Outdoor & Environmental Education Jobs

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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 who will teach lessons and activities including wildlife exploration, orienteering, archery, survival scenario, Native American studies and team building initiatives. South Mountain YMCA Camps is actively seeking amazing Outdoor Education Leaders for the spring, with a possible summer and fall extension. Experience with team building facilitation & ropes, horse care, and/or lifeguarding certification is a plus but not required.

Backdoorjobs.com • Short-Term Job AdventuresThose 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
learning the ropes as an environmental education intern (and sharing your passion of nature, history and adventure with students)
...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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Check out the Adventure Jobs, Camp Jobs and Farm Jobs channels for more outdoor and adventure education jobs!


  
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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?

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.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 include College Program Assistants, Special Program Assistants and Summer Camp Interns. Compensation includes $300/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. CBFieldStation.org View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page View Google+ Page View Instagram Photos Check out Pinterest pinboard Follow on Twitter! Watch YouTube Videos

Employment Alert!
Accepting applications for a Field Station Educator to begin immediately and work through mid-November. Check out the job details and apply by April 28th!

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.

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Coosa River Science School at the Alabama 4-H Center

Located at the Alabama 4-H Center and its 264 acres of lush rolling woodlands along the banks of beautiful Lay Lake, the Coosa River 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, fully furnished onsite staff housing, meals when the dining room is in service, dental insurance available for purchase after 90 days of employment, 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. 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 summer (May 27th to August 22nd), fall (August 25th to December 12th) and spring (February 17th to May 22nd, 2015). 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 Becky Collier. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page

Coosa River 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 Coosa River Science School enables Seasonal Instructors to become well-equipped for most any position in the outdoor field.

At the McDowell Environmental Center, the curriculum is more than a walk in the woods although it may start there. They believe experiential classes help students to better understand the natural world, leading them to a sense of responsibility for it.

Camp McDowell, in the heart of Alabama, now has two educational programs—the McDowell Environmental Center (MEC) and the McDowell Farm School (MFS). At MEC, you'll share 1,100 acres of secluded forests, streams, waterfalls and canyons with school groups of up to 12 students, usually in grades 4-8. Using a hands-on, experiential approach, Seasonal Environmental Education Instructors will teach classes in forest ecology, earth and water science, insects and wildlife, nature journalizing, Native American history, map and compass, low and high ropes, full day hikes and canoeing. MFS staff will teach classes that include Farm to Table, Sustainability, Farm Fauna, Big Bug world and more. You may also adapt lesson plans to match your teaching style, and program development is encouraged. Compensation includes a stipend starting at $250/week, meals, private rooms with shared kitchen, laundry and living space (including screened-in porch with rocking chairs!), free nationwide long distance, Internet access, and an intensive two-week staff training period. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree, the desire to help children learn and grow in the outdoors, a fondness for getting your hands and feet dirty, and have maturity, initiative, enthusiasm, a sense of humor, flexibility and team spirit. Positions begin in late January or late August for 3-4 months. Email your cover letter, resume and references to Maggie Wade Johnston (MEC positions) or Jon Nee (MFS positions). View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page

McDowell Environmental Center connects people to the environment, teach respect for the earth and its beings and to promote a commitment to lifelong learning. McDowell Farm School offers hands-on, residential farm education focused on food, sustainability and the surrounding ecosystem.

Connect people to the environment. Teach respect for the Earth and its beings. Promote a commitment to lifelong learning.

Connect people to the environment. Teach respect for the Earth and its beings. Promote a commitment to lifelong learning. With a focus on basic ecological concepts and experiential learning, seasonal Camp McDowell 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. And did you know McDowell Farm School is the only residential farm program of its kind in the Southeast?!

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High Trails Outdoor Science School: Outdoor Education JobsDo 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; no other outdoor ed center is based here. 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. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions Watch YouTube Videos

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.

