Puh'tok in the Pines (Camp Puh'tok)

Puh’tok is now hiring for Outdoor Instructors. Our Outdoor Instructor roles are seasonal positions that run from late-February through the end of November. During the school year, the primary responsibility of an instructor is delivering one to three day outdoor science educational programs primarily serving 6th grades from regional middle schools. All of our lessons are designed to empower students as citizen scientists through hands-on science and involve collaborative problem solving with a focus on critical thinking, exploration, and environmental stewardship. Instructors are responsible for leading and educating a group of 12 – 15 students throughout their program, including facilitating large group activities, team-building and low challenge course activities, leading meals and working evening programs. All lessons are written according to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and all staff receive comprehensive training in youth development, outdoor science facilitation, team-building, low ropes challenge course, and positive behavior management.

School-Year Compensation - $15/hour


During the summer season, Camp Puh’tok delivers eight weeks of day and residential summer camp programs serving youth 5 through 16 years of age. During summer camp, instructors facilitate activities such as high and low ropes challenge course adventures, rock-climbing, zip line, canoeing, and teen leadership programs. Instructors may also find themselves in a summer camp leadership position such as Program Manager, Challenge Course Specialist or Off-Site Trip Leader, if they possess the skills and required certifications.  Certifications are offered in lifeguarding, high and low challenge course adventures, rock-climbing, zip line, archery and marksmanshipSummer Salary - includes lodging, three meals daily and program certifications.  Summer Camp - June 12 - August 22, 2020