Senior Camp Educator - Seasonal - Camp BNC Mattapan

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Thursday, June 2, 2022, 12:00am


Mattapan, MA
United States

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Join a staff community that works together to support learning and growth in a dynamic camp setting. Our Senior Camp Educator will implement two specialized programs: Farm Trekkers and Environmental Leadership Teen Program (ELT).

The Boston Nature Center Day Camp is filled with singing, playing outside, acting silly and lots more. We are looking for staff members that are excited about working with children and are excited about connecting them with nature. BNC Camp staff and families are diverse in ethnicity, socio-economics, gender, abilities, and more. Camp is equitable and inclusive for families through a variety of strategies including sliding scale fees, accessible programing, and community-focused atmosphere.

Farm Trekkers – This program will run as six one-week session with our 9-13 year-old campers. This program is a partnership between Boston Nature Center and Drumlin Farm. Each week the program will bring together 10 Boston-area and 10 Lincoln-area children for a camp experience focused around food and farming.

Environmental Leadership Teen Program (ELT) – This program will run as two one-week sessions with our 13-15 year-old campers. During each session, BNC educators will guide teens as they develop their individual leadership and community-building skills as well as support them as they develop their own style and voice. The goal of our Environmental Leadership Teen (ELT) program is to equip and encourage teens to be effective environmental advocates, learn about civic action and be conservation leaders in their homes and communities.  

Join a staff community that works together to support learning and growth in a dynamic camp setting. Camp counselors supervise campers’ health and safety, promote positive youth development, teach nature-based activities and communicate with staff and supervisors. Staff will be responsible for planning, and preparing daily lessons that include age-appropriate nature lessons games and crafts. Training includes natural history elements as well as teaching techniques, background in science is not necessary, only your passion for working at a great camp.

Schedule:  Training June 13-17, June 20-24. Field Training at Camp Wildwood in Rindge, NH, June, TBD.  Camp runs Monday – Friday, June 27 – September 2.


Must Have’s (Required): 

- Applicants should be at least 21 years of age;
- Have experience working with children;
- Demonstrated ability to promote and respect diversity of ethnic, cultural, linguistic backgrounds and physical and mental disabilities; 

- Must have the ability to lead groups over rough terrain; 
- Applicants must have CPR/First aid certification or willing to obtain (training will be available).

Nice to Have’s (Preferred): 

- Environmental Education experience and/or past camp experience are very helpful;
- While knowledge of farm education, environmental studies, biology, education or related fields is greatly appreciated we encourage applicants with a diversity of academic interests to apply;
- Have experience working at a camp in a leadership role; 
- Have a love of nature, a sense of fun, and an enthusiastic and positive attitude.


CORI, SORI checks required.

Compensation and Benefits: $16.50/$18.50 per hour depending on experience

Greater Boston residents are strongly encouraged to apply. Every inquiry will be treated confidentially

How to Apply:

To inquire about this position:
Send resume, cover letter, and names and phone numbers of 3 references to:
Kim Baker
Boston Nature Center
500 Walk Hill Street
Boston, MA 02126

Detailed job description available upon request.