Outdoor Education Instructor- Mountain Ecology

Company: Clemson University Youth Learning Institute

Job Type: Seasonal

Job Description

Work Dates: January/Feb 2023 – May 2023

Camp Hannon: Sunset, SC  
Exploration Hannon: Located in the upstate Blue Ridge Mountains close to the South Carolina/North Carolina border. Staff will have quick access to hiking, canoeing/rafting, rock climbing and many other outdoor recreation activities. A mountain geology and ecology field study program designed around the processes and skills of scientific inquiry. Students will discover science concepts and engage in scientific thinking through investigations that explore the topographical phenomenon called the Blue Ridge Escarpment – a drastic and sudden 3,000-foot shift in elevation from flat piedmont to steep mountains. Activities include stream mapping, map and compass, mountain geology and ecology, aquatic ecology, zip lines, a climbing tower and more.  

Principle Duties:

  • Regularly teach at least two curriculum components in the field study programs
  • Lead students in daily program activities (wake-up, flagpole, meals, canteen, and campfire).
  • Be actively involved in all program activities, leading and participating in evening recreational and instructional times as scheduled.
  • Assist with routine clean up and set up of program areas.
  • Perform direct supervision of children while involved with activities.
  • Facilitate groups utilizing adventure activities.
  • Provide facilitation and guidance on public and private rental groups
  • Provide great customer service
  • Work hard & Play hard.


  • Degree in Environmental Education, Natural Sciences, Parks & Recreation or related field preferred OR Experience in Environmental Ed Programs and or Camping Programs
  • Must have the patience, understanding, flexibility, and a lot of energy.
  • Must demonstrate teaching skills and the ability to implement creative “hands on” teaching methods.
  • Must be willing to sacrifice, adapt and work hard as part of a team pursuing an objective.
  • Must be physically able to perform the tasks required to teach outdoors.
  • Must be willing to work hard and committed to the team.

Pay: Pay of $525/week plus housing, meals, and a sickness/accidental insurance plan.

Contact: Send resumes to Megan Griffith at [email protected] subject line “Exploration Hannon Outdoor Education Instructor”

How to Apply

Contact: Send resumes to Megan Griffith at [email protected] subject line "Exploration Hannon Outdoor Education Instructor"
Posted on: October 12, 2022
Job Type: Seasonal
Application Closing Date:
December 15, 2022
Preferred/Required Degree Level: Bachelor’s degree
Job Activity(ies): Environmental Studies
Population(s) Served: Youth - K-12
Region(s): Southeast US