Short-Term Job Adventures Pennsylvania
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
Glenmoore and Kimberton
Camphill staff, called Coworkers, live and work with children, youth, and adults with developmental and other disabilities in rural Camphill communities in one of thirteen communities in North America (California, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont as well as in British Columbia and Ontario, Canada). Daily life includes providing human support and caregiving, craft work, 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 monthly stipend is provided.
Learn more about Camphill Communities in Pennsylvania:
• Camphill Soltane (Glenmoore)
• Camphill Special School (Glenmoore)
• Camphill Village Kimberton Hills
Camphill Association of North America
P.O. Box 1045
1601 Pughtown Rd.
Kimberton, PA 19442
Environmental Education Interns and Trailside Teachers
The Environmental Center is nestled in the ridge-and-valley area of central Pennsylvania located between State College and Huntingdon, only 12 miles from Penn State’s University Park campus. The many enticing hiking trails wind through the surrounding 7,000 acres of woodlands, hillsides, and marshlands of Penn State’s Stone Valley Experimental Forest, and connect to the beautiful trail system of Rothrock State Forest.
Looking for an excellent springboard to a career in cultural/natural history and the environmental education professions? Working, learning and living at Penn State University's outdoor learning laboratory, Shaver's Creek Environmental Education Interns become an integral part of the staff and participate in all aspects of the center's operation. Areas of opportunity include day and residential school programs for grades K-12, visitor center operations, live animal care and handling, volunteer training and supervision, weekend festivals and events, team building programs, and curriculum and program development. Internships are available each season, with multiple sessions possible. Another opportunity during the summer months are Naturalists, who focus specifically on creating and delivering summer camp programming and content, and mentoring Leaders-in-Training.
Summer Season Internships
• Accepting applications for Environmental Education Interns for the summer season (June to August) through March 1st or until positions fill (apply now!).
Shaver's Creek Environmental Center
Penn State Outreach
3400 Discovery Rd.
Petersburg, PA 16669
(814) 865-2706 fax
• Environmental Education Internships
Doug Wentzel, Internship Coordinator
Tesha Omeis, Summer Camp Program Director
Outdoor Education Leaders & Summer Camp Staff
While just a 15-minute drive from all the amenities of an urban area (Reading, PA), guests and staff enjoy the rural feel of the camp's nearly 600 acres of spectacular views and extensive hiking and biking trails.
Join a team of enthusiastic, energetic and creative Outdoor Education Leaders who will teach lessons and activities including wildlife exploration, orienteering, low/high ropes course, archery, survival scenario and Native American studies, with work varying from short day trips to multi-day residential retreats. The Outdoor Center at South Mountain YMCA Camps has spring (mid/late March to early June) and fall season (mid-August to late November) outdoor education job openings, with a 9-month option beginning in mid-March. Camp Conrad Weiser (residential) and Bynden Wood Day Camp offer Camp Counselor and Leadership/Director positions during the summer months.
|Spring & Summer Season Employment Alert
• Now accepting applications for Outdoor Education Leaders for the spring season (mid/late March to early June) and summer camp staff.
Outdoor Center Director
South Mountain YMCA Camps
P.O. Box 147
Wernersville, PA 19565
(610) 670-5010 fax
• If you are interested in joining their summer staff team, contact Cory Evans (Camp Conrad Weiser Director) or complete the summer camp application.
Summer Camp Staff & Seasonal Teacher/Naturalists
Conveniently located 15 miles outside of Philadelphia, the 235-acre facility includes a 4-acre pond, wetlands, many small streams, meadows, fields and woodland trails—the perfect locale for hundreds of camp activities. There are several pavilions, two nature centers, a dining hall, and cabins which serve as living quarters. The campus also has two swimming pools, low and high ropes courses, and two tree houses. The resident camp also owns and operates a 75-acre outpost which sits amidst 6,000 acres of state game lands in the central Pennsylvania Pocono Mountains.
Programs at College Settlement Camps provide a safe, affordable, and nurturing place for young people to enjoy the outdoors while learning about themselves, others and the environment. Now recruiting a dedicated, talented, driven, and diverse staff who are encouraged to be creative and think big — to bring their own ideas and skills to each of their programs. Camp life will give you the opportunity to experience MANY of the following with the kids: hike beautiful waterfall trails, mountain bike, climb, zipline, whitewater raft, visit the organic farm, cook, camp under the stars, lead overnight adventures or fun nature hikes, make candles, speak other languages, learn cricket or hurling, star gaze, dance, sing, invent new games, tube the Delaware, visit Philly, and have the best summer of your life. Staff orientation and camp sessions run between June 11th-August 18th. There is also the opportunity to extend work as a Teacher/Naturalist or Cook into the fall (September 4th to Thanksgiving) and spring (March to June). Apply now or contact Karyn Bonner for more info.
