Friday
Aug092019

Mountain Trail Outdoor School Instructor -- Kanuga (Hendersonville, NC)

Mountain Trail Outdoor School (MTOS) is a residential, environmental and adventure education program located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Hendersonville, North Carolina. MTOS offers day, multi-day, and weeklong programs to school groups and other educational organizations. We serve both public and private schools. Most of the schools that attend MTOS are middle school age (5th to 8th grade).

MTOS’s experiential learning curriculum combines natural science study, community building activities and opportunities for participants to increase their self-confidence through outdoor activities.

Instructor responsibilities include:

  • Active participation in staff training
  • T eaching small group classes (generally two, three-hour classes per day). Instructors are responsible for developing proficiency in all MTOS classes
  • Leading evening programs (average of two programs per week)
  • Full participation in all staff meetings and professional development activities
  • Assisting with student orientation and meal orientation responsibilities
  • Interacting professionally with students, teachers and parents
  • Maintaining program equipment
  • Implementing risk management systems for programs, equipment and transportation
  • Occasional On-Call duties
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: Instructors should be 21+ years of age and have completed their college degree. Degrees in a related field (Biology, Ecology, Education, and Recreation) preferred. Preference is given to those who have experience teaching in experiential and adventure education. Certification in CPR and First Aid is required (WFR preferred). Staff should have experience working with young people and have knowledge of, or be willing to learn, hands-on activities in natural science, outdoor living skills, teambuilding, facilitation of high ropes and rock climbing and wilderness expeditions. Staff involved with leading backpacking and rock-climbing expeditions are required to be certified in WFA (WFR preferred).

Salary: Instructor compensation begins at $290/week, based on experience. Room and board are provided for the employment period. Staff agreements include paid staff training.

Dates of Employment:

  • Fall Seasons: August - November
  • Spring Season: February - May
Tuesday
Jun182019

Environmental Education Instructor -- Camp McDowell, Nauvoo, AL (Diocese of Alabama)

Share our 1,140 acres of forests, streams, waterfalls, and canyons in northwest Alabama with groups of students from all over the Southeast. Work with the students to foster a sense of community as well as an appreciation, understanding, and responsibility for the environment. The students, mostly in grades 4 - 8, come from a variety of backgrounds and visit our Center for two, three or four-day programs.

Teach engaging, hands-on classes in the great outdoors, i.e., forest ecology, map & compass skills, earth science, aquatic ecology, Native American history, canoeing, team building, and high ropes. Adapt the established lesson plans to match your teaching style and strengths. Assist with program development. Have a chance to handle and teach with our educational raptors and reptiles.

Compensation includes: $290 per week + room and board. Extra perks include: Single occupancy rooms, with shared kitchen, living room, laundry room and screened porches. Staff who return for multiple seasons receive a graduated compensation package and opportunities for leadership and growth in the field.

Job Qualifications: In order to succeed in this position, you must have a demonstrated respect and affinity for children and a desire to help them learn and grow in an outdoor environment. The following characteristics are essential: enthusiasm, maturity, initiative, sense of humor, flexibility and team spirit. Instructors need to be familiar with the outdoors and environmental issues and have a passion to share this with our guests. All employees will undergo a background check once hired.

Fall season positions run August 22 to December 20. Send application, resume, references, questions to: mecdirector@campmcdowell.com.

Monday
Mar112019

Head Cook -- Camp Marshall, Polson, MT (Diocese of Montana)

Sharing lovingly prepared meals is central to our life together at Camp Marshall. Our head cook leads a staff of kitchen assistants in preparing nutritious, sustainably-sourced meals throughout our summer season. Our kitchen staff prepares food in a commercial kitchen for groups of 30 - 90 people, and helps to create and model table fellowship. Our head cook is responsible to lead kitchen staff in daily and weekly sanitation of the kitchen and dining hall to ensure that Camp Marshall is in excellent standing with the Department of Health. The Head Cook will work with kitchen staff to maintain accurate records of food purchased and/or stored according to health code standards.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possesses good character, maturity, adaptability, and is teamwork-oriented.
  • Experience planning meals and cooking for large groups.
  • Possesses enthusiasm, a sense of humor, patience, and self-control.
  • Is familiar or willing to become familiar with sanitation standards for food handling.
  • Is willing and able to live within a close camp community, and willing to support the mission of Camp Marshall.
  • At least 21 years of age.

