Boy Scouts of America - Orange County Council
  • 08-Jan-2017 to 31-Jan-2018 (MST)
  • Orange, CA, USA
  • 420
  • Salary
  • Seasonal

Outdoor Education Instructor Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center Orange, California

The mission of The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center is to serve all youth of Orange County by providing quality outdoor educational programs that instill in them an appreciation of the outdoors and the environment, teach effective teamwork, instruct about the cultural history of Orange County and provide access to the natural resources of the surrounding areas.

This 210-acre outdoor education center, owned and operated by the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America, is located in Orange, California and accessible through Irvine Regional Park. The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center (IROEC) features half-day through five-day academic and recreational programming. Our hands-on approach to outdoor education allows participants to explore the outdoors and science while developing creativity, leadership skills and a respect for the environment.

Primary responsibilities:


  • Implement quality academic programs aligned with curriculum standards.
  • Supervise a group of 10-15 children (cabin group) at a residential camp setting 3-5 days at a time.
  • Be a positive role model for colleagues and participants.
  • Comfortable leading songs, skits, and large group games.
  • Counsel and empathize with students that are "missing home"
  • Ensure that safety and protocol are followed in accordance to American Camp Association and Boy Scouts of America.

 In communications:

  • Collaborates, communicates and participates as a member of the IROEC site team utilizing appropriate verbal and nonverbal interactions.
  • Become familiar with Boy Scouts of America and Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education operations.

 In relations with the staff:


  • Work closely with Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center and Orange County Boy Scouts of America staff to support overall operation.



  • Serve as chaperone in bunkhouse to campers 2 -3 times a week. Monitor a bunkhouse during the night and respond to emergency situations which may arise.
  • Lives on site during the Academic and Leadership Overnight Season (Fall and Spring) - optional
  • Able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Ability to hike and move around on unsaved surfaces while being in outdoors for extended periods of time.
  • Able to stand for 3-4 hours at a time.
  • Able to work and stay overnight in an outdoor environment that is subject to elements such as wind, dust, rain, and heat.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Science related field. (preferred)
  • Experience teaching (recommended but not required)
  • CPR/First Aid (recommended but not required)
  • Organized
  • Customer oriented.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work in an unstructured environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Bi-lingual (recommended but not required)
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