Nature Camp Leader - Moose Hill

Location: Sharon, MA
Sanctuary: Moose Hill

Have fun this summer as you actively enrich the lives of children through hands-on nature activities, games and crafts! Explore our extensive trail system and the diversity of life found in our upland forest, meadows, red maple swamp, and vernal pools with small groups of campers. Our age groups are Discoverers (5-6), Explorers (7-8), and Investigators (9-13)

Your role is two-fold—first as a counselor who supervises the campers’ health and safety, promotes positive youth development, and plays games and second as an instructor who connects children to nature through hand-on learning activities. We provide you with goals and some activities for each weekly session. You will work with other staff to create additional age-appropriate lessons, games and crafts. Training includes nature study elements as well as teaching techniques. To discover more about our Nature Camp program check out our website, Moose Hill Camp!

Qualifications

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age; have experience working with and enjoy being with children;
  • Ability to lead groups over rough terrain;
  • Have strong communication skills;
  • Should have the ability to design and implement nature-based activities including games and crafts;
  • Preferred applicants are studying or have a degree in a life science or education;
  • Current certification in CPR and first aid is required (training opportunities are provided);
  • Must pass a background records check (CORI and SORI).
    • Provide documented proof of immunity or vaccination record (MMR, tetanus, etc.) and complete the camp’s health form and waiver. 

Compensation and Benefits

Rate of Pay: $13.75-$14.75 depending on experience.

Additional Comments

Schedule:  Monday – Friday, 42-45 hours a week. June 1-June 11 is Staff Training and all new staff are expected to attend this training. Camp runs from June 14 - August 27 with an option to work until September 3rd, 2021. 

How to Apply

When crafting your cover letter, please answer the following questions.

1)     What is your realistic availability from June 1 through September 3rd? What time off will you need, end of school, family vacations, etc.

2)     What is something you are passionate about?

3)     If you had a tennis ball, a bandana, a bird feather, and a stick what is a game or activity you could create to play with a group of 8-10 campers. You pick the age.

4)     What might set you apart from all the other people who are applying for a position here?

5)     What is an environmental topic that you are interested in teaching about?

6)     What would you want to be known for at camp? A song? An activity? What would staff and campers remember you for?

7)     What do you do to connect with Nature?

8)     What would you do to make camp memorable for the campers?

Please email your resume and letter of interest to: 

Shawn Moriarty
Job# 2908

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