Do you love to work outside, have a sense of humor, and enjoy working with children?
Spend a season in the sunny Carolinas as a School Year Programs Instructor with YMCA Camp Thunderbird! Located on beautiful Lake Wylie, the Environmental Education Center and Conference & Retreat Program provide unique learning experiences for school groups and community groups. Instructors teach classes during the week for our Environmental Education Center and lead programs for visiting retreat groups.
Our curriculum of 24 classes range in topics from aquatic, forest, and wildlife ecology to astronomy, pioneer study, canoeing, teambuilding, and high ropes. Two evenings a week, instructors lead meals and evening programs. Weekend work is required.
Compensation includes $400/week, staff housing, most meals, free internet, a complimentary Charlotte YMCA membership, and a staff training period that offers CPR, first aid, and lifeguard certification. Instructors will also gain experience facilitating several High Ropes courses. Previous experience working with children is highly recommended. Positions available from August 15 to December 11, 2022 with possible extension January - May.
Applications considered on a rolling basis.
Previous experience working with children is highly recommended.
Minimum 18 years of age.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Minimum 2 years experience in education, recreation, or related field.
Proficiency in teaching the program curriculum and concepts
Ability to adapt to changing needs and circumstances
Interest in working with children and youth, exercising sound emotional maturity, moral character, judgement, integrity and leadership capability.
Strong interpersonal skills to be able to communicate in a positive manner with participants and staff
Safety certifications and required trainings upon hire in accordance with required standards.
4-year college degree in related field such as education or recreation
Knowledge in areas of camp programming and outdoor recreation
Substitute or teaching experience