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


Job Summary

Imagine being a part of one of the most respected non-profit organizations in the world - while at the same time improving the overall health and vitality of our community. For more than 135 years the YMCA of Greater Seattle has been transforming lives, encouraging healthy lifestyles and developing future leaders. Enabling people of all ages to achieve their potential and instilling that spirit in others - is at the core of everything we do. We have a job opening for a qualified candidate whose values align with our organization: Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, and Caring.


Provide outdoor environmental education, challenge education programs and weekend recreation programs for participants attending YMCA Camp.


  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, making solution-oriented suggestions, exhibiting a service-minded attitude, and being an appropriate role model.

  3. Prepare and teach classes in Environmental Education, Challenge Education, Outdoor Living Skills, and other Science-based 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 meals, classes, and other activities.

  10. Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings.

  11. Ensure that all camp resource 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.


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

  2. Previous camp experience preferred.

  3. BA/BS degree or equivalent experience.

  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.

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.

Job Locations US-WA-Longbranch

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (2/13/2020 11:39 AM)

ID 2020-9911

Type Seasonal

# of Openings 2

Location YMCA Camp Colman

Category Resident Camp

Address 20016 Bay Road KPS