Overview

The YMCA recreation and camping program is hiring individuals who enjoy nature and the outdoors and are looking for adventure.

Do you like to lead others? Do you enjoy being outdoors or in the wilderness? Do you enjoy team-building activities such as low or high ropes courses? The YMCA recreation and camping program offers flexible schedules, career development and is a FUN environment.

At the YMCA recreation and camping program, we have a passion for having a positive impact on youth, teens, families and adults. We are nature focused, outdoor education, team-building leaders!

As a wilderness team-building guide, you will get paid to lead groups and host program participants in nature. You will lead and participate in all outdoor education such as hiking, climbing, belaying, physical games, and building campfires for all campers. As a wilderness team-building guide you will join in recreation and camp programs such as low ropes courses and high ropes courses. The wilderness team-building guide must have the ability to be outside in all weather conditions for prolonged periods to facilitate outdoor education such as the low ropes courses, high ropes courses, and nature activities.

Our goal at the recreation and camp program is to keep the safety and enriching nature experience of the campers in the forefront of our outdoor education activities. If you want to make a positive impact on the recreation groups, this wilderness adventure is for you!

Apply today for the YMCA recreation and camping program and join our team of passionate wilderness team-building leaders!

Tagged as: Teaching/Education

Qualifications:

Minimum age of 18
1 year of experience in camp, wilderness recreation programs
Experience facilitating outdoor education programs engendering group participation preferably in a nature setting such as high ropes course, low ropes course, etc.
Must possess a current First Aid and CPR certification, or be able to obtain certification within the first 30 days of hire

Required Skills:

Minimum of one (1) year of experience in camp, youth or recreation programs working with children and adults or in a related area
Experience facilitating programs engendering group participation preferably in an outdoor setting
Effective organizational skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Must possess a current First Aid and CPR certification, or be able to obtain certification within the first 30 days of hire
Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team

Preferred Skills:

Related educational background
Knowledge of environmental and natural history concepts
Experience facilitating high ropes and low ropes courses
Basic computer skills
Ability to pass a drivers road test for YMCA vehicles and trailers.
Upon hire, completion of YMCA provided Motor Vehicle and or Department of Transportation Insurance Training.

About YMCA of the North

From the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota, Widji is uniquely situated to provide access to some of the finest wilderness areas in North America. Four generations of young lives, spanning over eighty years, have been transformed by a Widjiwagan experience. Through wilderness travel and environmental learning experiences, they have built leadership skills, gained confidence and explored extraordinary places.

Application Instructions

Apply online at Ymcanorth.org/jobs