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Summer Experiential Education Facilitator

If you are looking for a change-making, equity-focused, youth-development opportunity and you have a passion for the outdoors, then Princeton-Blairstown Center is looking for you! This summer, join a diverse and dynamic team of individuals who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of students from historically marginalized communities in the NYC area, working on PBC’s 268-acre campus at our award-winning Summer Bridge program. Summer fun will be the primary goal of Summer Experiential Education Facilitators, who focus on addressing "summer learning gap" in innovative ways that help youth develop and integrate their academic, physical, and social and emotional well-being, along with their environmental awareness and stewardship.  Our facilitators work each week with a small cohort of 10-12 middle and early high school youth to 21st Century skills such as communication, collaboration, and creativity on our beautiful campus near the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

Salary $4,800 for the season ($600 per week) plus room, board and training (valued at approximately $400/week).  To apply see:

You may also fill out this summer job interest form at or send resume and cover letter to

You must arrive on Sunday, June 16th as training starts promptly on Monday, June 17th. Check out date at the end of the program is Sunday, August 11th.

BIPOC are strongly encouraged to apply. PBC is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion in its work and staffing. 

• Develop, facilitate, and debrief adventure based/experiential education curriculum including adventure course, low and high ropes course, hiking, canoeing/kayaking and swimming, and restoration programming designed to help students develop critical 21st Century skills. social emotional skills such as communication, cooperation, problem solving, and teamwork.
• Occasionally facilitate unchaperoned groups and provide overnight supervision.
• Design a learning sequence using PBC curriculum, experiential learning sequences, and develop new program activities appropriate to the participant population.
• Ensure the safety of all participants at all times.
• Maintain a friendly, cooperative, and professional relationship with fellow staff, chaperones, and partner organization stakeholders.
• Correctly teach outdoor adventure, environmental education, and related skills to participants as per PBC expectations and protocols.
• Occasionally participate in off-site day trips, river expeditions, and hiking adventures.
• Assist with program logistics and administrative duties.
• Assist with housekeeping and facility upkeep.
• Participate in job-related training and staff meetings.
• Work collaboratively with a diverse array of internal and external stakeholders to ensure the successful functioning of the Blairstown Campus and PBC programs.
• Demonstrate a professional demeanor which is reflective of the values and standards of the Princeton-Blairstown Center in all formal and informal contacts with the organization’s
constituencies, including consistent adherence to PBC electronic device policy.
•Perform other duties as assigned.

• At least 18 years of age.
•Some college, preferably in Education, Psychology, Environmental Science, or other related fields.
•Able to work long hours, including evening and late-night programs.
•Able to live and work in both outdoor spaces and rustic environments.
•Able to lift and carry up to 40 plus pounds for extended periods at a time while backpacking.
•Demonstrated commitment to cultural competency.
•Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders in a multi-cultural environment.
•Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, professionalism, a commitment to lead by example, and dedication to the mission of Princeton-Blairstown Center.

•Experience working with young people, individually and in groups.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•Outstanding customer service skills, group facilitation skills, and logistical planning e
First Aid, CPR, and ARC Lifeguard Certification.
•Experience living or working with people from diverse cultures or backgrounds.