Summer Day Camp Counselor

Job Description

Woodvale Farm Day Camp Counselor
Teach and lead campers in one of two summer day camp programs each serving up to 40 children each week.  At the Woodvale Farm Day Camp, campers age 5-8 help out on the farm, work in the gardens, prepare food, participate in farm demonstrations, and go on hikes.  Counselors at this camp teach outdoor lessons in farming, sustainable agriculture, humane animal care, early American history, organic gardening, cultural history, and ecology. Children go on hikes, make crafts, and swim. The day starts at 8:00 am with chores and preparation for the campers. Campers arrive at 9:00 am and stay until 3:30 pm.  After the campers leave, there is a clean-up period and brief staff meeting.The workday ends at 4:30 pm. During the program, campers are divided into groups of eight to twelve with one Counselor and one Junior Counselor.  For additional pay on a rotating basis, two day camp counselors are needed each week to supervise campers while riding the shuttle bus to and from camp.  Also for additional pay, one or two counselors are needed to supervise an extended day aftercare program.

Qualifications: Previous experience working with young children is preferred. Enthusiasm, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a demonstrated interest in the environment and education are a must.  Current certifications in standard first aid and community CPR are required (we offer a class for a fee).  Pets are not allowed on site.  
Compensation:  Farm Day Camp $2025;  Includes one-week paid training period plus 8 weeks of camp. Additional $50 per week for counselors who provide bus or aftercare supervision.  

Dates of Employment: June 17-August 16, 2019. We can sometimes be flexible with dates.

To Apply

To Apply: Email cover letter, resume, application form, and three references to John Jacques, Assistant Director, URI Environmental Education Center, 401 Victory Highway, West Greenwich, RI 02817 E-mail: [email protected]

Application Closing Date: 
June 14, 2019
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Employment Type: 
Job Region: 
Job Location: 
West Greenwich, RI
Job Salary Range: 
2,025
2,475
Job Experience: 
1 - 2 years
Job Degree Level: 
High school
Job Starting Date: 
June 17, 2019

Job Details

Job Details: 
College/University Outdoor Education
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