This is a full-time seasonal position with hours scheduled according to group attendance and additional duties as assigned. Our calendar is almost sold out, so work will be available. You can expect to be in cabin no more than 80-85% of the time.
Pali is a Residential School Program.
Most weeks our instructors teach an activity group during the day and then take on the role of cabin instructor with responsibilities during meals and at night. Our science curriculum covers a broad array of topics such as alternative energy sources, squid dissection and herpetology. With California’s seismic history in mind, we test the strength of student's engineered structures.
Students also learn about aerodynamic principles as they build and launch rockets. We foster and encourage personal and social growth with the help of our team building sessions, low ropes course, three high ropes courses and quad zip lines. When the sun goes down, both instructors and students perform skits, learn about crepuscular animals while using their senses on a night hike, or turn up the music as the students perform karaoke.
In addition, students are able to gaze into the night as they learn about stars, planets and the galaxy their on way back to cabins. During cabin time, instructors can customize the students’ free time, gearing activities or relaxation time towards sharing personal passions like music or art, or adventuring out to play games during an exploratory hike.
By the end of the week, our instructors are able to reflect on both the rewards of working with children and teaching in the outdoors.