Outdoor Education Instructor

Surrounded on 3 sides by Rocky Mountain National Park, YMCA of the Rockies is the perfect location for Outdoor Education programming!

Sponsoring YMCA

Estes Park Center YMCA


Estes Park, CO 80511-9500

Camp Information

Outdoor Education Instructor
2515 Tunnel Road
Estes Park, CO 80511

Camp Description

Surrounded on three sides by Rocky Mountain National Park, which was recently recognized as the #1 Outdoor & Adventure Destination in the United States, Estes Park Center is a unique mountain community offering more recreational and programming activities than any other area property. In addition to wildlife viewing, activities include individual and guided hiking tours into the park, horseback riding, swimming, fishing, hayrides, two performing arts centers, a variety of educational programs and one of the finest craft shops in America.

Job Description

Dates: March 30th - June 5th, 2020

Under the direction of the Outdoor Education Director, Outdoor Education Instructors will teach outdoor education classes, develop curriculum, perform organization tasks, communicate with schools and school leaders, and assist in any projects or tasks that better the Outdoor Education Program. This position comes with lodging, meals, ski passes to check-out, discounted gear rentals, free or discounted staff trips, free access to all our facilities, and more! You can choose to live on-grounds or off-grounds.


  • You must be at least 18 years old
  • Participate in Outdoor Education training.
  • Have experience and enjoy working with children.
  • Possess a passion for or an Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Education, Science, Environmental Studies, Biology, or similar area of study.
  • Ability to work as a team member and coordinate with other staff in contributing to the goals of the program
  • Be able to carry up to 40 pounds and hike up to 6 miles on uneven terrain each day.
  • Plan, develop, and implement curriculum and activities to build on the current curriculum
  • Contribute to a maintained, clean, and organized staff area
  • Adhere to all weekly scheduled activities and classes
  • Must possess a valid, USA state-issued driver's license, an acceptable driving record, and comply with YMCA driving rules to be approved to operate YMCA vehicles

Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies

  • Uphold and reflect the YMCA core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility in all functions
  • Uphold the YMCA of the Rockies mission, policies, and programs
  • Possess excellent customer service skills
  • Support the association safety program
  • Must meet acceptable criminal background check standards

Required Certifications

  • Possess and maintain certification in CPR and Wilderness First Aid.

Room and board provided


How to Apply

Apply Online

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