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Outdoor Adventure Program Director / Challenge Course Manager Posted Feb 27
Camp Burgess & Hayward , Sandwich, MA (Cape Cod)
Consider this rare and exciting opportunity to join the leadership team at Camp Burgess & Hayward. Camp Burgess and Camp Hayward are premier summer camps and outdoor education centers located on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.

We are looking for an experienced outdoor professional with exceptional leadership and group membership skills and abilities. This is a full time, year round position with a generous benefits package and comfortable staff housing.

During the summer months the Outdoor Adventure Program Director / Challenge Course Manager will train and manage a team of 8-10 challenge course program staff members. With a wide range of activities consisting of high ropes, zip lining, climbing tower, low ropes, archery and outdoor living skills, the Outdoor Adventure Program Director / Challenge Course Manager will lead and facilitate programming as well as manage staff and ensure the safety of our campers and students.

During the school season the Outdoor Adventure Program Director / Challenge Course Manager trains Outdoor Education staff in all the areas relative to the challenge courses, climbing towers and other relevant program areas.

They will also assist in our Outdoor Education and Group Retreat programs, volunteer initiatives and fundraising. They work with the two Summer Camp Directors, the Adventure Trips Director and the Outdoor Education Director to establish new program activities and expand current programs.


21+ years old
A degree in a relevant area, or equivalent life experience
Ability to demonstrate technical skills and the ability to improve upon existing technical skills
Ability to attain challenge course certifications
Ability to live and work as a positive team-player in a collaborative residential setting
Capacity to give and receive feedback on a regular basis
Physical ability to spend long, active hours outdoors in all weather
Passion for working outdoors with youth, teens and adults
Desire to facilitate experiential education and team-building programs
Speak clearly and audibly in front of large audiences
Provide friendly and helpful customer service to all of our guests
Strong organizational skills and ability to manage paperwork and finances

Outdoor Education and/or Adventure programming experience. Experience in program management and development preferred. Candidate should have significant experience as a solid group member of a professional leadership team.


Camp Burgess & Hayward is a branch of the South Shore YMCA. The camps are located a short drive from the ocean on beautiful Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Our property is situated on over 300 acres of forests, fields and freshwater ponds. Facilities include breathtaking waterfronts, a state-of-the-art high ropes course, a low ropes team-building course, climbing tower, educational farm, hiking trails, and dining and overnight facilities.