Outdoor Education Instructor – Spring season

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YMCA Camp Mason
Job Overview
  • Spring season:  March 22nd, 2020-June 13th, 2020
  • Salary:   $450 per week plus room & board.  Additional compensation for evening programs and for hosting.


  • A hands-on, field position that directly involves teaching and leading groups of students in outdoor, environmental and recreational activities. Instructors should expect long yet extremely rewarding days that may include weekends and/or evenings for night hikes and special programs.  Instructors will have two days off for every five days worked.  Instructors will work with schools and groups throughout the Spring.


  • Essential Functions: Plan and teach classes to groups of children, young people and adults; supervise outdoor recreation activities related to schools and youth groups visiting camp; assist with curriculum development and planning; maintain specialized outdoor education equipment; assist with special programs and events; when needed, assist with cleaning and preparation of camp facilities; help maintain key hiking trails; occasionally lead hikes, night hike programs, or campfire programs.  Act in rotation as one of a team of “on duty” hosts when groups are present at camp.


  • Qualifications: Associate or Bachelor’s Degree or major in Environmental Science, Education, Recreation, Biology, Botany or relevant experience; must be passionate for working outdoors with youth, teens, and adults; comfortable outdoors and familiar with outdoor recreation and natural sciences; capable of supervising children; some knowledge of at least 3 key curriculum subjects (high ropes, low ropes & teambuilding, rock climbing, boating, lifeguarding, ecology, pioneering skills, fishing, nature crafts, peer counseling, archery, riflery, hiking, plant and animal identification, and environmental sciences); first aid and CPR training provided. Lifeguarding a plus.  The ideal candidate will have experience in Outdoor Education, facilitation, high and low challenge courses or related experiences.


  • Benefits: Stipend paid for seasonal contract, pro-rated on a bi-weekly basis, additional to room and board. Housing provided includes a private room in a shared house with kitchen, laundry, and Wifi.  Additional compensation for evening programs and for hosting.  Workman’s Compensation Insurance provided to all staff.  Retirement benefit if already enrolled in the Y retirement fund.


  • Application Procedure:  Please send resume and cover letter to Sara Davis at [email protected]