Outdoor Educator Assistants in our Summer Programs lead environmental and expedition explorations in a range of camp sessions 10-21 days in length including: overnight wilderness excursions backpacking/canoeing for 1-3 days in length; lead youth in service projects to improve publicly used wilderness areas and trails; science explorations; and other camp-based programs.

Outdoor Educator Assistants work as Outdoor Education Residential Camp Counselors

• Facilitate low-element challenge course activities designed for teamwork, communication, leadership skills, trust, and social development outcomes
• Inspire curiosity about the natural world through discovery-based activities in forested ecosystems. Use our testing equipment and interact with live exhibits in our science lab
• Introduce gardening, composting and small-scale farming with small flock of chickens
• Learn and teach wilderness survival skills including primitive fire making, shelter building, and foraging for wild edibles
• Lead nighttime hikes to see the stars and the magic of bioluminescence
• Lead overnight supervision of four to five youth in canvas-walled, cabin-style, platform tents and take responsibility for the daily living arrangements of your tent
• Celebrate with skits, music, and s’mores at our campfire program – rain or shine in a gazebo surrounded by forest – that can seat the entire campus
• Work closely with other educators in your activity group to create meaningful, problem-based, experiential, and active environmental science lessons

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Tagged as: Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Full Time, Teaching/Education

About Manice Education Center

Christodora, a 124-year-old nonprofit, nonsectarian organization, based in NYC, seeks Outdoor Educator Assistants to work at its Manice Education Center (MEC) located in the heart of the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts on a 200-acre wooded campus. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to an intentional, seasonal community that offers residential outdoor environmental and expedition education programs for approximately 950 youth from New York City from April through October each year. In spring and fall, MEC hosts two environmental education field trips each week for NYC public schools for approximately 40 students during each trip; and in summer, MEC offers a full season of expedition and environmental education camps for NYC youth in grades 6-12 with approximately 40 campers at each of the typically five sessions: exploratory, foundational, advanced, high school leadership training course, and BRIDGE.

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Application Instructions

Please send a resume and detailed cover letter to [email protected] with only “MEC Outdoor Educator Assistant” as the subject of the email. Three professional references may be requested following an initial interview.