Pali Institute
  • Outdoor Education
  • Running Springs, CA, USA
  • Other
  • Full Time/ Seasonal

Outdoor Education Activity Specialist

Join Pali Institute Today:

Share your passion for the outdoors with individuals from all over Southern California, Nevada, and Arizona. Teach with our outdoor education program and works with students in the 4th-12th grades Wednesday through Friday and lead outdoor excursions, archery classes, and team building sessions to conference guests all weekend.

Activity Specialist Role at Pali:

Main Responsibilities:

  • Safety of individuals while leading classes, hikes, high ropes courses, and zip line races.
  • Provide customer service and assist with conference set up for Friday-Sunday.
  • Work as Outdoor Educators Wednesday-Friday including program set up, break coverage, teaching and group leading.

Hours and Start Date:

  • Full-time seasonal position
  • Start Date: August 8, 2022 (Flexible)
  • Two End Dates Available
  • December 16, 2022
  • June 2, 2023 (Winter Break from December 16-January 2)
  • Bonuses available for completion of a school year season.


All Instructors Must:

  • Be over the age of 21 before the season starts.
  • Have prior experience working with large groups of children and/or adults.
  • Possess ability to work in a team environment with 100+ other staff.
  • Be flexible and adjust to changes quickly.
  • Have ability to handle concerns and issues in a constructive manner.

Our Top Instructors Are:

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

Perks to the Job:

  • Working with awesome, like-minded people!!
  • Off-Site Housing accommodation included for out-of-cabin and off-hour use.
  • Housing includes utilities, WiFi, furnishings, and streaming access.
  • Get paid for up to 8 hours of volunteering with a non-profit organization of your choice.
  • Seasonal leadership positions promotions available only to our internal Outdoor Education Instructors.
  • Pro Deals from companies like Prana, Black Dimond and more.
  • Partial education reimbursement for any classes or courses completed while at Pali.
  • Living in Southern California- Easy access to beaches, theme parks, national parks, and tons of local outdoor recreation.
  • Private on-site Lounge for Instructors with cozy couches, internet access and Netflix.
  • Hours here can count towards your educational degree teaching hours.
  • $250 referral bonuses available.
  • 50% off healthcare covered after 60 days.


Base Weekly Rate from $400-$445.

  • Pay dependent on education and experience.
  • Travel stipends are available for anyone traveling from out of state, driving or flying. Restrictions apply.

Build a Future with Pali

  • Training for Ropes Lead is available in your first season.
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