Inside the Outdoors Orange County Department of Education Inside the Outdoors | Orange County Department of Education

With a mission to empower students, teachers, parents, and the community to explore natural areas and expand their knowledge, understanding, and stewardship of the environment, Inside the Outdoors is a hands-on environmental education program administered by the Orange County Department of Education. School Instructors will live and work at one of three residential Outdoor Science School sites located in the San Bernardino Mountains of southern California. As an Instructor to fifth and sixth grade students, you will teach academic trails on life sciences, geology, ecology and other environmental study programs. In addition to supervising students in the cabin, engage your group in a variety of craft, recreational, and camp like experiences, lead songs, games, star walks and night hikes. Positions are available during the school year (September through June) or the spring semester (January through June) with a five-day workweek (10 a.m. Monday to 11 a.m. Friday). Earn up to $416 per five-day week to start; room and board is provided during the work week. Teaching experience and science knowledge is desirable, but not necessary. If you are energetic, flexible and creative and enjoy working with children in the outdoors, fill out the online application. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page Follow on Twitter!

Wake up every morning to the fresh scent of pine trees, a crisp chill in the air, and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children while working with others in a team focused environment.

Live your outdoor passion with Inside the Outdoors! Wake up every morning to the fresh scent of pine trees, a crisp chill in the air, and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children while working with others in a team focused environment.

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 quad zip lines. Compensation starts at $75/day in cabin ($55/day out-of-cabin), and includes off-site housing, 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 yourself and be silly! Positions typically run from early January to early June and mid-August to mid-December, with shorter term contracts possible. To apply, email your cover letter, resume and application to Mark Stein. View contact and address information View Locations View Facebook Page Watch YouTube Videos

Fall Season Employment Alert
Pali is currently hiring for the fall 2014 season (August 17th through December 12th term).

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

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.

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MarineLab: Adventure & Learning in the Florida Keys!Looking for a job that gets you out on the ocean? MarineLab is seeking seasonal Marine Science Instructors for their education center in Key Largo, Florida. With a subtropical waterfront facility that provides quick access to the marine ecosystem, Marine Science Instructors will lead student groups from the 5th grade through college in discovery adventures via a blend of ecology discussions, hands-on investigations, and snorkeling field observations. Duties will include leading snorkeling field trips and investigating marine communities; supervising students in the water; and maintaining boats, labs and equipment. Benefits include a salary of $275–300/week, paid training, shared onsite housing, some meals, WiFi access, and opportunities for recreational diving on the coral reefs of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Applicants must have a BA/BS in marine science or related life science; enjoy interacting with children and youth; have teaching and in-water supervisory experience and have an enthusiastic, outgoing personality. SCUBA certification and boat operating experience preferred. Seasonal positions are available during the spring (mid-February to late July) and the fall (early September to mid-November); permanent positions are a possibility for the right people. Complete the application and return with a copy of your resume to Ginette Hughes. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page

A MarineLab Marine Science Instructor leading a snorkeling field trip via boat to investigate local marine communities.

MarineLab Instructors also double as Divemasters, guiding students in water adventures that will take them to seagrass and mangrove communities as well as the only bank coral reef off the continental United States.

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

Rock Eagle 4-H Environmental Education ProgramProgram 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 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 five 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 (February to May) and the fall (September to December); Monday through Friday, with occasional weekend work. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. RockEagle4H.org View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page Watch YouTube Videos

Rock Eagle 4-H seasonal instructors have the opportunity to teach interactive classes in the outdoors

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.

Open the door of curiosity, real life experiential learning & environmental awareness for groups of students immersed in the great outdoors.

Wahsega 4-H Center: Environmental Education Field Studies.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 $8.95/hour, lodging and 12 meals (for $70/week), in-depth paid training in all subject areas, pro deal offers and complimentary housing at the five other Georgia 4-H Centers. Individuals with 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 (late August to early November). Wahsega4H.org View contact and address information Maps & Driving Directions to Wahsega 4-H Center | Georgia 4-H View Facebook Page View Google+ Page Follow on Twitter! Watch YouTube Videos

Wahsega Environmental Educator teaching experiential learning activities.

As an Environmental Educator for Wahsega 4-H Center, you'll open the door of curiosity, real life experiential learning and environmental awareness for groups of students immersed in nature and the great outdoors.

The Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island reaches more than 6,000 students and adults through the Environmental Education and Summer Camp programs.Make the beach and marsh your new classroom with Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island! As part of the University of Georgia Extension 4-H system, Burton 4-H Center provides high-quality day and residential environmental educational experiences. Environmental Educators will teach hands-on classes in coastal ecology, including beach and marsh ecology, reptiles, seining in the ocean, sea turtles, squid and shark dissection and more. Benefits include compensation of $8.45/hour (averaging 35 hours/week), private bedroom in a new and spacious staff house for $40/week, limited health insurance, extensive training in barrier island ecology and environmental education, and the chance to live on a semi-tropical barrier island just a short stroll to the beach. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree and extensive experience with children, well-developed communication skills and a desire to work as a team. Energetic people with a passion for the outdoors, teaching children, science, and the ocean will thrive here. Now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year (nine months from late August to late May, with an 7-week unpaid Christmas vacation). Apply immediately at www.ugajobsearch.com (search for job posting 20080203); then notify David Weber by email that you have completed your application. Positions open until filled. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page

Make the beach and marsh your new classroom as an Environmental Educator with Burton 4-H Center on Tybee Island!

As a Burton 4-H Center Environmental Educator, you will enjoy a once in a lifetime experience working, living and playing on a barrier island one half mile from a beautiful beach and a short drive to historic Savannah, Georgia.

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Echo Hill Outdoor School Teaching and Internship positions are a great match for those with initiative, motivation, energy, creativity and commitment.

Echo Hill Outdoor SchoolProgram 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 ten months during the first year, with opportunities for longer-term employment (positions generally begin in 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. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page View Photos on Flickr View Vimeo Page EHOS.org

FULL-TIME Employment Alert
Now seeking self-motivated, organized, creative and energetic individuals!
A Captain Educator will rotate through four historic wooden Chesapeake Bay vessels and take an active role in providing students with positive experiences in the outdoors
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The Challenge Course Manager will oversee all aspects of the Adventure Program on the low and high ropes challenge course.
Food Services Manager – Head Cook will plan & provide family-style meals for the summer Explore program.

Echo Hill Outdoor School: Residential Teacher Naturalist Program

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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Christodora: Nature, Learning & Leadership

Nestled in a picturesque, pristine outdoor setting in the Berkshire mountains of Northwest Massachusetts, Christodora's Manice Education Center provides New York City's inner-city children a first hand experience and appreciation of nature through stimulating educational and challenging outdoor programs. Educational staff work closely together in a supportive atmosphere teaching small, coed groups (10-12 students) of NYC public school students in a variety of outdoor classroom settings. Together, all educators on staff facilitate debates, science labs, cooperative games, group initiatives, and campfires for groups of approximately forty students. Duties also include facilitating low ropes course elements and leading 2-5 day backpacking and/or canoeing expeditions. Compensation includes a competitive weekly salary, plus lodging in cabin tents, excellent food service, and outdoor equipment discounts. Positions are available during the spring (April 7th–June 6th), summer (June 9th–August 23rd), and the fall (September 2nd–October 24th). Preference is given to applicants who can work more than one session. If you have experience in outdoor education, wilderness navigation, and leadership training, an adventurous spirit, willingness to learn, passion for the outdoors, and enjoy connecting with urban youth, send your cover letter, resume, and 3 reference contacts (feel free to add wilderness, leadership, and education portfolios) to Matthew Scholl. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page Follow on Twitter!

SUMMER Employment Alert
Christodora's Manice Education Center is currently seeking summer Outdoor Educators. Apply now!

The enthusiastic approach to learning in these outdoor activities encourages a spirit of cooperation and self-confidence, which guides participants toward broader understanding of themselves, their environment, and their community.

Enjoy living in a unique outdoor setting, and be a part of a 100+ year tradition of developing a constructive, supportive community through hard work, play, and dedication.

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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 spring 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 and recreation. Compensation includes $240/week plus private room, meals, health benefits (after 30 days), and membership to Muskegon Family YMCA. 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 run from mid-January through early June (with an opportunity to continue employment through the summer months) and mid-August through November. To apply, send your cover letter, resume and 3 references to Lori Willson. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Blog Spot View Facebook Page View Google+ Page Follow on Twitter!

