2017 Summer Camp Opportunity – Filled

Sustainable Ag/ Environmental Day Camp Counselor

Description: Hart-to-Hart Farm Day Camp is seeking a qualified individual to partner with director to teach sustainable agriculture & ecology while doing farm chores, digging in our gardens, and exploring our farm. Counselor works with campers’ ages 5 – 13 years of age in an outdoor organic farm setting. Goal: have fun while making a difference in the lives of many young people through positive interaction.

Site Description: The camp is located on a 285-acre sustainable organic dairy farm in Albion, Maine. Site includes historic barn, out buildings for chickens, goats, sheep, horses, rabbits and a free stall barn which is home to 130 dairy cows. Scenic pastures, organic gardens and orchard, ponds, wetlands, forest, and farm provide and idea camp setting to explore.

Responsibilities:
Assist in designing and leading daily “hands-on”, inquiry based programs. Topics include but not limited to animal care and feeding, gardening, sustainability, insects, birds, soil science, freshwater ecology, wetland ecology, forest ecology, art, cooking. Topics taught through exploration, games, art, songs and stories. Attend staff trainings and meetings.
Participate in prepping classroom area, animal care, gardening, and farm related task. Day starts at 7:00 am with set up. Ends around 5:00 pm or when prep work finished for the next day. One overnight outing with campers attending Farm Extravaganza (ages 11-13).
Participate in 1 family programs & school field trips.

Qualifications:
Creative, enthusiastic, team player, flexible, excellent communication skills, a good sense of humor and an excellent role model
A willingness to get dirty, hike, work with farm animals  and dig in the garden
Understanding of and knowledge in sustainable farming / gardening and/or environment education (strengths can be in one or the other – animal husbandry a bonus)
Previous camp or related experience working with  youth ages 5-13 in an outdoor setting
First Aid and CPR certification
Completed 1st year of college or alternative program / experience

Date: May 19 – August 13th (12 weeks, including 1 1/2 wks of staff training & school field trips)

Compensation:  $4500 plus room & board (additional pay based on education and experience)

Deadline: April 30th  or Closed when filled

To Apply:  Send cover letter, resume, and  three references to Linda Hartkopf, Director, Hart-to-Hart Farm & Education Center, 16 Duck Pond Land, Albion, ME 04910 or email to hhart@uninets.net.