Program Instructor- Outdoor Education

YMCA Camp Marston, located on 250 acres of forested land in Julian, CA is looking for Program Instructors to work their outdoor ed programs.

YMCA Camping Services

Julian, CA 92036-

Camp Marston
4761 Pine Hills Rd
Julian, CA 92036-

San Diego’s oldest and best-known camp, operating year-round, serving people of all ages. 230-acres of splendid mountain land, Lake Jessop & extensive activities We’re best known for our friendly, professional Camp staff We are told repeatedly that “the staff made the difference” in providing a wonderful program.

Teach outdoor/natural history classes, recreational activities, and provide overnight resident supervision to students in a fifth and sixth grade outdoor science school program. Provide excellent customer service to all clients, know and enforce safety rules, care for equipment and facilities, and work well as a member of the camp community.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Bachelor's degree or in progress in education, recreation, related field, or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Experience or aptitude to work closely with children in a positive, supportive manner.
  • Minimum 6 months experience in outdoor education or related field.
  • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation.
  • Ability to adequately observe participants activities, enforce safety regulations, and apply appropriate policies and procedures.
  • Physical ability to lead and interact in group activities and perform related physical skills including: standing, hiking and/or climbing for long periods of time.
  • Ability to teach and lead camp activities.
  • CPR and First Aid certification required prior to working with participants and must be from one of the following certifying organization: American Red Cross, American Heart Association or American Safety & Health Institute.
  • Teach educational classes and lead activities for students and clients. Develop an interpretive display or lesson plans based on needs and areas of expertise.
  • Lead activities including (but not limited to) archery, field games, and the climbing tower with good teaching and leadership skills.
  • Employ good teaching and leadership techniques in providing quality instruction.
  • Take full responsibility for the program areas of camp, including developing rules and procedures and maintaining or improving equipment and facilities.
  • Use good judgment and make conservative decisions to ensure the safety of our campers.
  • Follow all rules, operating procedures, and instructions, carry and use properly the necessary equipment during activities, know and follow established emergency procedures.
  • Provide exemplary role modeling at all times when groups are in camp, and demonstrate a strong sense of ownership in camp, including cleaning of facilities and care of equipment and supplies
  • Supervise students during mealtimes, overnight in cabins, during transitional times and during cabin chores.
  • Follow specific directives of the Program Coordinators, Outdoor Education Director, or Program Directors as assigned. Communicate all work-related issues through the Program Coordinators.

$60.00 - $75.00/Day; includes room and board


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