SumMAT Camp Leader

SumMAT Camp Leader 2022- *Now Hiring!*

Petra Cliffs Climbing Center & Mountaineering School is looking for passionate, self-motivated, creative, and fun people to join our summer camp staff! Summer Mountain Adventure Training Camp (SumMAT Camp – “summit”) is an outdoor adventure camp that gets kids and staff outside every day! This position is full-time Monday – Friday (June 13- August 19) with one week of staff training running June 6-10. Each day of camp will start and end at Petra Cliffs Climbing Center in Burlington, but our adventures take us everywhere. Every day brings a new activity: indoor and outdoor climbing, caving, kayaking, ropes course climbing / team building, and hiking!

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide care and supervision for campers in your program area and/or group.
  • Plan, prepare for, and deliver programming for campers in assigned skill areas.
  • Work closely with the Camp Director, specialists, and other group leaders to plan engaging programming across all areas of camp throughout the season.
  • Drive the camp vans to and from the pick up and drop off locations Monday-Friday
  • Fully engage and participate in staff training week.
  • Attend all relevant and assigned staff meetings/check-ins.
  • Support and instruct campers in daily activities including but not limited to climbing, kayaking, sailing, caving, team building, Bolton Adventure Center activities, LNT practices, etc.
  • Maintain a positive group environment emphasizing a camp culture that is relevant, healthy and fun
  • Lead by example in observing and enforcing camp rules and safety regulations
  • Be a resource for the public and an ambassador of Petra Cliffs
  • Maintain clean programming areas and practice Leave No Trace principles
  • This is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities. Some duties may be reassigned and additional duties may be assigned as required.

Qualifications and Skills

  • 18 years of age or older with a clean driving record and confidence in safely driving a 12 passenger van daily
  • Ability to take initiative; be proactive without waiting for direction; have a strong sense of personal accountability and ability to execute such behavior
  • Demonstrate exceptional leadership skills
  • Ability to be a consistent and positive mentor and source of support and care for campers of any age

Job Type: Full-time, 10 camp weeks + 1 week staff training

Preferred experience: Youth development - minimum 1 year

Required license or certification:

  • Clean driving record and valid driver’s license
  • Minimum of a current Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certification (pay increases with higher or the addition of other relevant certifications)
  • Valid CPR certification

Please return a completed application (Download our printable application here or our fillable form), current resume, and cover letter to our Camp Director, in person at 105 Briggs St., Burlington or via email.