Outdoor Education Instructors Spring
Come work and play at camp during the school year! Camp Killoqua, a non-profit residential Outdoor Education program in beautiful Western Washington, is looking for creative, enthusiastic Instructors for our spring season March 13 to June 14 2019. We offer 2-5 day residential programs as well as day trips for area schools. Our OE curriculum focuses on forest, wildlife, and wetland ecology of the Pacific Northwest, teambuilding activities and outdoor recreation activities including climbing wall, canoeing, archery, outdoor living skills, and orienteering. Our evening activities include night hikes, cooperative games, and campfires. Our program has all the fun you expect from a summer camp, with lots of fun games and singing, as well as a more structured classroom style learning aspect. Instructors are responsible for teaching all activities to a group of approximately 15 students, leading songs and evening programs, hosting meals, kitchen duties and some general maintenance of site and program. All staff participate in a 4 day paid training covering all activities. Staff training also includes time to develop research and personalize lesson plans. Schools provide their own cabin counselors (No overnight responsibilities). Staff typically work 5 days per week with most weekends off.
SALARY & BENEFITS: $250-$350 DOE per 5 day work week plus fulltime housing and fulltime board, free laundry, internet access, fun co-workers, plus scheduled time off each day. Weekends off to explore the beautiful Pacific Northwest. We are close to Seattle, Mt. Rainier NP, North Cascades NP, San Juan Islands, Vancouver BC and many other great Northwest destinations.
SPECIFIC DUTIES PERFORMED: Staff work with OE groups teaching environmental ecology lessons and leading outdoor recreation activities. Staff also help with general camp operations. Schools provide their own cabin counselors (No overnight responsibilities). Staff work 5 days per week with most weekends off.
REQUIREMENTS: Degree, or 2 years college and related experience. Experience working with children in the out of doors, ability to be a positive role model to participants, ability to be creative on the go, have a positive and flexible attitude and strong work ethic. Current CPR and First Aid certifications required. Washington State Food Workers Car required (can obtain online). Experience/certification belaying, or small craft safety is a plus.