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

Open the door of curiosity, real life experiential learning, and environmental awareness for groups of students immersed in the great outdoors.
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. Seasonal Environmental Educators will teach classes in earth and life science, survival skills, team building and pioneer living skills. Now seeking Educators for the spring season (mid-Feb. to late May).

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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Island Adventures is one of the first and only companies to guarantee whale sightings on every tour!

xxx Island Adventures is the premier whale watching company in the Pacific Northwest. With five departure locations (Anacortes, Everett, La Conner, Port Angeles and Seattle), the largest range in the industry, guaranteed whale sightings, and a dedicated crew, this is one of the best companies to work for if you have a love for the Pacific Northwest, wildlife and whales. Education is one of the main reasons why Island Adventures run whale watching tours. Marine Naturalists will provide interpretative and entertaining tours for guest excursions. Marine Naturalists must have past experience on boat-based tours, a love for whales and wildlife and great customer-service skills. Captains will drive some of the most state-of-the-art vessels on the west coast while providing a lifelong memory for guests. The Captain position is challenging but rewarding, and offers a chance to be in the most beautiful waters on the west coast. Applicants must have a 100-ton near coastal license, STCW Basic, TWIC, and past experience as a whale watch/tour boat captain. An hourly wage will be determined based upon experience. Most positions will be hired as full-time, seasonal for the peak whale watching season from March to October. If you are fun, energetic, eager to learn, and are passionate about the San Juan Islands and Pacific Northwest, whales and wildlife, send your cover letter, resume, and references to Jess Plier.

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It’s Island Adventures team of highly qualified crew that will make the guest trip experience unforgettable!

Education is one of the main reasons why Island Adventures run whale watching tours.

The San Juan Islands provide one of the best whale watching opportunities anywhere in the world, offering calm waters and a huge variety of wildlife. Every Island Adventures tour has the opportunity to see up to five types of whales (resident orca, transient killer whale, minke, humpback, and grey).

Boulder's Open Space & Mountain Parks form a buffer around the city, helping to establish its own, separate identity from neighboring communities, and providing citizens with passive recreation opportunities. New Ranger Naturalist position with City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks. Fostering appreciation and use that sustain the natural values of the land for current and future generations, Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) preserves and protects the natural environment and land resources that characterize Boulder, Colorado. The lands shape the urban mosaic of the Boulder Valley and provide citizens with passive recreation opportunities. Trails are used by walkers, hikers, bicyclists, horseback riders, dog walkers and other passive recreational individuals. Now seeking a full-time, year-round Ranger Naturalist to provide the community of Boulder with excellent customer service in the areas of recreational management, public safety, natural resource management and protection. Responsibilities include performing ranger patrol, code enforcement, visitor education and outreach, natural resource preservation and protection, and naturalist interpretive tasks; prepare and deliver environmental education and interpretive programs to support the public education and outreach activities; and assist with facilities maintenance. Compensation includes an hourly wage of $19.96-$27.94, plus medical insurance, leave programs, paid holidays, wellness program and more! Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in natural resource management, recreation, forestry, environmental science, wildlife biology/management, ecology, or closely related area. This position is intended for experienced natural resource professionals. Please review the required and desired minimum qualifications sections before applying. View the complete job description or direct any questions to HR@bouldercolorado.gov.

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The City of Boulder is a great place to live, work and play. With over 300 miles of dedicated bikeways and more than 150 miles of hiking trails, Boulder values active lifestyles and access to nature

The City of Boulder is a great place to live, work and play. With over 300 miles of dedicated bikeways and more than 150 miles of hiking trails, Boulder values active lifestyles and access to nature. Forty-five thousand acres of land provide open space for parks, a green belt around the city and a cap on urban growth.

Volunteer abroad and make a positive impact on the environment and communities around the world.

Get hands on job experience volunteering on environmentally-focused projects around the world.

New environmentally-focused projects around the world! Follow your passions, boost your resume with transferable skill sets and explore a new culture and community, all while traveling for a change. Volunteer job opportunities are 2-6 weeks in length, and all programs include accommodations, in-country support and cultural immersion opportunities. Environmentally-focused projects are currently available in Costa Rica, France, Kenya, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. Greenheart Travel is looking for volunteers to help throughout the year, and applicants need to apply at least 6 weeks prior to their intended start date. Learn more about the diverse range of projects and opportunities to get involved, and make a positive impact on the environment and communities around the world.

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Volunteer in Sri Lanka at an Elephant Conservation Project!

Greenheart Travel volunteer alumna, Varisa, talks about her incredible time in Costa Rica, working with animals and experiencing pura vida while traveling for a change.

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

New Outdoor Education Instructor positions at the Nuuhop Center! Located in the heart of The Mohican Valley, Nuhop is one of Ohio's foremost experiential education facilities. The Outdoor Education program provides a balance between experiential, outdoor and environmental education philosophies for 5th-7th graders every spring and fall season. Nuhop also offers a traditional Summer Camp with a variety of week-long programs centered around different age groups, as well as an agenda specifically prepared for children with special needs and behavioral or emotional disorders. Outdoor Education Instructors will lead and teach environmental classes and experiential activities including geology, ecology, forestry, canoeing, compass/orienteering, team building, and challenge and high ropes course facilitation. Instructors will also have occasional night hikes, overnight responsibilities in cabins, and day-long workshop facilitation with school, college and corporate groups. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Other benefits include all meals during the workweek, on-site housing, WiFi and laundry on-site, access to pro deals, and training throughout the season. A Bachelor’s degree in education, outdoor education, environmental sciences, or related is preferred, but not required. Positions are available during the spring (March 13th–May 24th) and the fall (mid-August through November). If you have experience working with children in a traditional or non-traditional educational setting, an interest and passion for working in the outdoors, and the ability to direct and supervise others with professionalism and respect, send your cover letter and resume to Matt Poland.

