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Join the Rocks & Ropes Summer Staff

Become a Facilitator!

YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park Center is seeking motivated and professional individuals to join our Rocks & Ropes team this summer. Enjoy rock climbing, adventure activities and have a passion for customer service? We would love to have you join the team. We have high expectations for Rocks and Ropes facilitators in regards to safety and regulations.  All staff are involved in certification training prior to the start of the season.  Facilitators must be confident in intense situations that are associated with Adventure Activities and have great customer service.  Staff facilitate family programs and private groups through 1 1/2 hour to 3 hour sessions.  Experience in climbing and adventure activities is highly preferred.

Our program goals for staff are:

  • To provide a positive work environment which incorporates safety, trust, respect, and diversity for all staff members.
  • To deliver programs of the highest quality by providing a work force that is highly competent and demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills.
  • To provide fun adventure activities for families in a comfortable and safe environment


At YMCA of the Rockies, our facilitators are highly respected for their expertise. The Rocks and Ropes staff work as a cooperative accountable team.  They are dedicated to safety procedures, adventure and delivering high quality programs by utilizing your current skills and passion for adventure.

We hope to help you grow in confidence, skills, and leadership throughout your employment.

We ask staff to demonstrate a high level of enthusiasm, leadership, wise utilization of time, and the willingness to work as a team.

On Grounds & Off Grounds positions available.  Outdoor education instructors can live on grounds in a staff dorm, eat 3 meals a day in our dining halls and receive a stipend.

Interested? Contact us today!

970-586-3341 x1106

Mark Pierce
Director of Outdoor Education and Rocks & Ropes

Carlie Bangs
Assistant Director of Outdoor Education and Rocks & Ropes

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