The Outdoor Educator will be assigned to work with all age groups throughout the summer as the go-to person for outdoor recreation, education, and information about the natural world. This position is for 9 weeks (1 week of intensive training and 8 weeks of camp) during summer camp. Internship hours are negotiable, with the minimum number required for a summer internship being 100 hours onsite (8 weeks at 10 hours/week plus a mandatory 20-hour orientation) plus additional offsite hours spent planning.
Attend trainings, staff meetings, and individual meetings throughout summer.
Orient and train camp staff for outdoor programs.
Plan and implement a minimum of 1 outdoors activity for each of the 3 age groups per week that relates to the weekly theme.
Supervise groups of children, ensuring safety and well-being of all persons
Complete individual duties as set up by supervisor (opening, closing, cleaning, etc.)
Assist and support other counselors during non-outdoor programming time
Stick to a set supply budget.
Base knowledge of and comfort teaching topics in the natural sciences
Past experience working with children
Experienced and comfortable leading groups in an informal setting
Ability to organize and prepare activities
High degree of self-motivation
Creative with the ability to improvise
Knowledge of activities suitable for girls ages 5-7, 8-10 & 11-13.
Must be able to commit to the same weekly schedule June 3rd - August 2nd.
Orientation and Training:
Training dates: May 28th – May 31st (9am – 5pm).
Overview of Girls Inc. mission, goals, and staff policies.
Discussion of group dynamics, developmental characteristics, and facilitation tools
Program discussion and planning
Mid-summer to discuss progress, and at the end of the summer.
Ongoing program evaluations.
Please send resume and cover letter to Rebecca Scott firstname.lastname@example.org