Short-Term Job Adventures New Jersey
Seasonal Program Specialists
Nestled on 800 acres in the Pine Barrens of Medford, New Jersey the YMCA Camp Ockanickon campus includes forests, trails, lakes, challenge courses, water inflatables, nature centers, outdoor and indoor sport courts, and craft centers that enable Program Specialists to provide safe and age-appropriate activities that aim to foster new relationships, build self-confidence and teach new skills.
Join a dynamic, fun, energetic team that works to serve diverse populations! Seasonal Program Specialists are responsible for developing awareness of the natural sciences through delivery of outdoor education programs; facilitating an appreciation of group decision making and problem solving activities through structured socialization and actualization experiences; providing program excellence and a caring environment so guests will have a rewarding and enjoyable educational experience; and ensuring that student and guests participate in safe outdoor recreational activities. Positions are typically available during the spring (March to June) and fall (August to December), averaging 35-40 hours/week. If you are looking for a great opportunity to grow in the field of outdoor education, apply online or contact Dave Kaubin for more information.
Outdoor Center Director
YMCA Camp Ockanickon
1303 Stokes Rd.
Medford, NJ 08055
Outdoor Education Naturalists
With a campus that backs up to the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area and walking distance to the Appalachian Trail, the YMCA Camp Mason Outdoor Center hosts more than 10,000 people annually for outdoor education, conference, retreat, group-building, and family camp programs. The camps is about 1½ hours to New York City and 2 hours from Philadelphia.
Outdoor Education Naturalists will plan and teach outdoor education and adventure classes to school and youth groups of students 10 to 14 years old with a curriculum that includes high and low ropes, rock climbing, boating, lifeguarding, ecology, pioneer skills, fishing, nature crafts, maps, archery, riflery, hiking, Native American lifestyles, plant and animal identification, and the sciences. Duties also include leading night hike programs and boat trips, helping maintain key hiking trails, and assisting with curriculum development and special programs. Positions are available for the fall season (August 21st-November 20th), with the option for continued employment through the spring and summer seasons for exceptional staff. Naturalists should expect full-time schedules that include weekends and evenings. To apply, submit your cover letter and resume to Anna Bilton.
Senior Camp Director
YMCA Camp Ralph S Mason
23 Birch Ridge Rd.
Hardwick, NJ 07825
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