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Come join the Hawthorne Valley Farm educational team and guide children through hands-on farm activities that focus on farm and country life.

Featuring a 400-acre biodynamic dairy farm, cheese-making operation, organic bakery, a sauerkraut cellar, 14-acre market garden, 300 member CSA, a full-line natural foods store, Waldorf school and Farmscape Ecology Program, Hawthorne Valley Farm provides ample opportunities to learn in new and exciting ways throughout the year. Now seeking Place Based Learning Center Education Interns for the spring season (January 15 to June 3, 2017), with a summer camp option! If you are at least 21 years of age, enjoy working with children, have a love of the outdoors, animals and farm life, apply now. 3-4 Interns will be hired.

Backdoorjobs.com • Short-Term Job AdventuresYou've just uncovered the best outdoor education programs in the country! Those who have a deep care for the earth and have a love for nature, the environment, education, and the outdoors—and sharing it with others—will find endless opportunities here.

Whether you'll be...
Leading educational canoe trips in a swamp forest
Teaching children about native wildlife of the area
Instructing outdoor education and recreation programs
Facilitating team building and challenge course activities
Coordinating living history and interpretive tours
Working with birds of prey or various wildlife
Assisting with environmental research projects
Developing environmental education programs that help to protect the integrity of our earth's natural ecosystems
... you'll receive valuable training, education and life experiences that will enhance both your career and connections with people and the environment.

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Camp Jewell YMCA is a beautiful place to teach kids and families in the outdoors year-round!YMCA Job Listing Located on 540-acres in the southern Berkshires of Connecticut, Camp Jewell YMCA is a beautiful place to teach kids and families in the outdoors year-round. With cutting edge educational and recreational programs for schools and families, programs include a traditional summer camp, adventure trips, environmental education programming, team building programs, high and low ropes facilitation, and leadership training. Working with school weekday groups and weekend family and conference groups, Program Instructors will teach outdoor educational classes, facilitate team building programs, lead activities that include archery, arts and crafts, low and high ropes and zip lining (with an incredible zip line that’s 1,400 feet long and crosses the lake!) and assist in leading two evening program per week. Compensation starts at $386/week plus room, board and professional conference and training opportunities. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have experience or the ability to work closely with adults and children in a positive, supportive manner, minimum six months previous camp experience and CPR/first aid certified. A bachelor's degree (or in progress) in education or recreation is preferred. Positions are available during the spring (early April to early June—with a summer camp position option), fall (late August to mid-November) and winter (late December to April). If you like to work hard and have fun, fill out the online application or connect with Rich Krudner for more information.

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Winter/Spring Season Employment Alert
Camp Jewell is seeking Program Instructors for the winter and spring seasons! Positions run from late December to April AND/OR April to early June, with a summer camp option. Apply now!

Camp Jewell is seeking individuals who are willing to jump in, teach, have fun, and share their love of the outdoors with all different types of school groups and family guests.

Are you the type of person who can’t get enough of everything? Camp Jewell is seeking individuals who are willing to jump in, teach, have fun, and share their love of the outdoors with all different types of school groups and family guests.

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Alabama 4-H Science School and Raptor Trek – Alabama's Premier Bird of Prey Experience!

Working at the Alabama 4-H Science School is an amazing opportunity to learn a tremendous amount about environmental education, outdoor education and animal care!

Program in the Spotlight Located at the Alabama 4-H Center and its 264 acres of lush rolling woodlands along the banks of beautiful Lay Lake, the Alabama 4-H Science School provides hands-on, educational experiences that connect people of all ages to the natural world. Seasonal Instructors facilitate a wide range of environmental, outdoor and experiential education programs, including lake ecology, herpetology, canoeing, team building, climbing wall and challenge course. Other duties include animal care (raptors, reptiles and amphibians), program development and general maintenance of the facilities. Benefits include a salary of $290/week (paid monthly), fully furnished staff housing, meals when the dining room is in service, and an extensive 12-day staff educational training program, including animal care, Alabama Boating license online course reimbursement (with completion of Lifeguard training), and certification in CPR/first aid. Having a car to help get to work on colder/rainy days as well as for use to explore the great state in down time is preferred. Applicants must have a college degree in an outdoor-related field and a genuine interest in children and teaching, positive attitude, outgoing personality, well-developed communication skills and leadership abilities. Positions are available during the spring (mid-February to mid-May), summer (end of May to mid-August) and fall (mid-August to mid-December). Preference is given to those who can make a 2+ season commitment. To begin the application process, email your resume and 3 professional references to Luci Davis. Learn more at Alabama4HScienceSchool.org.

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Spring 2017 Season Employment Alert
Alabama 4-HSS is currently accepting applications for Spring Season Instructors (mid-February to mid-May).

Are you ready to take the next step and start building or expanding your foundation in environmental education, outdoor education and animal husbandry?

Alabama 4-H Science School is seeking high energy, dedicated individuals with a passion for the outdoors and making a difference with kids.

Are you ready to take the next step and start building or expanding your foundation in environmental education, outdoor education and animal husbandry? The tremendous amount of learning and teaching opportunities at the Alabama 4-H Science School enables Seasonal Instructors to become well equipped for most any position in the outdoor field.

McDowell Environmental Center connects people to the environment, teach respect for the earth and its beings and to promote a commitment to lifelong learning.Located in the heart of Alabama, Camp McDowell is home to the McDowell Environmental Center — a wonderful place to live and work! At MEC, Environmental Education Instructors will enjoy classrooms without walls spread out over 1,140+ acres in which you will teach groups of up to 12 students from a variety of age levels and backgrounds on topics that include forest, insects and wildlife ecology, earth and water science, nature journaling, Native American history, map and compass skills, low and high ropes facilitation, full day hikes and canoeing. Each week you'll also have the opportunity to lead evening programs that may include night hikes, astronomy, and campfire programs. Adapting lesson plans to match your teaching style and program development is also encouraged. Compensation includes a stipend starting at $275/week, meals, private rooms with shared kitchen, laundry and living space (including screened-in porch with rocking chairs!), WiFi access, and an intensive two-week staff training. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree, a fondness for getting your hands dirty, and have maturity, initiative, a sense of humor, flexibility and team spirit. Positions are available during the spring (early February to mid-May) and fall (late August to mid-December). If you are an awesome, enthusiastic teacher who loves children and sharing the natural world with them, email your cover letter, resume and references to Jen Kopnicky.

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Spring 2017 Season Employment Alert
MEC is currently seeking Environmental Education Instructors for the spring season (early February to mid-May).

McDowell Environmental Center is making the world a better place by educating tomorrow leaders about the natural world on which we depend.

McDowell Environmental Center is making the world a better place by educating tomorrow's leaders about the natural world on which we depend. Connect people to the environment. Teach respect for the Earth and its beings. Promote a commitment to lifelong learning. MEC Instructors teach a curriculum that is hands-on and minds-on, giving students the greatest opportunity to learn about themselves and better understand our natural world.

The Cahaba Environmental Center at Living River is an environmental education organization managed by McDowell Environmental Center.

Located at a breathtaking tree-covered point nestled on a deep bend in the Cahaba River, the Cahaba Environmental Center (CEC) at Living River is an environmental education organization managed by McDowell Environmental Center. The CEC is home to a 3-day education program geared towards K-12 students, with a curriculum that is student-centered, hands-on, and follows inquiry-based and holistic approaches. CEC also hosts a field science school for university professors and their students to conduct on-site field research and experience hands-on instruction. Environmental Educators will have the opportunity to share the wonders of the natural world, create a sense of community, foster a fun and safe learning environment and facilitate hands-on activities about topics such as forest and stream ecology, watershed science, Native American culture and geologic processes. Compensation includes $275/week, meals plus a food stipend and a private room & shared bath in brand new staff housing that features a community living space, shared kitchen and laundry facility. Positions are available during the spring (February through May) and fall (August to late November). Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree and demonstrate creativity, enthusiasm, maturity, initiative, a sense of humor, flexibility and team spirit. If you have a passion for learning and teaching about the natural world and human cultural history, email your cover letter, resume and three references to Kim Hall.

Spring Season Employment Alert
The Cahaba Environmental Center is currently seeking Environmental Educators for the spring season (February to May).

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Environmental Educators will have unique opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with the students and tailor lessons to best meet the interests and needs of the group.

Each CEC Environmental Educator is paired with one field group of 8-12 students during the group's 3-day experience.

Each CEC Environmental Educator is paired with one trail group of 8-12 students during the group's 3-day experience. This provides the unique opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with the students and tailor lessons to best meet the interests and needs of the group. There will also be opportunities to create independent projects that match the Educator’s talents and interests while supporting educational programming.

YMCA Camp Cosby offers a unique environmental education experience for students during the school year, with programs that allow students to explore relationships in nature.

YMCA Job ListingLocated on 135 acres in east central Alabama on the shores of Logan Martin Lake, YMCA Camp Cosby provides the perfect atmosphere for campers, students and guests to enjoy a beautiful waterfront, amazing sunsets and 10 miles of hiking trails. During the school year, outdoor classroom programs allow students to explore relationships in nature and learn about the world around them, while developing problem-solving, critical thinking and leadership skills. Outdoor Education Instructor/Naturalists are responsible for the general welfare, safety and supervision of students while delivering programs, activities and encouragement to the students. Specific duties include teaching various educational topics (aquatic and forest ecology, wildlife ecology and adaptations, sensory awareness, organic gardening, town meetings, maps, orienteering and living history simulations), facilitating team building and outdoor activities and leading evening programs and hikes. Compensation ranges from $45-$55 per day based on experience. Onsite housing is provided and meals are included when groups are on campus. Positions are available during the spring (February to May) and fall seasons (September through December), with a multiple season and a summer camp work option. Applicants must be at least 19 years of age, and a Bachelor’s degree in education, recreation, related field or equivalent experience is preferred. If you have the experience or aptitude to work closely with children in a positive, supportive manner and the ability to teach and lead program activities, email your resume to Michael Morriss.

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Fall Season Employment Alert
YMCA Camp Cosby is currently seeking Outdoor Education Instructor/Naturalists for the fall season (September through December).

You will have the opportunity to teach a variety of educational topics that include aquatic and forest ecology, wildlife ecology and adaptations, sensory awareness, organic gardening, town meetings, maps, orienteering and living history simulations.

Outdoor Education Instructor/Naturalists are responsible for the general welfare, safety and supervision of students while delivering programs, activities and encouragement to the students.

Camp Cosby’s professional and diverse Outdoor Education staff is recruited from all over the United States. All Instructors have a proven dedication to teaching students in a safe, supportive and FUN environment!

Landmark Park is a 135-acre park built to preserve the natural and cultural heritage of southeast Alabama’s Wiregrass Region.Designated as Alabama's Official Museum of Agriculture, Landmark Park is a 135-acre park built to preserve the natural and cultural heritage of southeast Alabama’s Wiregrass Region. Now seeking a qualified part-time Instructor to plan, teach and lead outdoor lessons in ecology (forest, wetland and wildlife ecology) and history (living history, archaeology, farm life and Wiregrass Region history) to school students in preK-8th grade and the general public. The Instructor is responsible for assisting in all aspects of programming including planning, creating lesson plans, program set up and clean up, and program evaluation and follow up. Adapting lesson plans to match your teaching style and program development is also encouraged. Compensation includes $10/hour (minimum 26 hours/week) plus full access to the farm and garden areas, as well as a plot in the community garden for personal gardening. A housing option will be available on October 1st. Positions are available during the fall (early September to mid-December), spring (early January to mid-May) and summer (late May to early August). A typical work week is Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Preference is given to applicants with a degree in education, history, biology or a similar field, with excellent interpersonal and presentation skills. If you are motivated, energetic, mature, flexible, team spirited and have a sense of humor and a passion for working with children in the outdoors, send a cover letter, resume and references to Anna Holman.

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Exploring the forest.

