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GUARANTEED SUMMER CAMP JOBS! Click here to apply today! 

Exclusive summer camp job offers for those with specialized skills and qualifications

Being a part of the climbing and/or ropes course staff at a summer camp in America is one of the most rewarding and exhilarating jobs at summer camp. 

If you have strong ropes or climbing skills, then CCUSA has an amazing package for you!

  • GUARANTEED job placement at a summer camp in America*;
  • A job you will love and an unforgettable summer.


  • Have a Degree / Diploma in Education with an emphasis on outdoor education, or Certificate in Outdoor Education. Must be 21+ with at least 2 years advanced experience. OR At least 2 years advanced coaching and professional experience with the ability to demonstrate these skills: 
  • Camping and camp management.
  • Knowledge of and a specialty skill: wilderness, canoeing/kayaking, rock climbing, group initiatives and ropes. 
  • Ecology literacy.
  • Safety and risk management
  • Structuring lessons, assessment and reflection.



  • Be 21 years or older;
  • Have all the above Advanced skills requirements plus four years of experience in teaching/leading climbing and ropes courses (low and high);
  • Have the ability to demonstrate these skills:
    • The setting up of safe and efficient top rope and abseil teaching systems using a variety of belays and sites;
    • Methods for conducting students safely and efficiently on single and multi-pitch climbs;
    • Self-rescue techniques and good emergency situation responses;
    • Site choice in relation to safety, environmental factors and outcome for the participant;
    • Teaching techniques and group management issues;
    • Vertical mobility via ascending and descending ropes;
    • Course and equipment maintenance and safety checks;
    • Environmental and land management concerns.

 Apply today - CCUSA has specific camps that need you and your skills now!

Whether you are an Advanced or Elite applicant you will receive the additional program benefits:

  • Meals and accommodation included while at camp, saving you money for traveling and fun with friends;
  • Work & Travel medical insurance for the duration of your time at camp;
  • Sponsorship for the J-1 visa required to work at a camp;
  • CCUSA orientation, 24/7 support and much more.

Help campers achieve their goals and overcome fears through these adventurous programs at summer camp. Camps typically have:

  • An outdoor climbing wall with multiple elements or difficulties;  
  • A low and high ropes course with multiple elements to teach team building, group and individual personal growth and self-esteem. High Ropes elements can be static or live belay systems with zip lines, giant ladders, balance beams, leaps, single or log bridges and more.

Sign up today to be a Camp Counselor, leader and part of the ropes staff (remember: we have awesome jobs at camp, no matter what your skill level is - you don’t have to be an expert to be a part of our program).

*Guaranteed Placement is for anyone who meets the above requirements and is accepted onto the Camp Counselors USA program by February 1st, the year you are going to camp.
**Inclusion in a category is subject to availability, and CCUSA has final decision on acceptance as an advanced or elite qualified participant.