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The 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.

Through wilderness skills, creative arts and the exhilaration of outdoor fun and discovery, Green River Preserve Mentor Naturalists lead and teach challenging and nurturing learning experiences at this 3,400-acre private wildlife preserve in the Blue Ridge Mountains. 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. Now accepting applications for the summer camp season (June 1st–August 12th). Mentor Naturalists have the option of extending their contract through early October. Watch the staff video »

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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The St. Lawrence Adirondack Semester is a unique program of place-based environmental education, involving 3 months of residence and academic study at a yurt village, an extended backcountry trip and a variety of outdoor activities.

New St. Lawrence University Adirondack Semester Assistant Director job openings! Now seeking two Assistant Director positions for the Adirondack Semester! Located in Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students. The Adirondack Semester is a unique program of place-based environmental education, involving three months of residence and academic study at an off-the-grid yurt village in the heart of the Adirondacks on Lake Massawepie, an extended backcountry trip and a variety of outdoor activities. The program situates students on the boundary between modern civilization and wild nature and encourages them to study and reflect on their relationship with each of these and on the choices we must make in order to preserve the natural world. Assistant Directors commute to the site to facilitate and develop a living and learning community that is physically and emotionally safe for all to enjoy, teach a full university semester (including cultural and natural history of the Adirondacks, perceptions of nature, and a creative expressions course), set up and oversee food purchasing (including CSAs, food co-ops and farmers markets) and plan and lead weekend outdoor activities and backcountry trips. The compensation package includes a salary, health insurance, onsite room and board, and supplemental stipend for housing when off-site. This six-month appointment begins on July 6, 2016, with possible renewal for successive years. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree, WFR and demonstrated experience as an outdoor educator and trip leader. Preference will be given to applications received before March 7th.

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Students study, work, eat and sleep in their Arcadia yurt community on Lake Massawepie in the Adirondack Mountains for the entire fall semester.

While each day of the Adirondack Semester has a varied schedule, standard activities include class work, free time for hiking, canoeing or woodworking, homework and journal writing, and cooking and sharing meals.

Imagine a semester and dorm life in the mountains without iPhones, lap tops, Facebook, running water and few amenities. Twelve students and two on-site Assistant Directors come together every fall as a close-knit community to learn, work, adventure, play, eat, sleep and live a materially simple life. Complex City Guide rated the Adirondack Semester Yurt Village as one of Coolest College Dorms in America.

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

The McKeever Environmental Learning Center is hiring Teaching Interns for the spring 2016 season. 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, 50% of your meals and free lodging in a fully furnished house with WiFi access. Spring season Internships begin on March 14th and continue through June 3rd. 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.

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 runs a residential Summer Camp for children ages 7-15 that includes a unique excursions program and a vast adventure trip program for over 250 teens. During the spring and fall, Program Staff facilitate engaging outdoor education activities, including 1, 2 and 3-day environmental education and team building programs, women's weekends, Y Guide weekends, corporate retreats and conference groups. Seasonal Outdoor Educators work with students of all ages, families, and adult groups, and provide a variety of outdoor experiences including hiking, kayaking, team building, rock climbing, lake study, sailing, camp fires and forest ecology. Summer Adventure Trip Leaders help plan, coordinate and facilitate multiple one- to five-week trips that include backpacking, rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing and sailing in the Adirondacks, New England and the Southeast. Hundreds of other program staff, counselors, and support staff come to Chingachgook to act as role models, teachers and leaders for campers. Educators are paid a daily wage, averaging $250-$400/week; summer positions range from $1,300-$3,500. All positions include room and board with Internet, and access to training opportunities in Wilderness First Aid, Lifeguarding and other certifications. Job opportunities are available during the spring (mid-April to mid-June), summer (early/mid-June to late August) and fall (late August to November 1st). Multiple programs/seasons are available. To apply, email your cover letter and resume to Tricia Biles.

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Hot 2016 Job Openings @ Chingachgook
Chingachgook is seeking Spring Outdoor Educators and a Challenge Course Specialist to work from April 11th 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.

