Outdoor Education Camp Naturalist

The YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth is looking for Cause-Driven leaders to join the team and support the work of the Y!
Camp Description
Do you live the camp life and have the passion for the outdoors? Are you a self-proclaimed S'mores master? Can you canoe faster that a speeding mallard? Do you feel like you are ready for that next step in your camp outdoor education career? Are you the cause-driven leader we have been looking for at YMCA Camp Carter? YMCA Camp Carter is a 360 acre outdoor adventure camp and conference center located just 7 miles from Downtown Fort Worth. We facilitate programs for various area school groups and other retreat groups throughout the year. We are the ultimate camp experience, providing high quality outdoor education programs that also include canoeing, archery, challenge course, horseback riding, rifles and so much more! Our outdoor education leadership staff will help support the work we do at the YMCA, by helping create a positive, nurturing environment for all of our participants and staff. They will also help each one reach their fullest potential and deepen their connections as part of their overall experience. All Candidates will exhibit the following qualities; Model our core values of Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility. Have an attitude of service and be passionate about nurturing the potential of our youth. Be committed to upholding a high standard of integrity at work daily. Being a member of the team at YMCA Camp Carter can be extremely rewarding knowing each and every day you are making a difference. So are you ready to take the challenge and join us as we make a difference this year? If so, don't wait take charge of your adventure and apply today!
Job Description


Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger, beginning with you.

  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Working knowledge of the outdoors.
  • Ability to connect with people of diverse backgrounds.
Essential Functions
  • Facilitate small group activities in a camp setting.
  • Engage camp participants in a culturally relevant way that encourages enthusiasm for learning.
  • Plans and implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate and consistent with YMCA values.
  • Ensure any required testing is complete.
  • Adheres to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
  • Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
  • Report all necessary incidents or items in need of repair to immediate supervisor.
  • Ensure activity areas are inspected; ensure no hazards are present and set boundaries and the safety and well-being of the participants.
  • Models and ensures that respect for the backgrounds, and needs of all participant and staff are integrated into both program planning and implementation.
  • Maintain positive role model and attitude.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Community - Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs.

Communication - Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively.

Developing Others - Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Decision Making - Makes sounds judgements, and transfers learning from one situation to another.

Quality Results - Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Emotional Maturity - Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths, and limitations and how they impact relationships.