Summer Day Camp Counselor Eco Zone

Job Description


At the Eco-Zone Day Camp, campers age 8-12 participate in activities involving forest, field, and freshwater wetland ecology. Eco-Zone campers also canoe, go on a stream hike, and have the option to sleepover on a Thursday night campout. Children at both day camps go on hikes, make crafts, and swim. At both camps 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 $3520;  Includes one-week paid training period plus 8 weeks of camp. Additional $100 per week for counselors who provide bus or aftercare supervision.  

Dates of Employment: June 15- August 14, 2020. We can sometimes be flexible with dates.

To Apply

To Apply: Fill out Online Application If you have any questions email  John Jacques, Assistant Director, URI Environmental Education Center, 401 Victory Highway, West Greenwich, RI 02817 E-mail: [email protected]

Application Closing Date: 
June 14, 2020
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Job Location: 
West Greenwich, RI
Job Salary Range: 
Job Experience: 
1 - 2 years
Job Degree Level: 
High school
Job Starting Date: 
June 15, 2020

Job Details

Job Details: 
College/University Outdoor Education
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