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

A typical day of work for a Nuhop Outdoor Education Instructor might include a hike to a waterfall, a canoe ride out to a bald eagles nest, or even a few hours of 40+ feet in the air on the high ropes course!

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

YMCA Job ListingWith staff and students immersed together in harmonic blend of social, academic and outdoor education at this 1,150-acre classroom, Greenkill Outdoor Education Center hosts programs for K-12 students during the week, retreat groups on the weekends and residential camps during the summer months. Program Instructors are responsible for planning and teaching classes in the areas of environmental science (outdoor ecology, wildlife studies and environmental topics), outdoor skills (orienteering, survival and outdoor adventures) and local history as well as facilitating team building through the use of low initiatives, climbing walls and ropes courses to 5th and 6th grade students on their 1-5 day educational field trip. Responsibilities also include assisting with site operations, contributing to program development and delivering programs to retreat groups. Compensation starts at $9.70/hour, plus free room, board and WiFi access. Full benefits and paid vacation kick-in after 3 months. Applicants must have a bachelor' degree (recreation, ecology, biology or related field preferred) or significant life experience working with children in a camp or outdoor setting. Positions are available beginning as early as February 1st–June 30th, with the opportunity to continue throughout the summer months and/or the fall season. If you are energetic, flexible, outdoorsy and outgoing, send your cover letter, resume and 3 references to Hillary Southard.

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

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

Seasonal and summer employment opportunities with South Mountain YMCA Camps: Bynden Wood Day Camp, Camp Conrad Weiser and The Outdoor Center.

Join a team of enthusiastic, energetic and creative Outdoor Education Leaders or Summer Camp Staff at South Mountain YMCA Camps!

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

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Spring & Summer Season Employment Alert
Now accepting applications for Outdoor Education Leaders for the spring season (mid/late March to early June) and summer camp staff.

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

Join a team of enthusiastic, energetic Outdoor Education Leaders!

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

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

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

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Spring Season Instructor Job Openings!
Now seeking Environmental Education Instructors for the spring season (April 5th to June 13th), with opportunities to extend into the summer months. Get your application in by March 25, 2017!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Camp Cosby has a culture of deep tradition and a very supportive alumni base. Being a part of Camp Cosby connects staff with Cosby’s past and encourages them to shape Cosby’s future.

Join YMCA Camp Cosby’s caring, dedicated and enthusiastic Summer Camp & Outdoor Education Team to positively impact program participants and yourself!

YMCA Job ListingProgram in the Spotlight Located on 135 acres in east central Alabama on the shores of Logan Martin Lake, YMCA Camp Cosby provides the perfect atmosphere for campers, students and guests to enjoy a beautiful waterfront, amazing sunsets and 10 miles of hiking trails. During the school year, Outdoor Education Instructor/Naturalists are responsible for the general welfare, safety and supervision of students while delivering programs, activities and encouragement to the students. Specific duties include teaching various educational topics (aquatic and forest ecology, wildlife ecology and adaptations, sensory awareness, organic gardening, town meetings, maps, orienteering and living history simulations), facilitating team building and outdoor activities and leading evening programs and hikes. A Bachelor’s degree in education, recreation, related field or equivalent experience is preferred. During the summer months, Camp Staff are needed to ensure the safety, growth, fun and development of campers through a variety of activities. Preference is given to applicants who are skilled in lifeguarding, climbing & belaying, equestrian, waterskiing & wakeboarding, mini bike riding & mechanics and ceramics. Compensation ranges from $45-$55 per day ($180–$195/week for camp staff) along with onsite housing and meals. Positions are available during the spring (February to May) and fall seasons (September to December), with a multiple season and a summer camp work option (late May to July 29th). All staff must be at least 19 years of age. Learn more and apply.

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Hot Jobs @ YMCA Camp Cosby
Now seeking Outdoor Education Instructor/Naturalists for the spring season (February to May) and Summer Camp Staff!

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

During the summer months, Camp Staff are needed to ensure the safety, growth, fun and development of campers through a variety of activities.

Camp Cosby’s professional and diverse Outdoor Education & Camp staff is recruited from all over the United States. All Instructors have a proven dedication to teaching students in a safe, supportive and FUN environment and Camp Staff must have previous experience working with children and an attitude of service!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do you enjoy getting people excited about our natural world? As an Environmental Educator, Naturalist or Intern with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, you’ll have the opportunity to share your energy and enthusiasm by leading educational programs for children, school groups, and visitors to Alaska. Seasonal staff are employed at the Wynn Nature Center (a 140-acre boreal forest preserve) and the semi-remote Peterson Bay Field Station. As an Environmental Educator during the spring season (March 23rd–May 26th), instill wonder, scientific understanding and love for coastal ecosystems with school groups from throughout Alaska. Lead overnight field trips and day trips in the forest, marsh and intertidal zones. As a Naturalist, Intern or Environmental Educator during the summer season (May 29th to late August) impart knowledge and a sense of stewardship with visitors and groups from around the world. Lead multi-day field studies and guided natural history tours, develop programs for all ages and/or participate in citizen monitoring projects. Duties vary depending on the specific position. Benefits include compensation of $1,200–$1,900 per month DOE and housing. Qualified applicants are energetic and flexible, have a background in environmental education and forest and/or marine ecology, and the maturity to live in group situations. To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 professional references to Seth Spencer by January 20, 2017. Please indicate desired position.

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

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

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Pali Institute is a rigorous, fast-paced, fun-filled program constantly striving to develop 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!