College Settlement Camps
600 Witmer Rd.
Horsham, PA 19044-1832
(215) 542-7457 fax
Summer Camp Staff
Residential Camps: Camp Laughing Waters (Frisbee golf, low and high ropes courses), Camp Mosey Wood (Dueling Zip line across the lake, low and high ropes courses, climbing tower) and Camp Wood Haven (Western horseback riding, climbing wall, bouldering). Day Camps: Mountain House (Pottery kiln, gaga pit, ZUMBA, traveling and cooking programs), Shelly Ridge (low ropes course, WOW ways to get creative, archery) and Valley Forge (Nature Shack, art studio, swimming).
Be part of a winning team to help girls be all they can be. Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania (GSEP) is the largest girl-serving organization in Pennsylvania and builds girls of courage, confidence and character. Summer Camp Staff will give girls the skills and confidence to imagine the unimaginable. From teaching a girl how to shoot an arrow to performing a dance recital in front of a crowd you will be her cheerleader through it all. Positions include Activity Specialists, Camp Counselors, Kitchen Staff, Lifeguards, Directors and more! The camp season runs from the end of May through mid-August. If you are outdoorsy, fun and great with kids, read through detailed job descriptions and apply today.
Human Resources Coordinator
Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania
330 Manor Rd.
Miquon, PA 19444
(215) 564-2030 x1015
Seasonal Outdoor Education Instructors & Summer Camp Staff
Nestled in the Poconos right at the base of Mount Yeager, YMCA Camp Kresge encompasses 1,100 beautiful forested acres including their very own 25-acre Beaver Lake. The Camp is located near two state parks and just 2 hours away from New York City and Philadelphia. It’s a quiet location while still being convenient to shopping.
Spend the day exploring and teaching about the great outdoors. Make a difference in the lives of children. Enjoy evenings and the weekends off to recharge your batteries. Join a positive and enthusiastic team at YMCA Camp Kresge! Outdoor Education Instructors teach hands on science-based classes including lake study, animal adaptations, forest ecology, and discovery hikes, as well as lead outdoor adventure activities such as team building, climbing tower, high ropes course and archery. Trail Groups of 12-18 students range in age from preschool to high school, with each class lasting about an hour (3 classes per visit). Positions are available during the spring (end of March to early June), with the opportunity to stay on for summer camp (Program Specialist, Camp Counselor and Leadership positions available) and fall (mid-August to early November). Internship opportunities are also available. Internship opportunities are also available. If you are professional, patient, positive, hardworking, and flexible, send your resume, cover letter and at least 3 references Laura Buzzell-McElhinney.
Summer Camp Job Openings!
• Gain experience in group leadership, activity planning, and communication while having the time of your life! Now seeking Residential Summer Camp Staff (lifeguards, counselors and leadership staff) to work from June 3rd-July 28th.
It’s very rewarding to get kids outside and experiencing nature directly, particularly for kids who would otherwise not have access to a site like Camp Kresge. Each day of work is different with the variety of classes taught and the range of grades and schools that visit. What remains the same, however, is the atmosphere of positivity among the staff when working together and with the groups that come out. —Timothy W., 2nd year staff member
• View the Outdoor Education slideshow »
Outdoor Education Director
YMCA Camp Kresge
382 Camp Kresge Ln.
White Haven, PA 18661
Summer Camp Bunk Counselors & Activity Specialists
Located an hour south of Philadelphia and one an hour north of Baltimore in Pennsylvania on over 300 beautiful wooded acres — a site that is perfect for summer camp.
Camp Saginaw is a premier overnight boys and girls summer camp that fosters positive social growth in a safe and nurturing environment. Along with ensuring each child’s general welfare, Bunk Counselors accompany campers from activity to activity. Specialists require the staff member to teach a specific activity at camp and are offered in the following areas: Athletics (softball, baseball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, street hockey, field hockey, volleyball and flag football), Waterfront (swimming instructors and lifeguards, canoeing & kayaking, waterskiing & boat driving), Arts & Crafts (ceramics, models/rocketry, general arts and crafts assistants, cooking, scrapbooking, silk-screening, jewelry, woodworking, video and digital photography), Creative Arts (aerobics, cheerleading, gymnastics, dance, piano and drama), and Outdoor Adventures (archery, ropes course, zip-line, climbing wall and low & high ropes, dirt bikes & ATVs, skateboarding, go-karts, outdoor adventure/fishing and fitness). Positions begin on June 18th with five days of staff orientation and continue through August 18th. If you have patience, compassion, fairness, great listening skills, and most importantly, a sincere desire to work with children, fill out the staff application.
Owner / Director
740 Saginaw Rd.
Oxford, PA 19363
(888) 477-CAMP toll free
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.
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Appalachian Mountain Club
5 Joy St.
Boston, MA 02108