Environmental Education - Program Instructor Ruth Lilly Outdoor Center (RESIDENTIAL CAMP)

Flat Rock River YMCA Camp - St Paul, IN 47272, 6981 W County Rd 650 N, St Paul, Indiana, United States of America Req #1760
Thursday, December 1, 2022


Flat Rock River YMCA Camp is looking for enthusiastic, dedicated experiential educators to join our team! If you are an individual interested in becoming an outdoor education Instructor for the Spring Season 3/20/23 - 5/20/23 don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Flat Rock instructors work with students of all ages, families, and adult groups providing a variety of outdoor experiences including but not limited to: canoeing, team building, rock climbing, pond/river/Fen studies, map reading, nature hikes, archery, and evening programs including night-hikes, campfires and astronomy.

This is a seasonal position with weekly pay and room and board included.  


Instructors deliver day and residential, 1 to 3 day outdoor/environmental education and group camping programs to 4th - 7th grade students and retreat groups.

We focus on outdoor/environmental education, adventure education and social and emotional learning. Our activities are customized to support student learning in the classroom or retreat objectives. Instructors are responsible for facilitating classes and following curriculum when working with visiting school groups.  Hands-on lessons focus on building critical thinking skills and exploring the connections between the natural and human-made world. Depending on activities selected by schools/groups, instructors also facilitate team building (initiatives and low ropes) to develop students’ leadership and problem-solving skills.  Group sizes vary from 12-22 students throughout the program.  Responsibilities include facilitating day and night lessons, leading large group activities and hosting meals.

All instructors participate regularly in tasks that support our programs including housekeeping, kitchen work, office work, debriefs, and training. Instructors have opportunities to further develop program advancement and expand their educator portfolio. We strive to provide a safe, quality experience for all and expect staff to communicate with all schools, students, guests in a positive, engaging, mature, patient, responsible, respectful fashion.

Safety is key to all operations and staff are expected to predict, prevent, identify and respond to safety issues.

All staff must be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays and understand that as a team member they will participate in daily cleaning of program buildings as assigned and work in other departments or program areas as assigned.


•           Must be at least 18 years of age.

•           Must be organized, detail-oriented, yet flexible.

•           Must be comfortable communicating with teachers, parents and enjoy working with children.

•           Must have a strong knowledge of outdoor/experiential education.    

•           Previous experience and certification in camp program areas (lifeguarding, high ropes, archery, etc.) are preferred.

•           Able to fulfill all demands in spirit, mind, and body as an outdoor education instructor.

•           Positive, service-oriented attitude serving diverse groups of campers in regard to age, abilities, ethnicity, gender, race, economic status, religion, etc.

•           Team player willing to contribute to the culture, mission, and values of the YMCA

Pay:  $450 per week plus room and board.  No pets.  Work 5 days per week with some weekend shifts included.  

It is the policy of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis to provide equal employment opportunity to employees and candidates for employment. Accordingly, there shall be no discrimination against any employee or candidate for employment due to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, disability or against disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. This policy is applicable to the policies governing recruitment, hiring and placement, promotion, training, compensation, employment environment, and separation or termination.

Compliance with this policy is the personal responsibility of all personnel, especially those whose duties are related to the hiring of new employees and the status or tenure of current employees. Further, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, the company will cooperate fully in the implementation of applicable laws and executive orders.

Other details

  • Job Function SERV1
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Hiring Rate $450.00
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  • Flat Rock River YMCA Camp - St Paul, IN 47272, 6981 W County Rd 650 N, St Paul, Indiana, United States of America