Program in the Spotlight Pali Institute is a rigorous, fast-paced, fun-filled program constantly striving to develop 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, quad zip lines and more! Compensation includes $280/week with additional pay for each night in cabin, fully furnished off-site housing with WiFi and laundry, 50% of health benefits after 90 days, pro-deal purchases and easy access to all that Southern California has to offer. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree, extensive experience in the camping and/or experiential education fields, be comfortable and confident supervising and teaching students in large and small groups and be able to have fun with kids, laugh at your self and be silly! Positions typically run from early January to early June (with a week off for spring break) and mid-August to mid-December, with shorter term contracts possible. Learn more at PaliInstitute.com.

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2017 Mid-Season Instructor Job Openings!
More to Explore!Now seeking mid-season Outdoor Education Instructors to begin in January-March, with a week off for spring break and work through June 2nd.

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

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

With a comprehensive training period, opportunity to shadow classes, feedback via observations and advisory groups—Pali staff can take their camp skills to a new level. Every day is an opportunity to work with a diverse student body and in many different capacities.

The Coastal Institute at Camp Ocean Pines provides three, four, and five day residential outdoor education programs for 4th through 12th grade students from public and private schools.

Do you have a fascination with the natural world? Come teach hands-on marine science and forest ecology on the central California coast at The Coastal Institute at Camp Ocean Pines! Located about 30 minutes south of Big Sur in a pine-oak forest overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the residential outdoor education program is centered on curiosity-based learning that allows 4th through 12th grade students to awaken curiosity, explore nature and create connections. Coastal Institute Naturalists will teach groups of 10-15 students about the ocean, the forest and everything in between, and lead off-site adventures via 15-passenger vans that include tide-pooling, hikes, kayaking and beach walks. Naturalists also supervise meal times and lead camp activities including singing songs, performing skits, facilitating low ropes activities and target sports (archery and tomahawk throwing), and other duties as camp requires. Compensation starts at $75/day, with the potential to earn $85/day by the end of one season, plus housing in lodge bedrooms onsite (shared with 1-3 other staff) and meals when schools are onsite. When groups are not onsite, staff will have access to leftovers and use of the kitchen facilities. Naturalists may be offered an increased rate to stay overnight in a student cabin or facilitate a weekend program as the need arises. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in science, experiential education or related field and be willing to obtain CPR/first aid and CA Food Handlers certifications prior to start date. WFA/WFR and Lifeguard certification, Spanish language skills, and raptor handling and kayaking experience are preferred. Positions are available during the spring (mid-February to mid-June) and the fall season (mid-August to mid-November). For more information, visit CoastalInstitute.org/jobs.

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Coastal Institute Naturalists will awaken curiosity, explore nature and create connections.

Are you looking for a job where you can learn new skills and grow as an educator?

Are you looking for a job where you can learn new skills and grow as an educator? With multi-week trainings, professional development workshops, and the opportunity to be observed and evaluated throughout the season, Coastal Institute Naturalists will become a part of a supportive community that values personal and professional growth.

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

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

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

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

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

High Trails Outdoor Science School: Outdoor Education Jobs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 (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 (14 openings) will work at SNJ’s Grizzly Creek Ranch campus, situated among 1,500 acres of pristine Yellow Pine forest in Portola, CA. During the spring and fall seasons, Instructors deliver residential, 1-5 day Outdoor Science Educational Programs primarily serving 5th and 6th grades from regional elementary schools. All lessons are hands-on science and collaborative problem solving based with a focus on critical thinking, science and environmental stewardship. Instructors are responsible for leading and educating a group of 12–15 students throughout the week, including facilitating large group activities, leading meals and night programs. During the summer season, SNJ delivers both traditional summer camp programs and tailored programs for special needs and leadership development groups, with activities that include outdoor exploration, hands-on science programs, archery, swimming, camping and more. Compensation includes $72-$85 per day (DOE), plus meals and housing in downtown Portola. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, have a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, experience teaching and leading outdoor environmental education programs and/or classroom instruction, ability to work irregular hours and days/nights, and a passion for working with students and making a difference through education. Positions run from late February to November. Summer camp seasonal hires will begin in March 2017. To apply, email your resume, cover letter and 3 professional references to Megan Hollenbeck.

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Challenge Course Manager Job Opening
SNJ is also seeking a seasonal Challenge Course Manager to oversee Challenge Course facilitation, maintenance and overall operation. Position runs February to November 2017.

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!

SNJ’s Grizzly Creek Ranch campus offers excellent program resources, including a challenge course, hiking trails, archery range, and pond. 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!

Whiskeytown Environmental School is a dynamic residential outdoor science school for 5th and 6th graders in Northern California.

Located eight miles west of Redding in Whiskeytown National Recreation Area (in Northern California), Whiskeytown Environmental School is a dynamic residential outdoor science school for 5th and 6th graders. The curriculum is centered around observation, appreciation, and environmental concepts taught through a learn-by-doing approach with a variety of scientific experiments, investigations, games, observations, and action-oriented activities. Naturalists prepare lessons and lead instructional picnic hikes with groups of 12-25 students in the great outdoors, teach science curriculum, basic hiking and navigation skills, team building, and promote community and land stewardship ethics. Additional duties include facilitating meals, recreation, and evening programs (night hikes, camp fires, skits and dance night) as well as mentoring cabin counselors. Pay is $10.50/hour, with off-campus housing (with private room and shared communal living space) and meals while working. Positions are available from January 17 to June 2, 2017, with a possible option of working summer camp. Applicants must be college graduates who appreciate sharing knowledge of the natural world with others, love working with children, and enjoy telling a good story and/or playing an instrument. Flexibility, a positive attitude and a sense of humor are absolutely required, and a private car is strongly encouraged. Email or mail your cover letter, resume and three references to Lena Martin.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies - Summer Naturalist Internship Program

