Wildflower Preschool Camp Director

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Deadline to Apply:

Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 6:00pm



Evanston, IL
United States

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Evanston Ecology Center invites you to join our summer camp team as Camp Director at Wildflower Camp. This unique preschool program for children ages 3-4 is designed to develop small and large motor skills, creativity, and imagination while exploring science and experiencing the joys of nature. Each two-week session meets Monday through Thursday and has a different theme. Daily activities combine outdoor exploration with play, crafts, stories, songs and nature discoveries. 

Responsible for the supervision and safety of children ages 3-4 and the facilitation of science- and nature-themed curricula; including planning and leading of science/nature education, activities and games to these children.  Responsible for the supervision of counselors, assistant counselors and volunteers.  Responsible for communication with the program coordinator concerning these individuals.  This is a seasonal summer position.

  • Attend mandatory staff training sessions the week of May 31st – June 10th
  • Camp season runs from June 13-August 5
  • Plan and instruct program activities and games for camp participants relating to camp theme
  • Responsible for the safety of individuals in camp
  • Supervise and lead participants in daily camp activities and field trips – may include overnight camping, canoeing and fishing.
  • Assist in the management and evaluation of counselors
  • Assist in the management and evaluation of volunteers
  • Assist in the management and evaluation of assistant counselors
  • Responsible for effective and appropriate communication to caregivers regarding participant progress and behavior within program setting
  • Attend staff meetings as scheduled by program coordinator
  • Enforce late pick up policy and ensure all participants are properly dismissed to caregiver
  • Responsible for care and maintenance of camp equipment and storage areas
  • Complete written reports such as accident, incident and the like on a timely basis
  • Responsible for maintenance of all camp paperwork.
  • Communicate to supervisor(s) if there are problems or issues needing special attention.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by program coordinator

How to Apply:

Please send your resume to Margaret Isaacson, Program Coordinator, at misaacson@cityofevanston.org