Rock Climbing Director

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Monday, November 27, 2017, 12:30pm



Pisgah Forest, NC
United States


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Responsibilities: The Rock Climbing Director is responsible for mentoring the climbing staff (3-4 people), overseeing the progression of classes, and coordinating trip logistics with the Program Manager and health staff. In the field, he/she oversees the safety of the rock site and typically serves as the lead climber for setup and breakdown, in addition to providing instruction. All climbing staff are responsible for planning and leading rock-climbing expeditions in Western North Carolina for young climbers ranging from beginning to advanced skill levels. You will teach campers techniques and skills to maximize their enjoyment of climbing and improve their abilities. Beginning climbers will be introduced to all aspects of climbing and advanced campers can progress to multi-pitch routes and mock leading. The climbing program utilizes our climbing tower, as well as many local natural climbing areas including Looking Glass, Cedar Rock, Linville Gorge, and Rumbling Bald.

Qualifications: At least 21 years old, with experience in traditional rock climbing techniques and teaching. Ability to lead 5.7 trad minimum; 5.9 trad strongly preferred, with AMGA or PCIA certification a major plus. CPR and Wilderness First Aid required; Wilderness First Responder or higher certification preferred.

Benefits: Competitive salary with one full day off each week. On-campus housing, meals in our whole foods dining hall, and access to laundry facilities provided.

Dates: Position is from May 31st to August 13th, 2018. In addition, some positions require attendance at a training clinic. Please see our website,, for clinic dates.

Who We Are: Eagle’s Nest Camp is a coed camp over 90 years old, located in the lush mountains of Western North Carolina. Eagle’s Nest provides a strong, nurturing community where campers ages 6-17 are treated with respect, honor, and compassion. Campers have the opportunity to participate in the 1-3 week long sessions which emphasize the wilderness, arts, and community. Our mission is an experiential education for young people, promoting the natural world and the betterment of human character.

Eagle’s Nest Camp · 43 Hart Road · Pisgah Forest, NC 28768

828-877-4349 ·

How to Apply:

Please apply using the Application Form found on our website: