2016-17 OE Staff

Our staff come from all over the country, and our program hosts 5th and 6th grade students from all over Southern California! We are in operation Monday-Friday each week from September to June. Our staff members sign on for 4 months of work at a time, and many of them live in community in staff housing onsite. While working, staff lead a variety of activities throughout the day, provide overnight cabin supervision, and sometimes travel.

Now Hiring Program Instructors – Click Here: APPLICATION

Now Hiring Cabin Leaders – Click Here: APPLICATION


The goal of our program is to help students learn, grow, and experience the outdoors, and we do that by giving students opportunities for hands-on learning in an outdoor setting. We lead hikes, teach science lessons, and also help students develop their self-confidence through a variety of personal challenges such as: archery, team building, climbing wall, group games, night hike, low ropes and other outdoor activities.


Hours: Seasonal/Full Time (late September to early June)

Pay Rate: Variable – Anywhere between $300-$560 per week

Housing and Meals: Provided as part of the job during the week, and available on weekends for a nominal fee

Qualifications: A staff member’s level of education will dictate his or her rate of pay, and for a full list of qualifications, please see the formal job descriptions listed below:

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Program Instructor.pdf

Cabin Leader.pdf 

“What is it like to work at Thousand Pines Outdoor School?” Click Here: Staff Video

Thank you for your interest in joining the outdoor education team!