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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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. Alabama4HScienceSchool.org

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Spring 2106 Employment Alert
4-HSS is currently accepting applications for Spring Season Instructors (mid-February to mid-May).

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.

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

Join the Cahaba Environmental Center in making history during their first year — become part of their Educator team this spring! 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. CEC is home to a 3-day education program geared towards 4th–8th grade 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, Native American culture and geologic processes. Compensation includes $275/week, meals and private room & 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 (September to the end of 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.

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

You 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. 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. During the pilot season this year, there will be opportunities to create independent projects that match the Educator’s talents and interests while supporting educational programming.

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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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.

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Land a spring or summer job as an Environmental Educator, Naturalist or Intern with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies.

Do you enjoy getting people excited about our natural world? As an Environmental Educator, Naturalist or Intern with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, you’ll have the opportunity to share your energy and enthusiasm by leading educational programs for children, school groups, and visitors to Alaska. Seasonal staff are employed at the Wynn Nature Center (a 140-acre boreal forest preserve) and the semi-remote Peterson Bay Field Station. As an Environmental Educator during the spring season (March 28th–May 20th), instill wonder, scientific understanding and love for coastal ecosystems with school groups from throughout Alaska. Lead overnight field trips and day trips in the forest, marsh and intertidal zones. As a Naturalist, Intern or Environmental Educator during the summer season (generally late May to late August) impart knowledge and a sense of stewardship with visitors and groups from around the world. Lead multi-day field studies and guided natural history tours, develop programs for all ages and/or participate in citizen monitoring projects. Duties vary depending on the specific position. Benefits include compensation of $1,200–$1,800 per month DOE and housing. Qualified applicants are energetic and flexible, have a background in environmental education and forest and/or marine ecology, and the maturity to live in group situations. To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references to [email protected]. Please indicate desired position.

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Seasonal staff are employed at two educational sites and facilities that include the Wynn Nature Center (a 140-acre boreal forest preserve) and the Peterson Bay Field Station (a semi-rustic facility across Kachemak Bay and accessible only by boat).

Want to help share the wonder? Environmental Educators, Naturalists and Interns with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies connect people of all ages to unique educational experiences featuring Alaska's forests, diverse rocky beaches, geology and cultural history.

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Ozark Natural Science Center is a nonprofit, residential, environmental education and conference facility providing overnight programming for regional school students, summer campers and adult groups.Located in the heart of the Ozarks on the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission’s Bear Hollow Natural Area, Ozark Natural Science Center is a nonprofit, residential, environmental education and conference facility providing overnight programming for regional school students, summer campers and adult groups. Teacher Naturalists are the front-line educational staff for all ONSC programming and program-related operations. Naturalists will lead educational activities including interpretive hikes and field investigations on the trail, off-site trips, special topic classes, and various other experiential, field science, ecology and environmental education activities. Programs range from one day to a full week; the work schedule will be determined based on program length. Compensation includes a weekly stipend of $250, on-site housing, meals (when food service is in operation), WiFi access, and amazing trails and rivers to explore! Now seeking applicants for the spring season (February 8th to May 20th, 2016); positions are also available during the fall (late August to mid-December). Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree, with preference given to those who have studied environmental or natural sciences (biology, geology, environmental science, ecology or education). If you have a genuine appreciation for the natural world and conservation, email your cover letter, resume and 3 references to Becky Olthof.

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Spring 2016 Employment Alert
Ozark Natural Science Center is currently accepting Teacher Naturalists applications for the spring season (February 8th to May 20th, 2016).

Teacher Naturalists are the front-line educational staff for all ONSC programming and program-related operations.

Naturalists will lead educational activities including interpretive hikes and field investigations on the trail, off-site trips, special topic classes, and various other activities.

Ozark Natural Science Center is an 89-acre natural classroom with a combination of comfortable facilities and rugged natural terrain. The campus includes three lodges, guest and faculty housing, indoor and outdoor classrooms, an observation deck and nearly eight miles of maintained hiking trails.

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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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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.

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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Spring 2016 Instructor Openings!
High Trails is currently accepting applications for a March 2016 start date.

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.

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, request an application and a more thorough job description by emailing Steve Benz.

