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Stand beside people who have seen incredible adversity, hurt, and pain, and be a part of their stories as they grow to change the world!

Stand beside people who have seen incredible adversity, hurt, and pain, and be a part of their stories as they grow to change the world!

Cool Job of the Week Using the transformative power of the wilderness and adventure, Summer Guides for Great Circle's Meramec Adventure Learning Ranch will facilitate a 10-week therapeutic adventure program with youth in residential treatment, siblings separated in the foster care system, and youth on the autism spectrum. During these trips, adventure activities such as ropes courses, team challenges, climbing, lake and aquatic adventure activities, and the outdoors itself are used as a catalyst to build relationships and produce victories that grow awareness, efficacy, connection, purpose and hope. Positions run from May 20th to August 4th, 2018 (with a break from July 1st–8th). If you are at least 21, have a calling to serve youth, disciplined work ethic, unconditional care, grit, a willingness to have fun, and passionate about being part of what is happening at the Ranch, learn more about this exciting life-changing job opportunity.

More exploration at Meramec Adventure Learning Ranch!The Ranch is also seeking summer Camp Nurses and Equestrian Instructors as well as a full-time, year-round Adventure Guide & Course Manager.

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Land a job with the Appalachian Mountain Club!

If you are passionate about the outdoors and looking for a supportive and fun culture, AMC offers a range of rewarding employment opportunities in terrific locations throughout the Northeast!

Program in the Spotlight Appalachian Mountain Club seasonal employment, summer jobs and internships are broken into four categories: Lodge & Hut Crews (Help serve food, prepare facilities, and offer trail information to outdoor enthusiasts who visit AMC outdoor lodges throughout the year), Trail Crews (AMC is responsible for over 1,800 miles of trails throughout the Northeast and they need your help to maintain them), Outdoor Education Team (Serve as an Educator, Guide or Naturalist for various environmental educational programming), and Support Staff (During the high season, thousands of guests pass through AMC facilities, hundreds of staff who need supplies, and dozens of buildings that need maintenance). Positions are available year-round and seasonally.

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A seasonal Kayak Guide with Anacortes Kayak Tours leads an adventure trip in the San Juan Islands.

Working as a Sea Kayak Guide in the San Juan Islands can be one of the most rewarding summer jobs you could ask for.

Cool Job of the Week With one of the most comprehensive kayak guide training programs in the region, Anacortes Kayak Tours is looking for professional, mature and fun-loving individuals who are passionate about working and playing in the great outdoors. Sea Kayak Guides must commit to at least a mid-June through Labor Day time frame, in addition to pre-season training activities. A cheerful, organized and computer literate Office/Sales person is also needed to help run the AKT office, sell tours and assist with logistics. For Guide positions, send your resume to Erik Schorr with details about your personal and professional experience. For Office staff, send your resume to Megan Schorr.

Read a great article about Erik Schorr and family-owned Anacortes Kayak Tours over at TravelDew.

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The summer staff at the Colorado Mountain Ranch showing off their spirit on the welcome wagon.

Come for the summer of a lifetime in the Colorado Rockies!

Program in the Spotlight Join the high-spirited, multi-talented and skilled Colorado Mountain Ranch staff. Live and work with 45 other outdoor educators and recreationists. Implement programs and activities with children and/or horses as a group counselor, activity instructor, wrangler, or driver. Help in the office with overall management, in the kitchen with homemade personalized food service, or on the grounds with construction projects and facility maintenance. The summer 2018 camp season runs from May 29th with a week of orientation, followed by ten weeks of children's programs through August 12th. Call or email for more information, send your resume, apply online or experience CMR happy »

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EPIC Guides are great coaches, great learners and great team players.

EPIC Guides are great coaches, great learners and great team players!

Program in the Spotlight EPIC Adventures Summer Camps are designed especially for coed teenagers 13-17 who want to be challenged through travel, service, leadership development, and high adventure programs throughout the Appalachians, Big Bend National Park, the Ozarks, and the Rockies. Trip Leaders oversee all aspects of the program while en route and are responsible for managing group dynamics, leading backcountry trips of 2-5 days, driving and maintaining the van, teaching camp skills, and chaperoning contracted portions of the trip such as whitewater rafting, kayaking, rock climbing and caving. Training begins as early as June 1st and concludes in mid-June, with trips running through early August. If you are flexible, dedicated, motivated, enthusiastic and positive, send your completed application to Kristin Personius.

Are you great at photography? Love outdoor adventure and travel? EPIC is also seeking a Field Photographer — perfect for the individual seeking an internship or desiring to gain valuable field experience.

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At Camp Orkila you’ll enjoy views of the Canadian Gulf Islands and spectacular sunsets every night.

