Pathfinders is an adventure day camp for middle school-aged campers with 3 themes: Rock, Horse, and Water. Pathfinders counselors are responsible for facilitating a wide variety of curricula and activities. Pathfinders counselors are also required to go through KSS’s rock climbing training and must have prior rock climbing experience. Pathfinders counselors are the primary caregiver for each child attending programming and are responsible for guiding campers in their personal growth and daily living skills.
Main Areas of Focus
90% Teaching and facilitation.
10% Support staff duties (e.g. facilitation of meals, setup/clean up, transportation, student free time).
Required Education, Experience, and Certifications
Candidates will be asked to provide verification of 460 hours of experience working with school-age children;
Current Wilderness First Aid (WFA) and CPR certifications, from an approved vendor, or the ability to obtain before the first day of employment;
Strong background in outdoor sport climbing. Applicants should have a demonstrated history of sport climbing and be confident and knowledgeable to guide outdoor climbing trips
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities – Minimum Requirements
Have an interest in, respect for, and ability to work with children;
Have an interest in, respect for, and ability to work with people with diverse backgrounds;
Ability to create an inclusive learning environment for students from a wide range of backgrounds;
Experience with risk management practices of the outdoor and environmental education industry;
Ability to be creative, adaptable, and flexible while managing children in a variety of situations;
About Keystone Science School
With the outdoors as a backdrop for learning, Keystone Science School inspires curiosity and critical thinking through the lens of science to change lives and strengthen communities. KSS offers a variety of adventure and traditional camp activities within a structured environment designed to allow each camper and participant to understand their potential. In all programs, campers and participants will create lifelong friendships, explore and learn about the natural world, and gain leadership and wilderness skills. For more information go to keystonescienceschool.org
With a staff that cares deeply about social justice and racial justice, we believe that diverse perspectives and backgrounds create a rich work environment and enhance our ability to pursue our mission. We are committed to building an organization with raised consciousness in order to impact how we work with clients, as well as how we work together as a team.