Adventure Guide, Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

Posted by on February 07, 2011

Adventure Guide

The Schuylkill Center’s Teen Adventure Camp is an environmentally focused program that strives to involve young people in outdoor adventure and environmental stewardship. These week long programs offer teens the opportunity to participate in activities that will challenge them emotionally and physically as they travel to various locations along the East Coast. We are seeking highly motivated, energetic leaders to plan adventure based outdoor activities for youth between the ages of 13 and 15. Adventures begin at The Schuylkill Center, as the participants meet instructors and one another, and depart the following day for a 5 day 4 night camping trip. Duties include: leading teambuilding activities, supervising outdoor recreation activities, plan and teach environmental education classes in an engaging manner, plan portions of the trips, maintain camping equipment, maintain specialized outdoor education equipment, lead or assist hikes, lead 5 to 6 day camp outs, participate in outdoor adventure activities such as biking, rafting, climbing, caving and fishing as needed.

Requirements: Associate or Bachelor’s Degree or major in Environmental Science, Education, Biology, Botany, Outdoor Leadership, or related field; must be comfortable outdoors and familiar with outdoor recreation and natural sciences; able to be a positive role model for participants, have experience camping and planning camping trips; capable of supervising teens; First Aid/CPR Certified – Wilderness First Responder/Aid preferred.

Base Salary: $2880 – $3,000/summer (6 weeks beginning on 6/13)

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education is located on 350 acres of forest in Northwest Philadelphia. Our mission is to promote, through environmental education, the appreciation, preservation and improvement of our natural environment.

Please send a letter of interest and resume to:

Anna Marchefka
8480 Hagy’s Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128

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