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Fall Outdoor Education Instructors Needed!

YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park Center is looking for a great crew of Outdoor Education Staff.   Easy year-round access to Rocky Mountain National Park and close proximity to Front Range communities, combined with talented, highly trained staff make our Outdoor Education Program one of the best in the state! Outdoor Education at YMCA of the Rockies averages more than 7,000 students and 100 schools per year!


Our program blends scientific inquiry with hands-on exploration while meeting Colorado state standards.  Classroom content is designed for 5th-8th grade level.  We are also able to modify our classes for kindergarten through 12th grade.  At YMCA of the Rockies, students are able to see the effects of active beaver colonies, the changing montane forest, perform scientific studies of waterways, work together to build teamwork, observe stars in a planetarium,  learn songs around a campfire and so much more!  We invite you to join us for a fun-filled outdoor educational experience!

Our program goals for staff are:

  • To provide a positive work environment which incorporates safety, trust, respect, and diversity for all staff members.
  • To deliver programs of the highest quality by providing a work force that is highly competent and demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills.
  • To provide interdisciplinary curriculum based classes that meet the Colorado State Standards.


At YMCA of the Rockies, our staff are highly trained in all areas they’ll be teaching.  The Outdoor Education staff work as a cooperative creative team.  They are dedicated to enhancing the learning of students by designing and delivering high quality education programs.

We ask staff to demonstrate leadership, wise utilization of time, and the willingness to learn and implement new ideas. Classes taught by instructors include:

Adventure 1

Adventure 2

Beaver Ecology

Elk Ecology

Montane Ecology

Outdoor Living Skills

Rock & Ice

Route Orienteering

Water Ecology

Star Lab

Night Hike


Join Our Team!

On Grounds & Off Grounds positions available! Outdoor education instructors can live on grounds in a staff dorm, eat 3 meals a day in our dining halls and receive a stipend.

Interested? We would love to have you join the team. Contact us today!

970-586-3341 x1106

Mark Pierce
Director of Outdoor Education and Rocks & Ropes

Carlie Bangs
Assistant Director of Outdoor Education and Rocks & Ropes

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