Ropes Course Director - Piperwood Day Camp

  • Job Tracking ID: 512705-598952
  • Job Location: Victor/Fairport - Piperwood, NY
  • Job Type: Seasonal
  • Date Updated: November 21, 2019
  • Starting Date: June 28, 2018
  • Department: Program

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Job Description:

Summary: To ensure that the ropes course program is being safely and effectively implemented, which includes safely using equipment and elements and supervising ropes course staff while they implement ropes course programs.

  If interested in this full time seasonal salary position according to Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) Section 13(a)(3) (29 U.S.C. § 213(a)(3) that may be available , please apply via this application process.

Essential Functions:

  • Attend mandatory supervisors weekend in May (date and time to be determined)
  • Must attend, participate in and successfully demonstrate required skills during pre-season mandatory ropes course facilitator training in June (date and location to be determined
  • Follow GSUSA, ACCT, ACA and NYSDOH standards and regulations.
  • Supervise  2-3 Ropes Course Facilitators.
  • Submit mid and end of season evaluations for Ropes Course Facilitators.
  • Teach games, initiative and introductory activities to staff and campers.
  • Assist in developing and implementing a progression of activities for campers who have registered for ropes course programs.
  • Provide campers with attainable challenges on the ropes course.
  • Reports any accidents/incidents promptly to supervisor or health supervisor.
  • Ensures the proper use and care of all equipment.
  • Lead by example
  • Emphasize safety.
  • Conduct daily inspections of equipment for safety, cleanliness and good repair.
  • Maintain records of equipment in the Ropes Course Equipment Log daily.
  • May work in a unit and assist the other unit staff members with all unit program and supervision of campers.
  • Participates in all aspects of camp including pre-camp, open house and post camp.
  • Attends staff meetings when scheduled/necessary, including the mandatory Supervisors Training Weekend. 
  • Apply behavior management techniques to conflicts with children when necessary.
  • Report suspected child abuse to supervisor immediately.
  • Accepts other responsibilities as deemed necessary by the Assistant Camp Director/Camp Director.
  • Develops professional goals for the summer that will help support and meet GSWNY’s mission and camp goals. 

Experience and Skills:


  • Willingness to abide by the policies and practices of the Girl Scouts of Western New York Inc.
  • Minimum age:  21 (ACA requirements)
  • At least 2 years documented experience/training in ropes course facilitation from a recognized organization.
  • Must attend required ropes course training prior to pre-camp.
  • Demonstrate mastery of skills listed on the Challenge Course Checklist.
  • Certified Sex Offender Registry and Criminal Background Checks will be completed for personnel file.
  • Demonstrate the ability to guide/supervise other adults.
  • Desire and ability to work with and relate to children and peers in an outdoor environment.
  • Current certification in Responding to Emergencies and CPR or individual is willing to complete certification course during designated training day.
  • Prior camp experience and/or interest in the Girl Scout Camping program.
  • Willingness to place the needs of girls and camp above personal desires.
  • Good health and stamina necessary to work in the camp setting.
  • The acceptance of irregular work hours including participating in the Thursday evening overnight program.


Physical Requirements:

  • Assist the campers in emergency situations.
  • Lift 35 pounds.
  • Possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of campers.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, self-control and ability to adapt well to changing situations.
  • Participate in structured and unstructured activities.
  • Provides excellent customer service to other staff members, campers, parents and visitors to camp.
  • Accept and follow directions both in verbal and written form.


Girl Scouts of Western New York celebrates diversity in all forms and is committed to creating an inclusive, collaborative and supportive environment for all.  All employment decisions are based qualifications, merit, performance and the needs of the organization.  As an equal opportunity employer, GSWNY does not discriminate on the basis of any qualified applicant’s race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other groups or persons protected by federal, state or local law.

If this role is not quite what you are looking for, but you are still interested in being part of the Girl Scouts of Western New York community, why not become a volunteer?  We are always looking for adult volunteers to help us bring our program to girls in our communities, where we strive to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place!  For more information on becoming a GSWNY volunteer , please visit our website at: or email Customer Care at   We look forward to hearing from you!