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

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.YMCA Job Listing 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 Northern Lower Michigan. 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 (mid-March to early June; with the the potential for continued employment through the summer/fall) and fall (August 25th to November 16th; 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, download an application and forward this with a cover letter, resume and 3 references to David Yuhaus. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page Watch YouTube Videos

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 Northern Lower Michigan.

Did you know?
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 teambuilding activities and high challenge activities including a 50-foot climbing tower, zip line and two story Track and Trail High Ropes course.

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. This is a great opportunity for adults (18 & older) who are interested in working with youth, educators and individuals 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 spring (late January to late May) and the fall (early September to mid-December). 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, email Karen Stanley Christopherson to begin the application process. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Blog Spot View Facebook Page Watch YouTube Videos

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.

Since 1915, YMCA Camp Copneconic has been a staple in the overnight camping tradition.

YMCA Job Listing Come work in a beautiful environment with a strong staff team! Nestled on 700 acres of woods, lake and fields, YMCA Camp Copneconic provides year-round programming in outdoor education, youth and adult retreats, and summer day, residential and partner camps (including work with the American Diabetes Association, Institute for Educational Advancement and more). Program Instructors will facilitate outdoor education programs for school and retreat groups and teach classes that focus on environmental discovery, adventure & cooperative learning, recreational fun, traversing nature, and historical & cultural lessons. You will work a 10 out of every 14-day rotation (with weekday, weekend and evening work) and training is provided for each program area. Compensation includes $296/week, meals and housing in a staff apartment building located at the edge of camp. The furnished apartment includes a full kitchen, large living room, multiple bedrooms and large bathroom area. Team players who have a passion for working with kids and take pride in providing quality and memorable experiences for kids will thrive in this environment. Positions are available each season, with the possibility of extended employment based on performance. Apply online or email your cover letter and resume to Brandon Dreffs. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page View Instagram Photos Check out Pinterest pinboard Follow on Twitter! View YouTube Page

Employment Dates & Hiring Needs
The summer season runs from June 8th through mid-August. Fall outdoor education positions will be available following Labor Day.

Program Instructors should be outgoing and energetic people who love working with kids and are passionate about teaching in the outdoors.

YMCA Camp Copneconic Program Instructors will facilitate team building and high adventure activities as well as teach outdoor education classes to school groups, girl scout troops, cub scout packs, youth groups and more.

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Frost Valley YMCA Employment

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. For ten months beginning in late August, 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, and 14 paid days off (medical benefits also kick in after 90 days!). 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. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page Check out Pinterest pinboard Follow on Twitter! Watch YouTube Videos

Frost Valley Environmental Education Program

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

Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center

If you love kids and are looking for fulfilling employment in the experiential education and outdoor adventure fields, come work, live and play with Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center (PMOEC) and their small, dynamic community of outdoor professionals. Located in beautiful Adirondack Park, the Center offers programs in living history, high adventure, earth sciences and team building for students of all ages and abilities. Outdoor Education Interns and seasonal Instructors teach exciting experiential classes in all program areas, lead wilderness trips (from kayaking and hiking to mountain biking and rock climbing) and participate in work projects geared towards facility maintenance and curriculum enrichment. Benefits include a monthly stipend ($350 for Interns; $1,100 for Instructors), room, board, Internet access, use of equipment on days off, pro deal purchases and participation in staff enrichment days. Instructor positions are offered during the spring (April to mid-June), the fall (late August to late 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). 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 Brian DeGroat for more information. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page View Tumblr Blog

PMOEC Instructors gearing up for a team building program.

Making learning natural for students, PMOEC Instructors & Interns have the opportunity to teach and lead exciting programs in high adventure and survival skills, team building and the challenge course, earth sciences and sensory awareness, and living history.

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The Environmental Educator team will bring their knowledge and enthusiasm about the natural world to campers through lesson planning, field trips and instruction.

