Program Instructor

Program Instructor

February 25, 2023

Website Frost Valley YMCA

Frost Valley YMCA is located in the heart of the Catskill Mountains in New York State. Each Year we serve over 20,000 people, primarily from the greater NYC, Long Island, and northern New Jersey region, through our Environmental Education and Groups and Family Retreats Departments. We provide exciting outdoor learning opportunities to very diverse audiences, many of whom might not otherwise have the opportunity to access these experiences.

Program staff are responsible for the preparation and delivery of programs offered through the Environmental Education, Team building, and Group and Family Retreats programs which include but are not limited to hikes, ecology lessons, team building, adventure education, and facilitating high and low elements. Each program staff member must be able to effectively communicate and interact with students and guests of all ages. Persons of color are encouraged to apply.

Frost Valley YMCA seeks to promote an awareness of the interrelationship of the natural world through the usage of the natural sciences and promotes deeper connections between our students and guests with the outdoors, with others, and with themselves.


  • Facilitate programs with small groups of students and guests in the areas of ecology, challenge course, group work, outdoor education/recreation, local culture/history.
  • Plan and implement lessons and activity plans for each assigned program.
  • Prepare, develop and maintain program spaces and resources for use by staff and participants.
  • Serve as host and point of contact for school and team building groups.
  • Participate in trainings and development opportunities.

Additional Comments/Information:


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Employee may be required to lift/move up to 35 pounds.

Suggested Experience:

  • Previous experience working with children
  • Commitment to working with guests from diverse backgrounds
  • Effective leadership, teaching, facilitation and communication skills
  • Firm commitment to guest service
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Environmental Studies, Outdoor Recreation, related fields a plus OR equivalent life experience
  • Hold current First Aid/CPR certifications, or ability to obtain upon hire


Company: Frost Valley YMCA

Location: Claryville, NY

ACA Accredited: Yes

Time Frame: Seasonal

Type of Position: Specialized Activity Leader

Day or Night: Day

Salary: $14.20 per hour and shared housing

Application Deadline:

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