CAMP - CGS - Outdoor Education

Location: Graford, TX (Camp Grady Spruce YMCA - Lake Office 3000 Park Road 36)

Job Description


Residential Outdoor Education at it's finest! Great perks package, excellent housing, enriching teaching environment, cosmic learning opportunities, hands on outdoor instruction and meals while conducting programs.

Now hiring for the Fall 2017/Spring 2018 Outdoor Education season! The YMCA Camp Grady Spruce Outdoor Education program runs throughout the year. This position starts August 28, 2017 and ends on May 30, 2018. $330 to $370/week. Residential Outdoor Education at it's finest! Great perks package, excellent housing, enriching teaching environment, cosmic learning opportunities, outstanding school groups, hands on outdoor instruction, healthy work environment and meals while conducting programs.

YMCA Camp Grady Spruce seeks highly motivated, adventurous, creative, crafty and spirited Educators with a natural love for the outdoors and teaching for it's awesome Outdoor Education Program. YMCA Camp Grady Spruce is located on 535 pristine acres on the shores of beautiful Possum Kingdom Lake in North Central Texas and serves thousands of 4th/5th graders from the DFW/North Texas region and beyond.

Duties: Leading trail lessons and activities such as: Lake Ecology, Astronomy/Star Lab, Devil's Island, Geology, Toast Burning, Prairie Ecology, Johnson's Peak, Night Hikes, Texas Time Trail, Man and Environment, Orienteering, Fishing, Outdoor Living Skills, Horsemanship, Raccoon Circles, Sensory Awareness, Archery, Path to Verse, Conservation Projects and Low Ropes. Just to name a few. Hand's on education at it's finest!

Other Duties: Evening programs, program maintenance, school visits, professional/peer development, rangeland fire management, nesting box programs, field trips throughout north central Texas, regional conferences, repurposed construction projects, up cycling, weather watchers, sustainable program development, Adopt-A-Highway, Possum Kingdom lake community involvement, staff training, school meetings and teacher workshops. Become a better teacher while healing the social landscape! This is a high energy posting and a lot of fun as well!



Qualifications: BS/BA in Education, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Geology, Recreation, Ecology, Forestry, Biology, Outdoor Education, or related field. Interest and desire to become a part of the Camp Grady Spruce key leadership team and teach elementary age students about the environment in a non-traditional setting. Previous teaching experience is a plus but is also a great place to start! Applicants need to be comfortable with social settings, tempo teaching, public speaking, gregarious teaching techniques and facilitating conversations that will lead students to a better understanding of the natural world!


To apply: Send resume, cover letter, and three references. Attn: David Touchon, The Outdoor Education Program at YMCA Camp Grady Spruce, 3000 Park Road 36, Graford, Texas 76449; Ph. 940-779-3411 or 214-535-1255; Fax 940-779-2939; email: Please visit the employment link at and complete applicant registration. The 2017/2018 Outdoor Education season awaits!