Living history garden.

Landmark Park staff members will have the opportunity to work closely with several live animals, including heritage breed farm animals and threatened species such as Eastern Indigo snakes and Gopher Tortoises. As a nature center and museum, there is always something fun going on and you will never get bored of doing the same thing every day.

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Pali Institute is a fast-paced and growing outdoor education program that constantly strives to deliver exciting outdoor curriculum for students in grades 4-12.Now seeking enthusiastic, outdoor-minded Instructors ready to live and work in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California! Pali Institute is a fast-paced and growing outdoor education program that constantly strives to deliver exciting outdoor curriculum for students in grades 4-12. This unique outdoor setting allows students to fully embrace the wonders of science, environmental ethics, outdoor skills, team building and leadership.

Outdoor Education Instructors will teach a variety of classes during the day, and then take on the role of Cabin Instructor with responsibilities during meals and at night. The curriculum covers a broad array of topics and activities such as alternative energy sources, building/launching rockets, squid dissection, outdoor cooking, skits, astronomy, team building sessions, low ropes course, three high ropes courses and zip lines. Compensation includes $280/week with additional pay for each night in cabin, fully furnished off-site housing with WiFi, 50% of health benefits after 90 days, pro-deal purchases and easy access to all that Southern California has to offer. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree, extensive experience in the camping and/or experiential education fields, be comfortable and confident supervising and teaching students in large and small groups and be able to have fun with kids, laugh at your self and be silly! Positions typically run from early January to early June (with a week off for Spring Break) and mid-August to mid-December, with shorter term contracts possible. To apply, email your cover letter, resume and application to the Pali Hiring Team.

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Winter/Spring Season Instructor Openings!
Pali Institute is currently seeking Outdoor Education Instructors for the winter/spring season (early January to early June), with shorter term contracts possible.

Pali Institute is seeking enthusiastic educators with a strong work ethic to join their outdoor education family!

Outdoor Education Instructors will teach a variety of classes during the day, and then take on the role of Cabin Instructor with responsibilities during meals and at night.

Pali strives to be an excellent educational supplement to classroom-based education and is proud to be a WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) and AEE (Association for Experiential Education) accredited organization.

Emerald Cove Outdoor Science Institute. Serving public and private schools throughout Southern California. Growing self-esteem. Sparking interest in science. Inspiring respect for nature.

Emerald Cove Outdoor Science Institute, a San Bernardino Mountains-based 4/5-day residential outdoor education program, offers 5th and 6th grade students the opportunity to get out of the classroom and into the woods. ECOS Instructors, playing the essential dual role of Naturalist and Counselor, are the most important part of this experience. As a Naturalist, Instructors will lead students on hikes through Yellow Pine Forest and Oak Woodland, guiding them through a science curriculum based in geology, wildlife biology, forest ecology and astronomy. As a Counselor, Instructors are the primary support for a cabin of 10-15 students as they strive for personal and social growth in an exciting and challenging setting. Instructors will also lead team-building activities, facilitate songs and games and resolve conflict. Evening shifts and staying overnight in cabins with students is required. Compensation includes $460/5-day week ($400/4-day week), food and housing during the week (weekend housing available), WiFi access and weekly in-service trainings. Positions run from early October through early June, with Thanksgiving, winter and spring breaks. Recruitment of staff will continue throughout the school year, with more Instructor positions to be filled in January. If you “get” kids (you can be firm, fair and understanding), love the outdoors, communicate an understanding of science, take pride in learning and self-improvement and are comfortable getting silly, fill out the online application.

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Media Coordinator Job Opening
ECOS is also seeking a Media Coordinator who will use video and photos to document a visiting group's experience, then produce a short video and photo library to share with clients. Responsibilities also include working with staff to update website and social media. Position runs from October 5, 2016 to June 2, 2017. Apply now!

The STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) outdoor classroom curriculum emphasizes imaginative and creative lessons while focusing on hands-on, experiential learning.

Each cabin group has an Instructor who engages the students through science lessons, games, songs, hikes, and other fun activities during the day.

ECOS Institute’s great location in the San Bernardino Mountains provides staff with ample opportunities for exploration and adventure! A common weekend: End work in the forest at noon on Friday, then go surf at the beach and camp in the desert with world-class rock climbing and starry skies.

High Trails Outdoor Science School: Outdoor Education Jobs

Do Good and Fight the Man! High Trails is a residential outdoor education center that needs good people to teach 6th grade students. There are many choices in the country; here are several reasons why they're the best:

A Program Unique in California.
As a small, upstart company who managed to jump into the big leagues of outdoor education, High Trails still maintains the spark that started it all. They believe they can fight the man, change the world and be happy all at the same time. They walk the fine line of telling you what to do and encouraging you to take ownership in the program.

A Corner of the Country that is Pretty Darn Cool.
High Trails is based in Big Bear, the coolest mountain town in Southern California. From mountains to deserts to beaches, with a little small town atmosphere close by and a lot of big city amenities within a couple of hours... pretty nice.

The High Trails Staff Website Tells it All.
Need more details? Want so many details you will be overwhelmed? Check out their staff page and you'll see why they believe they're the most progressive place in the country. Give 'em a holler with questions or apply now.

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Through team building and adventure courses to plant study and astronomy, experience the magic and power of outdoor education that comes from becoming a High Trails Instructor.

Through team building and adventure courses to plant study and astronomy, experience the magic and power of outdoor education that comes from becoming a High Trails Instructor. High Trails has three staff trainings during the school year: September is their largest training, with smaller trainings occurring in January and March. Most contracts are written for the traditional school year, from mid-September through the end of May.

The Coastal Institute at Camp Ocean Pines provides three, four, and five day residential outdoor education programs for 4th through 12th grade students from public and private schools.Do you have a fascination with the natural world? Come teach hands-on marine science and forest ecology on the central California coast at The Coastal Institute at Camp Ocean Pines! Located about 30 minutes south of Big Sur in a pine-oak forest overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the residential outdoor education program is centered on curiosity-based learning that allows 4th through 12th grade students to awaken curiosity, explore nature and create connections.

Coastal Institute Naturalists will teach groups of 10-15 students about the ocean, the forest and everything in between, and lead off-site adventures via 15-passenger vans that include tide-pooling, hikes, kayaking and beach walks. Naturalists also supervise meal times and lead camp activities including singing songs, performing skits, facilitating low ropes activities and target sports (archery and tomahawk throwing), and other duties as camp requires. Compensation starts at $75/day, with the potential to earn $85/day by the end of one season, plus housing in lodge bedrooms onsite (shared with 1-3 other staff) and meals when schools are onsite. When groups are not onsite, staff will have access to leftovers and use of the kitchen facilities. Naturalists may be offered an increased rate to stay overnight in a student cabin or facilitate a weekend program as the need arises. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in science, experiential education or related field and be willing to obtain CPR/First Aid and CA Food Handlers certifications prior to start date. WFA/WFR and Lifeguard certification, Spanish language skills, and raptor handling and kayaking experience are preferred. Positions are available during the spring (mid-February to mid-June) and the fall season (mid-August to mid-November). For more information, visit CoastalInstitute.org/jobs.

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Spring 2017 Season Update
Check back in mid-November for information about how to apply for spring 2017 season positions!

Do you love teaching outdoors, getting elbow deep in algae and digging through decomposing logs to see what you can find?

Coastal Institute Naturalists will Awaken Curiosity, Explore Nature and Create Connections.

Do you love teaching outdoors, getting elbow deep in algae and digging through decomposing logs to see what you can find?
Coastal Institute Naturalists will:
Awaken Curiosity (encourage students to observe, wonder and ask questions)
Explore Nature (help kids get their hands dirty and explore the world around them)
Create Connections (assist students connect what they see around them to the concepts they learn in school)

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Stone Canyon is an outdoor education and retreat facility situated in the foothills of the Rampart Range that provides fully customized programs for all of their clients, from elementary schools to corporate teams.

Located halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs, Stone Canyon Outdoor EdVentures is a new outdoor education school and retreat facility situated in the foothills of the Rampart Range. The 99-acre campus houses a ropes course, zip lines and a play field (great for a game of Ultimate after work!), and the perfect environment for students and groups to have an incredible outdoor experience.

Instructors will teach students in a variety of classes within the disciplines of science, outdoor education and leadership development as well as lead activities for retreat groups, including team building, ropes course and the zip line. Stone Canyon also utilizes High School Leaders from within Douglas County School District. Instructors will have the unique opportunity to mentor high school students and provide leadership training. You will be expected to oversee a dorm 2 nights a week. Compensation includes $75/day, room, board (when program is in session), WiFi access, and paid training. Positions are available during the spring (mid-March to early June) and the fall season (early August to October). Applicants must have at least a bachelor’s degree, one season outdoor education or camp experience and be easily approachable, able to have fun with kids, laugh at your self and be silly. Please apply online.

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Spring 2017 Season Employment Alert
Stone Canyon is seeking Instructors for the spring 2017 season! Positions run from mid-March to early June.

Instructors will teach students in a variety of classes within the disciplines of science, outdoor education and leadership development.

Stone Canyon has a young and energetic staff that are passionate and enthusiastic about working in the outdoors.

Stone Canyon has a young and energetic staff that are passionate and enthusiastic about working in the outdoors. You’ll work hard during the week and play hard on the weekends. Because they are a newer program, this is a unique opportunity to help develop the program. If you have any other skills that would be useful for program growth and/or marketing, Stone Canyon needs you!

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Circle F Dude Ranch is a privately owned summer camp, outdoor education center and group rental facility focused on the ideas of respect, inspiration, positive thinking, play, leadership and engagement.

Circle F is seeking experienced and enthusiastic staff members with a strong work ethic to provide a fun, empowering & enriching experience for groups and campers.

Program in the Spotlight Circle F Dude Ranch Camp is one of the oldest independently owned summer camp, outdoor education center and group rental facilities in the heart of Florida that focuses on the ideas of respect, inspiration, positive thinking, play, leadership and engagement. More than 70 select people from all over the U.S. and abroad comprise the Circle F camp team. Summer camp positions include Department Heads, Head Counselors and Cabin Counselors, with activities that include waterfront & lifeguarding, horseback riding, archery, general sports (basketball, soccer, volleyball, flag football and softball), high adventure, camp craft, skateboarding, dance, photography, arts & crafts and tumbling & gymnastics. Outdoor Educator & Group Facilitators teach different students every week in a variety of classes within the disciplines of science, outdoor education and leadership development and lead activities that include team building sessions, wilderness trips, the low ropes course, Alpine Tower, Giant Swing, Rockwall and dual zip lines. Instructor positions are available during the spring (February 1st to June 1st, 2017) and fall (August 15th to early December). Circle F actively seeks people with personality, character, stability and warmth. Most importantly, they look for staff members with a sincere desire to work and live with children. Applicants must be able to be positive role models by setting good examples through their words, actions, appearance and relationships. Compensation includes a competitive wage, onsite housing, great tasting meals and intensive staff training. If you are comfortable and confident supervising and teaching students in large and small groups and have what it takes to make an extraordinary impact on a young person’s life, apply online at CircleFDudeRanchCamp.com.

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Circle F Outdoor Instructors will teach students how to belay at one of the climbing structures during most group rentals.

Horseback Riding is a major program offered at Circle F!

Inspire. Engage. Lead. Circle F a rigorous, fast-paced, facility that hosts over 42 unique school and private group rentals each season, plus four sessions of camp each summer. Come share your talents and passions with campers and fellow staff members.

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Rock Eagle 4-H Environmental Education ProgramRock Eagle 4-H Environmental Education Instructors will take each student on a voyage of discovery where learning comes alive!