Educating people to be environmentally responsible since its founding in 1968, the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies offers hikes, nature classes and field study programs at Hallam Lake Nature Preserve, Aspen Mountain, the Maroon Bells, Snowmass, and at the ghost town of Ashcroft. Summer Naturalists receive valuable education, training and experience while conducting natural history interpretive tours, children's environmental education programs and teaching bird of prey programs to the public. Naturalists will also gain knowledge of the local flora and fauna and have the opportunity to inspire the public in a beautiful natural setting. A weekly stipend of $225 and shared housing within walking distance of ACES is provided; Naturalists can also participate in tuition-free Naturalist Field School courses. Preference is given to those who have studied the natural sciences or environment field, are enthusiastic about environmental education and enjoy working with the public (CPR/first aid certification is required). 12 Naturalists will be hired to work from June 5th–September 4th, 2017 (June 5th–16th mandatory staff training), with work options extending into the school year or winter. To apply, download and complete an application and send it to Jim Kravitz by February 15, 2017. Visit AspenNature.org for more info and be sure to view the Naturalist slideshow.

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Internship Journeys with the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies.

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

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

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

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

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

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Wahsega 4-H Center: Environmental Education Field Studies.

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

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

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

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

The Environmental Education Team at Wahsega.

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.

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 $9/hour wage, extensive training, a limited insurance policy, and access to a variety of recreational activities at the property. Housing with a private room and semi-private bathroom is provided for $40/week. Seasonal staff may also visit and stay overnight for free at the four other Georgia 4-H Centers. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree (outdoor-related field preferred); excellent communication skills, a strong work ethic and enthusiasm for teaching children are essential. Positions are available during the spring (early February to late May) and the fall (late August to early December). Staff members generally work Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., with occasional weekend work. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis to fill 16 positions each season. Learn more at RockEagle4H.org.

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

Enjoy beautiful sunsets!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 spring season (March 20–June 9, 2017). To apply, send a completed application found on the Staff & Employment page at TheEcologySchool.org, cover letter and resume to Alex Grindle. Positions open until filled.

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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.

Ecology Educator responsibilities include developing and leading up to three ecosystem-based lessons per day for groups of 10-12 students.

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. Explore all job openings at EHOS.org.

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Hot Jobs at Echo Hill Outdoor School
Now seeking self-motivated, organized, creative and energetic Residential Teacher/Naturalists or Interns to begin work this spring (mid-March to June).

Naturalists teaching in the treetops!

Jumping off historic wooden boats!

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

Sherman Lake YMCA is seeking mature, enthusiastic, hardworking and caring Instructors who will role model honesty, caring, respect and responsibility.

YMCA Job ListingProgram in the Spotlight Located on 365 acres of forested woodland and waterfront in Augusta, Michigan, the Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center delivers life-changing experiences through the discovery of the great outdoors, skill development and guidance in the importance of building healthy relationships. Students and campers leave with a renewed sense of courage, confidence and character. The award winning Integrated Education Program offers a collaborative, positive and student centered approach that helps kids find success both academically and socially — serving over 5,000 students each year. Integrated Education Instructors will use an experiential and character-based curriculum to deliver 3-5 day programs for local area schools. Responsibilities include setting up a cabin group of students and facilitating programs that include climbing, archery/mineshaft, fire building, team building/low ropes, kayaking/canoeing, geocaching/orienteering, nature and art (with training provided). This is a great opportunity for individuals (18 & older) who are interested in working with youth and educators in the recreation field. Compensation ranges from $60-$75/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 season (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, fill out the online application or learn more at ShermanLakeYMCA.org.

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Winter/Spring Season Job Openings!
Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor CenterSherman Lake YMCA is currently seeking Integrated Education Instructors for the winter/spring season (late January to late May).

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 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 (mid-March to early June; with the potential for continued employment through the summer/fall) and fall (late August to mid-November; with possible winter extension). If you are flexible, fun, energetic, self-motivated, camper-centered, willing to learn and lead, and have experience working with children, apply now or learn more at HayoWentHa.org.

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Hot Jobs @ Hayo-Went-Ha — Now Hiring!
More to Explore!A full-time, year-round Operations Manager to oversee a variety of outdoor education programs, manage seasonal transitions and coordinate weekend groups. Position begins February 27th — apply by January 27th.
More to Explore!Seasonal E3 Naturalist are needed for the spring season (March 14th–June 8th, with a possible summer/fall extension).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

YMCA Storer Camps Outdoor School: the great outdoors makes science and related curriculum come alive.

YMCA Job ListingJoin a team with vision! Located in Jackson, Michigan on 1,200 acres with 15 unique ecosystems and a 200-acre lake, the YMCA Storer Camps Outdoor School is a hands-on, total-immersion learning center serving more than 15,000 students from over 130 elementary and middle schools each year. Students and teachers spend 3-5 days and nights on-site at the Outdoor School learning facility. A strong 40-year tradition in outdoor environmental education blends fresh ideas and talents of college-educated individuals with varied background experiences and the love of working with youth to make Storer’s programming exceptional. Program Educators will teach and facilitate recreational activities to 4th–7th grade students, with an outdoor education curriculum that includes the natural sciences, environmental awareness, cultural history, team building and adventure education (including the climbing tower and low/high ropes courses). Some weekend work within the Specialty Camping programs will be required. Base pay ranges between $280-$300 per week, with beneftis that include paid time off/holidays, health benefits (eligible after 6 months), on-site housing, meals when groups are in camp, WiFi access, free laundry, a curriculum manual and fitness membership to the local YMCA. Seeking staff to work from January through June 2, 2017. If you are a 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 have the desire to grow personally and professionally, email your cover letter and resume to Nancy Burger.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Winter/Spring Season Job Openings!
Frost Valley is currently seeking Program Instructors to work a mid-season school year term (February 1st to mid-June) or for the spring season (April 3rd to mid-June).