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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.

Sierra Nevada Journeys is built on a simple premise: Science education is a necessity, and nature’s classroom is a great place to teach it!

Sierra Nevada Journeys was ranked 3rd Place 2015 Best Places to Work in the Greater Reno-Tahoe region.Sierra Nevada Journeys (SNJ) is built on a simple premise: Science education is a necessity, and nature’s classroom is a great place to teach it! Residential Outdoor Science Instructors (12 openings) will work at SNJ’s Grizzly Creek Ranch campus, situated among 1,500 acres of pristine Yellow Pine forest in Portola, CA. During the spring and fall seasons, Instructors deliver residential, 1-5 day Outdoor Science Educational Programs primarily serving 5th and 6th grades from regional elementary schools. All lessons are hands-on science and collaborative problem solving based with a focus on critical thinking, science and environmental stewardship. Instructors are responsible for leading and educating a group of 12–15 students throughout the week, including facilitating large group activities, leading meals and night programs. During the summer season, SNJ delivers both traditional summer camp programs and tailored programs for special needs and leadership development groups, with activities that include outdoor exploration, hands-on science programs, archery, swimming, camping and more. Compensation includes $70-$85 per day (DOE), plus meals and housing in downtown Portola. Applicants must be at least 21 yeas old, have a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, experience teaching and leading outdoor environmental education programs and/or classroom instruction, ability to work irregular hours and days/nights, and a passion for working with students and making a difference through education. Positions run from early March to November with a summer only option for Instructors and Counselors. To apply, email your resume, cover letter and 3 professional references to Liz Lomba.

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Working with Sierra Nevada Journeys is as much a transformative life experience for the staff as it is for the students.

Come join a fun, dynamic, hardworking team of outdoor school educators!

Built in 2003, SNJ’s Grizzly Creek Ranch campus offers excellent program resources, including a challenge course, hiking trails, archery range, pond and garden. Working with Sierra Nevada Journeys is as much a transformative life experience for the staff as it is for the students. Come join a fun, dynamic, hardworking team of outdoor school educators!

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.

Outdoor Education Instructor/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. 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. To apply, fill out the online application and email your resume, cover letter and contact information for three references to Kat Montgomery.

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Hiring Alert!
All positions for the spring 2016 season have been filled. Camp Ocean Pines will begin accepting applications for the fall 2016 season in early July.

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)

Whiskeytown Environmental School is a dynamic residential outdoor science school for 5th and 6th graders in Northern California.Located eight miles west of Redding in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area (in Northern California), Whiskeytown Environmental School is a dynamic residential outdoor science school for 5th and 6th graders. The curriculum is centered around observation, appreciation, and environmental concepts taught through a learn-by-doing approach with a variety of scientific experiments, investigations, games, observations, and action-oriented activities. Naturalists prepare lessons and lead instructional picnic hikes with groups of 16-24 students in the great outdoors and will teach science curriculum, basic hiking and navigation skills, team building, and promote community and land stewardship ethics. Additional duties include facilitating meals, recreation, and evening programs (night hikes, camp fires, skits and dance night) as well as mentoring cabin counselors. Pay is $10/hour, with off-campus housing (with private room and shared communal living space) and meals while working. Positions are available from January 19th to May 27th, 2016 (or through July 22nd for summer camp). Applicants must be college graduates who appreciate sharing knowledge of the natural world with others, love working with children, and enjoy telling a good story and/or playing an instrument. A private car is strongly encouraged. Email or mail your cover letter, resume and three references to Cassie Simons.

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Do you appreciate sharing knowledge of the natural world with others, love working with children and enjoy telling a good story? Whiskeytown Environmental School Naturalists get 5th & 6th graders excited about the great outdoors.

As a Whiskeytown Environmental Center Naturalist you will educate children about ecology, natural history, land stewardship, and outdoor appreciation by using hands-on experiential education in the great outdoors.

