Outdoor Journeys company profile

Nature Exploration Instructor

Job Location:

Camp Nawakwa - Angelus Oaks, CA, United States

Job Description:

The Nature Exploration Instructor shall support the mission of Outdoor Journeys Camp Nawakwa in the delivery of the camp experience. Nature Exploration Instructor will work starting in June, running through mid-August and Labor Day weekend. All summer programs are hands-on and outdoor based. The Nature Exploration Instructor will be responsible for ensuring the safety of campers as they participate in Nature Exploration activity time. The Nature Exploration Instructor will meticulously follow all necessary safety precautions while supervising campers. In addition to Nature Exploration activities the Nature Exploration Instructor will support Outdoor Leaders in their supervision of campers through daily activities including meal times, cabin time, overnight, and transitions between activities. The Nature Exploration Instructor will also serve as a role model and mentor to members of Outdoor Journeys’ Teen Academy. The Nature Exploration Instructor will report directly to Camp Program Director. The Nature Exploration Instructor will live on site during the delivery of programming to campers.

Through the supportive guidance of camp staff members, campers build their own unique community in which each member can experience a sense of belonging, connectedness, safety, acceptance and appreciation.

The Candidate shall understand that he/she is an employee of Outdoor Journeys and shall conduct himself/herself as an ambassador of the organization.

The key duties of the Nature Exploration Instructor will be:
• Guide cabin groups of 6-14 campers through full participation in Nature Exploration programming.
• Design and facilitate engaging activities relevant to Nature Exploration.
• Exhibit meticulous care and attention to technique when running Nature Exploration activities.
• Maintain program equipment and area to ensure all aspects are safe for campers and staff to participate in
• Perform an inventory of supplies and equipment at the close of each camp session, report any needs to direct line supervisor.
• Facilitate large and small group activities.
• Be a positive role model for campers.
• Monitor the health, well-being and safety of campers.
• Abide by and enforce camp policies.
• Communicate with campers, families and staff in a mature and professional manner at all times.
• Attend staff training.
• Maintain a clean camp and activity area.
• Live on-site while camp is in session.
• Clean camp areas after programming.
• Keep campers safe at all times.
• Work with Camp Operations Manager for facility needs (housekeeping and maintenance).
• Attend Staff Meetings.
• Report directly to Camp Program Director.
• Other duties as assigned.

June 10 - August 10, 2018

Job Requirements:

• At least 18 years of age.
• Practical outdoor and ecological knowledge and experience.
• Desire and ability to work with children in the outdoors.
• MUST have a positive “can do” attitude, patience, enthusiasm, and integrity.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and to be accountable.
• Ability to work with a wide-range of children, and staff members.
• The ability to take initiative and work both as a team and independently.
• Ability to lift up to 30 pounds and hike up to 7 miles.
• Current Red Cross First Aid & CPR preferred.
• Life Guard Certified Preferred.
• Ability to pass background check & TB test.

How To Apply:

Send a resumé and cover letter to patrick@outdoorjourneys.org to apply. Please mention which job you are applying for.

Contact Information:

Contact: Patrick Walsh
Summer Camp Director
Outdoor Journeys
Email: patrick@outdoorjourneys.org
Website: outdoorjourneys.org


January 9, 2018

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