Why Work at Pali?

Pali Instructors come from all over the US and abroad with a variety of background and interests. The majority of our staff join our team as a way to take their experiences as a summer camp counselor or administrator and transition into a career in the outdoor field. Employing people with a variety of interests and backgrounds creates an atmosphere of growth and learning among staff and contributes to the experience of students.

We look for staff that are:

  • Experienced working with children, ideally in the camping and/or experiential education fields.
  • Able to have fun with kids, laugh at themselves and be silly!
  • Passionate about Science, Outdoor Education and/or Leadership Development.
  • Comfortable and confident teaching and instruction small and large groups of students.
  • Willing to learn and grow through constructive feedback.
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills.

In return we can offer:

  • Monthly professional development
  • Paid staff training and First Aid/CPR certifications
  • Off-site housing accommodations
  • Community atmosphere, working with like-minded people
  • Pro-deals on outdoor gear
  • Room and board throughout the program season
  • Health insurance after 90 days

Join a community of like minded people ready for the next adventure. After a week in cabin with students, spend the weekend letting of steam and exploring the inland empire! Gather a group to travel the hour to Temecula and enjoy southern CAs wine country. Or lay low at our off site staff houses in the small yet bustling town of Running Springs, CA.

Pali Institute is only 90 minutes from the beach, Joshua Tree, and 3.5 hours from Las Vegas and Yosemite National Park. Do you like to ski, surf, rock climb? Do all three; here you can do them all in one day!

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Working at Pali was one of the best professional moves that I made. I was 22 and unsure of where I saw myself over the next few years. Pali was a place for me to practice my teaching skills, work with kids in an outdoor setting, and learn invaluable skills that I have been able to apply to every single job that I have had since. It was a great stepping stone into my career as a classroom teacher. Not to mention, I made lifelong friends and went on adventures all over Southern California–not a bad way to spend a few seasons!Tara Furey, Instructor then Education Coordinator, January 2014-May 2015

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