Founded on Christian values, Falling Creek Camp is a traditional boys summer camp located in Tuxedo, North CarolinaProgram in the Spotlight Set in a secluded mountaintop cove near the town of Tuxedo in Western North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, Falling Creek Camp is a traditional boys summer camp that provides a unique opportunity for physical, spiritual and social growth. The Nature program opens minds while exploring the trails, lakes, bogs, streams and creeks in the southern Appalachian Mountains. As one of the most popular in-camp activities, the program spans a wide range of activities, from instructional programs to field trips away from camp. Summer Nature & Environmental Educator staff are needed to teach what they know about the natural world to the campers. In addition to being a cabin counselor, this position involves animal care, lesson planning, field trips, and instruction. Flexibility and patience are crucial. Be prepared to be bombarded by questions while teaching campers about nature and the world. Benefits include a weekly pay rate, room and board, laundry service, pro-deals, Wilderness First Aid certification, and activity specific training. Applicants must make a commitment from late May through mid-August 2014 and be organized, patient and self-starters. Additional summer camp staff openings include counselor positions in arts & crafts, backpacking, equestrian, fishing, kayak & canoe, land sports, mountain biking, music, riflery, and sailing. Internships are also available. Apply online at FallingCreek.com. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page View Google+ Page View Instagram Photos Explore LinkedIn page Check out Pinterest pinboard Follow on Twitter! Watch YouTube Videos

SUMMER SEASON Employment Alert
Now accepting applications for a summer Nature & Environmental Educator staff. Positions run from late May through mid-August.

Summer Nature & Environmental Educator staff are needed to teach what they know about the natural world to campers.

Falling Creek Camp is a friendly open community where everyone quickly feels like family. 280 campers is an ideal size; large enough to allow for a broad range of activity choices, yet small enough for individual attention in each activity and cabin group.

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.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, 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 also adopts a camper cabin for the summer term and serves as a valuable adviser and support system for the cabin counselor and campers. Other job opportunities include Mentors, Cabin Counselors, Activity Coordinators, Expedition Leaders, Nurses, Photo Intern, Farm Interns, Program Interns and a Maintenance Assistant. Positions are available during the spring, summer (with the opportunity to extend employment through mid-October) and the fall season. 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. Watch the staff video, fill out the online application or contact Missy Schenck for more information. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page View Google+ Page View Instagram Photos Check out Pinterest pinboard Follow on Twitter! View Vimeo Page Watch YouTube Videos

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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Set on the banks of the Great Miami River, YMCA Camp Campbell Gard is the perfect setting to experience nature and the outdoors.YMCA Job Listing Set on the banks of the Great Miami River, YMCA Camp Campbell Gard offers programs in outdoor education, challenge adventure, youth and adult retreats and, of course, summer camp. With over 600 acres, you might feel you're in the middle of nowhere, but camp is just 10 minutes away from most city conveniences and 35 minutes to Cincinnati. Lead Naturalists will work as part of a team of enthusiastic, energetic staff members. Staff will teach to groups of 12-20 elementary and middle school aged students, with a curriculum that includes natural science, team building, living history and wildlife adaptations. Other components of the job include hosting meals, curriculum development, nature center feeding/cleaning, organizing evening programs, completing camp projects, facilitating the challenge course and climbing elements, and participating in staff training. Benefits include a salary of $260/week, private room, meals, CPR/first aid certification at no cost, professional development workshops, YMCA membership and WiFi access. Applicants must be at least 18 years old with exceptional people skills; a 2 or 4-year college degree is preferred. Positions are available during the spring (late February to early June) and the fall (August to late November); summer work is also available with summer camp. To apply, email a completed application, cover letter and resume to Darren Corns. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page View Photos on Flickr Check out Pinterest pinboard Watch YouTube Videos

Outdoor Education Instructors and Interns at Camp Campbell Gard will teach classes in natural science, team building, living history, and recreational camp activities.

As a Lead Naturalist at Camp Campbell Gard, you'll work as part of a team of enthusiastic, energetic staff members, and help provide a positive, supportive atmosphere where children, adults, and families have fun and develop new skills in the outdoors.

