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YMCA of Greater Seattle Fall 2020, Outdoor Environmental Education Instructor in Longbranch, Washington


Our Commitment to Equity

The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.

Job Summary

Join our Outdoor Environmental Education team for the Fall 2020 season at YMCA Camp Colman! Instructors provide outdoor environmental education and weekend recreation programs for participants attending camp. Enjoy a beautiful location while making a lasting impact in the lives of the people and communities we serve.


  1. Act as part of the total camp staff team to provide a quality outdoor education program to school groups and weekend family camps.

  2. Actively contribute to the camp staff team by communicating ideas and concerns openly, by making solution-oriented suggestions, by exhibiting a service-minded attitude, by being an appropriate role model, and by participating in staff meetings.

  3. Prepare and teach classes in Environmental Science, Challenge Education, Outdoor Living Skills, and or classes daily as assigned.

  4. Opportunity to assist with ongoing training and program development by contributing to staff workshops, critiquing and revising existing curriculum, and developing new curriculum.

  5. Facilitate activities (crafts, archery, row boating, large group games, campfires, etc.) during the daily Open Recreation period and Evening Activity period as assigned.

  6. Plan and facilitate program orientation meetings for school groups.

  7. Cooperate with Program Directors to provide activities for weekend groups.

  8. Model and enforce all camp policies. Model a positive, service-minded attitude.

  9. Be consistently on time and professional for all classes, meals, and other activities.

  10. Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings.

  11. Ensure that all camp resources, materials, and equipment are kept orderly, safe, and well-maintained.

  12. Ensure high standards of housekeeping in all cabins, facilities, staff housing, program areas, bathrooms and main lodge. Monitor and re-stock housekeeping supplies as needed.

  13. Perform physical tasks involving lifting up to 50 pounds, bending, stooping, and other such movements. Activities may include, but are not limited to: belaying, climbing, moving luggage, shoveling, cleaning and walking long distances.


You are 21 years of age or older and should have:

  1. 1-2 years of experience with children; camps, child care, tutoring, nanny, coaching

  2. Previous Environmental Education experience preferred.

  3. BA/BS degree or equivalent experience in related field.

  4. Demonstrated experience planning and implementing group activities

  5. Ability to model and demonstrate Y values; caring, respect, responsibility and honesty

  6. Current state approved first aid certification

  7. Current state approved CPR certification.

  8. Ability to participate in activities that involve rigorous physical activity in an outdoor setting, including, but not limited to hiking, boating, camping and swimming.


  • Minimum 21 years old

  • Current Driver’s License with a minimum of 3 years safe driving experience and a driving record which meets or exceeds YMCA standards.

  • Maximum of one minor violation.

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you:

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment

  • Are very adaptable

  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic

  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet

  • Truly enjoy being of service to people

  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together

  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment with career opportunities and enjoy the benefit of a YMCA membership.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.


Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.


  • Respect

  • Responsibility

  • Honesty

  • Caring

  • Passion for Excellence

Job Locations US-WA-Longbranch

Posted Date 2 months ago (5/7/2020 12:58 PM)

ID 2020-10324

Type Seasonal

# of Openings 8

Location YMCA Camp Colman

Category Resident Camp

Address 20016 Bay Road KPS