Program in the Spotlight Inspire young people through experiential outdoor learning with the Rock Eagle 4-H Environmental Education Program! Located adjacent to the Oconee National Forest, Rock Eagle expands the walls of the classroom for hundreds of schools and thousands of students. Enthusiastic, creative and motivated Seasonal Environmental Education Instructors are needed each spring and fall to teach science and outdoor education classes (including lake ecology, herpetology, Native American studies, living history, team building, orienteering, canoeing and the challenge course) to 3rd through 12th graders and assist with animal care, with the potential for high ropes course and other curriculum certifications. Benefits include an $8.95/hour wage, extensive training, a limited insurance policy, and access to a variety of recreational activities at the property. Housing with a private room and semi-private bathroom is provided for $40/week. Seasonal staff may also visit and stay overnight for free at the four other Georgia 4-H Centers. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree (outdoor-related field preferred); excellent communication skills, a strong work ethic and enthusiasm for teaching children are essential. Positions are available during the spring (early February to late May) and the fall (late August to early December). Staff members generally work Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., with occasional weekend work. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis to fill 16 positions each season. Learn more at RockEagle4H.org.

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Spring Season Employment Alert
Now seeking Environmental Educators for the spring season (early February to late May). Will one of them be you?

Enjoy beautiful sunsets!

Rock Eagle 4-H started a garden program that is providing fresh and wholesome food for the dining hall.

Do you enjoy working outside and have an interest in teaching children? Seasonal Instructors for Rock Eagle 4-H Environmental Education Program teach interactive classes and nontraditional activities that will take each student on a voyage of discovery where learning comes alive.

Wahsega 4-H Center: Environmental Education Field Studies.Open the door of curiosity, real life experiential learning & environmental awareness for groups of students immersed in the great outdoors.

Program in the Spotlight Provide hands-on learning in real world environments at Wahsega 4-H Center and experience being part of the Georgia 4-H Environmental Education Program—one of the nation's largest providers of residential environmental education. Located in the beautiful Chattahoochee National Forest, and just minutes from the Appalachian Trail, cascading waterfalls and numerous other recreational opportunities, Wahsega serves as an educational facility for K-12 students immersed in one to three-day field studies. Seasonal Environmental Educators teach classes in earth and life science, survival skills, team building, high & low ropes challenges, and pioneer living skills. Other duties include care of captive wildlife, curriculum development and assisting in daily upkeep of facilities. Benefits include $9/hour, lodging and 12 meals (for $70/week), in-depth paid training in all subject areas, pro deal offers and complimentary housing at the four other Georgia 4-H Centers. Individuals with a commitment to education, a genuine interest in child development, dynamic personality, well-developed communication skills, creativity, leadership ability, and a bachelor's degree in an outdoor-related field are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for the spring (mid-February through late May) and the fall (early September to early November). Learn more at Wahsega4H.org.

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Spring Season Employment Alert
Now seeking spring season Environmental Educators to work from mid-February through late May.

A Wahsega 4-H Center Environmental Educator teaching experiential learning activities.

Discover mountain air, clear streams, rugged trails, rustic cabins, great food and an extraordinary staff in the North Georgia mountains, and inspire young people through experiential outdoor learning at Wahsega 4-H Center.

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YMCA Camp Potawotami has provided friendship and fun, challenges and character building in a beautiful environment for over 90 years!

YMCA Job ListingLocated on the shores of Blackman Lake in northeast Indiana, YMCA Camp Potawotami has provided friendship and fun, challenges and character building in a beautiful environment for over 90 years. 2017 job opportunities include:

Full Season Supervisors (early April to late October; $325/week; 21+): Logistics & Engagement Supervisor and Adventure Supervisor
Spring/Fall Outdoor Education Instructors (early April to late May and mid-August to mid-October; $315/week): Instructors work with students of all ages, families and adult groups providing a variety of outdoor experiences including canoeing, team building, rock climbing, lake study, survival, archery and evening programs.
Summer Camp Support Staff (mid-May through July; $260-$270/week, 19+): Media Specialist, Waterfront Supervisor and Ranch Supervisor
Summer Camp Counselors (late May through July; $240/week, 19+): Camp Counselors are responsible for 10-12 campers in their cabin and act as role models, teachers, best friends, parents, nature guides, entertainers and inspirations to their campers.

All staff members will also receive room and board, training, WiFi access and membership to the YMCA facilities in Fort Wayne. Applicants should be hard working, willing to help out in different areas of camp, have an eagerness to learn, are enthusiastic, safety conscious, enjoy the outdoors and are ready to be role models to campers and staff. If you are someone who puts others first and understand the impact that camp can make in the life of a child or guest, apply online or connect with Katie Taylor for more information.

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Instructors provide a variety of outdoor experiences including canoeing, team building, rock climbing, lake study, survival, archery and evening programs.

With a focus on achievement, belonging and character, YMCA Camp Potawotami staff help campers learn lifelong skills.

YMCA Camp Potawotami is on track to have its largest summer and outdoor education season in the past 8 years. With a focus on achievement, belonging and character, staff help campers learn lifelong skills.

Flat Rock offers many challenging programs, from summer resident camp, conferences and retreats, family adventures, and outdoor education.YMCA Job ListingDo you have a passion for the outdoors? Do you want to share that passion with over 6,000 children per year? Flat Rock River YMCA Camp is searching for Outdoor Education professionals to assist in teaching students from schools throughout Indiana and surrounding states! The 250-acre facility is home to a Fen wetland, real rock climbing, and the gorgeous Flat Rock River. Naturalist/Instructors will provide leadership and instruction in outdoor environmental education, adventure learning, teen leadership, group/family camping and conferences, and belaying and ropes course facilitation. Compensation includes $48-$54/day plus housing, meals when groups are present, a fully stocked kitchen during down times, and use of any Flat Rock gear for personal use, including kayaks, mountain bikes and climbing gear. Applicants must be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma. A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience with youth/families in recreational or educational settings is preferred. Current Lifeguard certification is a plus. Successful candidates must be able to effectively operate in a team atmosphere and have the ability to learn educational content of classes, natural science, group development, values, challenge education, history, arts and crafts, environmental studies, recreation and outdoor skills. Positions are available for the spring and fall seasons, with an option to live on site and work for the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis during the winter months. To apply, fill out the online application or contact Bobby Thomas for more information.

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Flat Rock YMCA Camp Naturalist/Instructors will provide leadership and instruction in outdoor environmental education, adventure learning, teen leadership, group/family camping and conferences, and belaying and ropes course facilitation.

Naturalists/Instructors participate in staff training, resulting in the successful ability to teach the majority of classes and activities for OEE programs.

We are a fun group of people, a family of sorts. We do a lot of things together and enjoy being around each other. Our work atmosphere is fun. Flat Rock Camp is growing and is currently seeing some of its best years. The Indianapolis YMCA is an amazing organization that is constantly promoting within.
—Bobby Thomas, Director

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Chewonki’s core programs include a semester school, camp for boys, adventures for girls, wilderness trip for teens, wilderness vacations for adults and families, outdoor classroom for schools, traveling natural history programs and a sustainability office.

Situated on a 400-acre peninsula in mid-coast Maine with 3½ miles of stunning rocky coastline, Chewonki is an environmental education organization that inspires transformative growth, teaches appreciation and stewardship of the natural world, and challenges people to build thriving, sustainable communities throughout their lives. During the spring and fall seasons, Outdoor Program Instructors work with residential school programs leading groups of students on base camping trips and facilitating lessons in ecology, natural history, sustainability, organic farming, outdoor living, team building, and watercraft skills (salt water canoeing and sea kayaking). Instructors live with their students and school chaperone in small camping groups at shore side campsites on Chewonki Neck, sleeping in tents, cooking over open fires, and teaching camping skills. During the summer months, Instructors lead cabin wilderness trips for the Camp for Boys, Adventures for Girls, and co-ed extended wilderness trips for teens, ages 13-18. Trip leading is a demanding position with multiple days out in the field and 24-hour supervision of participants. Compensation starts at $455/week with a deduction for room and board. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, WFR and Lifeguard certifications, be passionate about working with students and other educators, and experienced in teaching ecology, natural history, sustainability, team building and outdoor living. This is a 3-season position spanning from late March through late October (partial seasons will be considered). To apply, fill out the online application and send a cover letter and resume to Nancy Percy. Explore all current job openings »

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Compassion for one another, building self-confidence, and stewardship for the natural world are the core goals of Chewonki's Outdoor Classroom for Schools.

Chewonki believes in the power of unplugging from ordinary life and connecting instead with the rivers, lakes, mountains, woods, and the coastline of Maine and eastern Canada.

Did you know? Chewonki began in 1915 solely as a camp for boys, but has grown into adventures for girls, a semester school for outstanding high school juniors, a traveling natural history program that Chewonki teachers take to libraries, schools, and other community venues, an outdoor classroom for visiting school groups, and wilderness trips for teens, adults, and families.

The mission of the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond is to educate and inspire people of all ages and backgrounds toward social, economic, and environmental sustainability and conservation through affordable, experiential learning.

Nestled on the shores of Lake Christopher in Bryant Pond, Maine with 160 acres of forest and mountain trails leading to remote campsites, streams, ponds, wetlands and a mountain summit, Bryant Pond 4-H Camp and Learning Center is seeking qualified, high-energy individuals to work in the Lakeside Classroom. Field Teachers will provide groups of 8-15 students (kindergarten through college) with high quality programming in ecology, team building, challenge course, climbing wall and outdoor skills. Group management and group building skills will play an important part of your daily work routine. This job also demands a great deal of energy, flexibility and commitment; Field Teachers often plan and prepare lessons outside of the regular MO-FR workday. Compensation starts at $320/week plus housing, food, WiFi access and backcountry equipment use. Staff will live in rustic cabins heated with wood stoves and are fully off-the-grid. Shower facilities, kitchen, bathrooms and laundry service are available in the Lakeside Lodge, a short two-minute walk from staff housing. Preference is given to those who are least 21 years old with WFR certification, a Bachelor’s degree in the environmental/adventure education fields, and experience educating and managing children in an outdoor setting, multi-day backcountry trip leading, challenge course facilitation and ecology education. Positions are available during the spring (early April to mid-June), the fall (late August to early November) and a 7-month option for the entire period (serving as a counselor in the summer camp program). To apply, email your cover letter, resume and three reference contacts (phone/email) to Lyndsey Smith.

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Program staff at Bryant Pond 4-H Center work and live in a very close community and are expected to contribute to the community through sharing in chores, and maintaining a commitment to a positive and collegial work environment.

Field Teachers work collectively as a part of a hard-working, supportive and positive team.

Intensive Field Teacher staff training consists of in-depth team building, low/high challenge course, and climbing wall facilitation skills, concepts of ecology, engineering lessons, outdoor skills such as canoeing, hiking, shooting sports and survival methods!

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Echo Hill Outdoor School: positive experiences in the outdoors!Echo Hill Outdoor School Teaching and Internship positions are a great match for those with initiative, motivation, energy, creativity and commitment!

Program in the Spotlight Providing quality residential experiential education programs since 1972 on the Chesapeake Bay, Echo Hill Outdoor School (EHOS) awakens each student's curiosity to the wonders of nature. Each member of the EHOS staff is an integral part of a community which stresses genuine concern for others, cooperation, integrity and enthusiasm for life. Residential Teacher/Naturalists will gain insight into diverse educational philosophies, participate in program development and teach classes from all curriculum areas. The seasonal staff will also be engaged in natural sciences and local history, adventure course facilitation and training, residential life, and individual and group guidance. Interns assist the teaching staff while learning the ropes of environmental and adventure education. Key responsibilities include assisting with all aspects of the school curriculum, helping with the supervision of students and creating and implementing new course ideas. Benefits include a weekly salary, full room and board, a staff medical plan, comprehensive training and professional development. Starting contracts range from three to four months, with opportunities for longer term employment possible (positions generally begin in mid-March or late August). Motivated, energetic and creative individuals who are looking for a challenging and rewarding experience will thrive in this environment. Applications are welcome year-round. Explore all job openings at EHOS.org.