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 $142 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 one year of college, be certified in CPR/first aid, enjoy working with children and have a strong love for nature. Applications are being accepted for the 2014-2015 season on a rolling basis; positions run from mid-August through early June. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page View Instagram Photos Follow on Twitter!

SUMMER 2014 Ecocamp Jobs!
Glen Helen is looking for energetic & excited people who are passionate about working in a beautiful outdoor setting with kids 5-15 years old. Summer Ecocamp Staff consists of six Naturalists, six Dorm Counselors, two Camp Coordinators and Kitchen staff. Positions are available from early June through July.

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

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 with their teacher) 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 $250/week plus a $75/month health insurance stipend (paid twice a month). All Instructors will live in the staff house 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 availble during the spring (late February through the end of May) and during the fall (mid-August to late November). If you love kids, want to learn and are excited about being outside, send a resume to Jody Rutten. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page

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.

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.

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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?

Shaver's Creek is Penn State University's nature center and environmental education laboratory seeking to enhance the quality of life by providing exemplary outdoor learning opportunities.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 adventure program each summer ($300/week, although no housing). Applications are accepted until all positions are filled; phone interviews are conducted with top candidates. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Blog Spot View Facebook Page Follow on Twitter! Watch YouTube Videos ShaversCreek.org

FALL 2014 Internship Alert
Now accepting applications for fall Environmental Education Interns through June 15th.

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, 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 $270/week, meals, staff housing with private bedroom and access to a kitchen and free laundry facilities, Internet and comprehensive paid staff training. Positions are available during the spring (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! View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page Follow on Twitter! View WordPress Blog Watch YouTube Videos SMYMCA.org

SUMMER SEASON Employment Alert
Accepting applications for summer season! Positions run from June 7th to August 16th.

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

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.

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YMCA Camp Greenville: A Carolina Camping Tradition Since 1912

YMCA Job ListingLocated 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 1,600 acres. Program Staff positions are available from February through May, during the summer months, and from 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 $255/week for resident program staff ($145-$300 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. Send, email or fax your cover letter, resume and three references to Susan Huter or call for more information. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page Follow on Twitter! Watch YouTube Videos

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

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 room, 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 fall extension. To apply, email your cover letter, resume and 4 references to Anna Mooney. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page Follow on Twitter!

SPRING SEASON Employment Alert
YMCA Camp Thunderbird is seeking Instructors for the spring season, with a possible summer/fall extension. Four positions are available from now through May 18th, with a flexible start date!

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

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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Mo-Ranch: Environmental Leadership Program

Located just three miles from the headwaters of the crystal clear Guadalupe River in the heart of Texas Hill country is Mo-Ranch and home to the hands-on Environmental Leadership Program. With programming that revolves around the core concepts of change, connections, cycles, energy flow and diversity, Seasonal Field Instructors will lead and teach a group of students in environmental and outdoor educational activities, prepare age-appropriate lesson plans and supervise in the dining hall. Each day is different: your morning might be spent facilitating on the Challenge Course and your afternoon may be spent knee deep in the river exploring habitats! Benefits include an hourly wage of $7.25/hour (approximately $290/week) plus time and a half for overtime (with overtime you are looking at $300-$350/week), a private room in the spring and fall season (may be shared in the summer), shared living space and kitchen, laundry facilities, WiFi access, some meals and all training costs. Positions are available during the spring (February-May), summer (May-August) and fall (late August to mid-November). Each season employed brings additional duties, responsibilities and benefits (including health insurance & 401k). Applicants must have a bachelor's degree (or a combination of education & experience), a passion for teaching, sense of humor and love working with children. Apply online or contact Patrick Fitzgerald for more information. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page Follow on Twitter!

A Mo-Ranch Environmental Leadership Program Field Instructor facilitating at the challenge course.

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.

The Outdoor School: Adventures in Learning

Are you interested in teaching children exciting things about the outdoors in the outdoors? 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 (with the opportunity for paid work on the weekends), housing, partial board, free laundry facilities, a staff lounge (with satellite TV and Internet access), two to three weeks of orientation and training, lifeguard/CPR/first aid certification, and pro deal purchases. Applicants must either be in college 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. International applicants are also welcome to apply. Positions are available during the spring (ranging from February through late May) and the fall (mid/late August through 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 Kissane for more information. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page

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

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.

