Pali Institute
  • Outdoor Education
  • Running Springs, CA, USA
  • Seasonal

Camp Counselor for Pali Institute Outdoor Education Center in Association with Pali Adventures Summer Camp

Dates of Employment: May 1st, 2020- June 5th, 2020

Join a community of like-minded individuals who love sharing their passion for the outdoors with new students each week on our amazing campus located in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California.

Pali Institute is currently looking for international staff to join us for the month of May. This will include work Monday Saturday. Including Memorial Day weekend.

Pali Instructor's core job duties:

  1. Bonding with students in grades 4th-12th during instructing and down time periods.
    1. This includes overnight stays with students each night.
  2. Teaching a handful of our accredited courses.
    1. This includes outdoor education, science, leadership, running the zip line and belaying on our high ropes courses. You would be fully trained on any course before teaching it.
  3. Joining our Pali Community to continue fostering our inclusive environment for all of our staff, students and teachers


Mandatory Dates: Mondays through Saturdays- May 1, 2020 - June 5, 2020


Perks of the job:

  • Professional development
    • Gain experience teaching a variety if students. We are accreted as a school so these would count as teaching hours.
    • Learn to belay on our many ropes courses
  • Free off-site housing
    • Fully furnished, Wifi throughout, Streaming services provided, no deductions form your pay checks for utilities or rent.
    • All meals are provided while working, most staff houses are within walking distance to town for food.
  • Location
    • 2hrs from Joshua Tree National Park
    • 5hrs from LA/ Hollywood
    • 5hrs from Las Vegas
    • 2 hours from the beach


All Instructors Must:

  • Be over the age of 21 before the season starts.
  • Have prior experience working with children.
  • Possess ability to work in a team environment with 60+ other staff.
  • Be flexible and adjust to changes quickly.
  • Have ability to handle concerns and issues in a constructive manner.
  • Have a positive attitude.
  • Obtain First Aid/CPR certification prior to the start date.

Our Top Instructors Are:

  • Experienced in the camping and/or experiential education fields.
  • Able to have fun with kids, laugh at yourself and be silly!
  • Passionate about Camp, Science, Outdoor Education and/or Leadership Development.
  • Comfortable and confident teaching and instruction small and large groups of students.
  • Willing to learn and grow through constructive feedback, in a timely manner.
  • Have excellent oral communication skills.

Compensation: Based on education and experience your compensation will range between $430 per week and $475 per week.

Week in the life:

  • Monday (Arrival day)
  • 11:00 Arrival & Introductions
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 2:00   Afternoon Session 1
  • 3:30   Break
  • 3:45   Afternoon Session 2
  • 5:15   End of Session 2
  • 5:30   Dinner
  • 6:30   Cabin Time
  • 7:25   Line Up
  • 7:30   Evening Session
  • 9:00   Return to Cabins
  • 9:45   Lights Out
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • 7:00   Rise and Shine
  • 8:00   Breakfast
  • 9:00   Morning Session 1
  • 10:30 Break
  • 10:45 Morning Session 2
  • 12:15 End of Session 2
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 1:15   Cabin Time
  • 2:00   Afternoon Session 1
  • 3:30   Break
  • 3:45   Afternoon Session 2
  • 5:15   End of Session 2
  • 5:30   Dinner
  • 6:30   Teacher Time
  • 7:30   Evening Session
  • 9:00   Return to Cabins
  • 9:45   Lights Out
  • Friday (Departure day)
  • 7:00   Rise and Shine
  • 8:00   Breakfast & DVD
  • 9:00   Morning Session 
  • 10:30 End of Morning Session
  • 10:45 Load Buses
  • 11:00 Departure to school
  • Saturday:
  • This work would be subject to need. We have conference groups here on Saturdays, you will not be over night at all but your hours would vary based on the conference groups activities and needs.
  • Sunday: OFF

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