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Now seeking self-motivated, organized, creative and energetic Residential Teacher/Naturalists or Interns to begin work this spring (mid-March to June).

Naturalists teaching in the treetops!

Jumping off historic wooden boats!

As an Intern or Residential Teacher/Naturalist with Echo Hill Outdoor School, you will enjoy being an integral part of a community which stresses genuine concern for others, cooperation, integrity and enthusiasm for life.

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Berkshire Outdoor Center combines incredible adventure leadership programs with environmental education and fantastic recreational activities.

YMCA Job Listing Located in the Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts, Berkshire Outdoor Center operates a year-round outdoor education program serving schools, youth groups, community organizations, corporate groups and other retreats and conferences. Program Instructors are responsible for leading group activities in the fields of outdoor education, leadership development, team building, and adventure recreation. This includes facilitation of the low/high ropes course, climbing & alpine tower, science & nature ecology, environmental education & hiking, waterfront & boating, and snow shoeing & cross-country skiing during the winter months. New Instructors start at $10 per hour and typically work between 30-40 hours a week. Compensation also includes housing, meals, WiFi access and paid training. Applicants must be highly motivated to work in a variety of roles, able to teach outdoor/environmental education skills to a diverse age range in a variety of environments, and be flexible with scheduling and fulfilling additional duties. Now accepting applications for the winter season. Positions start in early January with variable end dates any time between March 15th-30, and opportunities for spring employment. Berkshire Outdoor Center also operates programs every season. Review all positions available or fill out the Expression of Interest in Employment form to begin the application process.

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This is your chance to work with some top-notch outdoor educators!

Combining incredible adventure leadership programs with environmental education and fantastic recreational activities, Berkshire Outdoor Center is home to the largest and most comprehensive challenge course in the northeastern United States, with over 50 low and high ropes elements across all of their courses. This is your chance to work with some top-notch outdoor educators!

The mission of Youth Enrichment Services is to inspire and challenge youth with physical and mental activities that foster life-long respect for self, others and the environment.

Inspiring and challenging Boston's youth with physical and mental activities that foster lifelong respect for self, others and the environment, Youth Enrichment Services (YES) offers year-round, affordable and in-depth programs that build self-confidence and leadership skills. The Youth Recreation Coordinator/Equipment Specialist is an integral part of the YES operations team facilitating all recreational components of YES programs. This includes equipment maintenance, site management, and leading a wide range of adventure activities, such as skiing/snowboarding, biking, hiking, rock climbing, kayaking and surfing, that teach life skills and environmental education. Responsibilities also include curating the ski and snowboard rental shop experience by managing and training the volunteer workforce, outfitting youth and creating a welcoming, safe atmosphere. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience plus benefits. Perks include professional development training opportunities (including snow sports instructor training), free lift tickets on instructor days, and staff retreats/appreciation days. Applicants must be at least 21 year of age and qualified to drive a 12-passenger van with a clean driving record. Those who have a Bachelor’s degree with prior youth development experience, leading outdoor activities and managing diverse groups of all ages are preferred. Position begins full-time in October (potentially sooner). A flexible 40 hour/week work schedule will include frequent evenings, weekends and overnights. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Laura Neubauer by September 19th.

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Build and infuse a goal-orientated model for each outdoor activity that fosters a specific life skill or positive character attribute.

The Youth Recreation Coordinator will have the opportunity to lead and facilitate the Cross Country Ski Program and manage the Ski and Snowboard Rental Shop during the winter months.

Providing youth the opportunity to build strong relationships with positive role models, YES programs offer a safe place to engage in positive activities and quality experiences that foster character development and physical fitness.

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YMCA Hayo-Went-Ha Camps provide fun, outdoor learning experiences that inspire personal growth, team building, and appreciation for our natural surroundings to youth of all ages.A great staff is what any program is built upon! This is your chance to be a part of an exciting, growing program while working and living along the shores of beautiful Torch Lake and Arbutus Lake in Northwest Lower Michigan.

YMCA Job ListingProgram in the Spotlight YMCA Hayo-Went-Ha Camps provide fun, outdoor learning experiences that inspire personal growth, team building, and appreciation for our natural surroundings to youth of all ages. Acting as teacher, facilitator, mentor, chaperone, kitchen assistant and housekeeper, Experiential Environmental Education (E3) Naturalists will teach science classes such as forest and animal ecology, geology and earth education as well as adventure classes including orienteering and survival. CDL drivers or those interested in obtaining their CDL (at no cost) are also needed. Salary is dependent upon experience, but on average starts at $50/day (based on a 5-day work week). Additional compensation includes lodging and food (even when groups are not in residence!), and up to two paid weeks of hands-on training. There is potential for additional income with optional weekend work. A college degree and experience in challenge courses, team building, biology, and ecology is helpful, but not required. Positions are available during the spring (late March to early June; with the potential for continued employment through the summer/fall) and fall (late August to mid-November; with possible winter extension). If you are flexible, fun, energetic, self-motivated, camper-centered, willing to learn and lead, and have experience working with children, apply now or learn more at HayoWentHa.org.

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Spring 2017 E3 Naturalist Job Openings!
More to Explore!YMCA Hayo-Went-Ha Camps is currently accepting applications for the spring season. Positions will run from late March to early June, with a possible summer/fall extension.

This is your chance to be a part of an exciting, growing program while working and living along the shores of beautiful Torch Lake and Arbutus Lake in Northwest Lower Michigan.

The camp facilitates both low challenge team building activities and high challenge activities including a 50-foot climbing tower, zip line and two story Track and Trail High Ropes course.

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YMCA Hayo-Went-Ha Camps is the oldest single gender camp that has been on a single site in the world.
Torch Lake has been called by National Geographic the third most beautiful lake in the world.
The camp facilitates both low challenge team building activities and high challenge activities including a 50-foot climbing tower, zip line and two-story Track and Trail High Ropes course.

Battle Creek Outdoor Education Center, Clear Lake Camp has assembled an experienced and enthusiastic team to carry out the mission of connecting people to nature. The background and interests of the staff are as varied as their home states and provinces.The Battle Creek Outdoor Education Center, Clear Lake Camp in Dowling, Michigan has been serving children since its founding in 1933 and has been running outdoor education school camp programs since 1947. Outdoor Education Instructor / Counselors will work with groups of 5th and 6th grade students leading a mix of activities that include team building challenges, high ropes, climbing tower, pond life, predator/prey games, snakes, canoeing, archery, cookouts, orienteering, night hikes and more. Compensation starts at $70/day, with staff housing in a private cabin or room in the lodge and meals provided when groups are in camp. Positions are available during the spring (April to June) and fall (early September to late November or mid-December). You will work in shifts of 8-10 hours per day and rotate into the dorm every 2 to 3 weeks. During dorm weeks, you will spend the evening and overnight in the dorm with most of your daytime free. Training is provided prior to the start of camp with additional training sessions throughout the season. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, have a Bachelor's degree and experience working with children, preferably in a classroom or camp setting. Experience facilitating challenge elements and group initiatives is a plus. To apply, send your cover letter, resume, and four professional references (that include relationship, phone and email) to Amy Cherry.

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Outdoor Education Instructor/Counselors will provide responsible leadership, handle classroom management and conflict resolution, teach science, adventure, and team building activities, while engaging students and having a good time.

Battle Creek Outdoor Education Center, Clear Lake Camp has assembled an experienced and enthusiastic team to carry out the mission of connecting people to nature. The background and interests of the staff are as varied as their home states and provinces.

As an Outdoor Education Instructor/Counselor you will work in a variety of settings including outdoors in the woods and on the lake, inside a camp classroom, leading team building on low and possibly high ropes, overnight in the dormitory every 2 to 3 weeks, and leading large groups in the dining hall and for all-camp entertainment!

Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center delivers life-changing experiences through the discovery of the great outdoors, skill development and guidance in the importance of building healthy relationships.

YMCA Job ListingLocated on 365 acres of forested woodland and waterfront in Augusta, Michigan, the Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center delivers life-changing experiences through the discovery of the great outdoors, skill development and guidance in the importance of building healthy relationships. Students and campers leave with a renewed sense of courage, confidence and character. The award winning Integrated Education Program offers a collaborative, positive and student centered approach that helps kids find success both academically and socially — serving over 5,000 students each year. Integrated Education Instructors will use an experiential and character-based curriculum to deliver 3-5 day programs for local area schools. Responsibilities include setting up a cabin group of students and facilitating programs that include climbing, archery/mineshaft, fire building, team building/low ropes, kayaking/canoeing, geocaching/orienteering, nature and art (with training provided). This is a great opportunity for individuals (18 & older) who are interested in working with youth and educators in the recreation field. Compensation ranges from $50-$60/day, and includes room, board and YMCA membership during time of employment. Positions are available during the fall (early September to mid-December) and spring (late January to late May). Staff will need to be available Monday through Friday, days and overnights. If you are looking to broaden your teaching strategies outside of the classroom setting and believe in a student centered program, fill out the online application or email Karen Christopherson for more information.

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Fall Season Job Openings!
Sherman Lake YMCA is seeking Fall Season Integrated Education Instructors (early September to mid-December).

The Sherman Lake YMCA Integrated Education Program is a one-of-a-kind experiential education program that believes in innovation and making a difference in children's lives.

The Sherman Lake YMCA Integrated Education Program is a one-of-a-kind experiential education program that believes in innovation and making a difference in children's lives. Become part of a staff that believes in living and teaching how to live an honest, caring, respectful and responsible life.

YMCA Camp Pendalouan is seeking energetic and fun-loving individuals to be part of the Outdoor Education staff for the fall and spring seasons!

YMCA Job ListingYMCA Camp Pendalouan is a four-season camp that offers hands-on outdoor education programs to local schools, retreat facilities and amazing summer resident and day camp programs. Located on the shores of beautiful Big Blue Lake and bordering the Manistee National Forest, Pendalouan is a rustic and well-maintained camp that gives the feel of being way up north! Now seeking energetic and fun-loving individuals to be part of the Outdoor Education staff for the upcoming season!

Outdoor Education Instructors will teach a wide variety of classes/activities to children of all ages, primarily in the 4th-6th grades. Interactive activities focus on local history, environmental awareness, group cooperation, leadership and recreation, with evening programs that may include square dances, campfires and night hikes. Compensation includes $250-$275/week plus private room, meals and optional health benefits after 30 days of employment. The ideal applicant will have a Bachelor's degree in education, recreation or related field, a great sense of humor, a genuine love for children, and a strong desire to work in the outdoors. Lifeguarding and a willingness to get trained to facilitate the high/low ropes course is a big plus. Positions are available during the fall season (mid-August through mid-November) and again during the spring (mid-February to the beginning of June). To apply, send your cover letter, resume and 3 references to Lori Willson.

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Pendalouan is proud of their reputation for superb customer service and its laid-back, yet organized programs.

Pendalouan is a beautiful place to learn more about yourself and what you want to do with your life!

Pendalouan is proud of their reputation for superb customer service and its laid-back, yet organized programs. It's a beautiful place to learn more about yourself and what you want to do with your life!

Camp Henry will be a place that helps individuals to experience a glimpse of the world the way God intended it to be by providing a positive Christian environment where people have life changing experiences and increasing appreciation of the natural world with leadership and staff that reflect the diversity of their community.

Serving campers, students, families and guests since 1937, Camp Henry believes that a camping experience has the capacity to transform lives in many ways. With such a concentrated amount of time, a beautiful natural environment (just 35 miles north of Grand Rapids, Michigan), intentional camp programs and activities, opportunities to try something new and being surrounded by positive Christian role models — the combination is perfect for a life changing experience in a loving, caring, authentic, Christian environment. Camp Henry is currently seeking two to four fun loving, hardworking and service-oriented folks, preferable with previous camp staff experience, to join their camping ministry and to serve as Program Specialists. Leading school groups, sports teams, youth groups and retreat guests, Program Specialists help all campers and guests have a blast, challenge themselves and grow together through a variety of activities and programs that may include high adventure programs, challenge courses, team/community building, environmental education, outdoor adventure and evening programs. Compensation includes $250-$275/week, on-site shared housing, meals when campers and guests are on campus, laundry facility, WiFi and phone access, and vital training and certifications. Positions will begin in late August and run through November 1st, with the possibility a 12-month extension. If you are passionate about changing lives while living and working in a Christian community, send an introductory email and resume to Jake Jacobs.

