Ropes


Minimum Qualifications

  • Training and experience with adventure/ropes course programs (must be documented) prefer someone highly experienced
  • Current CPR and first aid certifications
  • Ability to coordinate a ropes course program using a course designed for Geneva Glen Camp
  • Ability to maintain course in excellent, safe working condition
  • Ability to supervise program assistants and make scheduling assignments
  • Desire and ability to work with children outdoors
  • Ability to relate to one's peer group
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control
  • College student or at least 19 years of age

Responsible To
    Program Director / Administrative Director / Camp Directors
Camp Goals
    The Goal of Geneva Glen Camp is to provide experiences for children and youth that promote discovery of one's own dignity and worth; encourage respect for all races, creeds and backgrounds; stimulate love for and care of the natural world; develop commitments to enduring values; train youth as creative school and community leaders; and to empowering participators to live at their highest level and to enrich their home communities through what they have learned at Geneva Glen.
General Responsibility
    To teach and coordinate camp's ropes program, maintaining standards that lead to a quality program
Specific Responsibilities
  • Set up Ropes course prior to and during staff orientation
  • Teach staff their responsibilities in area during orientation
  • Teach and monitor proper use of equipment
  • Conduct initial and end of season inventory, and store equipment for maintenance and safety
  • Check equipment and make (or file for) repairs
  • Conduct daily check of equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair
  • Follow standard rules applicable to ropes course, rappelling, etc...
  • Submit orders for equipment and/or supplies when needed, ensuring timely arrival of materials
  • Assist in packing all materials and supplies when season ends
  • Evaluate current season and make recommendations for equipment, supplies, and program for following season
  • Fulfill responsibilities as a counselor to assigned cabin/dorm
  • These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required
Essential Functions
  • Physical ability to set up, build and run Ropes course
  • Ability to observe, assess safety regulations and hazards
  • Ability to act quickly in case of emergency
  • Ability to lift camper, staff on ropes and belay
  • Ability to communicate to staff and campers, instructions and directions
  • Ability to develop, write, and administer curricula on ropes course instruction

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