Physical aspects of the job: ability to lift and carry 50 pounds including food, supplies and equipment; visual and auditory ability to respond to hazards of the site and to camper/staff behavior; physical mobility and endurance to perform tasks while standing and walking for long periods of time; ability to provide first aid and to assist campers and staff in an emergency.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Plan a menu of nutritious meals for Staff Training Week and summer camp.
  • Lead kitchen staff in preparing, serving, and cleaning up from assigned meals.
  • Ensure that kitchen meets health department requirements at all times.
  • Order and purchase food products for all meals.
  • Work within and provide feedback from our weekly food budget.
  • Keep excellent records of food purchased and stored.
  • Work closely with kitchen assistants to coordinate kitchen staffing, food preparation schedule, meal times, camper cooking lessons, and the cleanliness of facilities.
  • Work with kitchen staff to accommodate camper allergies / special needs.
  • Implement emergency procedures as needed, and participate in mandatory drills.

Responsible to: Camp Director and Site Manager

Salary Information: Room and board plus $350-400 per week, depending on experience.

Dates of Employment: June 3, 2019-August 11, 2019 (tentative dates, additional possible)

Contact: Sue LaRose, Executive Director, (406) 396-2769 or suecampmarshall@diomontana.com

Apply Directly at: campmarshallmontana.com

Sharing lovingly prepared meals is central to our life together at Camp Marshall. Our head cook leads a staff of kitchen assistants in preparing nutritious, sustainably-sourced meals throughout our summer season. Our kitchen staff prepares food in a commercial kitchen for groups of 30 - 90 people, and helps to create and model table fellowship. Our head cook is responsible to lead kitchen staff in daily and weekly sanitation of the kitchen and dining hall to ensure that Camp Marshall is in excellent standing with the Department of Health. The Head Cook will work with kitchen staff to maintain accurate records of food purchased and/or stored according to health code standards.

Minimum Qualifications:
Possesses good character, maturity, adaptability, and is teamwork-oriented.
Experience planning meals and cooking for large groups.
Possesses enthusiasm, a sense of humor, patience, and self-control.
Is familiar or willing to become familiar with sanitation standards for food handling.
Is willing and able to live within a close camp community, and willing to support the mission of Camp Marshall.
At least 21 years of age.

Physical aspects of the job: ability to lift and carry 50 pounds including food, supplies and equipment; visual and auditory ability to respond to hazards of the site and to camper/staff behavior; physical mobility and endurance to perform tasks while standing and walking for long periods of time; ability to provide first aid and to assist campers and staff in an emergency.

Specific Responsibilities:
Plan a menu of nutritious meals for Staff Training Week and summer camp.
Lead kitchen staff in preparing, serving, and cleaning up from assigned meals.
Ensure that kitchen meets health department requirements at all times.
Order and purchase food products for all meals. Work within and provide feedback from our weekly food budget.
Keep excellent records of food purchased and stored.
Work closely with kitchen assistants to coordinate kitchen staffing, food preparation schedule, meal times, camper cooking lessons, and the cleanliness of facilities.
Work with kitchen staff to accommodate camper allergies / special needs.
Implement emergency procedures as needed, and participate in mandatory drills.

Responsible to: Camp Director and Site Manager
Salary Information: Room and board plus $350-400. per week, depending on experience. Dates of Employment: June 3, 2019-August 11, 2019 (tentative dates, additional possible) Contact: Sue LaRose, Executive Director(406) 396-2769 or
suecampmarshall@diomontana.com Apply Directly to: campmarshallmontana.com
Thursday
Mar072019

Assistant Director -- Duncan Park, Ward, CO (Diocese of West Texas)

Do you love being outdoors and want to share that joy with people of all ages and backgrounds?

