Fall Outdoor Education Instructor

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Dowling, MI
United States


Clear Lake Camp

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Outdoor Education Instructors live on-site at the Battle Creek Outdoor Education Center, Clear Lake Camp, and lead a variety of both daytime and overnight programs. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree, in a related field.
  • Multiple years of experience leading students.
  • Experience leading team building and challenge activities, such as low-ropes.
  • Background experience or knowledge with natural sciences and basic ecology concepts and terms.

Required Qualifications

  • College experience (at least one year)
  • Experience working with children
  • First Aid and CPR/AED certification (by first day of work)
  • Able to pass drug screen and criminal background check.
  • Able to walk and stand for long periods of time.
  • Able to speak to large and small groups.
  • Willingness to learn new things!
  • Can commit to the full season, from late August through December 21. No work Thanksgiving week. 
  • Have and carry a working cell phone. 
  • Live on site. 
  • Rotate into the dormitory, instead of morning and afternoon teaching, every few weeks. 

Instructors receive training on how to lead all activities, including dormitory supervision and meals. Please see our facebook page Clear Lake Camp or our website http://www.clearlakecamp.org for photos of us in action!


Position Start Date:

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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How to Apply:

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and references to Amy Cherry, Director, at acherry@battle-creek.k12.mi.us

Phone inquiries welcome at 269-721-8161.

Compensation Information:

First season instructors: $70 per day.  Increases for second and third seasons. 

Housing provided in single or double cabin. Cabins are approximately 20' x 24'. Basic furnishings provided, with lots of room to personalize. Cabins have heat and electricity. No running water. Staff bathhouse and laundry room nearby. Off-season (winter and summer) you may stay in your housing in exchange for volunteer hours or rent. 

Staff kitchenette located in main lodge. Two or three meals a day provided during training, day groups, and overnight groups. If staying for the summer or winter, generally you must provide your own meals unless the kitchen is cooking for a group. 

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Amy Cherry

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