Outdoor Education Program Instructor-Camp Surf

 Come join Camp Surf team for meaningful work, lifetime friendships and amazing memories on the beach!
Job Description

Teach outdoor/natural history classes, recreational activities, and provide overnight resident supervision to students in a fifth and sixth-grade outdoor science school program. Provide excellent customer service to all clients, know and enforce safety rules, care for equipment and facilities, and work well as a member of the camp community. The YMCA of San Diego County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. We are committed to a diverse workforce. 


  Must be at least 18 years of age or older and have obtained high school diploma or GED

·         Bachelor's degree in education, recreation, related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred

·         Experience working with youth in Outdoor Education, Resident Camp, Day Camp or like setting preferred

·         Certification or experience in the following preferred: climbing, camping, archery, hiking, biking, surfing, swimming, sailing kayaking and scuba diving

·         Physical ability to lead and interact in group activities and perform related physical skills including: standing, hiking and/or climbing for extended periods of time

·         Must be able to live on-site during program season

·         Current certification in First Aid and CPR- must be from one of the following:

o   American Red Cross

o   American Heart Association

o   American Safety & Health Institute

Essential Functions

Teach Outdoor Education and/or recreation programming

·         Lead activities including (but not limited to) archery, field games, and the climbing tower with good teaching and leadership skills

·         Employ good teaching and leadership techniques in providing quality instruction

·         Take full responsibility for the program areas of camp or assigned activity, including developing rules and procedures, ensuring adequate program supplies and maintaining or improving  equipment and facilities

·         Follow all rules, operating procedures, and instructions, carry and use properly the necessary equipment during activities, know and follow established emergency procedures

·         Ensure the safety and supervision of students and participants