Outdoor Education Instructor - Fall 2018, Mid-August Through Mid-October
YMCA of the Rockies - Snow Mountain Ranch

Come teach outdoor education to youth in the Rocky Mountains!

YMCA of the Rockies-Snow Mountain Ranch-Winter Park, CO-30 mins from Rocky Mountain National Park


Outdoor Education Instructor - Fall 2018, Mid-August Through Mid-October

YMCA of the Rockies - Snow Mountain Ranch
Granby, Colorado
$250.00 / week
Some experience required
Start Date:
Job starts in 5 months (Aug 13, 2018)

The Fall Outdoor Education Program at Snow Mountain Ranch runs from 8/13 - 10/19. There are opportunities to arrive early or extend later and work in an alternative position/department. Please indicate your available dates on your applicaiton.


Facilitate adventure/outdoor-based programs including low/high elements challenge course, environmental education, climbing wall and day hike interpretations.


  • High school graduate or GED equivalence.
  • Minimum of one season of experience facilitating adventure and outdoor education programs.
  • Experience working with multiple populations ranging from school age to adults in an outdoor setting.
  • Knowledge of interpretive natural history of the Rocky Mountains.
  • Read and speak English.
  • Teach ecological concepts in an experiential setting.
  • Experience leading hikes up to eight miles in length.
  • Experience with low and high elements challenge courses including belay techniques.
  • Current first aid and adult/child CPR.
  • Become familiar with Snow Mountain Ranch adventure/outdoor education programs through in-service training and independent study.
  • Development of adventure/outdoor based programs to be implemented for clientele.
  • Implement emergency procedures as necessary.
  • Facilitate challenge course operations, and lead interpretive hikes.
  • Maintain YMCA standards of behavior while working with clientele.
  • Supervise participants of program areas in which they are responsible.
  • Promote safe work practices and a safe environment for guests and staff


  • Prefer BS or BA degree in environmental education, adventure education, environmental science or related field.
  • Prefer wilderness first responder.
  • Provide general program/YMCA information for guests.
  • Development of curriculum in adventure/outdoor education programs.
  • Administrative duties.
  • Work in other program areas as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.


This is a seasonal, hourly (based on 40 hours/week) position paying $250/week with additional employee benefits including:

  • Room (shared room in our staff dormitory with free wifi and no bills!)
  • Board (3 buffet-style meals per day, 7 days per week)
  • Other employee perks and discounts, including:
    • Access to the YMCA of the Rockies facilities, which include: an indoor pool, basketball gymnasium, fitness classes, hiking/biking/skiing trails, climbing wall, library, and craft shop
    • Free Grand Passes for skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking, and golf (dependent on season and resort – limited number available, first come first served basis)
    • Free gear rentals for sports and outdoor activities
    • Employee programming, including free or discounted staff trips, provided by the Human Resources Office
    • Discounted nights at YMCA of the Rockies lodges (with some date restrictions based on season/occupancy)

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