Outdoor Education Instructors will teach outdoor education classes, develop curriculum, perform organization tasks, communicate with schools and school leaders, and assist any projects or tasks that better the Outdoor Education Program.

Program Dates: April 18 – June 4, 2022 with opportunity to extend into another position.

Dates: March 28, 2022 – June 10, 2022

Employee Perks:
– Opportunity to work and live next to Rocky Mountain National Park while enjoying the amenities at YMCA of the Rockies
– Room (shared room in our staff dormitory with free Wi-Fi and no bills!)
– Board (3 buffet-style meals per day, 7 days per week)
– Access to the YMCA of the Rockies facilities, which include: an indoor pool, basketball gymnasium, fitness classes, tennis courts, mini-golf, trails, roller rink, library, and an art center
– Free gear rentals for sports and outdoor activities
– Employee programming, including free or discounted staff trips like MLB games, rafting trips, and more provided by the Resident Office
– Free passes for skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking, and golf
– 20% Discount at our General Store and Rustic Cafe
– Discounted nights at YMCA of the Rockies lodges for family and friends
– Opportunity for longer seasonal position or grow into a full-time position

Tagged as: Conservation, Teaching/Education


- Participate in Outdoor Education training.
- Can meet internship requirements.
- Facilitate classes and follow curriculum when working with visiting school groups.
- Run climbing wall and low ropes programs for visiting groups and schools.
- Predict, prevent, identify and respond to safety issues
- Assist in program development and advancement
- Must be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays
- Facilitate indoor and outdoor climbing wall

About YMCA of the Rockies

YMCA of the Rockies operates two globally-known conference & family centers that serve more than 250,000 guests annually. Our centers are located on both sides of the continental divide, with YMCA of the Rockies - Estes Park Center being on the eastern slope, and Snow Mountain Ranch being on the western slope. 

Estes Park Center has over 860 acres of mountain terrain for outdoor recreation and relaxation, while Snow Mountain Ranch sits on over 5,100 acres. In the winter, Snow Mountain Ranch is home to one of the largest Nordic ski areas in the country - with over 100 km of trails!

Camp Chief Ouray, established in 1908, has grown to be a premiere overnight camping option for youth from all over the United States and the World. We are committed to developing five core values in everything we do: Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith. CCO is a part of the YMCA of the Rockies, located at Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby, CO (elevation of 8,750 feet).

Application Instructions

Visit YMCA of the Rockies Career Page, www.workintherockies.org to apply. Questions? Contact [email protected]