Camp Program Coordinator – (age 9 to 15) – Boston Nature Center
Location: Mattapan, MA
Sanctuary: Boston Nature Center
The Boston Nature Center Day Camp is filled with singing, playing outside, acting silly and lots more. We are looking for staff members that are excited about working with children and are excited about connecting them with nature. BNC Camp staff and families are diverse in ethnicity, socio-economics, gender, abilities, and more. Camp is equitable and inclusive for families through a variety of strategies including sliding scale fees, accessible programing, and community-focused atmosphere.
The Program Coordinator will implement three specialized programs: Counselor in Training (CITs), Farm Trekkers and Environmental Leadership Teen Program (ELT).
Counselor in Training (CITs) – This program will run as two one-week sessions with our 14-15 year-old campers who are interested in becoming junior counselors. The program will focus on the skills and tools needed to be a caring, engaging educator and to provide opportunities for CITs to practice these leadership skills in a safe and supportive atmosphere.
Farm Trekkers – This program will run as four one-week session with our 9-13 year-old campers. This program is a partnership between Boston Nature Center and Drumlin Farm. Each week the program will bring together 10 Boston-area and 10 Lincoln-area children for a camp experience focused around food and farming.
Environmental Leadership Teen Program (ELT) – This program will run as three one-week sessions with our 13-15 year-old campers. During each session, BNC educators will guide teens as they develop their individual leadership and community-building skills as well as support them as they develop their own style and voice. The goal of our Environmental Leadership Teen (ELT) program is to equip and encourage teens to be effective environmental advocates, learn about civic action and be conservation leaders in their homes and communities.
Join a staff community that works together to support learning and growth in a dynamic camp setting. Camp counselors supervise campers’ health and safety, promote positive youth development, teach nature-based activities and communicate with staff and supervisors. Staff will be responsible for planning, and preparing daily lessons that include age-appropriate nature lessons games and crafts. Training includes natural history elements as well as teaching techniques, background in science is not necessary, only your passion for working at a great camp.
Schedule: Training June 14-18. Camp runs Monday – Friday, June 21 – September 3
Qualifications: Applicants should be at least 21 years of age, have experience working with young children, and a sense of fun. Environmental Education experience and/or past camp experience are very helpful. While knowledge of environmental studies, biology, education or related fields is greatly appreciated we encourage applicants with a diversity of academic interests to apply. Must have the ability to lead groups over rough terrain and be able to work both cooperatively and independently. Demonstrated ability to promote and respect diversity of ethnic, cultural, linguistic backgrounds and, physical and mental disabilities. Applicants must have CPR/First aid certification or willing to obtain (training will be available). CORI, SORI checks required.
Compensation and Benefits: $16.50/$18.50 per hour depending on experience
Greater Boston residents are strongly encouraged to apply. Every inquiry will be treated confidentially