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

Do you enjoy working outside and have an interest in teaching children?
Enthusiastic, creative and motivated seasonal Instructors for Rock Eagle 4-H Environmental Education Program are needed to teach interactive classes and nontraditional activities that will take each student on a voyage of discovery where learning comes alive. Seeking Environmental Educators for the fall season beginning in September.

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

YMCA Job Listing New seasonal Outdoor Education Instructors job openings in Michigan! 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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Fall Season Employment Alert
Currently seeking energized individuals for the fall season (positions available following Labor Day), with the possibility of extended employment based on performance.

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.

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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Fall 2015 Employment Alert
4-HSS is currently accepting applications for Fall Instructors (August 24–December 11, 2015).

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.

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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Fall Season Employment Alert
RREEP is seeking Environmental Education Instructors for the fall season (September to 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.

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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Hot Jobs @ Upham Woods!
Seeking Fall Season Naturalists from September to November.
A Research Naturalist will teach a variety of outdoor education programs with an emphasis on the wildlife, natural and cultural history and ecology of the forests and rivers of Wisconsin from August 31st into the winter. Candidate should possess strong skills related to mobile technologies and GPS.

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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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 — become part of their first Educator team this fall! 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 fall (September to the end of November) and spring (February through May). 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 fall, 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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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! Positions are available during the spring (early January to mid-May), summer (June 1 to July 31) and fall (late August to mid-December). Staff choosing to work multiple seasons are invited to stay on property in between seasons free of charge. 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 Jen Pecor.

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Fall Season Employment Alert
Ozark Natural Science Center is currently accepting applications for fall season Teacher Naturalists.

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

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

A Corner of the Country that is Pretty Darn Cool: High Trails is based in Big Bear, the coolest mountain town in Southern California; no other outdoor ed center is based here. From mountains to deserts to beaches, with a little small town atmosphere close by and a lot of big city amenities within a couple of hours... pretty nice.

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

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Through team building and adventure courses to plant study and astronomy, experience the magic and power of outdoor education that comes from becoming a High Trails Instructor. High Trails has four staff trainings during the school year: September is their largest training, with smaller trainings occurring in November, January and March.

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 October 5, 2015 through June 3, 2016, 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.

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 starts at $75/day in cabin ($55/day out-of-cabin), and includes off-site housing, 50% of health benefits after 90 days, pro-deal purchases, and easy access to all that Southern California has to offer. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree, extensive experience in the camping and/or experiential education fields, be comfortable and confident supervising and teaching students in large and small groups and be able to have fun with kids, laugh at yourself and be silly! Positions typically run from early January to early June and mid-August to mid-December, with shorter term contracts possible. To apply, email your cover letter, resume and application to Emily Hill.

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Fall Season Instructor Openings!
Pali Institute is currently seeking Outdoor Education Instructors for the fall season (August 17–December 11, 2015). Also seeking RN's for the season.

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

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

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 a Best Places to Work 2014 finalist.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 will work at SNJ’s Grizzly Creek Ranch campus, situated among 1,500 acres of pristine Yellow Pine forest in Portola, CA. During the fall and spring 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. Compensation includes $70-$85 per day (DOE), plus meals and housing in downtown Portola. This is a full-time position from April to November every year. 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. To apply, email your resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to Liz Lomba at [email protected].

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Hot Summer Jobs!
Each summer, Sierra Nevad Journeys hires Counselors who will lead campers through outdoor exploration and hands-on science activities AND Instructors who will supervise campers overnight and facilitate activities such as archery, swimming, kayaking, campfires and skits. Positions run from early June to August 1st.

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!

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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. 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). Compensation starts at $366/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. 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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Fall Season Employment Alert
Camp Jewell is seeking Program Instructors for the fall season! Positions run from late August to mid-November.

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 to May) and the fall (September to December); Monday through Friday, with occasional weekend work. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. RockEagle4H.org

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Fall Season Employment Alert
Now seeking Environmental Educators for the fall season (September to December). 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 $8.95/hour, lodging and 12 meals (for $70/week), in-depth paid training in all subject areas, pro deal offers and complimentary housing at the 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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Current Job Openings @ Wahsega
Now seeking fall season Environmental Educators to work from early September to November 6th. Get your application in today!

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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The Ecology School: Teaching the Science of Ecology and the Practice of Sustainability on Maine's Southern Coast.

