Are you seeking a summer of meaningful work? Are you passionate about rock climbing and want to inspire kids to find that same love for outdoor adventures? Are you looking for an employer who values you as an individual, recognizing your gifts and talents and inviting you to use them every day? Then you are the perfect fit for Avid4 Adventure!
Full-time and Part-time seasonal positions available!
Why Avid4 Adventure?
We were again voted by Outside Magazine as one of the 50 Best Places to Work.
We are the only summer camp in the world that is a Certified B Corp (Benefit Corporation).
We truly live by our Core Values.
We are committed to improving inclusion, diversity, justice, and equity both internally and in the outdoor industry as a whole. You can learn more about our JEDI commitments and progress here.
Benefits – Access to affordable health insurance, access to free gear, discounted pro deals on gear, professional development, public transportation reimbursement to/from camp, and more!
Compensation – Compensation – Hourly rates start at $24/hour but increase with additional experience and certifications. Read more about our compensation structure here.
We are hiring Rock Climbing Program Specialists for the following locations:
Mill Valley/San Rafael
Menlo Park/Palo Alto
We have Rock Climbing Program Specialist positions available at multiple program locations across the US. If you’re interested in being considered for other locations – be sure to let us know!
**Our non-driving Camp Instructor positions at all of our camps have been filled. Applicants must be at least 21 years old at the start of camp in order to drive Avid4 Adventure campers.*
Due to California laws, applicants with a CA driver’s license must have a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) in order to drive campers in our 15 passenger vans. This restriction does not apply to non-California driver’s license holders.
In this role you will
Co-lead groups of up to 13 campers in age and developmentally appropriate instruction with outdoor activities including rock climbing, Leave No Trace principles, and teambuilding.
Set top ropes and releasable rappels without supervision; gear management, inventory, and daily inspection
Depending on your camp location, you may also spend a couple days supporting mountain biking instruction along with program co-leaders (advanced mountain biking skills and knowledge not required)
You may be asked to also instruct paddling and climbing – training will be provided!
Serve as a role model and guide campers by exhibiting appropriate behavior, attitudes, and activities.
Follow and educate campers on safety protocols to ensure the safety and wellbeing of participants.
Typically Monday – Friday, about 40 hours/week. Minimum 2 days a week up to 5 days a week as desired (Wednesday and Fridays required.)
Mandatory training begins May 27; camps run June 12 through August 11.
Staff must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid driver's license to drive campers. Drivers receive a 2% pay increase.
Personal and/or professional climbing experience required; must have thorough knowledge of common climbing knots and climb technical skills
+1 years of experience working with kids in a professional or volunteer setting preferred
Must enjoy spending time with kids and having fun!
Minimum of Basic First Aid & CPR certification by the start of camp (and we can point you in
About Avid4 Adventure
The mission of Avid4 Adventure is to provide kids and teens with the skills and confidence to choose active outdoor lifestyles. We transport campers to authentic local recreation areas and teach them to climb, bike, paddle, hike and thrive in the outdoors. More importantly, we teach kids and teens to assess risks, use sound judgment, and believe in their abilities. Through summer day camps, overnight camps, school programs, and events, Avid4 Adventure inspires thousands of kids and teens every year to lead active lifestyles.