Outdoor and Environmental Educators

The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties is a leading non-profit organization committed to strengthening our community.
Job Description

As a YMCA Camp Seymour Outdoor and Environmental Educator, you would be part of an inclusive and collaborative team working to provide quality programming to a diverse student population in the areas of natural science, outdoor skills, environmental stewardship and social awareness. Camp Seymour's site spans 160 acres of beautiful Northwest forest and a half mile of Puget Sound beach habitat. We offer classes in marine science, squid dissection, reptiles, forest investigation, sustainable systems, teambuilding, canoeing, orienteering, zip line, climbing wall, and many more. Educators teach classes; lead large group and evening activities; lead off site outreach classes with youth; host meals; help maintain program areas and care for program animals.


 Staff model the YMCA core values of respect, caring, honesty and responsibility. We seek individuals dedicated to providing today's youth with positive, outdoor experiences. Required qualifications include a displayed ability to maintain a positive work attitude, a college degree or two years' experience in a related field, and a First Aid/CPR/AED certification. Favorable qualifications include Lifeguard certification and experience with the BEETLES project. Paid training is provided in all aspects of the curriculum, program activities and emergency response. Opportunities for additional professional development, including Lifeguard certification, are offered throughout our season. Other benefits include a supportive, hardworking, and fun community, access to program equipment, and fulfilling work in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.