Mountain and Sea Educational Adventures (MSA) is a Non-Profit Christian based Environmental Education organization founded in 1997. Our mission is to teach outdoor education in a manner that increases the awareness of the environment, raises the spirit of youth, and builds their confidence. Our program site is located in between Avalon and Two Harbors at Whites Landing. We also have a 112' mini cruise ship aka "floating lab" that travels along the coast doing marine science programs. We teach science concepts in the midst of God’s creation, fostering growth and building character. Teachers and parents are calling MSA the most innovative and “student challenging” outdoor education camp in California! Join our team and find out why!
(View our website at www.mountainandsea.org )
Environmental Education Camp Instructors:
Join our mission to teach environmental science and impart a passion for the ocean on beautiful Catalina! Help us make “world changers” out of camp participants ages. Teach character traits and build environmental awareness. Instructors receive training in all required subjects. Staff must attend all staff meetings. This position is for missionary-minded individuals who are passionate about building up to today’s youth through spiritual guidance and outdoor activities.
Qualifications: Education/experience in a science, education, or outdoor ministry-related field is preferred but not necessary. Most important is the desire to work with youth in the environment. Applicants must have a minimum of an AA degree or an equivalent of college credits. This position requires lifeguard and CPR certification, which is provided during staff training. A physical fitness test will be given with the following requirements: ability to swim at least 350 yards without stopping and be able to lift at least 40 pounds. A willingness to travel between Catalina Island and MSA’s ship program as needed is desired (travel expenses while camp is in session are paid by MSA). High moral character, ability to exercise good judgment, and willingness to work with flexibility as part of a team is essential.
Instructors will teach a wide array of topics that include marine biology, astronomy, ecology, natural history, physics, and survival skills. Activities include kayaking, snorkeling (day and night), hiking, high ropes, devotions, skit night, and other educational activities and games. Instructors receive training in all required subjects, as well as how to convey the material in an engaging manner to children. In addition to the above-mentioned responsibilities. They will also assist with some basic camp program maintenance such as preparing for and cleaning up after labs, assisting with meal clean up, boat upkeep, and other duties pertinent to the operations of a smooth program. Some community volunteer work is required.
Season Dates: 3/2/2022-10/31/2022
Pay Rate: Between $2,200 -$2,500 value per mont (includes food and housing valued at $697 Per Month) Accommodations: Room provided 7 days per week, the board provided while camp is in session.
Location: Catalina Island and San Pedro (must be willing to relocate for program locations). Staff accommodations are rustic cabins.