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YMCA Camp Burgess & Hayward

  • Camp Burgess & Hayward, 75 Stowe Road, Sandwich, MA
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Spring Outdoor Educator

Come join our fun and supportive community at Camp Burgess & Hayward’s Outdoor Education & Retreat Center, a YMCA facility located a short drive from the ocean on beautiful Cape Cod, Massachusetts. During our spring season, we host students from many local schools, and a range of specialty camp programs during the weekends. Our staff training will teach you everything you need to know to facilitate meaningful outdoor experiences for hundreds of students from the greater Boston area. Our forested property is situated on over 300 acres which include three freshwater ponds, a state-of-the-art high ropes course, a low ropes teambuilding course, climbing tower, educational farm, waterfront, hiking trails, and dining and overnight facilities. Enjoy living and working at this special place- and exploring Cape Cod in your free time!


min experience

salary range

$460 - $490 / week

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
Work Visa Sponsoring Available

Job Overview


Following a thorough staff training:

  • Lead environmental education classes and teambuilding programming with confidence, accuracy, and enthusiasm
  • Facilitate the safe use of our low ropes challenge course and rock wall
  • Facilitate the safe use of our waterfront
  • Speak clearly and audibly in front of large audiences
  • Provide friendly and helpful customer service to all of our guests
  • Support house-keeping, grounds-keeping, and dining operations

Our staff training will cover class curriculum, group facilitation strategies, and technical challenge course skills required for the job. You will have the dedicated support and guidance of our experienced staff as you develop your leadership style and gain confidence facilitating others in outdoor activities.

Daily hours are tailored to the needs of our guests, so the average day can vary. Expect to work rewarding days outdoors. You will have two days off for every five days worked.


  • Spring season begins: April 17th
  • Spring season ends***: June 9th

Partial seasons are possible for staff with limited availability

***We encourage our staff to continue working with us in different roles for the summer and fall! In the summer most staff apply to be Adventure Trip Leaders or Outdoor Pursuits Directors (facilitating our high ropes course). In the fall, we hire Outdoor Educators to facilitate teambuilding and outdoor education programming to a wide range of groups, and provide general facilities support.

TO APPLY: Email a resume to [email protected]

Special Benefits

We offer competitive weekly pay starting at $460/week, $490/week with lifeguard certification. We also provide comfortable staff housing, all of your meals while working, kitchen access, laundry facilities, and internet. Additionally, Cape Cod is an awesome place to live! You will have access to a wide range of outdoor recreation equipment to help you enjoy it.

TO APPLY: Email a resume to [email protected]

Minimum Requirements


  • Passion for working outdoors with youth, teens, and adults
  • Desire to facilitate environmental, teambuilding, and challenge course programs
  • Preference to candidates who are 21+ years old, with a college degree or relevant life experience
  • Ability to live and work as a positive team-player in a collaborative residential setting
  • Physical ability to spend active hours outdoors in all elements, safely facilitating others
  • Lifeguard certified staff are paid an additional $30/week

    TO APPLY: Email a resume to [email protected]

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