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Camp Henry Program Specialists provide life changing experiences for all in a Christian environment.

Staff members will not only become strong role models, but also spiritual encouragers.

Want to earn a living while helping a child conquer their fears on the zip line? Or maybe you love watching groups come together to solve a problem? Camp Henry is a fun and challenging place to work, learn and serve!

YMCA Storer Camps – The Adventure of a Lifetime

YMCA Job ListingJoin a team with vision! Located in Jackson, Michigan on 1,200 acres with 15 unique ecosystems and a 200-acre lake, the YMCA Storer Camps Outdoor School is a hands-on, total-immersion learning center serving more than 15,000 students from over 130 elementary and middle schools each year. Students and teachers spend 3-5 days and nights on-site at the Outdoor School learning facility. A strong 40-year tradition in outdoor environmental education blends fresh ideas and talents of college-educated individuals with varied background experiences and the love of working with youth to make Storer’s programming exceptional. Program Educators will teach and facilitate recreational activities to 4th–7th grade students, with an outdoor education curriculum that includes the natural sciences, environmental awareness, cultural history, team building and adventure education (including the climbing tower and low/high ropes courses). Some weekend work within the Specialty Camping programs will be required. Base pay ranges between $270-$300 per week, with perks that include on-site housing, meals when groups are in camp, WiFi access, free laundry, a curriculum manual and fitness membership to the local YMCA. Seeking staff to work from January through the end of May 2017. If you are college graduate and have experience with youth and work in the outdoors, a positive attitude, high energy, enthusiasm, and are team oriented, service minded, and the desire to grow personally and professionally, email your cover letter and resume to Nancy Burger.

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Program Educators will teach and facilitate recreational activities to 4th–7th grade students

If you want to make a difference in a child's life, enjoy a fun work environment and love to teach others about the outdoors, Storer Camps is the place to be!

If you are child focused, hard working, and enjoy working as a team member, employment at Storer Camps will help you grow in stature both professionally and personally. Many past employees have gone on to leadership roles at Storer and other fine camps and outdoor centers.

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Set apart by a first-rate staff, scenic campus, rich traditions, impressive activities, and a Friendly to All way of life, Takodah is a premier New England summer camp that offers classic single-gender programs for both boys and girls ages 7-17.
YMCA Job Listing Located in the heart of the stunning Monadnock Region of New Hampshire, YMCA Camp Takodah combines rustic charm with a stunning waterfront in a community marked by rich traditions and a Friendly to All way of life. Outdoor Education Instructors will facilitate programs that have an emphasis on community team building, natural history, environmental education, outdoor living skills, nature hikes, the ropes course and other curriculum driven lessons. All staff will also participate regularly in tasks that support the entire operation, such as housekeeping, kitchen help, facility upkeep and maintenance, office work and other behind-the-scenes activities. Compensation includes $350/week (negotiable DOE) plus shared housing and meals. Positions are available during the spring (mid-April to mid-June) and the fall (mid-August to mid-October). Work covers both weekdays and weekends and days can be long (7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.). Applicants must have demonstrated experience teaching, preferably in a residential outdoor education or camp environment; the ability to lead day hikes of up to 8 miles and other outdoor activities on rugged, steep trails; and the ability to relate to individuals and groups in a warm, positive manner. Experience with team building and high ropes course curriculum is preferred. If you have a sincere interest in working with young people in a hard working and supportive, energized community of educators, fill out the online application or connect with Peter Simmonds for more info.

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Featuring one of New England’s nicest waterfronts, there’s nowhere better to spend a summer (or even just a day).

Outdoor Education Instructors will facilitate programs that have an emphasis on community team building, natural history, environmental education, outdoor living skills, nature hikes, the ropes course and other curriculum driven lessons.

Led by dedicated Outdoor Education Instructors, participants in Takodah Outdoor programs are given the unique opportunity to acquire outdoor skills, discover personal values, increase their self-esteem, develop compassion for others and build group cooperation.

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YMCA Camp Bernie offers a wide range of programs, from Outdoor Education to Weekend Retreats and Conferences to Summer Camps.YMCA Job ListingLocated in the Schooley Mountains of New Jersey, YMCA Camp Bernie offers weekend retreats and conferences, summer camp, and over 30 outdoor education programs that encourage a greater understanding of ourselves, our relationships, our environment and the responsibility we all share in protecting our resources. Now seeking energetic and engaging individuals to serve as Program Instructors who will provide quality customer service to all guests; represent the YMCA’s core values of honesty, caring, responsibility, and respect; and provide high quality programming to all participants. Key responsibilities include developing lesson plans based on provided curriculum, teaching and leading outdoor activities, and using positive techniques and re-direction to guide participants through all activities while creating a fun and engaging learning environment. Working up to 29 hours per week, your salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, and a bachelor’s degree, or in-progress education, highly preferred. Prior work, volunteer or educational experience in environmental studies, education, camping or recreation is a plus, and certification in CPR/first aid, Archery and/or Lifeguarding is strongly preferred. Positions are available during the spring (mid-March to mid-June), with opportunities to continue employment through the summer camp season and into the fall (September to November). Individuals must be able to work both weekdays and weekends. To apply, email your resume to Debbie Barbieri.

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Can you represent the YMCA’s core values of honesty, caring, responsibility and respect?

Would you LOVE to work outdoors teaching nature, hiking, climbing/ropes activities, boating, archery, survival, team building and crafts to kids and adults?

If you can represent the YMCA’s core values and would LOVE working outdoors teaching nature, hiking, climbing/ropes activities, boating, archery, survival, team building and crafts to kids and adults, YMCA Camp Bernie would like to talk to you!

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Frost Valley YMCA is a values-driven organization that fosters youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility through outdoor educational and recreational programs for all.YMCA Job ListingAre you looking for a place that promotes the interconnectedness of people, communities and nature? Nestled in the heart of New York's Catskill Mountains, Frost Valley YMCA provides programs designed to build character among children, connect families and provide hands-on learning for students and rich experiences for adults and seniors. Program Instructors are responsible for teaching environmental education and outdoor recreation classes that combine team building with high and low ropes, wildlife and forest ecology, outdoor living skills, interpretive hikes, rock climbing, arts and crafts, boating, archery and more. Stipends range from $55-$70 per day, with benefits that include a private room in shared or individual housing, meals, WiFi access, professional conference and training opportunities, pro-deal purchases, 14 paid days off (academic year positions), and medical benefits also kick in after 60 days. Positions are available during the spring (late March to mid-June), fall (late August to mid-November) and for a full academic year (late August to mid-June). If you have a Bachelor's degree and are energetic, flexible, friendly, creative and passionate about working with both children and adults in beautiful outdoor classrooms, email your cover letter and resume to Brett Tillman.

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Are you looking for a place that promotes the interconnectedness of people, communities and nature?

Outdoor Environmental Educators come to Frost Valley from all over the U.S. and the world to create a truly memorable experience for students.

Join the Frost Valley YMCA team and work with great people, in a beautiful environment through meaningful programs that touch the lives of thousands of students every year.

The Greenkill Outdoor Education Center provides safe and educational programs for students through a holistic approach that tailors each trip to a school’s specific needs.

YMCA Job ListingWith staff and students immersed together in harmonic blend of social, academic and outdoor education at this 1,150-acre classroom, Greenkill Outdoor Education Center hosts programs for K-12 students during the week, retreat groups on the weekends and residential camps during the summer months. Program Instructors are responsible for planning and teaching classes in the areas of environmental science (outdoor ecology, wildlife studies and environmental topics), outdoor skills (orienteering, survival and outdoor adventures) and local history as well as facilitating team building through the use of low initiatives, climbing walls and ropes courses to 5th and 6th grade students on their 1-5 day educational field trip. Responsibilities also include assisting with site operations, contributing to program development and delivering programs to retreat groups. Compensation includes a salary of $300-$315/week plus room, board and WiFi access. Full benefits and paid vacation kick-in after 3 months. Applicants must have a bachelor' degree (recreation, ecology, biology or related field preferred) or significant life experience working with children in a camp or outdoor setting. Positions are available from February 1st–June 30th, with the opportunity to continue throughout the summer months and the fall season. If you are energetic, flexible, outdoorsy and outgoing, send your cover letter, resume and 3 references to Jesse Wells.

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Through guided discovery, communal living and hands on exploration, Program Instructors will teach classes in the areas of environmental science, outdoor skills and local history.

Greenkill is part of the YMCA of Greater New York, existing as a branch of the New York City YMCA's. The potential to grow in the YMCA is huge. The Y has a well established outdoor education program with many resources at each Instructors disposal. Through career related training and certification, you will grow tremendously in the field of outdoor education.

Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center offers a hands-on approach that focuses on personal growth.

If you love kids and are looking for fulfilling employment in the experiential education and outdoor adventure fields, come work, live and play with the Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center and their small, dynamic community of outdoor professionals. Located in the beautiful Adirondack Park, the Center offers programs in living history, high adventure, natural history and team building for students of all ages and abilities.

Year-Round and Seasonal Outdoor Education Instructors and Interns teach exciting experiential classes in all program areas, lead wilderness trips (including canoeing, hiking and rock climbing) and participate in work projects geared towards facility maintenance and curriculum enrichment. Benefits include a monthly stipend ($350 for Interns; $1,200 for Instructors or more depending on experience), room, board, WiFi access, use of equipment on days off, pro deal purchases and participation in staff enrichment days. Instructor positions are offered during the spring (mid-March to mid-June), the fall (late August to mid-November) and year-round (late August through mid-June); Internships are available during the spring and fall as well as the winter season (Jan/Feb); and Counselor and Area Specialist positions are available for the summer camp program. If you are personable, energetic, a team player, enjoy working with young people and have a strong desire to share your love of the outdoors, grab an application online or connect with Luke Colbourn for more information.

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Spring Season Employment Alert
Pok-O-MacCready is seeking Instructors & Interns for the spring season (mid-March to mid-June). If you are looking to teach exciting experiential classes in all program areas and lead wilderness trips, get your application in now!

Pok-O-MacCready seeks dynamic instructors to maintain our Center’s high level of excellence and professionalism in teaching and guiding children in all aspects of our outdoor education program.

Pok-O-MacCready Instructors and Interns have the opportunity to teach and lead exciting programs in high adventure and survival skills.

Making learning natural for students, Pok-O-MacCready Instructors and Interns have the opportunity to teach and lead exciting programs in high adventure and survival skills, team building and the challenge course, sensory awareness and living history.

On the eastern shore of Lake George, at the foot of Buck Mountain, sits one of the most beautiful camps in the world: YMCA Camp Chingachgook!

YMCA Job ListingChingachgook—Your Trailhead to Adventure!
Located on spectacular Lake George in the Adirondacks of New York, YMCA Camp Chingachgook fosters youth development, social responsibility, and healthy living through multi-season outdoor opportunities including School Outdoor Education Programs, Teen Adventure Trips, Summer Day and Resident Camp, Conferences, and Retreats.