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clearpool, a program of Green Chimneys, offers year-round nature-based education and adventure programs, seasonal activities, summer camp, and facilities for day or overnight excursions.

Clearpool Outdoor Education, a program of Green Chimneys, offers year-round nature-based education and adventure programs, seasonal activities, summer camp and facilities for day or overnight excursions. Residential Seasonal Educators are needed to design and directly teach hands-on programs related to outdoor, adventure, and environmental activities to various school groups, public, and adult programs. Responsibilities may include leading various groups in adventure/nature based activities (such as teambuilding activities, low/high rope challenges, interpretive hikes, and ecology based programs), staffing/coordinating evening programs when needed, program coordination with other resident educators, upkeep of program materials/program areas, assisting with special programs/events and helping maintain the campus as needed. Compensation includes $350/week plus room and meals. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in education, environmental education, recreation, science or related field preferred. Must be able to work outdoors and have a familiarity in outdoor recreation and natural sciences as well as previous experience working with diverse populations. CPR, lifeguard or advance wilderness training a plus! Now seeking Educators for the spring season (February to June), with an opportunity for summer and fall season employment (early September to mid-December). Go to GreenChimneys.org to complete an application online!

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Whether it's their experience in environmental research, hands-on discovery or extensive training in wilderness skills, the expertise and enthusiasm of Clearpool Educators is contagious—and they share a passion for inspiring children to learn.

Whether it's their experience in environmental research, hands-on discovery or extensive training in wilderness skills, the expertise and enthusiasm of Clearpool Educators is contagious—and they share a passion for inspiring children to learn.

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

The Wild Center is currently seeking Summer Naturalist Interns to work with a dynamic education staff at a world-class museum in the heart of the Adirondack Park. Interns will be trained to design and lead formal public programs and informal interpretive experiences to support the museum's mission, with a dynamic day of indoor and outdoor activities that include canoe and SUP trips, nature play, outdoor programs, Wild Walk shifts, Science on a Sphere, animal encounters, exhibit guiding, art studio shifts and more. Benefits include a $250 per week stipend (40+ hours work per week with weekend/evening shifts), shared, fully equipped housing (does not include board), NAI Interpretive Guide Certification and formal training opportunities. Applicants must be available from May 21st through Labor Day (end date flexible), have at least 2 years of college experience in the environmental education/sciences field (a Bachelor’s degree is preferred), and have a love for working with the public in a fast-paced museum setting. Preference is given to those with significant experience working with students and leading school programs, interpretation experience in a nature/animal setting, handling captive animals, working with innovative teaching technologies, and paddling tandem canoes. To apply, email your cover letter, resume and contact information of 3 references (name, phone & email) as a PDF file to Tawnya Kentile by February 10, 2017. Explore WildCenter.org for details on all job openings.

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

Summer Naturalist Interns will have the opportunity to work in a 35,000 square foot museum on an 81-acre site on the Raquette River featuring over 50 species of live exhibit animals and silver LEED certification for green building design and sustainability initiatives. Interns will also be instrumental in developing and implementing interpretive programs for museum visitors of all ages.

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Green River Preserve is a non-competitive, coed summer camp connecting children with nature. Located on a 3,400 acre private wildlife preserve in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, this extraordinary natural setting has inspired sustainability leadership since 1988. It is a place where one’s character really matters and where campers are allowed to be their best me.Become part of a special team of people who inspire a profound appreciation of ecological respect, interconnectedness and the joy of living. Through wilderness skills, creative arts and the exhilaration of outdoor fun and discovery, Green River Preserve is a coed summer camp connecting children to nature. These aspiring naturalists can discover the abundance of beauty, life and wonder that the wilderness holds while participating in challenging and nurturing learning experiences ranging from archery, rock climbing and fly fishing to pottery crafts and creative writing. Acting as professional naturalists, Seasonal Mentor Naturalists will lead daily field studies throughout this magnificent 3,400-acre private wildlife preserve, assist in afternoon activities and coordinate evening programs. Each Mentor Naturalist also adopts a camper cabin for the summer term and serves as a valuable adviser and support system for the cabin counselor and campers. Summer job opportunities include Mentors, Cabin Counselors, Activity Coordinators, Expedition Leaders, Nurses, Program Interns (Summer Camp, Expeditions, Farming, Media and Land Management) and a Camp Nanny. Positions are available from early June to mid-August, with the opportunity to extend employment through mid-October for Mentor Naturalists. Benefits include a weekly wage (with additional pay based on experience and advanced certifications), paid staff training, room, board and pro deals. Creative, self-motivated, and open-minded applicants must have a college degree (or equivalent experience) with knowledge of the environment and a true passion for teaching children. Mentor Naturalists must must be at least 24 years of age or older and WFA certified. Fill out the online application or contact Missy Schenck for more information.

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

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

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

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

Experience the North Carolina coast and provide amazing outdoor education experiences for youth! Don Lee Camp & Retreat Center hosts the Coastal Communities residential environmental education program focusing on hands-on experiences in coastal ecology, marine sciences and natural history as well as the Common Ground challenge course designed to build community and encourage teamwork. Environmental Education Instructors will teach a variety of outdoor exploration programs and activities—from ocean study and chart navigation to fishing, sailing and caring for captive animals. Instructors will also double as Challenge Course Facilitators, providing team building, problem-solving and experiential learning. Now seeking Instructors for the spring season (February 13 to May 26, 2017); positions are also available during the summer and fall. Compensation includes a salary of $275/week, shared rooms in staff housing, all meals prepared by dining hall staff and WiFi access. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in a science or education related field or in outdoor recreation and experiential education (Internships are available for those currently working on their degree), and a strong interest in teaching children in an outdoor setting. If you are enthusiastic, patient, positive, self-disciplined, hard working and a team player that can reside in a cooperative, communal living environment, email your cover letter, resume and 3 references to Lindsey Hubbard by January 25, 2017.

