Alford Lake Camp’s ‘Adventure’ activity consists of an outdoor rock wall and high and low ropes course where campers learn skills in team building, problem-solving, developing trust, and taking safe risks. The Head of Adventure for the Alford Lake Camp Challenge Course will be a facilitator who works in a co-instructor position, working closely with a second facilitator (we are also looking for someone to fill this role!) and possibly counselors-in-training to cover and share the instruction, supervision, safety, and debriefing responsibilities associated with the ALC Challenge Course. The facilitator will use the ALC program to allow campers to recognize and safely take risks, push themselves, and reach their potential. This will include promoting self-confidence, positive group dynamics, and the expansion of their problem-solving abilities. These individuals must be well-organized, experienced, compassionate, and exceptional communicators when it comes to teaching others.

Tagged as: Camp Counselors, Climbing Skills, Teaching/Education


Current American Red Cross CPR with AED and First Aid certification
Certification within the past three years from a recognized organization or certifying body (must be the Project Adventure Level II, High 5 or the equivalent (at minimum))
Documentation of training and experience in Challenge Course facilitation
If you do not have a current certification, you must obtain it before the start of work. Financial support for coursework may be available.

Required Skills:

Stand/walk for long periods; Use of ladder; Bending/stooping; Kneeling/squatting; Reaching/grasping; Overhead work; Pushing/pulling; Repetitive use of hands; Lift at least 35 lbs; Camper interaction: Strong verbal, written, and listening skills
Ability to quickly and confidently tie all necessary knots; Capability to set up and take down every low and high course element; Ability to safely Belay campers; Demonstrate a high-course rescue; Prepare (front-loading) and follow-up (debriefing) of the group

About Alford Lake Camp

An overnight camp for girls in Maine!
Here, on our 350+ acre camp environment, girls (between the ages of 8 and 15 - from grades 2 through 9) from all over the world have been sharing summers together for 110 years.
Experience the magic of living in our signature white tents, sharing the fun of amazing activities taught by our exceptional counseling staff and enjoy the traditions and camp life that have made a lasting impact in our campers' lives for many generations!

Application Instructions

Please complete the following Google Form: https://forms.gle/8qVTBnzJi8z5BCHS9 Once we receive your information, we will be in touch to set up a video interview.