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Rutabaga Outdoor Programs is dedicated to sharing our passion for paddling, and our Youth Program has been honored as a top program in the country. We want to get young people as excited about the water as we are. We're rooted in the community and proud to be focused on increasing both the number of folks who are excited to paddle, and the diversity of people on the water. We are committed to excellence in our programming, and to helping our students, and staff, become their very best.

Youth Paddling Instructors
Season: June - August
Applications for the 2021 season are closed. Check back in December for hiring for the 2022 season.
Does spending the summer on the water introducing kids to the joys of paddling sound like a dream job? If so, apply to be a Youth Instructor with Rutabaga Outdoor Programs! No previous paddling experience required. Please click the following links for a job description and Youth Instructor Application. Return completed applications to Katya Ouchakof, Director of Rutabaga Outdoor Programs, at

Junior Leader Development Program
Season: June - August
Applications are now open for the 2021 season.
Are you are a high school student looking to gain leadership experience and work with kids? Consider volunteering this summer with our Junior Leaders program. We are seeking young people looking to gain leadership experience and have an opportunity to spend a summer on the water! Click here to learn more and apply. Applications will be accepted until May 7, 2021. Please send completed applications to