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Aspen Center for Environmental Studies - Summer Naturalist Internship Program

Educating people to be environmentally responsible since its founding in 1968, the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies offers hikes, nature classes and field study programs at Hallam Lake Nature Preserve, Aspen Mountain, the Maroon Bells, Snowmass, and at the ghost town of Ashcroft. Summer Naturalists receive valuable education, training and experience while conducting natural history interpretive tours, children's environmental education programs and teaching bird of prey programs to the public. Naturalists will also gain knowledge of the local flora and fauna and have the opportunity to inspire the public in a beautiful natural setting. A weekly stipend of $150 and shared housing within walking distance of ACES is provided; Naturalists can also participate in tuition-free Naturalist Field School courses. Preference is given to those who have studied the natural sciences or environment field, are enthusiastic about environmental education and enjoy working with the public (CPR/first aid certification is required). 12 Naturalists will be hired to work from June 6th–September 5th, 2016 (June 6th–17th mandatory staff training), with work options extending into the school year or winter. To apply, download and complete an application and send it Jim Kravitz by February 15, 2016. Visit AspenNature.org for more info and be sure to view the Naturalist slideshow.

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Internship Journeys with the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

After spending a summer leading interpretive walks and educational programs, learning to handle birds of prey and teaching children about the environment, Summer Naturalists with the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies are sure to uncover a newfound appreciation of our natural world.

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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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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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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 (February 1 to May 27, 2016) and the fall (August 29 to December 2, 2016). 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. RockEagle4H.org

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Spring Season Employment Alert
Now seeking eight more Environmental Educators for the spring season (February 1–May 27, 2016). 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). Wahsega4H.org

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Spring Season Employment Alert
Now seeking spring season Environmental Educators to work from February 18 to May 26, 2016. To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Adam Rolwes (and be sure to mention you heard about this position through Backdoorjobs.com). Just a couple of spots remain open!

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. 2016 job opportunities include:

Full Season Supervisors (April 4th–October 30th; $325/week; 21+): Logistics & Engagement Supervisor and Adventure Supervisor
Spring/Fall Outdoor Education Instructors (April 4th–May 27th and August 22nd–October 23rd: 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 (May 22nd–July 31st; $260-$270/week, 19+): Media Specialist, Waterfront Supervisor and Ranch Supervisor
Summer Camp Counselors (May 28th–July 22nd; $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.

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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. EHOS.org

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Spring 2016 Employment Alert
Seeking self-motivated, organized, creative and energetic individuals to work as Residential Teacher/Naturalists or Interns this spring (beginning in mid-March).

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. The International Program Instructor position is open to 7 Americans and 7 New Zealanders. Participants will work and travel together in the USA at BOC and in New Zealand at YMCA Camp Adair, and gain skills and experience in two different styles of outdoor education. Compensation includes $9-$10/hour, a housing and meals option and paid training. International participants must be willing to place a $1,500 deposit, $750 of which will be refunded upon successful completion of the program. Applicants must be highly motivated to work in a variety of roles, able to teach outdoor/environmental education skills to a diverse age range and be flexible with scheduling and fulfilling additional duties. Accepting applications for the fall (start dates in August and September), winter (January to March) and spring (April to June). The International program runs for 18 months with start dates in August and April. To apply, fill out the online application.

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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!

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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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Immediate & Spring E3 Naturalist Job Openings!
More to Explore!YMCA Hayo-Went-Ha Camps currently has TWO immediate E3 Naturalist positions to fill. Also accepting applications for the spring season, with staff training beginning on March 14th (Naturalists can move in on March 11th) and employment through June 7th. Summer/fall work extensions are a possibility.

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.

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.

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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Spring Season Employment Alert
Battle Creek Outdoor Education Center is currently accepting male Instructor applications for the April to June spring season.

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.

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!

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 traditions, 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 $326/week, meals and housing in a communal 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 campers 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 Tom Correll.

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2016 Employment Dates & Hiring Needs
The spring outdoor education season runs from March through early June. Summer then picks up in early June and runs through mid-August. Fall outdoor education 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.

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 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 Christopherson to begin the application process.

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Attention Gals — Spring Season Job Openings!
Sherman Lake YMCA is still in need for female Integrated Education Instructors for the spring season. Apply today, begin work in late January!

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 and recreation. Compensation includes $240/week plus private room, meals, optional 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.

