The Outdoor School

20th Reunion

Teach them to love the outdoors!

The Outdoor School is just what its name implies - a school in and about the great outdoors. Our mission is simple. We strive to use the outdoors to awaken others to the potential within and around them.

Marble Falls is just 60 minutes west of Austin, Texas and Burton is just 90 minutes east of Austin, Texas. Both locations are in absolutely beautiful areas. The Outdoor School at Camp Champions in Marble Falls is within the Hill Country on Lake LBJ. The Outdoor School at Camp for All in Burton is in the lush hills of the Brazos Valley.

About The Outdoor School

It is a place where kids can see, hear, touch, smell, even taste nature. A place where they can learn about themselves, their natural environment and their peers while participating in fun and educational outdoor activities. There’s something for every age and every interest that will help your students grow by facing challenges, overcoming their fears and doing things they never imagined they would!

The Outdoor School has two locations for this connection with nature to take place.  Guests can either enjoy the scenic beauty of Lake LBJ at The Outdoor School At Camp Champions or enjoy the lush rolling hills of the Brazos Valley at The Outdoor School At Camp For All.  Both locations are within 90 minutes to the buzzing, eclectic metropolis known as Austin, Texas.  

The Employee Experience

The Outdoor School offers the unique experience of not only working closely with incredible people but also getting to build a community with them as well both in-work and out-of-work.  Team members live on property and enjoy the experience of spending three months with like-minded people.  

The work and community with team members is not the only incredible thing about working at The Outdoor School.  Instructors get the opportunity to work with students and guests from all different backgrounds.  We try our best to keep costs low for schools so that both low and high socio-economic schools get the same experience.  This job is extremely rewarding when you get the chance to see a student kayak for the first time or reach a new goal on the climbing wall.  We've seen both instructors and students face their fears when touching a snake for the first time, or catching a giant bug in their bug jar!  This job is rewarding and magical in all aspects of the work you do!  

Ideal Candidate

We have an ideal candidate.  Contact us if any of these characteristics that we seek match for you: 

  • FUN-LOVING!  
  • willing to CHALLENGE themselves 
  • Adventurous 
  • willingness to go with the flow and has FLEXIBLE as their middle name!  
  • Sense-of-humor with the kids and teammates
  • HARDWORKING
  • open to FEEDBACK & GROWTH

Room and Board

The Outdoor School provides housing for their team-members.  The Outdoor School at Camp Champions provides on-site housing 24/7 for the 3 months that the semester is running.  The Outdoor School at Camp For All provides on-site housing typically monday-friday, and has housing in the Austin area on weekends.  Housing is provided 24/7 for both sites, but The Outdoor School at Camp For All does a little bit of a commute on the weekends.  

Our housing varies at each location.  All team-members should expect to have at least one roommate.  Each housing unit has a kitchen and living area associated with it.  A few of the rooms we provide are set up in a dormitory style and those people need to walk about 100 yards to get to the team kitchen and lounge.  

We provide MOST meals (board) to our team.  The kitchen team will provide meals to everyone as long as there are guests on property (which is 85% of the time).  Again, all housing units have a full kitchen to work with when there will not be meals provided by the kitchen team.  

Employee Perks

The Outdoor School definitely provides employee perks.  WE love our team and want to show it!  Our team members do receive special discounts and professional deals from various outfitters.  We always encourage our team-members to take full advantage of this!  

When we do not have guests enjoying our property we also encourage our team to go out and have fun with all the property has to offer (i.e. climbing activities, kayaking, archery, trails, etc.).  It's fun seeing the team be truly passionate about what they do!  

Throughout the season the director team enjoys treating the team to small, yummy surprises, periodically.  Every once in awhile you might hear a fun radio call asking to stop by the office during the next break!  These are not every week because we don't want to take away the surprise element...believe us it is sooo fun seeing teammate's faces light up when they hear the radio call!  

Getting Here and Getting Around

It is possible to work at either location without a vehicle handy.  We highly recommend a vehicle for The Outdoor School at Camp For All location due to their weekend commute.  It's nice when multiple people can volunteer to drive the carpool that week.  

We will pick people up at the airport upon their arrival for either location.  More often than not there will always be people on the team going "here and there" who are more than willing to offer rides.  It has never been a problem for people to work at The Outdoor School without a vehicle.  

For Fun

There is so much you can do while working at The Outdoor School.  First off, we encourage our teammembers to enjoy the spoils that the property itself provides!  Guests are not currently on property...that is your invite to enjoy the property and have some fun!  

Both locations are close to Austin, Texas.  Austin is an extremely outdoorsy city with a lot of hiking trails, rock climbing, swimming, cycling and so much more! About 8 hours west of Austin is Big Bend National Park.  We have had many groups of instructors use long weekends to explore this spectacular National Park in Texas!    

Austin is also known for its great food and live music!  It is the LIVE MUSIC CAPITOL!!!  South by Southwest is the music festival that takes place during the spring season and Austin City Limits (ACL) is the musical festival that takes place in the fall.  Either way, anywhere you go in Austin we can guarantee you there will be live music playing!  

Our Jobs

Seasonal Positions Available: 

OUTDOOR EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR & RETREAT FACILITATOR - We are constantly hiring outdoor educators because this position is a 3-month job.  The majority of the semester team members will be working at outdoor education instructors, teaching pre-approved curriculum in a wide variety of subjects (both adventure & academic) to students 4th-12th grade.  A small portion of the job is working as a retreat facilitator.  Team members work with our various groups (college, girl scouts, church, etc.) who come our to enjoy themselves and enjoy the activities available to guests (i.e. climbing, kayaking, swimming, etc.).  We have two seasons that applicants can apply to: Spring season mid-Feb-end of May & Fall season mid-August - end of November.  

 

Program Coordinator - The Outdoor School seeks candidates who have already worked for awhile in the outdoor ed field and are seeking more administrative experiences.  Once a year we hire a few Program Coordinators.  Program Coordinators work both a fall and spring season with an unpaid winter break.  Some of the job entails scheduling schools/retreats/instructors, supervising instructors, teaching, specialty areas (personnel, waterfront, ropes, etc.), on-site coordinator for retreats, Director on Duty a few times a week.  Feel free to email Maddie: mburnside@outdoorschool.com for more information.  

How to Apply

To apply you can click: The Outdoor School Instructor/Facilitator Application  Or visit our website at www.outdoorschool.com

Feel free to connect with Maddie Burnside at mburnside@outdoorschool.com or 830-598-6282

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