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

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

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

The Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center is searching for high-energy, motivated individuals with a desire to expand their education and natural history skills, work with kids and animals, and share a passion for the environment. Naturalist Interns will teach, inspire and motivate school children about the environment and Ohio's natural history, geology and cultural history as well as get hands-on at the Raptor Center. Interns live in one of three staff houses in the beautiful 1,000-acre Glen Helen Nature Preserve while forming a supportive community of like-minded individuals dedicated to the education and preservation of the natural world. The vibrant and artistic Village of Yellow Springs is within walking distance and a vehicle during the program is not required. Benefits include a stipend of $167 per week, on-site private room, meals (including vegetarian and vegan-friendly options), the ability to use self-designed lesson plans in a well-established outdoor education facility, and an opportunity for promotion during a second term. Candidates must have completed at least two years of college, be able and willing to pass a federal background check, enjoy working with children and have a strong love for nature. Applications are being accepted for the 2017-2018 season (August 15th through May 25th, with a fall and winter break) on a rolling basis. Every summer Glen Helen also hires energetic and excited individuals for Summer Ecocamp (early June through July), with positions that include Naturalists, Dorm Counselors, Camp Coordinators and Kitchen staff.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nature’s Classroom provides dynamic, hands-on learning in the natural world so that children can learn about the interdependency of humans and the environment in which they live.

Nature’s Classroom provides a supplement to classroom education with dynamic, hands-on learning in the natural world at Pilgrim Hills Camp, set in the beautiful rolling hills of central Ohio. Serving school children K-8, typical students are 5th-6th graders who come from the inner city and experience the wild outdoors for the first time. Outdoor Education Instructors are responsible for teaching 3-day residential programs in an outdoor setting focusing on natural sciences, outdoor living and wilderness survival skills, and cooperative learning. Instructors will also engage children in fun and educational evening activities, and work on special projects to grow the program. The work week is 5 days, typically Monday-Friday, with weekend opportunities that come with additional pay. Compensation starts at $8.10/hour, with paid training, shared staff housing, meals while groups are in session, and WiFi in the lodge. An applicant with camp, science or outdoors experience is one step ahead of the game; however, indivduals from all walks of life are needed so students can connect with a diverse group of instructors. At minimum, candidates must have a Bachelor's degree, CPR/first aid certification, and a strong commitment to children and their learning. Now seeking applicants for the spring season (late February through the first week of June), with a summer and/or fall season option. If you have enthusiasm to teach and inspire children, email your resume and cover letter to Kiira Olszko.

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The staff at Nature's Classroom comes from a wide variety of college backgrounds: hardcore science folks, liberal arts, recreation, education, environmental studies, theater, English... you name it!

The staff at Nature's Classroom comes from a wide variety of college backgrounds: hardcore science folks, liberal arts, recreation, education, environmental studies, music, theater, English... you name it! They all come together to share their personal, professional and educational experiences to make a valuable impact on the children and fellow staff members.

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OMSI Outdoors Science Camps are the perfect combination of science, adventure, activity and treasured summer camp traditions.

Do you have a passion for teaching, the outdoors, and science? Join the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) team as an Outdoor Science Instructor and help inspire curiosity in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for children across the northwest. Depending on your site location, you’ll be surrounded by the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument or the Central Oregon Coast. Experience an up-close look at globally significant paleontology and crystal-clear nights to see the stars, or access miles of beaches, tide pools and old growth forests. As an Outdoor Science Instructor, you’ll participate in OMSI’s vision to ignite an education transformation at the intersection of science, technology and design, and weave a thriving innovation district into the fabric of Portland, that spreads opportunities across the Northwest. Responsibilities include planning and teaching a concept-based natural science curriculum, blending a mix of outdoor and classroom settings for students K-12 as well as adult learners. During the summer months, Instructors will lead onsite and offsite adventure programs that includes driving a van or bus, teaching, dispensing medication, preparing meals, and campsite set up/breakdown. Compensation includes $60-75/day, room and board during programming and a competitive benefits package. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience), working knowledge of ecology concepts, and a minimum of one year of working with youth in an outdoor setting. Wilderness First Responder, Lifeguard, and Class B commercial driver's license are required certifications (opportunity for trainings provided). Positions run from March to June or October. View detailed job descriptions and apply online.

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The OMSI Outdoor Science Education Program takes a get-in-the-mud, walk-in-the-rain, climb-that-hill, search-those-stars and ask-lots-of-questions approach to learning.

Come live, work and play across the Northwest, from the Pacific Ocean to the top of the Cascades and back down to the deserts of Eastern Oregon as an Outdoor Education Instructor!

The OMSI Outdoor Science Education Program takes a get-in-the-mud, walk-in-the-rain, climb-that-hill, search-those-stars and ask-lots-of-questions approach to learning. Come live, work and play across the Northwest with OMSI!

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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 each season ($300/week) and the Summer Adventure Program ($300/week, although no housing). Applications are accepted until all positions are filled—so apply early; phone interviews are conducted with top candidates. Learn more at ShaversCreek.org.

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Summer 2017 Internships
Accepting applications for a summer Adventure Program Intern through January 31st and EE/Raptor Interns through March 1st. Internships runs from mid-May/June to August.