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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!

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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 information.

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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 fall (mid-August to mid-November) or for an academic year and the spring season (April 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 still has a few Outdoor Education Instructor openings to fill for the spring season. 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.

The Wild Center ignites an enduring passion for the Adirondacks where people and nature can thrive together and set an example for the world.

The Wild Center is currently seeking Summer Naturalist Interns and a Summer Art Naturalist Intern to work with a dynamic education staff at a world-class museum in the heart of the Adirondack Park. Interns will work alongside the education department to develop and implement interpretive programs for museum visitors of all ages, including natural history walks, green technology programs, behind the scenes tours, canoe trips, live animal encounters, and Science on a Sphere programs. The Art Intern will also plan and implement weekly adult-focused art workshops in conjunction with area artists and Wild Center staff. Benefits include a $250 per week stipend (40+ hours work per week, with weekend/evening work), shared, fully equipped housing, NAI Interpretive Guide Certification and formal training opportunities. Applicants must be available from May 22nd through Labor Day, have at least 2 years of college experience in the environmental education/sciences field (a Bachelor’s degree is preferred), and have a love for working with the public in a fast-paced museum setting. Preference is given to those with significant experience working with students and leading school programs, interpretation experience in a nature/animal setting, handling captive animals, working with innovative teaching technologies, and paddling tandem canoes. To apply, please see instructions in each job posting above. Materials will be accepted through February 19, 2016. Explore WildCenter.org for details on all job openings.

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Digital and Marketing Fellowship Opening!
The Digital and Marketing Fellow will be managing and creating content for social media platforms, heading many advertising and marketing projects and working to develop The Wild Center presence. This is a learning experience, and while extensive guidance and help will be provided, the candidate needs to be self-directed and motivated. This is a 2-year salaried with benefits position. Applications accepted through February 17, 2016.

Naturalist Interns will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic education staff at a world-class museum in the heart of the Adirondack Park.

Naturalist Interns will have the opportunity to work in a 35,000 square foot museum on a 31-acre site featuring over 70 species of live exhibit animals and silver LEED certification for green building design and sustainability initiatives. Interns will also be instrumental in developing and leading programs in the new elevated outdoor journey into nature, Wild Walk as well as leading art programs for audiences of all ages in an interactive art installation, Moments.

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Founded on Christian values, Falling Creek Camp is a traditional boys summer camp located in Tuxedo, North CarolinaThe Environmental Educator team will bring their knowledge and enthusiasm about the natural world to campers through lesson planning, field trips and instruction.

Program 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 2016 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.

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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. Just over 300 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.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 during the late 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. Fill out the online application or contact Missy Schenck for more information.

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Summer 2016 Job Openings!
Green River Preserve is currently accepting applications for the summer camp season (June 1–August 12, 2016). 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.

Don Lee Camp & Retreat Center: Coastal Communities Environmental Education Program & Challenge Course

Experience the North Carolina coast and provide amazing outdoor education experiences for youth! Don Lee Camp & Retreat Center hosts the Coastal Communities residential environmental education program focusing on hands-on experiences in coastal ecology, marine sciences and natural history as well as the Common Ground challenge course designed to build community and encourage teamwork. Environmental Education Instructors will teach a variety of outdoor exploration programs and activities—from ocean study and chart navigation to fishing, sailing and caring for captive animals. Instructors will also double as Challenge Course Facilitators, providing team building, problem-solving and experiential learning. Now seeking Instructors for the spring season (February 16 to May 27, 2016); positions are also available during the summer and fall. Compensation includes a salary of $275/week, shared rooms in staff housing, all meals prepared by dining hall staff and WiFi access. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in a science or education related field or in outdoor recreation and experiential education (Internships are available for those currently working on their degree) and a strong interest in teaching children in an outdoor setting. If you are enthusiastic, patient, positive, self-disciplined, hard working and a team player that can reside in a cooperative, communal living environment, email your cover letter, resume and 3 references to Jessica Kochman.

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Blending coasta & marine-focused environmental education programs with team building activities through the low-elements challenge course, Don Lee Center Environmental Education Instructors create unique learning experiences for youth while doubling as Challenge Course Facilitators.

