday - Friday
  • Push/pull, lift and carry a minimum of thirty-five (35) pounds across campus. Work outside, upright, and mobile for six (6) to eight (8) hours per day
  • Respond to emergency situations which may include running (up to 1 mile in some cases) and ascending stairs without undue exertion
  • The site director must approve any non-contracted requests for time off, schedule changes, or alterations to the schedule.
  • It is understood you will complete all trainings and pre-employment credentials required by ESF and the state you are working in.
  • Follow the ESF Code and maintain the "ESF Look" at all times

Reporting Relationships:
  • Reports directly to and takes direction from the Camp Director. May also take direction from and is overall accountable to the Site Director.
Covid 19 Health & Safety Protocols
ESF has developed and will be implementing an Advanced Safety Plan to ensure our campers, team members, and parents thrive in a safe environment. This plan includes detailed safety measures in the following areas. Team members will be trained on all protocols and full compliance is expected.
  • Limited enrollment and smaller group sizes
  • Camper & staff screening with use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Cleaning, disinfection & handwashing
  • Premier outdoor facilities
  • Reasonable contact reduction, including social distancing practices
  • Symptom Management Action Plan
  • Specialized Safety Training

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.