Living on an island is a wonderful way of life! Camp Orkila is settled on the Northwest corner of Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands, which means that you’ll enjoy views of the Canadian Gulf Islands and spectacular sunsets every night.

YMCA Job ListingProgram in the Spotlight Residential Outdoor Program Instructors (32 openings) at YMCA Camp Orkila will be responsible for teaching classes in marine & aquatic sciences, terrestrial ecology and earth science as well as facilitating group development and challenge course activities. Orkila’s facilities comprise of an 18,000-gallon salt water aquarium, salmon hatchery, organic garden, 1,000-foot zip line, several challenge courses, climbing tower, archery range, and crafts center. Now seeking applicants for the spring season (March 5th to June 17th). Fill out the online application or email Haley Winchell for more information.

Camp Orkila is also accepting applications for summer positions as well! Learn more about the Orkila Teen Expeditions Program and the Orkila Summer Staff site, or contact Jordan Bright for more information. View all current job openings »

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Outdoor Education Instructors lead and teach environmental and experiential classes and activities for elementary and middle school students each spring and fall.

The Nuhop Center offers a beautiful outdoor education setting for students and campers to learn and develop critical thinking skills.

Cool Job of the Week The Nuhop Outdoor Education program provides a balance between experiential, outdoor and environmental education philosophies for elementary and middle school students each spring and fall. Outdoor Education Instructors will teach environmental education classes like geology, ecology and forestry, and will facilitate experiential activities including canoeing, compass/orienteering, team building, and high ropes course. Instructors will also have occasional evening activities, overnight responsibilities in cabins, and day-long workshop facilitation with school, college and corporate groups. Now seeking Instructors for the spring season (March 15th to May 25th). If you have experience working with children in a traditional or non-traditional educational setting, an interest and passion for working in the outdoors, and the ability to lead and teach others with professionalism and respect, send your cover letter and resume to Matt Poland or apply online.

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Schoolhouse of Wonder is a place where everyone can play, learn and grow towards being their best selves.

Located in the beautiful woods around Durham, Raleigh and Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Schoolhouse of Wonder is a place where everyone can play, learn and grow towards being their best selves.

Cool Job of the Week Guided by Schoolhouse’s core values, the team of driven and talented mentors love learning together with children ages 3-17 through nature-based outdoor camps, field trips and leadership training. Work at Schoolhouse is belly laughing, creek stomping, fort building, and woods wandering. Work at Schoolhouse is getting paid to mentor children through outdoor adventures, partnering energy with patience, and responsibility with fun. Chances are, you’ll end each day dirty, tired and happy as well! Year-round and seasonal positions are available. A typical workweek is 35-50 hours MO-FR and ranges from 7:30am-6:00pm depending on the season. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent, and demonstrated experience working with children. Camp experience, naturalist skills, bilingual in English/Spanish and a college degree are preferred. If you're kind, curious, and confident with a can-do attitude, have a passion for the outdoor and a desire to share that love with others, learn more about current job opportunities.

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Original Volunteers sends thousands of volunteers abroad every year. Read the reviews!

Change your life and do some of the most crucial work you will ever do.

Cool Job of the Week Original Volunteers offer affordable placements to 20 worldwide destinations throughout Latin America, Africa, Europe and Asia. With over 100 volunteer projects that will suit every need, budget and passion, options include work with children, help at underfunded hospitals and clinics, build and repair crumbling schools, conservation projects, sports volunteering, teaching English abroad, and work with rescued animals at shelters. No set departures, no fixed itineraries. After joining Original Volunteers with a US$150 registration fee, programs are priced affordably to suit student budgets and include accommodation and experienced local support teams in all locations. Applicants must be at least 18 on arrival and have basic to good spoken English.

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The primary responsibility of a Saginaw staff member is to ensure each child’s general welfare, including handling disputes, helping manage camper homesickness, and being present and available to them when they need you.

Camp Saginaw is a premier overnight boys and girls summer camp that fosters positive social growth in a safe and nurturing environment.

Cool Job of the Week Along with ensuring each child’s general welfare, Bunk Counselors accompany campers from activity to activity. Specialists require the staff member to teach a specific activity at camp and are offered in the following areas: Athletics (softball, baseball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, street hockey, field hockey, volleyball and flag football), Waterfront (swimming instructors and lifeguards, canoeing & kayaking, waterskiing & boat driving), Arts & Crafts (ceramics, models/rocketry, general arts and crafts assistants, cooking, scrapbooking, silk-screening, jewelry, woodworking, video and digital photography), Creative Arts (aerobics, cheerleading, gymnastics, dance, piano and drama), and Outdoor Adventures (archery, ropes course, zip-line, climbing wall and low & high ropes, dirt bikes & ATVs, skateboarding, go-karts, outdoor adventure/fishing and fitness). Positions begin on June 18th with five days of staff orientation and continue through August 18th. If you have patience, compassion, fairness, great listening skills, and most importantly, a sincere desire to work with children, fill out the staff application.

