Teambuilding & Challenge Course Facilitators

The Outdoor Recreation team provides superior adventure and educational opportunities promoting active lifestyles, appreciation for the natural environment, and personal development. We offer teambuilding, high elements, rock climbing, paddle sports, summer camp programs, archery, and disc golf.

We have been creating adventure learning experiences since 1986. We have designed and facilitated quality programs on our challenge course for over 28 years. Our staff are seasoned and experienced leaders at creating opportunities for individual as well as team learning outcomes for personal growth and development. We have over 300 initiatives and teambuilding activities, 17 low challenges, a team development litter-carry course with seven challenges, and a high elements team course with a tandem zip line exit. We work with three target groups: youth, non-profit/college, and for-profit business. We are looking for quality leaders to join our team.
Challenge Course facilitator
Facilitator Training & Certifications
Staff members are certified by Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission and/or Signature Research, Inc. to exceed the national standard written by the Association for Challenge Course Technology and industry best practices.

Requirements
  • Minimum 18 years old
  • Interview with challenge course coordinator
  • Complete a training and shadowing process of approximately forty hours
  • Ability to track facilitation experience and challenge course training in a challenge course portfolio
  • Lead facilitators must complete a level one training or equivalent
  • Participate in training opportunities offered 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the group process, problem-solving models, Challenge of Choice, Full Value Contract, and Experiential Learning Cycle
  • Ability to follow Training Models, Local Operating Procedures, and Facilitator Guide Manual
  • Ability to lead group discussions toward group learning outcomes
  • Ability to know, understand, and manage inherent risks that are associated with adventure learning, low and high elements on the challenge course
  • Ability to offer excellent customer service
Challenge Course Facilitators
Training Opportunities for Facilitators
Training is an on-going process with multiple opportunities available throughout the year:
  • First aid
  • CPR
  • Emergency procedures
  • Severe weather
  • Introduction to Adventure Learning
  • Introduction to Adventure Teambuilding
  • CCPRC’s Low Elements & Teambuilding
  • CCPRC’s High Elements & Teambuilding
  • Level 2 Challenge Course Training and Certification
Become a Teambuilding Facilitator
We are searching for individuals who enjoy working with others in an outdoor setting, interact well with people, and can encourage others to discover and grow through outdoor experiences. We are seeking outdoor professionals, retired individuals, college students, and community leaders. Opportunities to work weekdays and/or weekends with flexibility is required.

We are looking for individuals who understand the group process, have good communication and decision-making skills, and are dependable. Individuals will be given a skills assessment test, will need to provide any documentation for any trainings they have attended, as well as documentation regarding any previous experience leading and working with groups, all in accordance to industry standards.

Type of position(s)
Part-time

Job Titles
Challenge Course Facilitators
  • Challenge Course Facilitator Attendant: (as needed, employee schedule posted generally two weeks in advance)
  • Challenge Course Facilitator L1 Aide: (as needed, employee schedule posted generally two weeks in advance)
  • Challenge Course Lead Facilitator L2 Aide VP: (average 37.5 hours per week, schedule posted generally two weeks in advance)
We are looking for individuals with experience in the following areas:
  • Challenge course facilitation
  • Teambuilding 
  • Rock climbing & bouldering
  • Belaying & route setting
  • Rappelling
  • Marketing & customer service 
  • Teaching & coaching
  • Canoeing & kayaking
  • Backpacking
  • Cycling & bike repairs
  • Outdoor trip planning
  • Wilderness first aid or WFR 
Wages
Ranging from $9 to $12.75 per hour based on skill assessment level, experience, and responsibility

Available Opportunities
Search for open positions; we recruit throughout the year.

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