House in the Wood Trail Leaders engage students in a hands-on curriculum and exciting activities that bring outdoor education concepts to life!
House In The Wood is an Outdoor Education Center, Retreat Center and Summer Camp operated by Northwestern Settlement, a nonprofit organization serving youth and families in Chicago. Offering day trips and 2-4 day residential programs geared mostly to elementary and middle school aged students in the 3rd-8th grade, the Outdoor Education program features a stimulating, hands-on and inquiry-based curriculum as well as fun and exciting outdoor recreation and team building activities.
|What You'll Be Doing||
House In The Wood staff work and live on a beautiful wooded campus on the shores of Lake Delavan in southeast Wisconsin. Chicago and Milwaukee are both easily accessed for fun-filled days off.
This is a residential position. Staff are ON for arrival of students on Monday through departure on Friday, with the weekends off. Staff receive around 2 hours of breaks during the day and another potential 2 hours in the evening.
Paid fall season training runs from September 13th–22nd, with employment through October 27th (or longer). Positions are also available during the winter/spring season (dates to be determined).
|Perks & Rewards||
Compensation includes $400-$500/week, tasty meals and comfortable housing, free laundry and WiFi access, travel allowance, extensive training and support, and living and working with incredible students and staff in an idyllic lakefront setting.
Applicants must have experience with supervising children, teaching outdoor lessons, or a desire to learn (House In The Wood will train you!), a positive and friendly attitude, and the ability to work independently when teaching lessons, work closely with other staff members, and attend pre-session on-site training.
|Application & Connections||
To apply, email your cover letter and resume to Neal Prokop. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.