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The Mountain Institute: Appalachia Mountain Learning Program

Blending adventure, conservation and education together in a rigorous and challenging environment, The Mountain Institute's Mountain Learning Program highlights physical, emotional, and intellectual growth through experiential learning and discovery. Reflecting respect for mountain cultures and environments, the Spruce Knob Mountain Center campus incorporates Mongolian-inspired yurts with modern dormitories, dining facilities, library, and a 400-acre outdoor classroom encompassing caves, wetlands, fossil beds, endangered species and spectacular views. Seasonal & Resident Field Instructors are the catalyst for teaching and leading programs that combine group interaction with academic topics in this unique backcountry environment. By making observations and drawing out essential lessons for learning and growth, communication, peer relations and leadership topics unfold naturally in a small group setting. Seasonal Instructor positions are offered in the spring and fall (minimum commitment of two months), while Resident Field Instructors bridge the gap from March through mid-November. Benefits include compensation starting at $60/day, room, board, training, opportunities for advancement and paid vacation and holiday time. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Connect with Casey King for more information. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Blog Spot View Facebook Page Follow on Twitter!

FALL SEASON Employment Alert
The Mountain Institute will be accepting applications for Fall Season Resident Instructors (late August through mid-November term) beginning on June 1st, with hiring completed through the end of July.

A Field Instructor with The Mountain Institute exploring the great outdoors with his group.

Seasonal and Resident Field Instructors with The Mountain Institute 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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Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center is a residential facility operated by the University of Wisconsin-Extension and located on the magnificent Wisconsin River, two miles north of Wisconsin Dells.Do you have passion for the outdoors and teaching others about it? Spend your days hiking and canoeing while teaching children in a beautiful setting on the Wisconsin River! Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center is a 310-acre camp and outdoor education center operated by the University of Wisconsin-Extension. The facility is situated amongst the stunning sandstone cliffs north of Wisconsin Dells and consists of 14 buildings that supply lodging, meals and education resources for youth and youth leaders. Seasonal Environmental Educators teach a variety of environmental education programs with an emphasis on the wildlife, natural history and ecology of Wisconsin, care of program animals, facilitate low ropes courses, and assist in the general operation of the center. Positions are available during the winter/spring (January to May), summer (June to August), and the fall (September to November). Pay starts at $260/week with increases for certifications and education, plus private room, meals, and discounted outdoor clothing and gear. Applicants must be CPR/first aid certified and at least a sophomore in college, have the ability to work in a team setting with enthusiasm and creativity, and the desire to teach environmental education to clientele groups. Lifeguard certification and a bachelor's degree in an outdoor-related field preferred. To apply, mail or email your resume, cover letter and three references to Toby Grabs. View contact and address information View Google Map & Get Directions View Facebook Page View WordPress Blog

Summer Employment Alert!
Now seeking a summer Environmental Educator to work from June 2nd through August 23 (with the option of a fall season rehire) and an AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Intern who will provide critical support for the summer camp educational and community outreach programs from June 2nd through August 19th.

This position is a great way to broaden your skills by teaching natural and cultural programs, outdoor recreation and low ropes initiatives, as well as learning to schedule and coordinate.

As an Environmental Educator for Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center, you'll have the opportunity to broaden your skills by teaching natural and cultural programs, outdoor recreation and low ropes initiatives, as well as learning about scheduling and coordinating.

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Employment Opportunities at Nature's ClassroomThrough 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 (March through mid-June) and the fall (Labor Day through about Thanksgiving). 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-$380/week (based on education and experience), room and board, 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 Laura Graff through email, call (800) 433-8375 or download an application. View contact and address information View Facebook Page

SPRING Season Employment Alert
Nature's Classroom is still accepting applications for the spring season. Positions are available immediately through mid-June.

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

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 $126-$220/day, plus travel and living expenses during courses. The next WFR Instructor Training Course will be held from November 9-18, 2014 (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. View contact and address information View Facebook Page View YouTube Page

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.

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.

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