Short-Term Job Adventures Texas
TOS at Camp Champions is located in the heart of Texas Hill Country in Marble Falls; TOS at Camp for All is located in the lush rolling hills of the Brazos River Valley in Burton
Are you interested in teaching children exciting things about the outdoors in the outdoors? Instructors with the Outdoor School connect kids to the natural environment—a place where they can see, hear, touch, smell and even taste nature. Three weeks of training provide the necessary knowledge in academics, ropes course, and anything else you need to survive during your term. Positions are available during the spring and fall, with the opportunity to work three consecutive seasons, each with additional responsibilities, offering a holistic view of the administration and direction of an outdoor education center. Applications are available online.
|Fall Season Employment Alert
• The Outdoor School is currently seeking Outdoor Education Instructors for the fall season (August through mid/late November).
The Outdoor School
775 Camp Rd.
Marble Falls, TX 78654
(830) 598-6282, ext 221
(830) 598-1095 fax
Meaningful Camp Jobs
Camp Summit offers rustic country charm and a private atmosphere nestled in 117 acres of beautiful wooded surroundings in Paradise, Texas (northwest of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex). In addition to the on-camp staff lounge there are many shops, restaurants and movie theaters within miles of the campus. During longer breaks, Dallas and Forth Worth are both an easy car or train ride from Paradise.
Camp Summit provides a great opportunity for growth, fun, resume building, memories, and impacting the lives of remarkable campers who have a wide range of disabilities. Seasonal staff positions include Counselors, Unit Leaders, Rovers, Nurses, Kitchen Staff, a Program Director and Activity Directors in the following areas: Arts & Crafts, Horses/Wrangler, Kaleidoscope, Nature, Pool, Ropes Course, and Sports & Games. 2017 job opportunities are available during the summer months (May 20th–August 20th, with a staff break from July 1st–7th) or the fall season (September 9th–November 19th). A commitment for the entire season is preferred, and applicants must be able to commit to at least five consecutive weeks. If you are caring and compassionate, able to work on a team, open minded, willing to learn, energetic, enthusiastic, and encouraging, fill out the online application or contact Amanda Davis for more info.
Fall Season Employment Alert
• Camp Summit is now seeking seasonal staff for the fall season (September 9th–November 19th).
Assistant Camp Director
17210 Campbell Rd., Suite 180-W
Dallas, TX 75252
(972) 620-1945 fax
• Check out the camp location or watch the staff video
Located in historic Washington County, the lush rolling hills of the Brazos River Valley provide the backdrop at Camp For All. The 206-acre camp site features more than 100,000 square feet of facilities, two lakes, nature trails, wooded areas and cleared areas for activities such as horseback riding and field sports.
From wide, wheelchair friendly sidewalks to a zero entry pool to a tree house anyone can enter, Camp For All turns can't do into CAN DO with their barrier free approach to the camp site, facilities and programming. Program Instructors will play a vital role in helping campers discover life through effective and fun programs. Job tasks include hosting campers, volunteers, guests and groups, teaching a wide variety of program activities, planning and implementing programs in team building & challenge courses, facilitating epic night activities and more! Positions are available during the spring season (February 6th–May 15th), summer (May 15th–August 12th) and fall (August 28th–November 19th), with an option to work multiple seasons. If you have previous experience working with children in a camp environment, completed at least one year of college and are hardworking, outgoing and creative, fill out the online application.
Fall Season Employment Alert
• Camp for All is now seeking Program Instructors for the fall season (August 28th–November 19th).
Camp For All
6301 Rehburg Rd.
Burton, TX 77835
Summer Trip Leaders
Teen Adventure Camp programs embark from Austin and Dallas, with adventure travel destinations that include the Appalachians (North Carolina, Tennessee), Big Bend National Park (Texas), the Ozarks (Arkansas) and the Rockies (Colorado, Utah).
