Adventure Treks Outdoor Leader

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Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
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  • Adventure Treks


The Schuylkill Center’s Adventure Treks is an environmentally focused adventure camp for pre-teens. Week-long programs are designed to challenge campers emotionally, physically, and socially in a safe and supportive environment. We are seeking highly motivated, energetic leaders to plan and facilitate adventure-based outdoor activities for students between the ages 1012 that align with a weekly theme. Leaders should be comfortable creating a community atmosphere that encourages students to step outside of their comfort zones. 


Outdoor Educators/Leaders; Seasonal Position (2 positions)


In this camp, the first part of the week is spent on the Schuylkill Center campus in a day camp setting: exploring the forests, ponds, and streams of the property while keeping focus on the overall theme of the week. The second part brings participants to various locations in the Mid-Atlantic region to spend two nights camping and guiding participants through planned activities and events.  Educators in this position are required to commit to all 11 weeks (including one week of training). 


Duties include: Leading team-building activities, supervising outdoor recreation activities, keeping participants engaged and focused, planning portions of the trips, maintaining camping equipment and specialized outdoor education equipment, leading or assisting hikes, leading camping trips (camp set-up, clean-up, cooking, etc.), participating in outdoor adventure activities such as biking, rafting, canoeing, archery, swimming, and climbing, and photographing the students engaging in their camp experience. A week of paid training will be provided.


Qualifications: Must be comfortable in the outdoors and familiar with outdoor recreation and natural sciences; experience camping and planning camping trips; capable of supervising pre-teens; planning and cooking meals; maintaining specialized gear; have a valid driver’s license and be able to drive a 10-passenger van. Employees should bring a positive attitude to the Schuylkill Center and be able to work in a team/group setting. Must be a positive role model for youth and be enthusiastic about the programming we have to offer. We provide First Aid/CPR certification if hired, however, Wilderness First Aid/First Responder certifications are preferred. Bachelor’s degree in education or science-related field preferred.


Background Clearances: Finalists are responsible for providing a valid Pennsylvania Child Abuse clearance, state criminal background check, FBI criminal background check, and any other background check that the Schuylkill Center requires based on the applicant’s state residency. Clearances must be provided before employment begins.


Dates of Employment: 

Position begins on June 15, 2020 and ends on August 21, 2020. (June 4-5 and June 8-12 are mandatory training dates.)


Compensation: $7400, housing is not provided on days off.


Application Closing Date: February 14, 2020


To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to:


[email protected]


Cover letters should be addressed to “Summer Camp Hiring Managers”. If asked to interview, you will sit down with managers of all camps to learn more about each camp.


The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

Attention: Summer Camp Hiring Managers

8480 Hagy’s Mill Road

Philadelphia, PA 19128

We value a racially, ethnically and culturally diverse work community and we strongly encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. E.O.E.