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

Raptor Interns will manage and care for over forty animals (raptors, reptiles, amphibians) and provide educational programming.

Are you 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.

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

Nestled amidst 205-acres near Goddard State Park, The McKeever Environmental Learning Center is administered by Slippery Rock University of PA and the ideal residential environmental education setting for school-aged children learning about ecology and environmental responsibility. After intensive training, Teaching Interns work closely as a team in teaching environmental education programs that include Sunship Earth and the Center’s Day Programs. Interns become integral staff members organizing, teaching and delivering these exemplary day and residential programs to hundreds of school-aged children. During your stay at McKeever, you will also live and learn in a setting that promotes sustainability: wind, solar and geothermal practices are alternative technologies used at the Center. Compensation includes a $225/week stipend, 50% of your meals and free lodging in a fully furnished house with kitchen, washer/dryer and WiFi access. Internships are available during the spring (mid-March through the first week in June) and the fall (early September for 10-12 weeks). If you are enthusiastic, energetic, positive, enjoy being outdoors, love working with children and have a passion for environmental education and treading lightly on the planet, download an application and send to the McKeever Center.

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

Teaching Interns work closely as a team in teaching environmental education programs.

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

YMCA Camp Kresge offers a variety of outdoor education programs for students in grades K-12 that focus on team building, communication and leadership.

YMCA Job ListingSpend the day exploring and teaching about the great outdoors. Make a difference in the lives of children. Have evenings to yourself to recharge your batteries. Join a positive and enthusiastic team at YMCA Camp Kresge! Outdoor Education Instructors teach hands on science-based class including lake study, animal adaptations, forest ecology, and discovery hikes, as well as lead outdoor adventure activities such as team building, climbing tower, high ropes course and archery. Trail Groups of 12-18 students range in age from preschool to high school, with each class lasting about an hour (3 classes per visit). No weekday evening duties are required. Responsibilities also include rotation of working weekend groups (additional compensation), leading orientation, assisting in the dining hall, daily set up and clean up of camp, completing camp projects, new program development, participating in 1½ weeks paid staff training and teaching seminars. Compensation includes $275 per 5-day week with on-site housing ($8/hour without housing), meals when groups are scheduled, laundry facilities and Wi-Fi access. Applicants must have at least a high school degree (a Bachelor’s degree is preferred), be a team player (but also able to take on leadership roles and responsibilities), and desire to teach and inspire children and adults. Experience working with youth in outdoor setting is preferred. Positions are available during the spring (early April to early June), with the opportunity to stay on for summer camp (June to mid-August) and fall (mid-August to early November). If you are professional, patient, positive, hardworking, and flexible, send your resume, cover letter and at least 3 references Laura Buzzell-McElhinney.

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

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

Join a positive and enthusiastic team at YMCA Camp Kresge.

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

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

As a National Park Service education partner in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in northeastern Pennsylvania, Pocono Environmental Education Center provides environmental learning trips, outdoor adventures, team building, academic and family programs, retreats and conferences, nature adventure summer camp and hands-on workshops. PEEC Instructors will offer lessons and activities addressing a wide range of topics relating to natural history and ecology, environmental issues, outdoor living skills, and teamwork to participants that range from pre-school children to adults. Responsibilities also include planning and delivering environmental education programs, developing program activities and lessons facilitated at the Center and assisting with facility upkeep and receptionist duties. Compensation starts at $255/week plus room and board. Positions are typically three to nine month appointments, with the possibility of renewal for the following year. The 2017 season will begin in late February and most employment will run through October. There are also assignments that begin in April/May through September. Most Instructors will work with the nature-themed day camp from mid-June to mid-August. Applicants must have a college degree in environmental science, biology, ecology, education or related field, experience teaching and/or working with groups, the ability to work independently and as a team player, a positive and progressive mindset and an orientation towards working to complete tasks with quality. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and three references to Allison Owczarczak.

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

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

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

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YMCA Camp 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 25 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. Compensation includes $262/week, staff housing (with shared living space, kitchen and laundry), meals, complimentary Charlotte YMCA membership, and a 2-week staff training period that offers CPR, first aid and lifeguard certification. Instructors will also be required to work one weekend per month at a pay rate of $9/hour, and there is an opportunity to become a high ropes head facilitator. Applicants must possess a BS/BA in environmental education, biology, education, outdoor education or related field. Positions are available from mid-January to mid-May (with a possible summer/fall extension) and mid-August to mid-December. To apply, email your cover letter, resume and 4 references to Rachel D’Angio.

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

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

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

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The Outdoor School: Adventures in Learning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mo-Ranch: Environmental Leadership Program

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

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

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Mo-Ranch is currently seeking Field Instructors for the spring season (February through May).

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

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

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

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

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

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2017 Employment Alert
Adventure Links is currently accepting applications for Summer Camp Instructors (June 2nd–August 31st; flexible end date) and Two Season Instructors (June 2nd–November 19th).

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

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

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

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

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Hot 2017 Jobs @ CB Field Station
Apply by February 1st: Summer Camp Counselor Interns, Outreach Programs & Internship Supervisors, College Summer Assistants, and College Program & Research Interns. Positions start as early as April 5th and run through mid-August.

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

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

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

With a focus on team building, challenge and community, the Outdoor Learning Center at Horizons offers school groups, scouts and retreat groups an unforgettable experience in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. Now seeking Instructors to lead groups in team building and educational programs of all shapes and sizes! What makes the OLC stand out as one of the premier outdoor education facilities in Virginia?

Outdoor Education through Adventure: Instructors may find themselves teaching any number of environmental, personal growth and teamwork lessons during high and low rope activities, archery, caving, field games, climbing, backpacking and paddling.