Accentuating the magic, mystery and wonder of nature, The Ecology School provides experiential ecology education for K-8th grade students from schools throughout New England. Every spring and fall 16 Ecology Educators are hired to teach in various residential, day and outreach programs. Responsibilities include developing and leading up to three ecosystem-based lessons per day for groups of 10-12 students, with lessons that focus on the ecology of areas including the coastal forest, beach, dunes, rocky tide pools, and a salt marsh estuary. Educators are also responsible for shared supervision of students between and after lessons plus providing some general maintenance of the site and program. College graduates receive a starting salary of $300/week (post-graduates receive $330/week; interns start at $250/week) plus room, board and an intensive 1-week training. Applicants must have an ability to develop good rapport with students, teachers and other educators, experience in K-8 education and/or environmental education, an ability to work long hours outdoors managing groups of children and a positive attitude, sense of humor and a willingness to learn. Now accepting applications for the fall season (September 7 through mid-November 2015). To apply, send a completed application, cover letter and resume to Alex Grindle.

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The Ecology School Seasonal Educators will accentuate the magic, mystery and wonder of nature so that students can better understand and care for the environment.

As an Ecology Educator for The Ecology School, you will accentuate the magic, mystery and wonder of nature so that students can better understand and care for the environment.

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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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Current Job Openings
Seeking self-motivated, organized, creative and energetic individuals to work as Residential Teacher/Naturalists or Interns this fall (beginning in late August).
A Captain Educator will rotate through four historic wooden Chesapeake Bay vessels and take an active role in providing students with positive experiences in the outdoors. This is a long-term, year-round position.

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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Since 1946, Community Boating, Inc. has been a place where the youth of Boston can spend their summers learning to sail, kayak, paddleboard, and windsurf while enjoying the banks of the Charles River.

Working at Community Boating Inc. (CBI) is one of the most unique and fun opportunities in sailing — it’s not a camp and certainly not your typical yacht club. CBI serves over 1,300 children each summer from throughout the Greater Boston Area, especially children that might not otherwise have the opportunity to sail. Working collaboratively with a team of 20 other Instructors, Summer Youth Program Sailing Instructors and Windsurfing Instructors will split their time between teaching classes and supervising the dock and free sail program. The Sailing team will mainly teach beginner and intermediate level classes in Cape Cod Mercurys (15 foot centerboard dinghies) and the Windsurfing team will be responsible for teaching windsurfing classes on a fleet of Bic Techno 293 boards. A competitive pay, commensurate with sailing and/or education experience is provided. In addition, all Instructors receive a complimentary membership to the Adult Program, which includes access to the entire fleet of sailboats, windsurfers, stand-up paddleboards, and kayaks in the afternoons and on weekends. The 2015 season runs Monday through Friday from June 8th to August 21st. This includes 10 weeks of programming plus a pre-season week of training. If you are a confident sailor, great working with kids, flexible, able to multi-task, have excellent time management skills, and enjoy a fast-paced environment, email your resume to Ginger Leib.

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Located in the heart of Boston, Community Boating Inc. is the oldest public sailing facility in the country.

The Instructor job is consistently described by staff as being rewarding, fun, and challenging; Instructors love their job and love coming to work.

Located in the heart of Boston, Community Boating Inc. is the oldest public sailing facility in the country and serves over 1,300 children, 4,000 adults and 300 people with disabilities each year. The Instructor job is consistently described by staff as being rewarding, fun, and challenging; Instructors love their job and love coming to work.

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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 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! HayoWentHa.org

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More to Explore!YMCA Hayo-Went-Ha Camps is currently accepting E3 Naturalist applications for the fall season. Positions will run from August 31st (flexible start date) through November 20th, with the possibility of staying through the winter season.

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

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

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

Battle Creek Outdoor Education Center, Clear Lake Camp has assembled an experienced and enthusiastic team to carry out the mission of connecting people to nature. The background and interests of the staff are as varied as their home states and provinces. The Battle Creek Outdoor Education Center, Clear Lake Camp in Dowling, Michigan has been serving children since its founding in 1933 and has been running outdoor education school camp programs since 1947. Outdoor Education Instructor / Counselors will work with groups of 5th or 6th grade students leading a mix of adventure and science activities. Activities include science and ecology programs that focus on pond life, energy flow, recycling, snakes, raptors, and building underwater remotely operated vehicles (so cool!); outdoor pursuits such as canoeing, archery, cookouts, orienteering, and night hikes; and team building activities such as group games, low ropes, high ropes, and climbing tower. 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 (mid-April to early 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. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, have a Bachelor's degree, and have experience working with children, preferably in a classroom or camp setting. To apply, send your cover letter, resume, and four professional references (that include relationship, phone and email) to Amy Cherry.