Blending coastal and marine-focused environmental education programs with team building activities through the low elements challenge course, Don Lee Camp & Retreat Center Environmental Education Instructors create unique learning experiences for youth.

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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 2016-2017 season (mid-August to early June term) on a rolling basis. Every summer Glen Helen also hires energetic & excited individuals for Summer Ecocamp (early June through July), 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 $260/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 available 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, 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.

Camp Willson believes in learning through fun and excitement, and they do this by hiring great staff that can inspire students to learn and have fun learning.

YMCA Job Listing With a focus on learning through fun and excitement, YMCA Camp Willson offers programs that include outdoor education, weekend retreats, summer camp, group camping, adventure education and horseback riding. Located an hour from Columbus, camp is home to one of the only natural lakes in Ohio (great for paddle boarding!), a 25-foot climbing wall, high ropes course, a horse barn and more. Outdoor Education Instructors will teach classes on topics that include mammals, reptiles, invertebrates, pioneers, physics, the solar system, Native Americans and puzzle solving as well as lead activities such as canoeing, archery, the climbing wall, zip line, giant swing and hiking. Other duties involve community outreach, hosting meals, flag ceremonies, campfire leading and about half a million other random things. Compensation includes a wage of $290/week, furnished cabin-style apartments, meals, WiFi access and training in all classes/activities. With every school, you gain experiences in group management, public speaking, organizing, leadership, critical thinking and dynamic problem solving. Instructors who will flourish here can manage groups big and small, are willing and ready to go that extra mile to give the kids a great experience, and willing to give up personal time off to help their fellow staff members. The 2016 spring season runs from March 1st to May 27th; positions are also available during the fall season from late August to late November. If you genuinely enjoy spending time with and teaching kids, send a cover letter and resume to Eric Brown.

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2016 Spring Season Employment Alert
Now accepting applications for Outdoor Education Naturalists for the spring season (March 1st to May 27th)!

With every school, you gain experiences in group management, public speaking, organizing, leadership, critical thinking and dynamic problem solving.

Did you know?
Both the Director and Coordinator have been Outdoor Ed Instructors for many seasons, so they know what it's like "in the trenches" and try their best to help out, lend a hand and be there for their team.
They are a "new" staff and always open to new ideas and concepts. There's always a way for Instructors to be heard and have their ideas, no matter how big or small, be taken into account.
Camp is only an hour drive to Columbus, which is a hip, fun, bustling, college city.

Nuhop is one of Ohio's foremost experiential education facilities that provide a safe, nurturing, dynamic learning environment where people are empowered to succeed.

Located in the heart of The Mohican Valley, Nuhop is one of Ohio's foremost experiential education facilities. The Outdoor Education program provides a balance between experiential, outdoor and environmental education philosophies for 5th-7th graders every spring and fall season. A traditional, weeklong Summer Camp has a variety of programs centered around different age groups, as well as an agenda specially prepared for children with learning disabilities. Outdoor Education Instructors will lead and teach environmental classes and experiential activities that include geology, ecology, forestry, canoeing, compass/orienteering, team building, and challenge course and high ropes course facilitation. Instructors will also have occasional night hikes, overnight responsibilities in cabins, and daylong workshop facilitation with school, college and corporate groups. Benefits include compensation starting at $300/week, all meals during the workweek, on-site housing with WiFi and laundry, access to pro deals, training throughout the season, and a 5-minute walk to Mohican State Park Lodge! Applicants should have experience working with children in a traditional or non-traditional educational setting, an interest and passion for working in the outdoors, and the ability to direct and supervise others with professionalism and respect. A Bachelor’s degree in education, special education, outdoor education or environmental sciences is preferred. Positions are available during the spring (mid-March through May) and fall season (September to mid-November). To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Kristin Picking.

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Outdoor Education Instructors lead and teach environmental and experiential classes and activities for 5th-7th graders from Ohio schools.

Outdor Education Instructors use an inquiry-based, experiential approach to teaching that bring each academic content area to life.

