Short-Term Job Adventures Michigan
Integrated Education Instructors
Located on 365 acres of forested woodland and waterfront in Augusta, Michigan (near Kalamazoo and Western Michigan University). The Recreation Center sports a fitness center, indoor pool, climbing wall, indoor high ropes course and gymnasium. The campus includes a chapel, nature center, art studio, leadership lodge, two waterfronts, acres of playing fields and two villages.
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. 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). Positions are available during the spring (late January to late May) and the fall season (early September to mid-December). If you are looking to broaden your teaching strategies outside of the classroom setting and believe in a student-centered program, apply now!
|Winter/Spring Season Job Openings!
Sherman Lake YMCA is currently seeking Integrated Education Instructors for the winter/spring season (late January to late May).
Associate Camp Director
Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center
6225 North 39th St.
Augusta, MI 49012
(269) 731-3023 fax
Experiential Environmental Education (E3) Naturalists
Both camps are located in Northwest Lower Michigan about 40 miles apart. Camp Hayo-Went-Ha on Torch Lake has 640 wooded acres along the shore of beautiful Torch Lake, with features that include modern and rustic buildings for accommodation along with numerous trails that lead to meeting spaces and activity areas. Camp Arbutus Hayo-Went-Ha on Arbutus Lake is located on 135 acres of rolling hills and wooded trails just ten miles outside of Traverse City. A fully modern lodge built in 2004 can comfortably host 80 people year-round.
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. 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 a 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.
Hot Jobs @ Hayo-Went-Ha — Now Hiring!
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.
Seasonal E3 Naturalist are needed for the spring season (March 14th–June 8th, with a possible summer/fall extension).
Director of Outdoor Education and Retreats
YMCA Hayo-Went-Ha Camps
919 N. East Torch Lake Dr.
Central Lake, MI 49622
(877) 547-5915 toll free
(231) 544-2916 fax
Outdoor Education Instructor/Counselors
Located in Dowling, Michigan, midway between Battle Creek and Hastings surrounded by farms and forests. Grand Rapids is about an hour away, Kalamazoo is 45 minutes away and Detroit is just over 2 hours away.
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. Outdoor Education Instructor/Counselors will work with groups of 5th or 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. Positions are available during the spring (April to June) and fall (early September to late November or mid-December). To apply, send your cover letter, resume, and four professional references (that include relationship, phone and email) to Amy Cherry.
Battle Creek Outdoor Education Center, Clear Lake Camp
10160 S. M-37 Hwy.
Dowling, MI 49050
(269) 721-1071 fax
Outdoor Education Instructors
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! The camp is three hours from Chicago, an hour from Grand Rapids and less from most of Western Michigan.
YMCA Camp Pendalouan is 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. 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.
Associate Executive Director
YMCA Camp Pendalouan
1243 E. Fruitvale Rd.
Montague, MI 49437
(231) 894-4448 fax
Wilderness Trip Leaders
Tamarack Camps main summer facility is located in Ortonville, Michigan. Teen adventure trips are conducted in the Canadian Rockies and Alaska (hike the Chilkoot Trail, kayak in Resurrection Bay, ice climb on a glacier, fish for salmon in the Pacific Ocean) and the Western U.S. (climb the Grand Tetons, go white water rafting in Colorado, explore the geysers of Yellowstone National Park).
Through a variety of activities and experiences, Wilderness Trip Leaders for Tamarack Camps will support and encourage campers to push themselves outside their comfort zones, to treat them with respect, to be a role model for them and create exciting and innovative programming throughout the summer. Each co-ed group of 25 teens and six staff members will travel by bus and hike, backpack and camp together throughout state and National Parks. Positions begin in early June for staff training; trips depart in mid/end of June and extend through early/mid-August. There is also an opportunity to work through the fall season at the camp’s Outdoor Education program. After completing the online application, a Skype interview will be scheduled. View detailed job descriptions »
Director of Teen & Family Programs
6735 Telegraph Rd., Suite 380
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
(248) 647-1493 fax
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The camp is located in a rural wooded/farming area on 1,200 acres with 15 unique ecosystems and a 200-acre lake — within 1½ hours of East Lansing, Ann Arbor and Detroit.
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). 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.
Director of Outdoor Education
YMCA Storer Camps
6941 Stony Lake Rd.
Jackson, MI 49201
(517) 535-4922 fax