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24 Jan 2023

Full-Time Outdoor Adventure Activity Captain: Summer Program

Youth Enrichment Services – Posted by YESkids Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description


  • Co-lead the YES Outdoor Adventure summer camp programs for youth ages 8-13, including day camp activities
    and overnights
  • Create a safe and welcoming environment for youth to try new activities and build confidence including but not
    limited to biking, hiking, paddle sports, rock climbing, etc.
  • Lead a structured program day that includes, morning circle, travel to the activity destination, safety talks,
    games, team builders and reflection activities
  • Supervise and role-model for teen staff working in the field
  • Follow all camp policies and procedures and complete required staff trainings
  • Provide first aid and administer approved medications as authorized by the Health Care Consultant
  • Prepare and reset space for each program day
  • Act as the YES liaison between partner organizations and YES
  • Build trusting relationships, ensure the safety of participants, and have fun
  • Is aware of and implements all COVID-19 guidelines and procedures to ensure the health and safety of all group members


  • Experience leading or volunteering with youth programs in an outdoor, camp, school, or similar setting including
    but not limited to the following activities: biking, hiking, paddle sports, rock climbing, etc.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and interact with a diverse population including adult and youth staff, youth
    participants, and parents
  • Ability to ride a bicycle, and commitment to learning rock climbing belay technique required
  • Strong swimmer willing to complete a lifeguard certification course
  • Ability to work outdoors, for extended periods in all weather and ability to lift 25 lbs
  • Must be 21 years of age with a valid Driver’s License;
  • CPR/First Aid required; CORI-SORI Background check will be administered.
  • Fully Vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19
    Other Experiences Preferred:
  • Experience supervising teen staff an or certification in rock climbing, or paddle sports

YES strongly desires to attract a broad and diverse pool of candidates to apply, particularly candidates of color, female candidates, and/or candidates who represent the communities YES serves.

How to Apply

This is a seasonal position starting part-time in June with paid training and certifications courses. The position moves to Full-time in July and August. Apply using the YES Online Portal here. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis with position opened until filled.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

Job expires in 31 days.

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