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High Ropes Instructor

  • 16 May 2019 3:52 PM
    Message # 7345846

    Ropes Course Instructor

    Job Title:

    Ropes Course Instructor

    Job Duration:

    June 24, 2019 to August 25, 2019

    Job Hours:

    Full-time / Resident Camp Hours

    Reports To:

    Ropes Course Lead Instructor

    Job Purpose

    The Ropes Course Instructor facilitates all challenge course related programs. The Ropes Course Instructor provides expertise, experience and skills specific to the operation of a high ropes course program, working with and supporting the Ropes Course Lead Instructor.

    Sasamat is a residential and day camp based summer camp in Belcarra BC, just outside of Port Moody. Sasamat prides itself on its engaging and supportive community where children are made to feel included in the camp culture and nature. This supportive and fun environment allows for campers to try new activities and develop new skills with the help of caring staff. Sasamat has a full range of exciting summer camp activities from Our high Ropes course and archery field, to canoeing and kayaking at our beautiful waterfront located on Lake Sasamat.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Staff Training

    • Participate in 100% of staff training and pre-season CUI ropes training

    • Lead ropes course training workshop with all staff on safety, emergency

      procedures, program facilitation and expectations

    • To submit a detailed medical, application, criminal record search forms and employee agreement to the Summer Camp Coordinator no later than June 26.

      Program Planning and Management

    • Be familiar with lesson plan delivery (Briefing, Conduct & Debriefing) and desired outcomes for each element in order to execute lesson plans effectively

    • Ensure challenge course equipment and program meets or exceeds provincial regulations and ACCT (Association for Challenge Course Technology) standards

      Group Supervision and Leadership

    • Brief groups on safety, equipment, climbing/belaying protocol and desired outcomes prior to every climb

    • Ensure that the safety of all participants is first and foremost at all times

    • Role Model at all times safety and leadership while providing guidance to

      younger staff as well as campers

    • Facilitate team building amongst all group members by communicating and providing varying parameters and challenging tasks with each element and promote challenge by choice

    SOC Ropes Course Instructor Risk Management

    • Perform daily ropes, structure and surrounding hazard inspections prior to every day of climbing

    • Record all inspections in Climbing/High Ropes Log Book

    • Report any equipment, structure or surrounding hazard concerns to the Director

      of Community Programs the day of inspection

    • Practice and be prepared for emergency procedures, such as rescues, and scripted protocol for emergency response

      Other Duties

    The Ropes Course Instructor may be asked to assist in duties not listed above. Sasamat Outdoor Centre expects the support of all staff members fulfilling objectives that may not be specific to this position.



    Post secondary education

    Specialized Knowledge and Certification

    • Current Standard First Aid/CPR or Higher

    • Criminal Reference Check (within last six months)

    • CUI or Adventureworks Level I (Challenge Course/Climbing Wall Instructor Certification) or Comparable Ropes Certification

      Additional qualifications considered an asset

    • Bronze Cross or NLS (Pool, Waterpark or Waterfront)

    • Valid Class 4 driver’s license

    • Wilderness First Aid

    • High Five

    • Food Safe

      Related Experience an Asset

    • Experience related to operating and managing a static belay challenge course

    • A minimum of two years experience working in a summer camp setting

      Working Conditions

    • A resident role that requires the applicant to live on-site for the duration of employment (weekends excluded).

    • Requires working in an outdoor environment in all weather conditions

    • May require working with difficult clients

    • Requires ability to supervise children/youth on a 24 hour basis, 5 days per week

    • May require some weekend work

    Physical Requirements

    Physical ability to lead a wide variety of challenging activities in an outdoor environment and varying heights 

    For complete details on positions offered please visit our website:

    To apply, please submit an application online on our website:

    Last modified: 16 May 2019 3:54 PM | Sasamat Outdoor Centre


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