We are looking for curious, caring, and hardworking staff to lead groups through outdoor education, including environmental education, team building, adventure trips, and more. You’ll develop your skills and love of the outdoors while providing unforgettable experiences for students, scouts, and adult groups. No experience needed – bring your talents and enthusiasm for learning!

Benefits include: paid, high-quality training and certification opportunities, optional onsite housing, program meals provided, and equipment rentals.

Embrace the outdoors, inspire others, and embark on an adventure-filled experience where every day is different and exciting. Apply now to join our outdoor education family and let the adventure begin!

Tagged as: Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Climbing Skills, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Teaching/Education, Water Skills


High School Diploma or equivalent required
Must be able to work legally in the United States
Must deliver a clean Virginia criminal background check
Availability for the entirety of a season (mid-March through early June or mid-August- mid-November) with summer options available

Required Skills:

Must be able to: lift 50 pounds, be continually physically active for up to 8 hours a day, and work outdoors in inclement weather
Must possess excellent communication and group management skills, and ability to teach
Desire and willingness to work in a natural camp setting
Ability to work irregular hours
Strong listening skills, detail-oriented, and the ability to multi-task
Able to maturely play the role of educator and facilitator

Preferred Skills:

1-year outdoor recreation experience or camp counselor preferred
Experience working with children preferred
Current First Aid and CPR certifications preferred

About Outdoor Learning Center at Camp Horizons

The Outdoor Learning Center at Camp Horizons, based in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, just north of Harrisonburg, VA, serves schools, scouts, and adults. We specialize in environmental education, outdoor adventure, and team building, creating safe and memorable events for groups!

Application Instructions

Please visit https://endlesshorizonsva.com/job/olc-program-instructor/ to apply!