YMCA Cheerio Adventures is an Outdoor Adventure Education Program for school age kids. We are located in the mountains of NC 1 hour north of Winston-Salem, NC right by the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The employment season runs from late August to the first week in November, and from late March until mid May. There is a summer adventure program that runs its program at a different site in Mouth of Wilson, VA. Employment for that season begins mid May until the 2nd week in August.
Adventure Education Instructors teach and lead a wide variety of outdoor programs on site and off site including: climbing on a tower and real rock, canoeing on a lake and river, caving in a wild cave, hiking,backpacking trips, high ropes course, initiatives and games, archery, lake activities (weather permitting), some nature classes, night awareness activities, and campfire programs. Some kitchen duties and weekend work may be required.
Salary begins at $210.00 per 5 day week depending on experience and certifications.
Benefits include: an absolutely beautiful location in northern NC on top of a mountain,working outside, provide experiences for kids where they can grow in all facets of their lives, leading a variety of activities, on site housing, food provided even when there is no group, free laundry facilities, and free internet.