The Nuhop Center offers a beautiful outdoor education setting for students and campers to learn and develop critical thinking skills. Outdor Education Instructors use an inquiry-based, experiential approach to teaching that brings each academic content area to life.

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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. ShaversCreek.org

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Summer 2016 Internship Alert
Accepting applications for summer Environmental Education Interns through March 1st. Internships run from May/June through August.

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 ropescourse, 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! SMYMCA.org

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Spring and Summer Season Employment Alert
Now accepting applications for Outdoor Education Leaders for the spring season (mid/late March to early June, with the option of extending through the summer/fall) and summer Camp Counselors. Apply now!

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 (April 4th-June 3rd), summer camp (June 5th-August 19th) and fall (August 19th-November 4th). To apply, send your resume, cover letter and at least 3 references Laura Buzzell-McElhinney.

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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.

PEEC advances environmental education, sustainable living, and appreciation for nature through hands-on experience in a national park.

As an education partner of the National Park Service in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in northeastern Pennsylvania, Pocono Environmental Education Center provides environmental learning trips, outdoor adventures, team building, academic and family programs, retreats and conferences, nature adventure summer camp and hands-on workshops. PEEC Instructors will offer lessons and activities addressing a wide range of topics relating to natural history and ecology, environmental issues, outdoor living skills, teamwork and communication to participants that range from pre-school children to adults. Responsibilities also include planning and delivering environmental education programs, developing program activities and lessons facilitated at the Center
and assisting with facility upkeep and receptionist duties. Compensation starts at $250/week plus room and board. Positions are typically three to ten month appointments, with the possibility of renewal for the following year. The 2016 season will begin in late February and most employment will run through mid-November. There are also assignments that begin in April/May with work through August. Most Instructors will work with the nature-themed day camp from mid-June to mid-August. Applicants must have a college degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, Education or related field, experience teaching and/or working with groups, the ability to work independently and as a team player, a positive and progressive mindset and an orientation towards working to complete tasks with quality. To apply, send your cover letter, resume and three references to Allison Owczarczak.

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PEEC is a fantastic place for learning, exploring, getting away and connecting.

PEEC Instructors will offer lessons and activities addressing a wide range of topics relating to natural history and ecology, environmental issues, outdoor living skills, teamwork and communication to participants that range from pre-school children to adults.

As a fantastic place for learning, exploring, getting away and connecting, PEEC Instructors will serve a national and international community of 24,000 students, teachers, adult learners, professionals, families, hikers, photographers, birders and tourists each year.

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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 from February 22 to May 28, 2016, 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 $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.

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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 Anna Mooney.

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Spring Season — Immediate Opening
YMCA Camp Thunderbird has ONE remaining Instructor opening for the spring season to begin immediately. Will it be you?

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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River Ridge Environmental Education Program at the John Knox Center: Nurture. Renew. Inspire.

Located on a 143-acre, 3-point peninsula overlooking Watts Bar Lake in Ten Mile, Tennessee, River Ridge Environmental Education Program (RREEP) offers 1-5 day residential experiences, day trips, group programming and outreach to schools. Environmental Education Instructors will assist with all aspects of the environmental education program, including teaching, activity leadership and hosting guest groups. You must be able to lead songs at dinner, make announcements, and maintain classroom materials. RREEP offers about 30 classes total in three categories: academic, team building and outdoor recreation. Training is provided for all classes. You will also be required to lead and facilitate the low and high ropes course. Applicants must possess the ability to clearly communicate with groups of various sizes and ages while exhibiting a positive team attitude. Salary is based on experience, with perks that include onsite housing, meals (when groups are onsite), laundry facility, WiFi access, and use of recreational equipment. Positions are available during the spring (April to May, with a possible extension through November for those with exceptional hospitality skills) and the fall (September to November). If you are an energetic educator and program-minded individual who is enthusiastic and passionate about working in an outdoor camp and retreat setting, email your cover letter, resume and three references to Penny Laitos.

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2016 Job Openings!
Now seeking Environmental Education Instructors for the spring season (April to May, with a possible summer/fall extension) and a a Program Specialist to work from April 1st to mid-November.

