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Outdoor Education Instructor - YMCA Camp Potawotami


At YMCA Camp Potawotami, we focus on the ABCs of Camping - working to increase camper's sense of Accomplishment and Belonging while they learn about positive Character traits and values. What does this look like?

Caring. We show a genuine interest in others, putting them first, and engaging everyone with a positive attitude.  
Honesty. We do the right thing, even when no one is looking.  
Respect. We accept differences and meet people where they are at, honoring others with thoughtfulness and courage.  
Responsibility. We do what we say we’re going to do, taking ownership of our decisions and being good stewards of our resources.

Join us as we love, care and serve at camp!



YMCA Camp Potawotami is looking for individuals interested in becoming an Outdoor Education Instructor with a start date of August 20th and an end date of October 28th, 2018.  

Outdoor Educators work with students of all ages, families, and adult groups providing a variety of outdoor experiences including canoeing, team building, rock climbing, lake study, survival, archery, Native American life, pioneer life and evening programs including campfires, night awareness, and our Potawotami Trail.

Educators receive a weekly wage, onsite housing, and meals.



Pay: $315 per week plus room and board.

Dates: August - October 2018

Must be available to work evenings and weekends; also must live on site.

YMCA Camp Potawotami is located on beautiful Blackman Lake in Northeast Indiana; 7255 East 700 South
Wolcottville, IN 46795



  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be organized, detail-oriented, yet flexible. 
  • Must be comfortable communicating with parents and enjoy working with children.
  • Must have a strong knowledge of overnight camping.  
  • Previous experience and certification in camp program areas (lifeguarding, high ropes, archery, etc.) are preferred.
  • Able to fulfill all demands in spirit, mind, and body as an outdoor education instructor.
  • Positive, service-oriented attitude serving diverse groups of campers in regard to age, abilities, ethnicity, gender, race, economic status, religion, etc.
  • Team player willing to contribute to the culture, mission, and values of the YMCA



  1. Must have experience in education, science, or recreation. Certifications in First Aid, CPR, and lifeguarding is a plus. 
  2. Candidates must be friendly, comfortable in the outdoors, and able to teach 1 hour classes to groups of ~15 students.



  • Provide staff and campers with needed direction and resources, as well as be a patient, enthusiastic role model 
  • Assist in staff evaluations twice a summer, as well as general observations each week 
  • Participate in camper recruitment events
  • Maintain program areas, host meals, set-up and breakdown of facilities
  • Help plan and facilitate all camp activities and events
  • Manage any other tasks and duties assigned by the Camp Directors


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