Job Code: FL

Environmental Education/Conference Instructors

Category: Environmental Education
Location: Fairview Lake YMCA

Job Type: Seasonal


Are you interested in teaching children about themselves and the nature that surrounds them? Fairview Lake YMCA Camps is a year-round residential outdoor education program that focuses on hands-on experiential education and outdoor courses for children in grades 2-8. Fairview Lake is located in the Northwest corner of New Jersey surrounded by 660 acres of swamp, forest and fields. We also reside on a mile long lake, our name sake. We are only an hour and a half drive to New York City!

Fairview Lake Environmental Education and Conference Instructors will teach pre-approved academic curriculum for ecologies, facilitate the teambuilding course, and lead campfires and night hikes. Environmental Education classes are a major portion of lessons led, however, some recreational activities like boating, climbing wall and orienteering occur regularly. Everyone will also lend a hand when it comes to projects; a few examples being: fixing equipment, upkeep of cabins and wood-splitting.


Benefits include housing and meals as well as two weeks of training on-site.


College degree in Environmental Science/Recreation preferred. Aspiration to work with children, the desire and ability to teach while working in the out-of-doors (rain or shine) is required. Being self-motivated, flexible and patient is vital. Positions are available for this Spring (Mid-March through Mid-June). There may be the opportunity to work multiple seasons, each with additional responsibilities. Hourly pay rate commensurate with experience.

Please submit resume and references to Natalie Knickerbocker, Environmental Education Director.