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Battle Creek Outdoor Education Center is accepting applications for the fall season! Positions begin in early September.

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!

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

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

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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!

YMCA Storer Camps – The Adventure of a Lifetime

YMCA Job Listing Join a team with vision! Located in Jackson, Michigan on 1,200 acres with 15 unique ecosystems and a 200-acre lake, the YMCA Storer Camps Outdoor School is a hands-on, total-immersion learning center serving more than 15,000 students from over 130 elementary and middle schools each year. Students and teachers spend 3-5 days and nights on-site at the Outdoor School learning facility. A strong 40-year tradition in outdoor environmental education blends fresh ideas and talents of college-educated individuals with varied background experiences and the love of working with youth to make Storer’s programming exceptional. Program Educators will teach and facilitate recreational activities to 4th–7th grade students, with an outdoor education curriculum that includes the natural sciences, environmental awareness, cultural history, team building and adventure education (including the climbing tower and low/high ropes courses). Some weekend work within the Specialty Camping programs will be required. Base pay ranges between $270-$300 per week, with perks that include on-site housing, meals when groups are in camp, WiFi access, free laundry, a curriculum manual and fitness membership to the local YMCA. Seeking staff to work August–May 26, 2016. If you are college graduate and have experience with youth and work in the outdoors, a positive attitude, high energy, enthusiasm, and are team oriented, service minded, and the desire to grow personally and professionally, email your cover letter and resume to Nancy Burger.

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YMCA Storer Camps is also seeking a full-time Outdoor Education Program Coordinator and a Health Services Coordinator.

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

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

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

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Set apart by a first-rate staff, scenic campus, rich traditions, impressive activities, and a Friendly to All way of life, Takodah is a premier New England summer camp that offers classic single-gender programs for both boys and girls ages 7-17.
YMCA Job Listing Located in the heart of the stunning Monadnock Region of New Hampshire, YMCA Camp Takodah combines rustic charm with a stunning waterfront in a community marked by rich traditions and a Friendly to All way of life. Outdoor Education Instructors will facilitate programs that have an emphasis on community team building, natural history, environmental education, outdoor living skills, nature hikes, the ropes course and other curriculum driven lessons. All staff will also participate regularly in tasks that support the entire operation, such as housekeeping, kitchen help, facility upkeep and maintenance, office work and other behind-the-scenes activities. Compensation includes $350/week (negotiable DOE) plus shared housing and meals. Positions are available during the spring (mid-April to mid-June) and the fall (mid-August to mid-October). Work covers both weekdays and weekends and days can be long (7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.). Applicants must have demonstrated experience teaching, preferably in a residential outdoor education or camp environment; the ability to lead day hikes of up to 8 miles and other outdoor activities on rugged, steep trails; and the ability to relate to individuals and groups in a warm, positive manner. Experience with team building and high ropes course curriculum is preferred. If you have a sincere interest in working with young people in a hard working and supportive, energized community of educators, fill out the online application or connect with Peter Simmonds for more 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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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 (August 25–November 22) or for an academic year (through June 19, 2016) and the spring season (April–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.

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 (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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Chingachgook is currently seeking Outdoor Educators for the fall season (late August to November 1st).

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!

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 Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center (PMOEC) and their small, dynamic community of outdoor professionals. Located in beautiful Adirondack Park, the Center offers programs in living history, high adventure, 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 (from kayaking and hiking to mountain biking and rock climbing) and participate in work projects geared towards facility maintenance and curriculum enrichment. Benefits include a monthly stipend ($350 for Interns; $1,100 for Instructors), room, board, Internet access, use of equipment on days off, pro deal purchases and participation in staff enrichment days. Instructor positions are offered during the spring (March to mid-June), the fall (late August to late November) and year-round (late August through mid-June); Internships are available during the spring and fall as well as the winter season (Jan/Feb); 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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Now Hiring — Fall Season Job Openings!
The Outdoor Education Center is seeking one more Instructor and Intern for the fall season (late August to late November).

PMOEC Instructors gearing up for a team building program.

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

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Founded on Christian values, Falling Creek Camp is a traditional boys summer camp located in Tuxedo, North Carolina

The 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 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.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.

