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  1. Outdoor Education Instructor

  2. Cheshire YMCA Camp Takodah
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  5. Northeast US - CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT
  6. Seasonal
  7. July 16, 2014
  8. Fall
  9. Mid August
  10. Info and application avaliable online at:

    The Cheshire YMCA Camp Takodah’s history goes back over 95 years. Our programs serve over 750 youth across the Spring and Fall season each year. We provide quality programming, which develops positive values that enrich the spirit, mind and body. Lead by our dedicated staff, participants in Takodah Outdoor programs are given the unique opportunity to acquire outdoor skills, discover personal values, increase their self-esteem, develop compassion for others, and build group cooperation.    

    Outdoor Education Leaders are responsible to the YMCA Director of Outdoor Education. The primary responsibility of an instructor is to work with participants in Takodah Outdoor Education programs, emphasizing community teambuilding, ropes course, natural history, environmental education, and other curriculum areas. Instructors at Camp Takodah work very hard. Work covers both weekdays and weekends. Our days can be long (7:00 a.m. to 9:00p.m, when working the residential program) and the instructor job demands a great deal of energy and commitment to the program. Instructors on some occasions do prep work for programs outside of regular work hours and are expected to take part in meetings to prepare for any upcoming program. 

    We are committed to adapting our program to meet the needs of the children who attend. In addition, we live and work in a community setting involving shared housing, shared meals, and often, shared recreational activities. We set high standards for instructors both for performance and for community relations. All employees participate regularly in tasks that support our programs including: housekeeping, kitchen, facility upkeep and maintenance, office work, and other behind-the-scenes activities. Once a program is complete it is the team that supports clean up and sanitization of cabins, bathrooms and any other facilities used. Our groups also have a commitment to leave our facilities as they found them at the end of any program.    

  11. Responsibilities vary depending on the group that we are catering too. We look for staff who are comfortable and flexible with taking on many different roles and responsibilities over a given week.

    • Leading Team / Community building Initiatives and Games (Solo or with a partner)
    • Ropes Course facilitation (High & Low)
    • Climbing Wall Instruction
    • Life-guarding responsibilities
    • Canoe and Kayak Instruction
    • Skits, song leading and entertainment 
    • Nature Hikes and Environmental Education Instruction
    • Mountain Guiding up Mount Monadnock and Gap Mountain
    • Orienteering and Outdoor Skills
    • Field Games and sports
    • Kitchen prep, food service and dishwashing
    • Housekeeping, pre and post course preparation and clean up. (including maintaining the cleanliness of washrooms, cabins and kitchen facilities) 
    • Overnight supervision of students
    • Lesson planning, attendance of weekly meetings  
    • A commitment to providing the highest quality experience for our students, leaders and teachers.

    Info and application avaliable online at:

  12. Outdoor Education Instructor Qualifications:
    • Sincere interest in working with young people in a hard working and supportive, energized community of educators: team player, team leader and team builder
    • 18 or older, over 21 preferred
    • First aid training/CPR preferred
    • American Red Cross Lifeguard preferred
    • Strong Communication skills
    • Valid driver's license and a clean driving record
    • Demonstrated experience teaching, preferably in a residential outdoor education or camp environment
    • Ability to lead day hikes of up to 8 miles, and other outdoor activities on rugged, steep trails Experience with team-building and high ropes course curriculum preferred
    • Understanding of basic natural history and environmental education concepts
    • Ability to relate to individuals and groups in a warm, positive manner
    • Willingness to take on varied tasks that support the program
  13. Compensation: 

    Room, Board while program is in session, Paid Staff training. Those who exhibit more experience in facilitation and leadership can also apply to be Program Directors. 

    Program Instructor Standard Wage:           

    $70.00/day (9am to 5pm).
    $350/week – for a commitment to full week employment day or residential

    If applying for the Spring, Seasonal work runs from Mid Apr to Mid Jun
    If applying for the Fall,  Seasonal work runs from Mid Aug - Mid Oct
    (Summer work also available) 

  14. Various Open Positions for Spring and Fall

    • Adventure Course
    • Adventure Travel
    • Climbing Gym/Club
    • College/University Outdoor Education
    • College/University Outdoor Recreation
    • Environmental Education Program/Center
    • Experiential Education
    • Experiential Training & Development
    • Group Facilitation & Processing
    • Nature Center
    • Outdoor Education Center
    • Outdoor Skills School
    • Scouting Program
    • Seasonal Program
    • Summer Camp
    • Adult - Corporate
    • Adult - General
    • General
    • Programs & Organizations
    • Youth - At Risk
    • Youth - College
    • Youth - General
    • Youth - K-12
    • Youth - Pre K
    • Youth - Teen
    • Hiking
    • Initiative Games & Problem Solving Activities
    • Challenge Course - Low
    • Challenge Course - High
    • Top Rope Rock Climbing
    • Rappelling
    • Canoeing - flatwater
    • Swimming
    • First Aid
    • Environmental Studies
  15. Contact Marit Bjerkadal at:  [email protected] with resume or call (603) 352 0447
    (please also CC: Peter Simmonds at: [email protected]).  

    *Extended employment opportunities are available beyond our OE seasons to work for our residential summer Camp or as a Takodah Adventure Trip leader from June to August.

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  17. Cheshire YMCA Camp Takodah
  19. 32 Lake Street
  20. N. Swanzey
  21. NH
  22. 03431
  23. US
  24. 6033520447
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