Then join the Duncan Park seasonal team! Owned and operated by the Episcopal Church in West Texas as part of their year-round camping ministry, Duncan Park is 20 miles west (about a 45-minute drive) from Boulder, Colorado. At 9,530 feet elevation the property is surrounded by the Roosevelt National Forest and Boulder County Open Space, and the Continental Divide is an eight mile hike from our front door. Guests and staff live completely off-grid, relying on solar panels for electricity and water drawn from our well. Duncan Park truly is an amazing place!

Job Description

The Duncan Park Assistant Director (AD) works closely with the Director supporting camp operations by helping with logistics including registration, travel, and communication with participants. During camp sessions, the AD will participate in all camp activities such as hiking, rock climbing, rafting, games, and chapel in addition to helping with logistics. This job is for someone who loves the outdoors, and people and enjoys working behind the scenes.

Responsibilities

  • Communicate with parents and guests about forms, packing lists, travel details, and emergencies as needed
  • Help with American Camp Association (ACA) accreditation process
  • Help with Colorado Childcare Licensing Paperwork & Health Inspection
  • Help coordinate publicity including taking pictures and videos and posting
  • Set up social media plan for the office season with communication department
  • Help with meal preparation
  • Help with programming as needed
  • Assist Director with miscellaneous office tasks and various responsibilities as requested

 Minimum Requirements

  • Physically capable of hiking 6 to 10 miles a day carrying a 55 pound pack
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Experience with Social Media
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to live at Duncan Park in the summer
  • Minimum age of 18

Dates Required

May 9 - August 9 (dates are somewhat flexible)

Send resume to Duncan Park Director, Katie Young duncan.park@dwtx.org.

Thursday
Mar072019

Adventure Guide -- Duncan Park, Ward, CO (Diocese of West Texas)

Do you love being outdoors and want to share that joy with people of all ages and backgrounds?

Then join the Duncan Park summer team! Owned and facilitated by the Episcopal Church in West Texas as part of their year-round camping ministry, Duncan Park is 20 miles west (about a 45-minute drive) from Boulder, Colorado. At 9,530 feet elevation the property is surrounded by the Roosevelt National Forest and Boulder County Open Space, and the Continental Divide is an eight-mile hike from our front door. Guests and staff live completely off-grid, relying on solar panels for electricity and water drawn from our well. Duncan Park truly is an amazing place!

Job Description: The Duncan Park Adventure Guide serves as a host and guide for groups of youth, adults, and families as part of our Summer Camp program. They will work closely with the Director, other guides, interns, and volunteer leaders. For each of the eight, week-long sessions Adventure Guides lead groups in onsite activities and adventures throughout the Rocky Mountains. Off-site activities include whitewater rafting and rock climbing (both facilitated by outside organizations), day hikes in the Roosevelt National Forest, multiple night backpacking trips through the Indian Peaks Wilderness, and single night camping trips. Housing is provided for Adventure Guides onsite in one of Duncan Park's cabins. Meals are included while groups are onsite and during off-site programming.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in 1-2 weeks of training and site preparation
  • Help plan and lead day trips for 1 week of adults, 2 weeks of family groups, and 4 weeks of youth
  • Help lead 2 extended backpacking trips for a group of 2 adults and 9 youth
  •  Manage risks, while supervising youth, adult, and multi-generational groups
  • Keep guests active and engaged
  • Lead games, songs, and various camp activities
  • Lead small group discussions
  • Help clean and prepare facility for ongoing use
  • Help shop for supplies and prepare meals
  • Help coordinate and provide transportation using company vehicles
  • Coordinate and maintain equipment inventory and site facilities
  • Other duties as needed for the summer programming at Duncan Park

Minimum Requirements:

  • Physically capable of hiking 6 to 10 miles a day carrying a 55 pound pack
  • Experience in leading youth and adult groups
  • Wilderness First Responder certification (preferred, but not necessary)
  • 21 years of age
  • Clean driving record

Dates Required: May 29 - July 30, 2019

Send resume to Duncan Park Director, Katie Young duncan.park@dwtx.org.