Program in the Spotlight Through wilderness skills, creative arts and the exhilaration of outdoor fun and discovery, Green River Preserve is a coed summer camp connecting children to nature. These aspiring naturalists can discover the abundance of beauty, life and wonder that the wilderness holds while participating in challenging and nurturing learning experiences ranging from archery, rock climbing and fly fishing to pottery crafts and creative writing. Acting as professional naturalists, Mentor Naturalists will lead daily field studies throughout this magnificent 3,400-acre private wildlife preserve, assist in afternoon activities and coordinate evening programs. Each Mentor also adopts a camper cabin for the summer term and serves as a valuable adviser and support system for the cabin counselor and campers. Other job opportunities include Mentors, Cabin Counselors, Activity Coordinators, Expedition Leaders, Nurses, Photo Intern, Farm Interns, Program Interns and a Maintenance Assistant. Positions are available during the spring, summer (late May to mid-August, 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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Green River Preserve is currently accepting applications for fall season positions. Apply early and land a great job!

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

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

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

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

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, send a resume to Jody Rutten.

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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 Joy helps people grow and succeed through life-long experience based learning.Located less than an hour from Cincinnati, Camp Joy provides unique hands-on programs to a wide variety of clients. Summer programming for youth in foster care, campers from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, youth with medical conditions and families. For the big kid, Joy provides custom-tailored leadership programming to businesses, non-profits, colleges and high schools. The school year Outdoor Education program gives students the chance to get their hands dirty through experiential education, with classes that focus on environmental awareness, cultural history and adventure. Experiential Educators will deliver high quality, innovative and mission-centered programs through all Joy teams, including Outdoor Education, Young Adult and University, Corporate and seasonal Resident and Specialty Camps. Program activities include high and low challenge courses, group initiatives, natural and cultural history classes, environmental studies and traditional summer camp activities. Compensation starts at $9/hour, plus health/dental insurance and paid time off after 60 days. Onsite housing with private room and meals runs $240/month. Utilities, washer/dryer and Internet access is provided. Staff training begins on August 10th with a month (or so) winter break and work continuing through the spring. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, able to work a 7-day flexible schedule including nights and weekend and have strong communication and organization skills. A college degree or equivalent experience in education, recreation or related field is preferred. To apply, fill out the online application.

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Experiential Educators preparing high quality, innovative and mission-centered programs.

Camp Joy program activities include high and low challenge courses, group initiatives, natural and cultural history classes, environmental studies and traditional summer camp activities.

Did you know? Past Camp Joy staff members have gone onto teach, be in the military, run other camps and training programs, and even win Dancing With The Stars!

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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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Winter/Spring 2016 Internship Alert
Accepting applications for winter/spring Environmental Education Interns and a Raptor Center Intern through November 1st.

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

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

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

Seasonal and summer employment opportunities with South Mountain YMCA Camps: Bynden Wood Day Camp, Camp Conrad Weiser and The Outdoor Center.YMCA Job ListingProgram in the Spotlight With a mountaintop campus encompassing nearly 600 acres, South Mountain YMCA Camps have been offering exciting, educational and enlightening outdoor experiences for people of all ages since 1948. In addition to the traditional summer camp experience of Camp Conrad Weiser (sleep-away) and Bynden Wood Day Camp, the Outdoor Center provides recreational, science-based, team building, and cultural/historical programming. Join a team of enthusiastic, energetic Outdoor Education Leaders who will teach lessons and activities including wildlife exploration, orienteering, archery, survival scenario and Native American studies, with work varying from short day trips to multi-day residential retreats. Other components of the job include curriculum development, teaching evening and weekend programs, organizing and completing camp projects and kitchen/maintenance duties. Benefits include $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 (late March to early June) and the fall (mid-August to mid-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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Fall Season Employment Alert
South Mountain Y Camps is currently accepting applications for Fall Season Outdoor Education Leaders (mid-August to mid-November).

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

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

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YMCA Camp Greenville: A Carolina Camping Tradition Since 1912

YMCA Job ListingLocated on the North and South Carolina border in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, YMCA Camp Greenville is a year-round residential camp offering adventure, environmental education, teen leadership and community building programs as well as group conferences and retreats. Seasonal Resident Program Staff teach pond ecology, geology and orienteering as well as facilitate team building on three high ropes courses, a natural rock face, indoor climbing and bouldering gyms, team building courses and the camp's outdoor classroom encompassing 1,400 acres. Program Staff positions are available from February through May, during the summer months and from mid-August through mid-December. Summer Camp Jobs include Counselors, Adventure Specialists & Trip Leaders, Naturalists, Resource staff, Activity Directors and Administrative staff. Also looking for seasonal kitchen staff from March to November (shorter terms available). Compensation includes $260/week for resident program staff ($160-$300 for summer staff), housing, meals, training & professional development opportunities and YMCA membership. Program Staff applicants must have a college degree or equivalent experience, an enthusiastic attitude towards environmental and experiential learning and past experience working with youth. To apply, mail, email or fax your cover letter, resume and three references to Michael Spradlin or call for more information.

