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Outdoor Educator

YMCA Camp Burgess and Hayward

Job Field:
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Job Type:
Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
Location Detail:
Sandwich, Massachusetts
Job Description:

Come join our fun and supportive community at Camp Burgess & Hayward’s Outdoor Education & Retreat Center, a YMCA facility located a short drive from the ocean on beautiful Cape Cod, Massachusetts only 1 hour away from Boston. Our forested property is situated on over 300 acres which include three freshwater ponds, a state-of-the-art high ropes course, a low ropes teambuilding course, climbing tower, educational farm, waterfront, hiking trails, and dining and overnight facilities. During our spring season, we host students from many local schools, and a range of specialty camp programs during the weekends.



• Lead environmental education classes and teambuilding programming with confidence,

accuracy, and enthusiasm

• Facilitate the safe use of our low ropes challenge course and rock wall

• Help facilitate the safe use of our high ropes course and zipline

• Facilitate the safe use of our waterfront

• Speak clearly and audibly in front of large audiences

• Provide friendly and helpful customer service to all of our guests

• Support house-keeping, grounds-keeping, and dining operations


Our staff training will cover class curriculum, group facilitation strategies, and technical

challenge course skills required for the job. You will have the dedicated support and

guidance of our experienced staff as you develop your leadership style and gain confidence facilitating others in outdoor activities.


• Passion for working outdoors with youth, teens, and adults

• Desire to facilitate environmental, teambuilding, and challenge course programs

• 21+ years old, with a college degree or relevant life experience

• Ability to live and work as a positive team-player in a collaborative residential setting

• Physical ability to spend long, active hours outdoors in all elements, safely facilitating


• Lifeguard certification strongly preferred

$460/week, $490/week with lifeguard certification


We offer competitive weekly pay starting at $460/week, $490/week with lifeguard certification.

We also provide comfortable staff housing, all of your meals while working, kitchen access,

laundry facilities, and internet. Additionally, Cape Cod is an awesome place to live! You will

have access to a wide range of outdoor recreation equipment to help you enjoy it!

How to Apply:

Please email resume to Heaven Roberts at

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