Lead outdoor adventure day trips (rock climbing, mtn biking, stand-up paddleboarding, and hiking) for groups of twelve 4th – 8th grade students. Coordinate logistics, teach activity skills, manage equipment, and lead two other assistant staff. Drive and transport students via 15-passenger van, oftentimes towing a 14-foot trailer. Travel 15 – 60 minutes to various outdoor recreation areas, including parks, trails, lakes and rivers. Facilitate a weekly overnight camping trip on Thursday nights. Communicate with supervisor and parents regarding agendas, itineraries, and adjustments for weather.


$185/day, $275 for overnight shifts

Mon – Fri, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
June 6 – August 19, 2022
(No camp weeks of 7/4 and 8/1)


• Successful communicator – listens & speaks well with both school-age and adult learners
• Builds trust and rapport easily with people of all ages/backgrounds
• Sees the best in kids, even when they are not demonstrating their best attitudes or behavior
• Sets high expectations for students, enabling them to rise to the occasion
• Exemplifies a competent & confident outdoor athlete and leader
• Juggles complex responsibilities and multi-task under time pressure
• Envisions activities, curriculum and timelines for entire days and 5-day weeks
• Knows and/or learns local outdoor natural resources (Parks, forests, waterways) towards developing a strong quiver of destination options


• Leads a team of instructors (two assistants) and 12 students on a week of multi-sport adventures, including one overnight camping experience (Thursday night)
• Participates in organization, instruction, and leadership (in accordance with qualifications and experience) of outdoor rock climbing trips, flatwater and moving-water (up to Class 1) SUP and canoe trips, and group mountain biking trips on technical single-track terrain
• Communicates pro-actively with parents via email, in person, and/or via phone to set expectations and arrange logistics
• Discusses, learns and develops goals for each student and the group as a whole
• Develops creative solutions, often on-the-fly, for logistics, weather and interpersonal challenges
• Becomes familiar with local paddling, biking and climbing areas and chooses terrain appropriate to daily camp goals and adapts as necessary
• Manages risk with vision and poise
• Mentors assistants and apprentice instructors toward healthy skills, pedagogy and character development
• Expands terrain knowledge and improves technical and movement skills in personal time
• Maintains personal and company equipment

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


• Identifies as female
• Wilderness First Responder (WFR) (training available May 25 - 30, 2022)
• Previous commercial guiding/outdoor instructor experience or public/private school teaching experience

Required Skills:

Comfortable with:

• Paddling SUPs and canoes on flat and Class 1 water
• Riding mountain bikes on easy to intermediate singletrack terrain and conducting light repairs
• Belaying rock climbers

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.

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