Promoting Professional Development and Best Practice in EE
Summer Camp Environmental Educator
Deadline to Apply:
Friday, June 1, 2018, 5:45pm
Do you want a FUN, meaningful way to spend your summer while sharing your love for the nature? Do you want to add a great experience to your resume?
Our Camp programs promote self-confidence, independence and friendship, fun and discovery, all set in a beautiful outdoor environment
We are looking for FUN, environmental educators to join our awesome team.
Our unique nonprofit camp has been offering day, overnight and Teen Adventure programs for children ages 7-14 since 1922. We provide subsidized programs and many scholarships for kids that would otherwise not be able to afford such an opportunity. Our campers are wonderful – and so we only hire the best folks to be our summer staff!
Staff Orientation Dates June 10th - 23rd
Summer Camp Season June 26th – August 19th
JOB DESCRIPTION ENVIRONMENTALIST (Temporary):
RESPONSIBLE TO: CAMP DIRECTOR
- A college degree (or at least 1 year of completed college course in) in education, biology, environmental science, or related field or equivalent experience.
- A valid driver’s license
- Age 21 years or more
- At least 1 year experience in camping, education, recreation, or youth-related work.
- At least 1 year experience in working with animals
- Experience with environmental activities such as pond study, wild edibles, natural history preferred
- Desire to work and live in a camp community with a diverse population of staff and campers
- Be a positive role model for staff and campers,
- Strong desire to work with disadvantaged youth.
- Exhibit enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, integrity, self-motivation and adaptability
- The ability to communicate and work with campers and staff, and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
- Ability to observe campers behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate Risk Management Code regulations and emergency procedures and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.
- Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environment and other hazards related to any camp activity the staff member participates in or leads.
- Ability to train staff and campers in safety regulations and emergency procedures.
- Ability to communicate and work with campers and provide necessary instruction to campers
- Ability to work maintain camp live animal collection in a safe and sanitary condition
- Ability to safely handle camp animals for instructional activities
- Physical ability to participate in all facets of camp programs
- Ability to work long hours especially during the operation of the summer camp.
- Develop, schedule and lead morning and afternoon Environmental Education programs for campers.
- Direction, supervision, and organization of counselors and campers in the Environmental Education portion of the program, in order to meet the intended camper outcomes.
- Become completely familiar with those aspects of Risk Management Code that relate directly to this position.
- Assist Village Leaders lead camp activities when not running Environmental Education.
- Assist Farm Educator when not running the Environmental Education and Animal programs
- Maintain the health and cleanliness of the Camps’ live animal collection
- Develop and lead a daily activity that focus on Environmental Education and utilizes the natural areas of camp such as creeks, pond, meadows and forests.
- Develop and lead activities that utilize the camps’ live animal collection.
- Train and supervise the staff in leading environmental activities.
- Maintain the Environmental Center, exhibits, and garden in a sanitary, organized and tidy state.
- Maintain the camps’ live animal collection and assume responsibility for the daily feeding, watering and cleaning of all live animals at the Environmental Center.
- Maintain Environmental Center displays and lesson equipment
- Participate in the overall camp program, focusing on bringing positive environmental awareness to as many aspects of the camp program as possible.
- Environmentalist should lead afternoon activities for campers each day. Particular emphasis should be placed on activities which involve visiting the animal, natural areas, Environmental Center and garden.
- Provide for spontaneous and additional Environmental Education activities, i.e. owl lessons during overnights, creek crawl afternoons and other program times as assigned.
- As a supportive staff member, undertake all duties such as supervision during meals, snack and shower time, swim, and whenever needed.
- At the end of summer, submit an End of Summer Report, Summer Highlights and all relevant evaluation forms.
- Become completely familiar with those aspects of the Risk Management Code that relate to the operation of the Summer Camps at College Settlement.
- Assist with other duties as needed e.g. assuming daily role as counselor when not leading environmental center activities, etc.
- Become familiar with those aspects of the ACA and USDA Standards which relate to your job responsibilities.