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Continual learning, innovation and personal development is part of the Adventure Links staff culture.

Instructors possess a unique blend of character, humor and compassion allowing them to create countless value-forming experiences for people of all ages!

Program in the Spotlight With a foundation in outdoor education, Adventure Links at Hemlock Overlook is committed to providing quality adventure programs — from summer adventure camps to environmental education programs for school and community groups. Instructors facilitate weeklong outdoor adventure day camps, residential camps and traveling programs for groups of 14 participants as they explore a variety of outdoor recreation sites in Northern Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia, with activities that include a challenge course, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, caving and environmental education. Actively seeking 3-Season Instructors (early April through mid-November), Summer Camp Instructors (June to August), 2-Season Instructors (June to mid-November) and Freelance Instructors (on-call basis).

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Where in the world will you go? Start planning your once-in-a-lifetime work and travel adventure abroad with InterExchange!

Travel the world. Love what you do.

Cool Job of the Week Do you love the idea of living abroad? Do you love the idea of shaping the next generation of explorers? With InterExchange au pair abroad programs in Australia, New Zealand, France, Spain, and the Netherlands, you’ll find an affordable way to see some of the most beautiful places in the world and make an impact on the (young) people in it! InterExchange keeps the placement process simple and straightforward so you can spend more time planning your adventures.

Apply before January 31st and save $100 on your program fee!

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Incredible Adventures is hiring fun, intrepid adventurers who want to share their love of the outdoors with others!

Incredible Adventures specializes in small group single and multi-day tours in the San Francisco Bay Area, with California destinations that include Yosemite National Park, Muir Woods, Napa and Sonoma Wine Country, the Pacific Coast and Lake Tahoe, with some trips venturing as far as Oregon and Washington.

Program in the Spotlight Now seeking Tour Guide/Drivers who are reliable, safety-driven, and organized with a desire to share their love of the outdoors with others for the summer season. On single day trips, Guides will pick-up and drop-off passengers at San Francisco hotels and provide informational narrative during the entire trip. On multi-day adventures, Guides will arrange daily logistics, outdoor and evening activities, sightseeing excursions, and teach sustainable travel, camping etiquette and cooking skills. Those interested in seasonal work must be able to attend an on-the-road training in San Francisco in early to mid-April and make a commitment through October 31st. If you have a fun and outgoing personality and enjoy interacting with people from all over the world, fill out the online application!

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Projects Abroad: Travel with purpose with the world’s leading volunteer organization abroad.

Projects Abroad. 10,000 volunteers a year. Hundreds of ongoing service projects around the world. Which will you do?

Cool Job of the WeekTravel with purpose abroad! Projects Abroad offers unique and worthwhile volunteer placements, internships and language courses in 30+ developing countries around the world. Projects are customized to your schedule so you choose when you start and how long you stay. Protect sharks in Fiji, work in an orphanage in Ethiopia, build houses in Jamaica, teach English to monks in Sri Lanka, join a public health project in Ghana, learn Arabic in Morocco and much more!

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Odiyan Retreat Center, a spiritual and ecological sanctuary, offers hands-on work and skill training in a challenging volunteer work retreat program where work is the vehicle for your inner development.

Experience the extraordinary — golden temples, wild horses, gardens, orchards, lakes, ponds and spectacular natural beauty overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Northern California!

Cool Job of the Week Karma Yoga, Service and Learning! Odiyan Retreat Center, a Buddhist spiritual and ecological sanctuary on the north California coast, offers hands-on work and skill training in a challenging volunteer work program where work is the vehicle for your inner development. Learn many new skills, engage your mind and replenish your spirit in a wholesome, beautiful environment where accomplishment and learning about yourself go hand-in-hand. Join Odiyan for their special 2018 construction project creating over 2,000 large Prayers Wheels for the purpose of reversing the negative momentum of our would and promoting world peace. Also seeking two vegetable gardeners (couple preferred). Includes housing, classes, meals and living allowance.

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A Broader View Volunteers international humanitarian aid programs are the perfect way to meet new people, immerse your self in community-based volunteer work while you explore a new language and culture.

Making a World of Difference — A Broader View Volunteers.

Program in the Spotlight Whether you are traveling solo, with a friend or family member, on a spring or summer break, gap year adventure or medical mission, A Broader View Volunteers can arrange a rewarding volunteer experience especially for you. Experience the happiness, struggles, aspirations and dreams of the people you assist—all while discovering the beauty, history and culture of a foreign location:

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