Seasonal Outdoor Educators work with students, families, youth and adult groups to provide positive experiences in the outdoors. Using an experiential approach to teaching and program instruction, Educators inspire wonder and discovery through outdoor exploration, Adirondack ecology, and challenge course education. Summer Adventure Trip Leaders plan, coordinate and facilitate multi-day trips that include backpacking, rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, and sailing throughout the Adirondacks, New England, and Canada. Educators are paid a daily wage, averaging $250-$400/week; summer positions range from $1,300-$3,500. All positions include room and board and access to training opportunities in Wilderness First Aid, Lifeguarding and other certifications. Job opportunities are available during the spring (mid-March to mid-June), summer (June to late August) and fall (mid-August to early November). If you have the proven ability to work with youth and adults in a positive manner in an outdoor recreation and educational setting, the ability to adapt in a changeable work environment and schedule, and have excellent human relation, organizational and communication skills, email your cover letter and resume to Tricia Biles.

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Spring Season Job Openings
Chingachgook is seeking Outdoor Educators for the spring season (mid-March to mid-June).

With a dedicated, top-notch staff and modern yet rustic facilities, YMCA Camp Chingachgook can be your destination for outdoor experiences that last a lifetime.

Spend a season on Lake George and make memories that will last a lifetime!

Working at Chingachgook is more than a job, it is being part of a great community! With over 100 dedicated American and international individuals to work with day and resident camp programs, the staff have a strong desire to work with children, an appreciation for the outdoors, and a ton of energy. Spend a season on Lake George and make memories that will last a lifetime!

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Green River Preserve is a non-competitive, coed summer camp connecting children with nature. Located on a 3,400 acre private wildlife preserve in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, this extraordinary natural setting has inspired sustainability leadership since 1988. It is a place where one’s character really matters and where campers are allowed to be their best me.Become part of a special team of people who inspire a profound appreciation of ecological respect, interconnectedness and the joy of living. Through wilderness skills, creative arts and the exhilaration of outdoor fun and discovery, Green River Preserve is a coed summer camp connecting children to nature. These aspiring naturalists can discover the abundance of beauty, life and wonder that the wilderness holds while participating in challenging and nurturing learning experiences ranging from archery, rock climbing and fly fishing to pottery crafts and creative writing. Acting as professional naturalists, Seasonal Mentor Naturalists will lead daily field studies throughout this magnificent 3,400-acre private wildlife preserve, assist in afternoon activities and coordinate evening programs. Each Mentor Naturalist also adopts a camper cabin for the summer term and serves as a valuable adviser and support system for the cabin counselor and campers. Summer job opportunities include Mentors, Cabin Counselors, Activity Coordinators, Expedition Leaders, Nurses, Program Interns (Summer Camp, Expeditions, Farming, Media and Land Management) and a Camp Nanny. Positions are available from early June to mid-August, with the opportunity to extend employment through mid-October for Mentor Naturalists. Benefits include a weekly wage (with additional pay based on experience and advanced certifications), paid staff training, room, board and pro deals. Creative, self-motivated, and open-minded applicants must have a college degree (or equivalent experience) with knowledge of the environment and a true passion for teaching children. Fill out the online application or contact Missy Schenck for more information.

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Summer 2017 Job Openings!
Green River Preserve is currently accepting applications for the summer camp season (early June to mid-August). Mentor Naturalists have the option of extending their contract through early October.

Green River Preserve. Become part of a special team of people who inspire a profound appreciation of ecological respect, interconnectedness and the joy of living.

Did you know? With a goal to protect the environment and to teach young people to be better stewards of it, Green River Preserve is a GREEN AMERICA approved business. Their partnership with Leave No Trace provides campers with guidelines for low impact camping, and the farm to table program is just one of their many efforts in sustainable leadership.

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Glen Helen: Environmental education and ecological stewardship through Antioch College.

The Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center is searching for high-energy, motivated individuals with a desire to expand their education and natural history skills, work with kids and animals, and share a passion for the environment. Naturalist Interns will teach, inspire and motivate school children about the environment and Ohio's natural history, geology and cultural history as well as get hands-on at the Raptor Center. Interns live in one of three staff houses in the beautiful 1,000-acre Glen Helen Nature Preserve while forming a supportive community of like-minded individuals dedicated to the education and preservation of the natural world. The vibrant and artistic Village of Yellow Springs is within walking distance and a vehicle during the program is not required. Benefits include a stipend of $167 per week, on-site private room, meals (including vegetarian and vegan-friendly options), the ability to use self-designed lesson plans in a well-established outdoor education facility, and an opportunity for promotion during a second term. Candidates must have completed at least two years of college, be able and willing to pass a federal background check, enjoy working with children and have a strong love for nature. Applications are being accepted for the 2017-2018 season (mid-August to early June term) on a rolling basis. Every summer Glen Helen also hires energetic and excited individuals for Summer Ecocamp (early June through July 2017), with positions that include Naturalists, Dorm Counselors, Camp Coordinators and Kitchen staff.

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Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center Naturalist Interns playing in the sunflower field.

Naturalist Interns at Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center are prepped for a career as naturalists, interpreters or educators.

Are you looking to enhance your connection to the environment and promote learning in a positive and energetic way? With in-depth training over a ten-month period, Naturalist Interns at Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center are prepped for a career as naturalists, interpreters or educators.

Nature's Classroom at Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum offers 2-5 day residential programs, day programs and school visits with a custom designed curriculum to meet the needs of each group.Nature's Classroom at Ohio FFA Camp Muskingum offers 2-5 day residential programs, day programs and school visits with a custom designed curriculum to meet the needs of each group. Seasonal Instructors will be assigned a field group (typically 6th graders) and will lead hands-on, activity-based programming that includes outdoor classes, interpretive nature hikes, living history reenactments based on the Underground Railroad, night hikes, campfires, large group games and dances. You will also eat meals with your group and lead team-building and nature center activities. Compensation starts at $278/week. All Instructors will live in staff housing with no camper supervision responsibilities during the evening hours. The house has a full kitchen, a living room with DirecTV and complimentary laundry. Meals are provided during camp session and limited satellite Internet is offered in the office. Besides all of that, you get to learn a lot, interact with kids, and have fun! Positions are available during the spring (late February through the end of May) and during the fall (mid-August to mid-November). If you love kids, want to learn and are excited about being outside, fill out the online application or email Jody Rutten for more information.

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Although having experience teaching nature is a plus, it isn't necessary. The Nature's Classroom team believes that as long as you are excited to learn, they can teach you what you need to know.

Nature's Classroom strives to have Instructors from many different educational backgrounds.

Although having experience teaching nature is a plus, it isn't necessary. The Nature's Classroom team believes that as long as you are excited to learn, they can teach you what you need to know. They strive to have Instructors from many different educational backgrounds.

YMCA Camp Kern is always looking for hard working, dedicated and passionate people to help serve the thousands of guests that come to camp each year.

YMCA Job ListingLocated on 480 acres in the Little Miami River Valley of Southwestern Ohio, YMCA Camp Kern has two man made lakes, a wetland, ravines full of fossils, a nature center, high and low ropes courses, climbing walls, the region’s largest canopy tour, an indoor horse riding arena, canoes, archery range, climax growth forests, an outdoor education program that serves about 7,000 students (mostly 5th and 6th graders) a year, and plenty more. Outdoor Educators will lead a wide variety of natural history, pioneer, Native American, team building and activities that include the high ropes course, campfires, wall climbing, hayrides, canoeing, night hikes and more. Working at Kern is an exciting and demanding experience. The job of an Educator requires enthusiasm, the ability to lead large group activities, teach natural history effectively, and be part of a close-knit team. A college degree and/or related experience is preferred, but not mandatory. Compensation includes $320/week, meals when groups are in camp, housing, access to the nearby YMCA and the tools and training to build the sort of resume and references needed to advance your career goals. Positions are available during the fall (late August through early December) and the spring (mid-February through the end of May). The work week is up to 55 hours (sometimes more) and includes, on average, two evenings per week. If you love working outdoors and with children, in good physical condition, and are flexible, energetic, and have a solid sense of humor, contact Dave Moran to apply.

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Working at Kern is an exciting and demanding experience.

The job of an Educator requires enthusiasm, the ability to lead large group activities, teach natural history effectively, and be part of a close-knit team.

A typical day for a YMCA Camp Kern Outdoor Educator may involve coordinating students in dining hall set up, portraying an early 19th century pioneer in a living history program, leading a group of students through a natural history course (such as forest ecology, geology, pond study, etc), leading a hike or craft, and singing at a campfire.

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Shaver's Creek is Penn State University's nature center and environmental education laboratory.

Do you have a strong desire to share you knowledge and enthusiasm for the natural world with students and families in a nature center environment?

Program in the Spotlight As Penn State University's outdoor learning laboratory, Shaver's Creek offers environmental education programs, natural history exhibits, a raptor center, discovery room and miles of hiking trails. Environmental Education Interns become an integral part of the staff and participate in all aspects of the center's operation. Areas of opportunity include day and residential school programs for grades K-12; visitor center operations; live animal care and handling; volunteer training and supervision; weekend festivals and events; team building and adventure programs; and curriculum and program development. A background in education or the natural sciences is helpful but not necessary. Benefits include on-site housing with private rooms, a weekly stipend of $175, opportunities for professional development, and a workspace with computer and Internet access. Interns are encouraged to participate in professional development workshops and regional conferences, and each season includes a three-day staff trip to another environmental center or a facility of interest. Positions are available each season, with multiple sessions possible. One Intern is also hired for the Raptor Center Program (winter/spring and fall; $300/week) and the Adventure Program (summer only; $300/week, although no housing). Applications are accepted until all positions are filled—so apply early; phone interviews are conducted with top candidates. Learn more at ShaversCreek.org.

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Winter/Spring 2017 Season Internship Alert
Accepting applications for winter/spring season Environmental Education Interns through November 1st. Internships run from January to May, 2017.

Shaver's Creek Environmental Education Interns become an integral part of the staff and participate in all aspects of the center's operation.

Looking for an excellent springboard to a career in cultural/natural history and the environmental education professions? Working, learning and living at Penn State University's outdoor learning laboratory, Shaver's Creek Environmental Education Interns become an integral part of the staff and participate in all aspects of the Center's operation.

Join a team of enthusiastic & energetic Outdoor Education Leaders at South Mountain YMCA Camps!

Seasonal and summer employment opportunities with South Mountain YMCA Camps: Bynden Wood Day Camp, Camp Conrad Weiser and The Outdoor Center.YMCA Job ListingProgram in the Spotlight With a mountaintop campus encompassing nearly 600 acres, South Mountain YMCA Camps have been offering exciting, educational and enlightening outdoor experiences for people of all ages since 1948. In addition to the traditional summer camp experience of Camp Conrad Weiser (sleep-away) and Bynden Wood Day Camp, the Outdoor Center provides recreational, science-based, team building, and cultural/historical programming. Join a team of enthusiastic, energetic Outdoor Education Leaders who will teach lessons and activities including wildlife exploration, orienteering, low/high ropes course, archery, survival scenario and Native American studies, with work varying from short day trips to multi-day residential retreats. Other components of the job include curriculum development, teaching evening and weekend programs, organizing and completing camp projects and kitchen/maintenance duties. Benefits include $275-$310/week, meals, staff housing with private bedroom and access to a kitchen and free laundry facilities, WiFi access and comprehensive paid staff training. Positions are available during the spring (mid/late March to early June) and the fall (mid-August to late November), with the possibility of combining a summer position to extend employment to nine months. Camp counselor positions are also available during the summer months. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree and love to work outside, enjoy working with children, and know how to play and have fun! Learn more at SMYMCA.org.

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Now accepting applications for Outdoor Education Leaders for the spring season (mid/late March to early June).

Outdoor Education Leaders with South Mountain YMCA Camps teach everything from low/high ropes courses to environmental education classes.

Join a team of enthusiastic, energetic Outdoor Education Leaders!

Blending sensitivity, awareness and respect for all living things, seasonal Outdoor Education Leaders with South Mountain YMCA Camps teach everything from low/high ropes courses to environmental education day and evening classes.

