Assist lead instructors in running rock climbing trips for our 5-day overnight Teen Climbing Camp (https://www.devilslakeclimbingguides.com/camps/teen-climbing-camp) and other single-day rock climbing trips throughout the summer season. Help set rock climbing routes, carry equipment, teach belay and climbing skills and manage risk at various climbing areas. Facilitate camp activities, such as cooking, setting up and maintaining camp infrastructure, and helping students take care of themselves and each other. Coordinate games and social activities to help camp feel fun and develop a caring, enjoyable community.


• Comfortable in a climbing environment (technical, movement, social)
• Takes direction and feedback well
• Solves problems creatively and efficiently
• Exercise prudence and judgement in technical and interpersonal matters
• Adapts easily to a dynamic work environment


• Assists Lead Instructors in all manner or trips and courses.
• Sets anchors with and without supervision.
• Follows Lead Instructor direction, but also makes independent decisions based on personal judgment when appropriate.
• Leads clients to/from climbing areas independently.
• Teaches belay school, supervises belaying and mentors clients independently.
• Manages clients for short periods while Lead Instructor works out of sight/vocal distance.
• Breaks down anchors, tidies up equipment, ensures gear is in good repair.
• Mentors other Assistants and Apprentice instructors.
• Learns local terrain and improves technical and movement skills in personal time.

Tagged as: Camp Staff, Climbing Skills, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education


At least one year of outdoor climbing outdoors.

Required Skills:

• Able to quickly and deftly build rapport with teenagers
• Competent belayer

Preferred Skills:

• Some formal teaching experience in any context
• AMGA Single Pitch Instructor (SPI) and Wilderness First Responder preferred, but not required.

About Devils Lake Climbing Guides

Rock climbing guide service operating out of Devil's Lake State Park in Baraboo, WI. We are an education-based guiding company empowering folks to take the next step in rock climbing and other outdoor adventures.

Application Instructions

Apply online here: https://www.devilslakeclimbingguides.com/employment/application