Adventure Specialist

“I learned how to be confident when faced with problems and how to communicate with others.” – Ellie (Camper)

Job Description

This person will generally answer to and receive assignments from the Program Director.  This position was created for a person who is skilled in a variety of adventure programs and passionate about helping kids challenge themselves within a safe environment. This role must be filled by a person who is safe, well-trained, flexible, energetic, and willing to adapt as the needs of the summer develop.  This position is filled by a capable leader.

Duration: 10 weeks

Type: Full Time Seasonal

  • Manage the climbing wall using industry standards, training and always helping campers challenge themselves in a safe environment
  • Assist with training and then supervision of counselors in ropes course leadership, safety, proper use of equipment, and work toward proficiency in skills
  • Implement the low ropes course by leading one or two cabin groups through a variety of low ropes activities on a daily basis.
  • Lead overnight backpacking trips for campers and CIT’s.
  • Ensure campers and staff follow safety procedures for adventure challenge activities off site and on camp premises
  • Oversee adventure elements’ maintenance and upkeep with regular check of equipment
  • Provide feedback (and implement approved ideas) to continue to improve the BBC Adventure Program
  • Meet with Program Director as regularly scheduled each week
  • Miscellaneous program and facility tasks (cleaning, setup/clean up of events such as cookouts, theme days etc.)
  • Life Guard (we will provide training if needed)
  • Strong working knowledge of ropes/challenge course equipment, maintenance, safety, operation and training- Level 2 Challenge Course certification preferred
  • Experience leading overnight backpacking trips
  • Experience facilitating Low Ropes teambuilding
  • Preferred previous experience working with youth in a camp setting

Minimum age: 21


Starting Salary: $250/week

(higher pay commensurate with experience)

Additional Benefits

  • Living in the beautiful green mountains of VT all summer
  • Food is provided for you most of the summer
  • Support a Staff: Earn up to an additional $900 for the summer (In short, you raise money and camp matches dollar for dollar. We’ll help you with this process)
  • Coming back for another summer on staff? We’ll offer you a pay raise each summer you return!
  • Learn life skills like group management, conflict resolution, and flexibility
  • Use camp as a great addition to your resume and receive quality references from year round staff