Outdoor Education Instructor
YMCA Camp Mason

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Outdoor Education Instructor

YMCA Camp Mason
New Jersey
$500.00 - $600.00 / week
No experience required
Start Date:
Starts soon! (Mar 09, 2023)

Starting date:  March 9th, 2023

Ending date:   June 17th, 2023

Salary:   $500-600 per week depending on experience.  Plus room & board.  Additional compensation for evening programs. 

A hands-on, field position that directly involves teaching and leading groups of students in outdoor, environmental, recreational and challenging course activities. Instructors should expect long yet extremely rewarding days that may include weekends and/or evenings for night hikes and special programs.  Instructors will have two days off for every five days worked.  Instructors will work with schools and groups throughout the spring season, with the possibility of extending work through the summer (Summer Camp) and fall (Outdoor Education).

Essential Functions: Plan and teach classes to groups of children, young people and adults; supervise outdoor recreation activities for schools and youth groups visiting camp; maintain specialized outdoor education equipment; assist with cleaning and preparation of camp facilities; assist with special programs and events; help maintain key hiking trails; lead night hike and campfire programs; assist with curriculum development and planning.  

Requirements:  Must be hard working, flexible, and have the willingness to learn new skills.  Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions; speak in front of a group; capable of supervising children; and be able to live and work in a diverse and inclusive environment.  Must have attention to detail and be capable of working independently and as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications: Degree or major in Education, Recreation, or relevant experience; passionate for working outdoors with youth, teens, and adults; comfortable outdoors and familiar with outdoor recreation and natural sciences. Lifeguarding a plus.  The ideal candidate will have experience in Outdoor Education, facilitation, high and low-challenge courses or related experiences.  CPR and First Aid certification or willingness to obtain (training provided).

Benefits: Meals/food are provided when the Dining Hall is in operation. On camp, housing is a shared house with kitchen, laundry, and wifi. Paid training and professional development opportunities.  Use of the facility when not in use by guests.  

How to Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to sara@campmason.org

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