YMCA Camp Kresge offers a variety of outdoor education programs for students in grades K-12 that focus on team building, communication and leadership.YMCA Job ListingJoin a positive and enthusiastic team at YMCA Camp Kresge! Outdoor Education Instructors will teach science lessons and lead outdoor adventure activities in a wide range of topics including lake study, forest ecology, discovery hikes, team building, climbing tower, high ropes course, archery and more. Most outdoor education visits are day groups in grades K-12 that are broken into smaller groups of 12-18 students, with each class lasting about an hour (3 classes per visit). A typical day of work is 8 hours, with evenings off. Other components of the job include rotation of working weekend groups (additional compensation), hosting meals, leading orientation, housekeeping duties, completing camp projects, new program development, participating in staff training and teaching seminars. Compensation includes $250–$275 per 5-day week, on-site housing, meals when groups are scheduled, laundry facilities and WiFi access. Applicants must have at least a high school degree (a Bachelor’s degree is preferred) and able to stay motivated, professional, patient, positive, hardworking and flexible in an outdoor setting. Must be a team player, but also able to take on leadership roles and responsibilities; desire to teach and inspire children and adults. Experience working with youth in outdoor setting is preferred. Positions are available during the spring (early April to early June), summer camp (June to mid-August) and fall (mid-August to early November). To apply, send your resume, cover letter and at least 3 references Laura Buzzell-McElhinney.

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Spring Season Outdoor Ed Jobs!
YMCA Camp Kresge is currently seeking Outdoor Education Instructors for the spring season (early April to early June).

Join a positive and enthusiastic team at YMCA Camp Kresge.

YMCA Camp Kresge continues to evolve and grow. This is an exciting time to be part of the process and leave your mark!

Nestled in the Poconos right at the base of Mount Yeager, the YMCA Camp Kresge property encompasses 1,100 beautiful forested acres including their very own 20-acre Beaver Lake. Serving over 2,000 students per season, Outdoor Education Instructors will empower students to connect with nature, have fun while learning, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

McKeever Environmental Learning Center offers residential environmental education programs to area schools throughout the academic year.

Nestled amidst 205-acres near Goddard State Park, The McKeever Environmental Learning Center is administered by Slippery Rock University of PA and the ideal residential environmental education setting for school-aged children learning about ecology and environmental responsibility. After intensive training, Teaching Interns work closely as a team in teaching environmental education programs that include Sunship Earth and the Center’s Day Programs. Interns become integral staff members organizing, teaching and delivering these exemplary day and residential programs to hundreds of school-aged children. During your stay at McKeever, you will also live and learn in a setting that promotes sustainability: wind, solar and geothermal practices are alternative technologies used at the Center. Compensation includes a $225/week stipend, 60% of your meals and free lodging in a fully furnished house with kitchen, washer/dryer and WiFi access. Now seeking Interns for the fall season (September 6th for 10-12 weeks). Spring season internships are also available (mid-March through early June). If you are enthusiastic, energetic, positive, enjoy being outdoors, love working with children and have a passion for environmental education and treading lightly on the planet, download an application and email/mail/fax to Fran Bires.

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Over the past three decades, the McKeever Environmental Learning Center has been dedicated to providing unique, rewarding, and fulfilling experiences for hundreds of university student teachers and interns from around the world.

Over the past three decades, the McKeever Environmental Learning Center has been dedicated to providing unique, rewarding, and fulfilling experiences for hundreds of university student teachers and interns from around the world.

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YMCA Camp Greenville: A Carolina Camping Tradition Since 1912

YMCA Job ListingCome Join the Camp Greenville Team on the Mountain! Located on the North and South Carolina border in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, YMCA Camp Greenville is a year-round residential camp offering adventure, environmental education, teen leadership and community building programs as well as group conferences and retreats. Seasonal Resident Program Staff teach pond ecology, geology and orienteering as well as facilitate team building on three high ropes courses, a natural rock face, indoor climbing and bouldering gyms, team building courses and the camp's outdoor classroom encompassing 1,400 acres. Program Staff positions are available during the spring (late February to end of May), the summer months and the fall (mid-August through mid-December). Summer Camp Jobs include Counselors, Adventure Specialists & Trip Leaders, Naturalists, Resource staff, Activity Directors and Administrative staff. Also looking for seasonal kitchen staff from March to November (shorter terms available). Compensation includes $260/week for resident program staff ($160-$320 for summer staff), housing, meals, training & professional development opportunities and YMCA membership. Program Staff applicants must have a college degree or equivalent experience, an enthusiastic attitude towards environmental and experiential learning and past experience working with youth. To apply, visit YMCAGreenville.org/employment and use the search keyword Camp to view all current job openings.

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YMCA Camp Greenville Resident Program Staff bring energy and excitement to a program of challenging and creative outdoor activities for campers.

Take a tour of Camp Greenville in 60 seconds!

Looking to join a team of creative Experiential Educators? YMCA Camp Greenville Resident Program Staff bring energy and excitement to a program of challenging and creative outdoor activities for campers.

YMCA Camp Thunderbird Environmental Education CenterYMCA Job ListingDo you love to work outside, have a sense of humor, enjoy working with children, and know how to play and have fun? Spend a season in the sunny Carolinas as an Instructor with YMCA Camp Thunderbird! Located on beautiful Lake Wylie, the Environmental Education Center provides unique learning opportunities for over 14,000 school children each year. Instructors will have the opportunity to teach over 24 classes ranging in topics from aquatic, forest and wildlife ecology to astronomy, canoeing, compass and high/low ropes challenge. You will also lead meals and recreational evening programs as well as assist in curriculum development, conservation projects and staff training. There are also opportunities to become a high ropes head facilitator. Instructors earn $262/week with benefits that include staff housing (shared living space, kitchen and laundry), meals, complimentary Charlotte YMCA membership, and a 2-week staff training period that includes CPR, first aid and lifeguard certification. Applicants must possess a BS/BA in environmental education, biology, education, outdoor education or related field. Opportunities are available from January to May (with a possible summer/fall extension) and mid-August to mid-December. To apply, email your cover letter, resume and 4 references to Rachel D’Angio.

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Spring Season Job Openings!
YMCA Camp Thunderbird is currently accepting Instructor applications for the spring season (January to May), with a possible summer/fall extension. Apply early before these positions fill!

Seasonal Instructors at YMCA Camp Thunderbird get students excited about Mother Earth!

There are also opportunities to become a high ropes head facilitator!

Seasonal Instructors at YMCA Camp Thunderbird get students excited about Mother Earth, foster a respect for our physical and social environment, and instill responsibility and confidence through interactive experiences in a dynamic learning environment.

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The Outdoor School: Adventures in Learning

Are you interested in teaching children exciting things about the outdoors in the outdoors?

Program in the Spotlight The Outdoor School (TOS) is a residential outdoor education program that focuses on hands-on experiential education and outdoor courses for children in grades 4-9. TOS at Camp Champions is located in the heart of Texas Hill Country, while TOS at Camp for All is amidst the lush lands of the Brazos Valley.

Outdoor Education Instructors will teach pre-approved academic and adventure curriculum, facilitate team building and high ropes courses and lead interesting evening activities. Benefits include $215/week ($285/week for Director in Training applicants), the opportunity for paid work on the weekends at Camp Champions, housing, partial board, orientation and training, lifeguard/CPR/first aid certification, a travel stipend and pro deal purchases. Applicants must have at least one year of college completed or have a degree, love children, have the desire and ability to teach and work in the outdoors, and be self-motivated, flexible and patient. It is strongly preferred for applicants to have their own vehicles for the Camp for All location. Positions are available during the spring (February through late May) and the fall (August through mid/late November). There is also the opportunity to work multiple seasons, each with additional responsibilities, offering a holistic view of the administration and direction of an outdoor education center. Applications are available online or contact Maddie Burnside for more information. Learn more at the OutdoorSchool.com.

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The Outdoor School is currently seeking Outdoor Education Instructors for the spring season (February through late May).

The Outdoor School: where you can see, hear, touch, smell and even taste nature!

Outdoor Education Instructors will teach pre-approved academic and adventure curriculum, facilitate team building and high ropes courses and lead interesting evening activities.

In addition to facilitating team building on the high ropes course and climbing wall, Instructors with The Outdoor School connect kids to the natural environment—a place where they can see, hear, touch, smell and even taste nature.

Mo-Ranch: Environmental Leadership Program

Located on 500 acres of the beautiful Texas Hill Country beside the crystal-clear waters of the Guadalupe River, Mo-Ranch and the hands-on Environmental Leadership Program is an ideal location for outdoor education.

Field Instructors will take middle and high school students through a myriad of activities and classes designed to teach them about living and playing in the outdoors. Classes and activities focus students on three areas: leadership and partnership, the natural sciences and outdoor skills, with an underlying theme of environmental stewardship weaving its way through every activity. Field Instructors will have the opportunity to teach fresh minds, to introduce kids to the wonders of nature, to challenge and encourage participants on the ropes course, and to build new friendships with other Instructors. Compensation includes $290-$375 per week, housing, some meals, WiFi access and all training costs. Preference is given to those who have a bachelor’s degree; and a passion for teaching, an appreciation of the outdoors, a sense of humor, and a love for teaching and building up young people are absolute musts. Positions are available from the spring to fall, with varied start/end dates. Apply online or contact Patrick Fitzgerald for more information.

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Spring Season Employment Alert
Mo-Ranch is currently seeking Field Instructors for the spring season beginning in April with varied end dates.

All Mo-Ranch staff participate in an extensive training program that focuses on communication and teaching skills, child behavior management, age level expectations and risk management.

All Mo-Ranch staff participate in an extensive training program that focuses on communication and teaching skills, child behavior management, age level expectations and risk management. Staff receive specialized training and/or certifications in CPR, first aid, lifeguarding, ropes course facilitation, canoeing and archery.

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Adventure Links at Hemlock Overlook delivers fun and educational group programs for kids, youth and corporate groups in team development, high adventure and environmental education.

The Adventure Links team is a diverse group of individuals with notable integrity, experience, creativity, and above all, a love for the outdoors and working with youth!

Program in the Spotlight Adventure Links at Hemlock Overlook offers Instructor employment opportunities during the spring, summer and fall. The spring and fall seasons mainly includes team building on the low and high ropes course and environmental education with local schools, community groups and corporations as well as occasional high adventure programs. Over the summer, weeklong outdoor adventure day camps, residential camps and traveling programs are facilitated for groups as they explore a variety of outdoor activities that include caving, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing and backpacking. All Instructors will supervise participants and maintain an emotionally and physically safe environment, implement and instruct outdoor activities, manage daily program logistics and maintain program facility and gear. Starting compensation rates ranges from $75-$80/day during spring and fall seasons and $350-$500/week during summer, plus lodging, food during overnight camps, a training stipend and use of program equipment for personal adventures. One of the biggest job perks is the ability to live on-site in small dorm-like buildings or platform tents on 235 acres of beautiful parkland with a community of other outdoor enthusiasts. Staff housing includes a community kitchen/bath, laundry and WiFi access. Participating in this lifestyle is often a significant growth experience for staff members. Ideal applicants have a genuine desire to work with children in an outdoor setting. 2017 positions are available for 3-seasons (late March to mid-November), summer (June to mid-August; flex end date) and summer/fall (June to mid-November). Applications are accepted year-round for upcoming program seasons. Learn more at AdventureLinks.net.

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Continual learning, innovation and personal development is at the heart of the Adventure Links staff culture.

Adventure Links staff members receive hard skills training in a wide range of outdoor pursuits to ensure that they can effectively lead groups in a safe and professional manner. As skills develop, staff are pushed to take ownership over the programs that they lead and the curriculum that they teach.

The Chincoteague Bay Field Station of the Marine Science Consortium provides outstanding multi-disciplinary, educational and research opportunities that celebrate the rich natural, cultural, economic, and technological resources of the mid-Atlantic Coastal region through field-based and hands-on learning, often in affiliation with multiple public and private partners.Looking for the type of exciting outdoor hands-on job experience that puts you elbow deep in algae and knee deep in marsh mud, out on the open water on a research vessel, or splashing in the intertidal zone looking for marine organisms?

