Camp Ihduhapi Outdoor Education-Team Building Instructor

Job Description

The YMCA recreation and camping program is hiring individuals who enjoy nature and the outdoors and are looking for adventure.

Do you like to lead others? Do you enjoy being outdoors or in the wilderness? Do you enjoy team-building activities such as low or high ropes courses? The YMCA recreation and camping program offers flexible schedules, career development and is a FUN environment.

At the YMCA recreation and camping program, we have a passion for having a positive impact on youth, teens, families and adults. We are nature focused, outdoor education, team-building leaders!

As a wilderness team-building guide, you will get paid to lead groups and host program participants in nature. You will lead and participate in all outdoor education such as hiking, climbing, belaying, physical games, and building campfires for all campers. As a wilderness team-building guide you will join in recreation and camp programs such as low ropes courses and high ropes courses. The wilderness team-building guide must have the ability to be outside in all weather conditions for prolonged periods to facilitate outdoor education such as the low ropes courses, high ropes courses, and nature activities.

Our goal at the recreation and camp program is to keep the safety and enriching nature experience of the campers in the forefront of our outdoor education activities. If you want to make a positive impact on the recreation groups, this wilderness adventure is for you!

Apply today for the YMCA recreation and camping program and join our team of passionate wilderness team-building leaders!

Required:

  • Minimum age of 18
  • 1 year of experience in camp, wilderness recreation programs
  • Experience facilitating outdoor education programs engendering group participation preferably in a nature setting such as high ropes course, low ropes course, etc.
  • Must possess a current First Aid and CPR certification, or be able to obtain certification within the first 30 days of hire

Benefits include:

Free YMCA Membership

YMCA Program Discounts

 

$15.50/hour +DOQ

 

1.  Job Summary:

The Outdoor Education/Team Building Instructor is responsible for facilitating environmental and outdoor recreation activities and teambuilding programs. The incumbent plans and prepares for programs and serves as a host and liaison to participant groups.  The incumbent provides high quality experiences for participants that focus on the YMCA core values: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

2.  Essential Functions:

  • Prepares for, teaches and/or facilitates environmental and outdoor recreation programs based on an established curriculum and safety guidelines.
  • Prepares for and facilitates teambuilding programs based on established curriculum and safety guidelines.
  • Serves as a host and liaison to program participant groups.
  • Performs inspections on teambuilding structures and equipment and communicates the need for repairs.
  • Maintains, inventories, and repairs class materials and equipment.
  • Identifies and responds to participant behavioral issues in an appropriate manner, as needed.
  • Assists in revising curriculum by actively pursuing new teaching techniques and activities to incorporate.
  • Participates in staff training and meetings.
  • Ensures the site is kept clean and organized.
  • Assists in setup and cleanup for program activities.
  • May help in other camp program areas as needed.

3.  Relationships:

This position reports to the Camp Program Director or Sr. Camp Program Coordinator who reports to the Camp Executive Director.  The incumbent interacts regularly with camp staff, program participants, school teachers and chaperones from a diverse background.

4.  Qualifications:

Required

  • Minimum age of 18
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in camp, youth or recreation programs working with children and adults or in a related area
  • Experience facilitating programs engendering group participation preferably in an outdoor setting
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must possess a current First Aid and CPR certification, or be able to obtain certification within the first 30 days of hire
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team
  • Ability to accomplish duties/tasks with little direct supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups

Preferred

  • Related educational background
  • Knowledge of environmental and natural history concepts
  • Experience facilitating high ropes and low ropes courses
  • Basic computer skills

5.  Work Conditions:

  • Must have the physical ability to lead and participate in camp programs and activities which include, but are not limited to, hiking, climbing, belaying, team building initiatives, building campfires, physical games, and activities. 
  • Must have the ability to be outside in all weather conditions and on your feet for prolonged periods of time (up to 10 hours in a day).

6.  Additional Notes

This job description represents the major functions of the position but is not intended to be all-inclusive.  The incumbent is responsible for taking direction from the Executive Director or Vice President of Camp Operations or their representatives in completing projects or performing duties deemed necessary for Camp or Association success.

To Apply

If you have worked for the YMCA of the North before, you will need to use your YMCA username to login and prompt password resets. Reach out to [email protected] if you need assistance. Otherwise create a new account. 

Application Closing Date: 
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Job Location: 
Camp Ihduhapi
Job Salary Range: 
16
Job Starting Date: 
8/27/2021

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