YMCA Camp Orkila's Teen Expedition and Leadership Program is looking for dedicated and exceptional sailors to join its instructor team for this coming 2020 summer season. We are located on Orcas Island in Washington State's San Juan Island archipelago. Instructors work with groups of up to 8 teens (aged 13 to 17) on one- and two-week leadership and expedition courses aboard our keel boat fleet of J-24 and Soling sailboats.
Our instructors work with teens and teach the skills and techniques of keel boat sailing along with introducing them to camping and traveling outdoors. Our courses focus on sailing and navigating the San Juan Islands while engaging in wilderness exploration and group development. Groups camp on different islands while out in the field while under the care and supervision of our trip leaders. In addition to teaching sailing, our trip leaders may also lead workshops around leadership development, communications styles, youth work and facilitate their teens in a leader of the day experience.
Room and board are provided between courses and trip leaders have access to pro deals (including Cascade Designs, Kokatat, Collegeoutside.com and others) and a two-week paid staff training. Paid a daily rate, DOE. 21+ strongly preferred .