EPIC Adventures Summer Camps are designed especially for coed teenagers 13-17 who want to be challenged through travel, service, leadership development, and high adventure programs. With a team of at least three coed staff members, Trip Leaders oversee all aspects of the program while en route and are responsible for managing group dynamics, motivating the group, maintaining safety standards, participating in service projects, and coordinating with outfitters. Other duties include logistics, packing, trip preparation, leading backcountry trips of 2-5 days, driving and maintaining the van, teaching camp skills, and chaperoning contracted portions of the trip such as whitewater rafting, kayaking, rock climbing and caving. Training begins as early as May 30th and concludes in mid-June, with trips running through early August. If you are flexible, dedicated, motivated, enthusiastic and positive, send your completed application to Kristin Personius.
P.O. Box 500
San Marcos, TX 78667
(512) 516-0603 fax
Environmental Leadership Program Field Instructors
With 500 acres of oak and juniper forests and the stunningly clear waters of the Guadalupe River cut through the middle, the property is located in the heart of beautiful Texas Hill Country.
Field Instructors with Mo-Ranch will take middle and high school students through a myriad of activities and classes designed to teach them about living and playing in the outdoors. Classes and activities focus students on three areas: leadership and partnership, the natural sciences and outdoor skills, with an underlying theme of environmental stewardship weaving its way through every activity. Field Instructors will have the opportunity to teach fresh minds, to introduce kids to the wonders of nature, to challenge and encourage participants on the ropes course, and to build new friendships with other Instructors. Positions are available from the spring to fall (with varied start/end dates) and compensation includes $290-$375 per week plus housing. Apply online or contact Patrick Fitzgerald for more information.
Fall Season Employment Alert
• Mo-Ranch is currently seeking Field Instructors for the fall season (August through November).
Environmental Leadership Program Director
2229 FM 1340
Hunt, TX 78024
(800) 460-4401 toll free
(830) 238-4545 fax
• View the Environmental Learning Program experience on YouTube »
Outdoor Education Instructors
Located on 535 pristine acres on the shores of beautiful Possum Kingdom Lake just 120 miles west of Dallas. A place where numerous ecosystems exist: freshwater, mountain and prairie terrain. Deer, rabbits, quail, bald eagles, lizards and raccoons all are supported in this ecological system. An aquatic environment supports Great Blue Heron, bass, dragonflies, frogs, catfish, aquatic plant life and microorganisms.
The Outdoor Education Program at YMCA Camp Grady Spruce connects thousands of 4th/5th graders to the natural world. Outdoor Education Instructors will facilitate all daily routines during the stay of attending schools and lead and teach student groups in a variety of trail lessons and activities that may include lake ecology, astronomy & star lab, geology, night hikes and evening programs, man and environment, orienteering, outdoor living skills, fishing, horsemanship, raccoon circles, sensory awareness, archery, conservation projects, low ropes, and educational hikes to Johnson's Peak or boating to Devil’s Island. If you are comfortable with social settings, tempo teaching, public speaking, gregarious teaching techniques and facilitating conversations that will lead students to a better understanding of the natural world, fill out the online application and send a cover letter, resume and three references to David Touchon. Positions run from August 28, 2017 through May 26, 2018.
Outdoor Education Director
YMCA Camp Grady Spruce
3000 Park Road 36
Graford, TX 76449
(940) 779-2939 fax
The first Ranger sites include Joshua Tree (CA), Northern California, the Texas desert, and the Great Lakes.
You’ve heard of a gap year. You’ve dreamt of a sabbatical. You’ve got an itch to explore the wilderness of the world, but haven’t figured out how. You’re an explorer. A bit of a nomad. A hospitality-minded soul with an eye for small details. Introduce Getaway. They build tiny houses, place them in the middle of nature, and rent them out by the night to people looking to disconnect and recharge. They’ll trade you a paycheck and lodging in return for a one-year-commitment of taking care of their tiny houses, along with the guests who rent them. After a year, you’ll have the chance to re-up your contract somewhere completely new and different. You’ll work hard, but you’ll also have the chance to disconnect in the woods or desert, to focus on the other things you care about… like writing, reading, painting, making music and exploring. Flexible hours may include weekends, nights, short/long shifts, with 3 days off per week. If you’re naturally friendly, hospitable, a problem solver, and able to self-manage, email your resume and letter of interest to Kai Gilsey.
• Forgo the tent and give a tiny house a test drive. Read more or watch this video.
Director of Guest Experience