Short-Term Job Adventures New Hampshire
Field Instructors / Adventure Based Youth Counselors
The Upper Valley Stewardship campus consists of more than 1,000 acres within the heart of the White Mountain National Forest in Pike, New Hampshire. Majestic mountains, cool lakes, clear streams, and vast forests serve as a perfect backdrop for the Traverse wilderness and adventure youth therapy programs. The base camp has a high and low ropes course and houses mountain bikes, hiking gear, rock-climbing equipment, kayaks, canoes, fishing tackle, and other awesome gear.
Come make a difference in the lives of youth at Becket Family of Services' newest adventure, outdoor education, and camping initiative. Youth, ages 11-18, often have challenging behavioral issues and come to the Traverse program as a safe place away from their homes. Field Instructors / Adventure Based Youth Counselors will support and engage residents in diverse programming, outdoor recreation and leisure activities, and other interesting community involvement. Instructors will also provide supervision and mentorship for students, including role modeling appropriate behavior, redirection and crisis management. These full-time positions generally consist of 8 days on, 6 days off. Applicants must have a valid driver's license, be at least 21 years of age, and preference is given to those who have prior student-centered leadership experience (camp counselor, coaching) or experience working with at-risk adolescents in an outdoor setting. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Paul Hebert.
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Director of Human Resources
Becket Family of Services
633 NH Route 10
P.O. Box 325
Orford, NH 03777
Summer Staff: Residential Counselors, Lead Staff, Activity Instructors, Assistant Teachers, School Affiliates, Office Affiliates and Nurse Affiliates
Located on a 450-acre lakefront campus in Windsor, New Hampshire.
The Wediko Summer Program is a 45-day therapeutic residential program serving boys and girls (ages 9-19) with social, emotional and behavioral difficulties. Every summer, Wediko looks for a diverse group of dedicated, energetic, flexible, and fun individuals who have skills and talents that they would like to share. All summer staff are assigned to a cabin group and are responsible for establishing a safe and therapeutic environment for students in which they will be able to identify their strengths, develop and practice new skills, and experience healthy challenges—like swimming to the dock, riding a mountain bike to the top of a hill, and making a new friend. General staff will work from June 27–August 22, while some professional level positions are contracted from June 23–August 28. At minimum, candidates must be at least 18 years old and have completed some level of college education, strong communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to approach challenges in a supportive and creative manner, and be adaptable in an ever changing work environment. To apply, submit a completed application, resume and three references to Jennifer Walsh.
Program Operations Manager
Wediko Children's Services
72-74 E. Dedham St.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 292-9272 fax
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Outdoor Education Instructors
Located in the heart of the stunning Monadnock region of New Hampshire, Takodah combines rustic charm with a stunning waterfront.
Set apart by a first-rate staff, scenic campus, rich traditions, and 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. 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. Positions are available during the spring (mid-April to mid-June) and the fall (mid-August to mid-October). 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.
Outdoor Education Director
YMCA Camp Takodah
32 Lake St.
North Swanzey, NH 03431
(603) 352-0516 fax
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Lodge & Hut Crews, Trail Crews, Outdoor Education Team and Support Staff
The Appalachian Mountain Club operates from Maine to Pennsylvania with offices or facilities in the following locations: Maine (Acadia National Park and 70,000 acres in central Maine just east of Greenville), Massachusetts (Boston, Northampton and South Egremont), New Hampshire (Alexandria, Chatham, Lake Winnipesaukee and the White Mountain National Forest), New Jersey (Delaware Water Gap), New York (Harriman State Park and NYC), and Pennsylvania (Bethlehem).
If you are passionate about the outdoors and looking for a supportive and fun culture, AMC offers a range of rewarding employment opportunities in terrific locations throughout the Northeast! Seasonal employment, summer jobs and internships are broken into four categories: Lodge & Hut Crews (Help serve food, prepare facilities, and offer trail information to outdoor enthusiasts who visit AMC outdoor lodges throughout the year), Trail Crews (AMC is responsible for over 1,800 miles of trails throughout the Northeast and they need your help to maintain them), Outdoor Education Team (Serve as an Educator, Guide or Naturalist for various environmental educational programming), and Support Staff (During the high season, thousands of guests pass through AMC facilities, hundreds of staff who need supplies, and dozens of buildings that need maintenance). Positions are available year-round and seasonally.
Appalachian Mountain Club
5 Joy St.
Boston, MA 02108
Environmental & Outdoor Educators, Medical Team, Kitchen Staff
Freedom and Hancock (Sargent Center)
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. In addition to Outdoor Educators, Medical staff (Nurse, LPN, EMT) and a Kitchen team (Head Cook, Assistant Cook, Co-Cook) are hired during the spring (as early as February through mid-June) and the fall (Labor Day through about Thanksgiving). The fabric of the Nature's Classroom community is woven by the individual uniqueness of staff who work, grow, live, and play closely together. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred (paid Intern positions available for those without degrees). A science/math background is helpful; as are special interests and talents (music, singing, storytelling and group dynamics). If you have a strong commitment to children and learning, connect with Ashley Bame or download an application.
19 Harrington Rd.
Charlton, MA 01507
(800) 433-8375 toll free
(508) 248-2745 fax
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