Program in the Spotlight A seasonal job or internship with the Chincoteague Bay Field Station is the perfect way to gain environmental education and marine biology experience. Field Station Educators will lead student groups through a coastal ecology program that spans the dynamic ecosystem of a barrier island including: bay/estuarine, salt marsh wetland, maritime forest, sand dunes and Atlantic coastal beaches. You will gain valuable knowledge in maintaining and using general aquaria and field equipment, boat crew skills and safety, group leadership in laboratory and field settings, time management and marine husbandry. Educator positions run from late February through mid-November, with a potential winter extension and/or spring rehire. Summer jobs and internships include College Community Assistants, Research Assistants, Internship Supervisors and Camp Counselors. Compensation includes $250-$330/week, on-station staff housing (furnished with kitchen), vegetarian-friendly meals, laundry, $30/quarter health insurance stipend, paid training (including CPR/first aid), and Educators have no overnight responsibilities with participants. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree, teaching or leadership experience and be comfortable working outdoors, on boats, long hours and with children. Explore all jobs at CBFieldStation.org.

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Educators are trained to work with all programs (school, college, family and adult, and summer camp programs) and will work with learners of all levels, including K-12 students, college students, and adult learners.

As an Educator for the Chincoteague Bay Field Station, you will have the wonderful chance to network with the FWS, NPS, University faculty, teachers, and other professionals in this exciting and wildly diverse field of environmental education and interpretation.

The Outdoor Learning Center at Horizons offers a variety of educational outdoor activities and team building programs to all types of groups and organizations.

With a focus on sustainability, positivity and community, the Outdoor Learning Center at Horizons offers excursions to nearby adventure destinations to experiential outdoor activities on campus all in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. Now seeking Outdoor Program Instructors to lead groups in team building and educational programs of all shapes and sizes! What makes the OLC stand out as a premier organization in the nation?

Outdoor Education through Adventure: Instructors may find themselves teaching any number of environmental, personal growth, and teamwork lessons during caving, climbing, backpacking, paddling, horseback riding or biking.

Incredible Surrounding Environment: The Blue Ridge Mountains. Shenandoah National Park. George Washington National Forest. Instructors work in and around these environments daily! Horizons is located hours from our nation’s capital, endless beaches and a world-class natural recreational landscape that they call home.

Professional Development and Networking Opportunities: From adventure guides and naturalists to college professors and more, the full-time staff at the Horizon campus boasts more than fifty years of professional outdoor recreation experience! OLC also hosts outdoor education conferences and WFR trainings.

Pay begins at $350-$400/week depending on experience and certifications, plus on-site housing. Flexible employment options are available from March–May and August–October, with a summer option with one of OLC’s sister organizations. If you want to make a positive impact on others through meaningful outdoor experiential education programs, email your cover letter and resume to Katie Hanley.

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Instructors may find themselves teaching any number of environmental, personal growth, and teamwork lessons during caving, climbing, backpacking, paddling, horseback riding or biking.

Instructors work in and around beautiful environments daily!

As an OLC Outdoor Program Instructor, you will deliver programs to groups of all ages; assist with the planning, preparation and logistics for outside user groups; establish a friendly rapport with all user groups; provide outdoor group leadership and program delivery services; and participate in all staff trainings and meetings.

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Located on Vashon Island and operated by Camp Fire Central Puget Sound, Camp Sealth is a year-round facility that offers traditional summer camp, environmental education and retreats.

Located on Vashon Island, WA and operated by Camp Fire Central Puget Sound, Camp Sealth is a year-round facility that offers traditional summer camp, environmental education and retreats. Environmental Education Instructors will teach classes to youth of all ages with a curriculum including forest and marine ecology, outdoor living and sustainability. Instructors will be trained in several recreational activities such as archery, challenge and low ropes course, waterfront, arts & crafts and games. This position encompasses many different aspects of camp, including program/activity leadership, cleaning and kitchen operation, and summer preparation support — helping Instructors to gain a uniquely diverse set of skills, knowledge and experience. Benefits include $50/day, shared waterfront housing, meals while groups are in session, training in all curriculum areas, Level I Archery certification and potential training in Wilderness & Remote First Aid, Small Craft Safety and Lifeguarding. Applicants must have a degree or some college education, formal or informal experience teaching, enthusiasm for learning and teaching about the natural world and experience working in a camp or educational setting with youth is helpful. Positions are available during the spring (early April to mid-June, with opportunities to extend into the summer months) and fall (late August to mid-October). Longer-term work extensions are an option depending on qualifications and performance. Internships are also available for college students seeking internship credit and a mentorship opportunity. To apply, fill out the online application (five references will be required). Contact Meaghan Luchau Baumgartner for more information.

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Camp Sealth is seeking individuals who have an enthusiasm for the outdoors, have experience teaching and leading, a strong work ethic, and are looking for an opportunity to become part of a rigorous, fast-paced, hard working, fun and tight-knit outdoor education community!

A season at Camp Sealth can prepare you or propel you for whatever is next in your path.

Camp Sealth is seeking individuals who have an enthusiasm for the outdoors, have experience teaching and leading, a strong work ethic, and are looking for an opportunity to become part of a rigorous, fast-paced, hard working, fun and tight-knit outdoor education community! A season at Camp Sealth can prepare you or propel you for whatever is next in your path.

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The Mountain Institute works to conserve mountain environments, preserve mountain cultures and sustainably develop mountain economies.

Based at the remote Spruce Knob Mountain Center in West Virginia, Field Instructors for the Appalachian Program lead students on Mountain Learning courses, helping them to become confident, competent individuals with a clear vision of their responsibilities and potential for improving the human condition and the natural world. Experiential education programs are at the heart of The Mountain Institute's Appalachian Program. Typically serving students in 5th–12th grade, programs include 1-2 day residential courses on the 400-acre mountain property and in local communities, 4-8 day field courses in the nearby Monongahela National Forest and a variety of off-site courses throughout the mid-Atlantic, including the Appalachian Trail. Field Instructors help students gain confidence, experience and appreciation for mountains through lessons and activities such as hiking, backpacking, camp craft, orienteering, caving, stream ecology, forest ecology, geology, rock climbing, canoeing, outdoor cooking, and survival skills. In addition, Field Instructors tailor courses to meet the thematic goals for each school served, leading students in discussions and initiatives around leadership, communication, environmental stewardship, teamwork and creative problem solving. Seasonal Instructor positions are offered during the spring and fall (minimum commitment of two months), while Resident Field Instructors bridge the gap from April through mid-November. Benefits include compensation starting at $65/day, room during the length of employment, board during programs, and opportunities for professional development and advancement. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Melinda Brooks.

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2017 Field Instructor Job Openings!
The Mountain Institute is seeking Spring Season Field Instructors (March 27th to June 2nd) and Residential Field Instructors (March 27th–November 17th. Positions open until filled.

Field Instructors help students gain confidence, experience and appreciation for mountains through lessons and activities such as hiking, backpacking, camp craft, orienteering, caving, stream ecology, forest ecology, geology, rock climbing, canoeing, outdoor cooking, and survival skills.

Hard work is balanced with a tight community of adventurous, dedicated and conscientious professionals who are willing to work for what they believe in at the Mountain Institute.

Blending adventure, conservation and education together in a rigorous and challenging environment, the Appalachian Program highlights physical, emotional and intellectual growth through experiential learning and discovery. Field Instructors will find hard work is balanced with a tight community of adventurous, dedicated and conscientious professionals who are willing to work for what they believe in.

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Employment Opportunities at Nature's Classroom!Through unique, hands-on experiential education programs, Nature's Classroom immerses students in grades 4-8 in community awareness, motivational learning and conservation of our natural resources at one of 13 centers in the Northeast, including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island. With many sites employing over a dozen staff members, seasonal job opportunities are available during the spring (as early as March through mid-June) and the fall (Labor Day through about Thanksgiving), with a Monday to Friday work schedule. The majority of staff at each site are Outdoor & Environmental Educators who will act as group leaders, teach and present classes in various academic areas and lead evening activities. You will also be given the freedom to teach, grow and explore new areas for classes and programs. In addition to outdoor educator positions, medical staff (Nurse, LPN, EMT) and a kitchen team (Head Cook, Assistant Cook, Co-Cook) are hired. Benefits include compensation of $200-$340/week (based on education and experience), room and board (7 days/week), health insurance, and a supportive organization that is willing to help you develop professionally. All threads of life and academic backgrounds are embraced at Nature's Classroom. If you have a Bachelor's degree and a strong commitment to children and learning, connect with Ashley Bame or download an application.

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Fall Season Employment Alert
Nature's Classroom is currently accepting applications for the fall season. Positions run from Labor Day through about Thanksgiving.

Nature's Classroom Educators immerse students in community awareness, motivational learning and conservation of our natural resources.

Educators will act as group leaders, teach and present classes in various academic areas and lead evening activities.

So you gain a greater awareness of Nature's Classroom programs, Environmental/Outdoor Educators are encouraged to change their scenery and teach at other centers spread throughout New England and New York. A majority of staff members are promoted within the organization, with opportunities to open your own site in association with Nature's Classroom.

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National Outdoor Leadership School Wilderness Medicine Institute: the leader in wilderness medicine.

National Outdoor Leadership SchoolFor over two decades, NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute has been the most recognized and respected teacher of wilderness medicine, training over 150,000 students from around the world. Days are filled with dynamic lessons and exciting, realistic scenarios to best model the kind of medical situations you might face, whether you're an outdoor educator, guide or camp counselor. Wilderness Medicine Instructors are needed to teach WFR, WFA and/or WEMT courses ranging in length from 2-30 days on a year-round basis throughout the U.S., with an emphasis on courses in AZ, GA, NC, SC, TN and VA. Teaching contracts may be arranged to fit other seasonal employment schedules; however, highest consideration will be given to applicants who are available during the busiest teaching months from mid-November through late June. Applicants must possess WEMT or higher certification and professional level CPR certification; significant patient care experience in urban and wilderness settings; several seasons of experience in extended backcountry leadership positions; and a teaching background in either formal or experiential settings. Compensation includes $128–$237/day, plus travel and living expenses during courses. The next WFR/WFA Instructor Training Course will be held in spring 2017 (dates TBD) in Lander, WY (there is a tuition charge to cover food, lodging and materials). For more info, contact Gates Richards through email or by calling (866) 831-9001.

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Wilderness Medicine Educators participating in a Wilderness First Responder Instructor Training Course.

NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute Instructors get their start as professional outdoor educators, urban EMS providers, remote researchers and military special operators—they know what it feels like to make tough decisions in remote places because they've been there.

Association for Experiential Education

The Association for Experiential Education is a great way to begin your journey in the experiential and outdoor education field. A wide variety of members make up the association, including ropes course operators, university staff and faculty, therapists, outdoor education practitioners, organizational development specialists and experience-based professionals working in a nonprofit setting. Learn more about the AEE International Conference in Minneapolis, MN from October 27-29, 2016.


eePRO: The hub for environmental education professional development.

The North American Association for Environmental Education’s eePRO is an online community to connect environmental education professionals around the world. Join and gain access to job opportunities, webinars, online courses, discussion forums and many other resources.

The Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education

The oak tree logo of the Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education is symbolic of their work of planting seeds in the hearts and minds of children to make the world a better place: seeds of knowledge, seeds of understanding, seeds of appreciation, seeds that grow into positive actions for a healthy environment for all.


The National Association for Interpretation is dedicated to advancing the profession of heritage interpretation.The National Association for Interpretation is dedicated to advancing the profession of heritage interpretation, with members that include those who work at parks, museums, nature centers, zoos, botanical gardens, aquariums, historical and cultural sites, commercial tour companies and theme parks.

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