Thousand Pines Christian Camp


Hiring: Outdoor Education Program Instructor

Job Overview:

The Program Instructor’s primary role is to lead hikes, teach lessons based on the state science standards, and help students grow through a variety of program elements.

Primary Job Functions:

Instruct groups of students in various activities on 3, 4, or 5 day programs

  • Develop professional relationships with guests (students, teachers, chaperones, administrators) and coworkers

  • Perform duties and/or participate in activities including:

    a. Teach the outdoor education curriculum

    b. Lead various program elements including: rock wall, archery, crafts, songs, games, chapels, worship, skits, dances, and team building exercises

    c. Enforce dining hall standards during meals

    d. Supervise a group of students overnight

    e. Travel to multiple sites for the outdoor education programs

Additional Functions:

  • Attend team meetings

  • Provide supportive leadership when necessary

  • Assist in cleaning and inventory management

  • Provide first aid and basic health care when necessary

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Major Competency Areas:

  • Ability to work effectively within a team or alone

  • Strong communication and teaching skills

  • Ability to model desired behaviors, including a positive attitude, on a consistent basis

  • Reliability, punctuality, and good time management


Minimum education of a Bachelor’s Degree

  • Godly Christian character

  • Current Red Cross/American Heart Association CPR and First Aid certifications

  • Full agreement with TPCC doctrinal statement, mission, vision, and values, and compliance with staff handbook

  • Valid driver license

Physical Demands:

  • Abilities sufficient to carry out the essential functions of the job

  • Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions

  • Must be able to lift minimum of 50 lbs