Incredible Surrounding Environment: Two beautiful outdoor education campuses just 45 minutes apart. The Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah National Park and the George Washington National Forest are all within a short drive. Horizons is located only a few hours from our nation’s capital, the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Beach, and a number of other beautiful destinations to spend your days off.

Professional Development: Each season starts with 9 days of in-depth staff training where you will learn skills such as belaying, low ropes facilitation, cave navigation, trip leadership, canoeing and group management. There are also opportunities for pro-deals on gear, in-services to expand you knowledge and optional staff bonding trips.

Pay begins at $65–$80/day DOE and certifications, plus on-site housing and meals during programming. Positions are available from mid-March through mid-June (with a summer option) and mid-August through mid-November. If you want to make a positive impact on others through meaningful outdoor experiential education programs, email your resume and 3 references to Katie Hanley.

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

Instructors work in and around beautiful environments daily!

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

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Located on Orcas Island, YMCA Camp Orkila has been welcoming kids and teens since 1906.YMCA Job ListingLocated on one of the beaches of Orcas Island in the Puget Sound, YMCA Camp Orkila programs include summer camp, Teen Leadership, Family Camps, Retreats and Conferences, Community Programs and the Outdoor Environmental Education program. Orkila’s facilities comprise of an 18,000-gallon salt water aquarium, salmon hatchery, organic garden, 1,000-foot zip line, several challenge courses, climbing tower, archery range and crafts center. Seasonal Outdoor Environmental Educators will be responsible for teaching classes in marine & aquatic sciences, terrestrial ecology and earth science as well as facilitating group development and challenge course activities. All staff will work 5 days a week which will include at least two evenings per week and one weekend day facilitating recreation activities for family camp and retreat programs. Positions are available this spring (March 6th to June 15th), with options to work through the summer and fall. Compensation includes $50-$60/daily (DOE), housing and meals (plus access to a large organic garden), a three week paid in-depth training of the challenge course and science curriculum, opportunities to use sea kayaks, optional discounted WFR training AND caring, fun, adventurous and experienced co-workers! Seeking applicants with strong communication and leadership skills, current CPR/first aid certification, and a passion for kids. Fill out the online application or email Haley Winchell for more information.

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At Camp Orkila you’ll enjoy views of the Canadian Gulf Islands and spectacular sunsets every night.

Living on an island is a wonderful way of life! Camp Orkila is settled on the Northwest corner of Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands, which means that you’ll enjoy views of the Canadian Gulf Islands and spectacular sunsets every night. To get to the island, one must take an hour-long ferry ride from Anacortes to Orcas Landing.

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

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

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2017 Field Instructor Job Openings!
Now seeking Field Instructors for the spring season (March 27th to June 2nd) and Residential Field Instructors (March 27th to November 17th). Positions open until filled.

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

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

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

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Employment Opportunities at Nature's Classroom!Through unique, hands-on experiential education programs, Nature's Classroom immerses student groups ranging between the 4th and 8th grades 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 February 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 $255-$350/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. The fabric of the Nature's Classroom community is woven by the individual uniqueness of staff who work, grow, live, and play closely together. If you have a Bachelor's degree and a strong commitment to children and learning, connect with Ashley Bame or download an application.

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Nature's Classroom is currently accepting applications for the spring season. Positions begin in February, March or April and run through June 9th.

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

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

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

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

National Outdoor Leadership SchoolFor over two decades, NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute has been the most recognized and respected teacher of wilderness medicine, training over 150,000 students from around the world. Days are filled with dynamic lessons and exciting, realistic scenarios to best model the kind of medical situations you might face, whether you're an outdoor educator, guide or camp counselor. Wilderness Medicine Instructors are needed to teach WFR, WFA and/or WEMT courses ranging in length from 2-30 days on a year-round basis throughout the U.S., with an emphasis on courses in AZ, GA, NC, SC, TN and VA. Teaching contracts may be arranged to fit other seasonal employment schedules; however, highest consideration will be given to applicants who are available during the busiest teaching months from mid-November through late June. Applicants must possess WEMT or higher certification and professional level CPR certification; significant patient care experience in urban and wilderness settings; several seasons of experience in extended backcountry leadership positions; and a teaching background in either formal or experiential settings. Compensation includes $128–$237/day, plus travel and living expenses during courses. The next 2017 WFR Instructor Training Course will be held November 12th–21st in Lander, WY with an application deadline of May 17th (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.

As a Campus Organizer, you’ll get a chance to face up to society's big problems, take action and win concrete changes that improve the quality of our lives.Ready to make a difference on issues that matter? PIRG Campus Action are independent state-based student organizations that work to solve public interest problems related to the environment, consumer protection and government reform. Campus Organizers work on college campuses across the country to empower students to make a difference on critical environmental and social issues. You’ll organize and build the campus chapter into something that works — now, and for years to come. You’ll recruit hundreds of students to volunteer and get involved, and teach them how to plan and run effective campaigns through internships and on-the-ground training. You’ll build relationships with faculty and administrators, while organizing news events and rallies, and generating the grassroots support it takes to win campaigns. During the summer, you’ll run a citizen outreach office, building the organization by canvassing and training others to canvass. And you’ll learn from some of the best organizers in the country — people who have been doing this work for more than 30 years! Compensation includes $25,500 during the first year along with a competitive benefits package, an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. If you have a strong work ethic, outstanding verbal and written communication skills, proven leadership skills, a deep commitment to getting results and passion for making positive social change, fill out the short online form to get the application process started. Currently hiring in CA, IL, MA, NC, NJ, OR and WA.

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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.


eePRO: The hub for environmental education professional development.

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

The Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education

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


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

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