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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.

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 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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Fall Season Job Openings!
YMCA Camp Thunderbird is currently accepting Instructor applications for the fall season (mid-August to mid-December). Apply early before these positions fill!

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

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

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

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The Outdoor School: Adventures in Learning

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

Program in the Spotlight The Outdoor School (TOS) is a residential outdoor education program that focuses on hands-on experiential education and outdoor courses for children in grades 4-9. TOS at Camp Champions is located in the heart of Texas Hill Country, while TOS at Camp for All is amidst the lush lands of the Brazos Valley. Outdoor Education Instructors will teach pre-approved academic and adventure curriculum, facilitate team building and high ropes courses and lead interesting evening activities. Benefits include $215/week ($285/week for Director in Training applicants), the opportunity for paid work on the weekends at Camp Champions, housing, partial board, orientation and training, lifeguard/CPR/first aid certification, a travel stipend and pro deal purchases. Applicants must have at least one year of college completed or have a degree, love children, have the desire and ability to teach and work in the outdoors, and be self-motivated, flexible and patient. It is strongly preferred for applicants to have their own vehicles for the Camp for All location. Positions are available during the spring (ranging from February through late May) and the fall (mid-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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Fall Season Employment Alert
The Outdoor School is currently seeking Outdoor Education Instructors and Director in Training applicants for the fall season.

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

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

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

Mo-Ranch: Environmental Leadership Program

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

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

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Fall Season Employment Alert
Mo-Ranch is currently seeking Field Instructors for the fall season (August through November).

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.

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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 include College Program Assistants, Special Program Assistants, Internship Supervisors and Camp Counselor Interns. Compensation includes $225-$320/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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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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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 states, 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 March through mid-November. Benefits include compensation starting at $60/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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Fall Season Employment Alert!
The Mountain Institute is now seeking Field Instructors for the fall season (August 22–November 20, 2015).

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 Mountain Learning Program highlights physical, emotional and intellectual growth through experiential learning and discovery. Field Instructors will find hard work is balanced with a tight community of adventurous, dedicated and conscientious professionals who are willing to work for what they believe in.

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Employment Opportunities at Nature's Classroom!Through unique, hands-on experiential education programs, Nature's Classroom immerses students in grades 4-8 in community awareness, motivational learning and conservation of our natural resources at one of 13 centers in the Northeast, including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island. With many sites employing over a dozen staff members, seasonal job opportunities are available during the spring (as early as March through mid-June) and the fall (Labor Day through about Thanksgiving), with a Monday to Friday work schedule. The majority of staff at each site are Outdoor & Environmental Educators who will act as group leaders, teach and present classes in various academic areas and lead evening activities. You will also be given the freedom to teach, grow and explore new areas for classes and programs. In addition to outdoor educator positions, medical staff (Nurse, LPN, EMT) and a kitchen team (Head Cook, Assistant Cook, Co-Cook) are hired. Benefits include compensation of $200-$340/week (based on education and experience), room and board (7 days/week), health insurance, and a supportive organization that is willing to help you develop professionally. All threads of life and academic backgrounds are embraced at Nature's Classroom. If you have a bachelor's degree and a strong commitment to children and learning, connect with Laura Short through email, call (800) 433-8375 or download an application.

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

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

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

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

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

National Outdoor Leadership SchoolFor over two decades, NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute has been the most recognized and respected teacher of wilderness medicine, training over 150,000 students from around the world. Days are filled with dynamic lessons and exciting, realistic scenarios to best model the kind of medical situations you might face, whether you're an outdoor educator, guide or camp counselor. Wilderness Medicine Instructors are needed to teach WFR, WFA and/or WEMT courses ranging in length from 2-30 days on a year-round basis throughout the U.S., with an emphasis on courses in AZ, GA, NC, SC, TN and VA. Teaching contracts may be arranged to fit other seasonal employment schedules; however, highest consideration will be given to applicants who are available during the busiest teaching months from mid-November through late June. Applicants must possess WEMT or higher certification and professional level CPR certification; significant patient care experience in urban and wilderness settings; several seasons of experience in extended backcountry leadership positions; and a teaching background in either formal or experiential settings. Compensation includes $126-$220/day, plus travel and living expenses during courses. The next WFR Instructor Training Course will be held from November 15-24, 2015 (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.

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