Seasonal full time positions6/26 to 8/18, with several orientation / training dates in mid-June. Monday thru Friday, 9am - 4pm (35 hours per week).
Junior Farmers’ Camp takes place on the beautiful 25 acres of Cropsey Community Farm. This slice of nature in New City, NY gives campers a true hands-on outdoors and farm experience. Counselors spend each day guiding campers through farm & garden activities, such as: planting and harvests, nature walks to observe our resident creatures, identifying insects and plants, and learning farm animal chores.
Our wonderful camp counselors are the true spirit of Junior Farmers’ Camp. Counselors show leadership qualities, responsibility, and a love of nature by being actively involved in campers’ play-based learning and are expected to enthusiastically participate. This is a working farm with all daily activities involved with agriculture, and camp counselors are the front line for ensuring campers have an exciting and safe experience!Camp counselors work with children ages 5 to 13. There are 2 main groups, Lower Camp (ages 5-8) and Upper Camp (ages 9-13). Counselors may be matched with one group for the duration or camp, or may work with both groups.
Conduct day-to-day activities with campers in designated group
Communicate clearly with camp director, head counselors, and fellow group counselors
Maintain accurate records, including sign-in/-out attendance sheets and incident reports
Treat all campers and staff members with respect
Maintain cleanliness, organization, & safety at camp
Understand needs of individual campers, including but not limited to behavioral needs and food / environmental allergies
Ideal Skills & Qualifications
Experience working with children is preferred.
Training in farm safety and first aid will be provided.
Enthusiasm for gardening, the outdoors, and dirt a MUST!
Your name, date of birth, and the best way to get in contact.
Any experience you have working with youth.
Tell us how your skills, experiences, and special interests will relate to Junior Farmers' Camp.
Please attach a resume with 2 references.
Rockland Farm Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating a multicultural team. We consider everyone for employment without regard to race, religion, age, sex, gender, disability, nationality, sexual orientation, citizenship status, familial status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. We strongly encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and look forward to reading yours.