Environmental Education Instructors teaching a teambuilding program at River Ridge Environmental Education Program.

Are you interested in teaching hands-on classes in team building, ecology, conservation, outdoor recreation and environmental education in a faith-based setting? RREEP Environmental Education Instructors get 4th-8th graders and adults excited about the great outdoors.

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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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2016 Employment Alert
Mo-Ranch is currently seeking Field Instructors to begin work this spring, with varied start/end dates.

You'll enjoy incredible sunsets at Mo-Ranch!

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.

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 (ranging from 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. OutdoorSchool.com

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Spring Season Employment Alert
The Outdoor School currently has a few more Outdoor Education Instructor spots open for the spring season beginning in February.

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.

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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 $250-$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. Applications are accepted year-round for upcoming program seasons. Learn more at AdventureLinks.net.

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2016 Employment Alert
Adventure Links is currently accepting applications for all 2016 job openings: Three Season Instructors (late March to mid-November), Summer Camp Instructors (June to mid-August; flex end date) and Two Season Instructors (June to mid-November).

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. CBFieldStation.org

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Attention Guys!
CB Field Station currently has two male Summer Camp Counselor Internships open; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until filled. Position runs from June 6th–August 12th.

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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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. At minimum, applicants must make a commitment from April 4th–June 14th, with opportunities to extend into the summer (June–August), fall (August 29th–October 15th) and longer-term 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.

YMCA Camp Colman Outdoor Environmental Education Program Jobs.YMCA Job ListingLocated on a hill rising from the waters of the Puget Sound, YMCA Camp Colman offers an enclosed saltwater lagoon and a mile and a half beach where students can enjoy boating and other water-related activities along with learning about the marine ecosystem and its inhabitants. Outdoor Environmental Education Instructors will teach students, create lesson plans and curriculum, work in the organic garden, facilitate activities on the high and low ropes course, feed the marine invertebrates in the touch tank, lead camp fires, night hikes, play games, canoe, and live in a powerful, intimate community. Instructors live on-site in communal housing and receive meals, a $55/day salary and WiFi access. Instructors are welcome to make this their home, utilizing all of the Camp’s wonderful equipment (including sea kayaks, canoes, climbing tower and so much more!) appropriately and safely. Applicants must be aged 21 or older, passionate about science and the outdoors, and have a bachelor's degree, camp and/or teaching experience, enthusiasm for working with children, and a positive, committed and service-oriented attitude. The spring 2016 season runs from February 15th to June 17th. Days are long and tiring, although your work will be very rewarding. Visit the YMCA Careers page (search for Longbranch job openings) or email Nicky Crummett with any inquiries or a cover letter and resume to apply.

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The Camp Colman Outdoor Environmental Education Program is an opportunity for environmentally conscientious college graduates to share their love for the outdoors and get students excited about exploring the world outside their front doors.

The Camp Colman Outdoor Environmental Education Program is an opportunity for environmentally conscientious college graduates to share their love for the outdoors and get students excited about exploring the world outside their front doors.

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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 Instructors 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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2016 Field Instructor Job Openings!
The Mountain Institute is seeking Spring Season Field Instructors (April 4th–June 3rd) and Residential Field Instructors (April 4th–November 18th).

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

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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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 residential 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 Naturalists will teach a variety of environmental education programs with an emphasis on the wildlife, natural history and ecology of the forests and rivers of Wisconsin, care and feed program animals, facilitate low ropes courses and assist in the general operation of the center. Pay starts at $260/week with increases for certifications and education, plus private room in staff housing, 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. A bachelor's degree in an outdoor-related field is preferred. Positions are available during the winter/spring (January to May), summer (June to August), and the fall (September to November). To apply, mail or email your resume, cover letter and three references to Toby Grabs.

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Winter/Spring 2016 Season Hiring Alert
Now seeking Winter/Spring Season Naturalists from January to May.

The Naturalist 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 a Naturalist 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 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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Spring Season Employment Alert
Nature's Classroom is currently accepting applications for the spring season. Positions run as early as March through mid-June.

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 Instructor Training Course will be held November 13th–22nd in Lander, WY with an application deadline of May 18th (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.

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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