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Ropes Course Specialist
Mandell JCC of Greater Hartford
335 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford, CT 06117

Principal Responsibilities:

To further the mission of Camp Shalom through the development and delivery of challenge course (high and low ropes course) at the camp. Deliver challenge course activities, including teambuilding, that are safe, fun, and appropriate to the campers' age and abilities. Provide the management and inspection to the physical operation of the challenge course facilities and equipment.

Minimum Qualifications:


Education: Minimum 18 years old.Individuals with equivalent work experience and appropriate training may be considered.

Experience: Minimum 1 year training and experience in teaching challenge course activities to children of all ages

Licensure: Current certification in challenge course operation or documented experience and training, CPR/First Aid for children, Epi Pen Training


Must have the ability to enforce all facility rules and policies in a gentle but firm manner to people of all ages


Ability to sit, stand, or walk for extended periods of time


Exposure to weather conditions; outdoor activities


Member Services

Create a warm, welcoming environment for all


  1. Assist Director to deliver a fun challenge program to campers
    • Evaluate challenge abilities of campers and staff
    • Evaluate the success of the challenge programs and the development of the campers' abilities and skills in challenge course
    • Expand the camp's activities with new games and initiatives
  2. Ensure that camp staff and campers know and follow safety and educational procedures in challenge course
  3. Assist Director to provide overall care of the physical facilities and equipment in the challenge course program area
    • Conduct daily check of area and equipment for safety, cleanliness, and good repair
    • Maintain the challenge course equipment and elements
    • Clean challenge course area daily keeping it free of hazards and debris
    • Assist in the planning of any special events on or near the challenge course
    • Supervise groups of campers with staff, acting as a teacher, guardian, and friend to all campers
    • Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of campers served - help foster self confidence in campers
    • Encourage and role model safe, cooperative play and team work
    • Supervise campers participation in structured and unstructured activities
    • Apply proper discipline in a caring manner, where campers learn the difference between correct and incorrect behavior (at no time will corporal punishment or physical means be tolerated)

Other Job Duties:

Ensure the Daily Inspection Log book is complete daily


Under $25,000

Agency Information:

Mandell JCC of Greater Hartford in West Hartford, CT. The position is at the JCC's day camp, Camp Shalom, in Windsor, CT.