Short-Term Job Adventures New York
Adirondack Leadership Expeditions Wilderness Field Instructors
Saranac Lake (Adirondacks)
Are you willing to challenge yourself physically and emotionally? Flexible and adaptable to changing situations? Comfortable in a wilderness setting? As a wilderness field instructor for Adirondack Leadership Expeditions, you'll guide students down a path of personal growth through insight-oriented experiences.
Camp Seneca Lake Summer Adventure Trip Leaders
Penn Yan (The 200 beautiful wooded acres in the Finger Lakes region of New York provide the ideal backdrop for camp)
Camp Seneca Lake, a Jewish overnight summer camp in the Finger Lakes region of New York, is seeking creative, energetic, down to earth staff with a passion for the outdoors to launch the adventure program, Tiyulim (field trips in Hebrew). Adventure Trip Leaders will most often work in teams of two leading small groups (up to 15 campers) on overnights, and lead activities that include backpacking, outdoor living skills, environmental ethics, canoeing, biking, team building, rock climbing, outdoor education, orienteering, and more. To apply, email your resume, with the names and contact information of 3 references to Aaron Cantor.
Camphill Communities Therapeutic Community Life Sharing Work Opportunities: Coworkers (specializing in crafts, dairy work, elder care, farming & gardening, weaving, and the wood workshop), House Parents, House & Workshop Leaders, and Service Volunteers
Copake and Hudson (about 2 hours north of New York City)
Camphill staff, called coworkers, live and work with children, youth, and adults with developmental and other disabilities in rural Camphill communities in California, Minnesota, New York and Pennsylvania as well as in British Columbia and Ontario, Canada. Work life may mean providing human support and caregiving, teaching a craft, working in the farm or garden, cooking wholesome meals, engaging in the healing arts, or celebrating seasonal festivals together. Full room and board, medical insurance, vacation time and a modest stipend is provided.
Learn more about Camphill Communities in New York:
Camphill Village Copake (Copake)
Triform Camphill Community (Hudson)
The Fresh Air Fund Summer Camp Staff: General Counselors, Waterfront Staff, Ropes Course Facilitators, Farm Staff, Nutritionists, Nurses and Program Staff (with positions that focus on everything from photography and woodworking to drama, team building and outdoor living skills)
Fishkill (Sharpe Reservation)
Providing disadvantaged children from New York City the opportunity to pack their bags for a free journey to a 3,000-acre preserve, the Fresh Air Fund is looking for summer camp staff who can become role models, teach new skills and help plan days filled with fun and discovery. Over 400 counselors from around the world will be there to share the excitement, the tears, the achievements and the challenge.
Learn more about the Fund's five camps
Frost Valley YMCA Environmental Education Program Instructors
Claryville (Catskill Mountains)
Are you looking for a place that promotes the interconnectedness of people, communities and nature? Program instructors with Frost Valley YMCA are responsible for teaching hands-on environmental education, outdoor recreation and teambuilding classes beginning in late August for ten months.
Hawthorne Valley Farm Teaching Interns, Farming Apprentices and Summer Camp Staff
Ghent (Taconic Range in central Columbia County)
Nurturing the land that nourishes us, Hawthorne Valley Farm Teaching Interns (children's garden, farm & arts, teen leadership, and cooking internships), Farming Apprentices, and Summer Camp Counselors work together on this unique 400-acre biodynamic dairy farm that combines care for the land and the creation of a welcoming place for children and young adults.
• Summer camp at Hawthorne Valley Farm is seeking 3 Residential Assistant Cooks to join thier team. Responsibilities including preparing three family style daily meals and two snacks for 75 campers and staff. All vegetarian meals are cooked from scratch using established recipes, with an emphasis on local, organic and biodynamic foods. To learn more and apply, call (518) 672-4790 or email the Visiting Students Program Kitchen.
Mountain Workshop: Awesome Adventures | Trail Mark Field Instructors & Specialists
Northeast states (including New England, the Adirondacks, the Berkshires & the Hudson and Delaware River Valleys)
Are you ready for an adventure? Field Instructors and Specialists for Mountain Workshop are responsible for safely co-leading school aged children and teens in spectacular wilderness settings. Teach, lead or participate in activities that may include canoeing, kayaking, rafting, rock climbing, hiking, caving, group team building initiatives, orienteering, backpacking, high and low ropes, and survival skills!
Nature's Classroom Environmental & Outdoor Educators, Medical Team, Kitchen Staff
Silver Bay (Adirondacks) and Wading River (North Shore of Long Island)
Through unique, hands-on experiential education programs, environmental/outdoor educators with Nature's Classroom immerse students in grades 4-8 in community awareness, motivational learning and conservation of our natural resources at one of 13 centers located in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island. In addition to educators, medical staff (Nurse, LPN, EMT) and a kitchen team (Head Cook, Assistant Cook, Co-Cook) are hired each season.
Learn more about all 13 Nature's Classroom sites
Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center Seasonal Outdoor Instructors and Interns
If you love kids and are looking for fulfilling employment in the experiential education and outdoor adventure fields, come work, live and play with Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center and their small, dynamic community of outdoor professionals in the beautiful Adirondack Park. Outdoor Education Instructor job openings are offered during the spring, fall and year-round beginning in mid-August); Internships are available during the spring, fall and winter season (Jan/Feb).