Join the Eden Village West community as our Forest Specialist! At the heart of all things EVW is creating a space for kids to foster a meaningful connection with the land they’re living on as well as each other, and you are the key facilitator of that connection. Show kids the magic of what lies in the forest– teach them how to build shelters, safely tend fire, whittle, basket weave, identify different plants and animals, and more, while incorporating Jewish wisdom & spirituality into what you do.
About Eden Village West
Eden Village West is an organic farm-to-table residential Jewish camp in Sonoma County, California with a 6-week overnight summer program as well as other farm programming throughout the spring and fall. Our campers enjoy farming, wilderness and homesteading skills, culinary arts, music, and sports as they become empowered to promote a more environmentally sustainable, socially just, and spiritually connected world for all.
Prepare and teach 3-4 programs a day for campers age 8-16, with some pre-written lessons that you can draw inspiration from & modify
Ideally, you can help draw connections between being Jewish and the natural world...but we can help with that.
Flexible and able to go with the flow as challenges arise
Community-minded with an emphasis on intentional Jewish community experience
Excited to work with kids ad be a mentor
Live on site at Eden Village West for the 8 week summer season
Prior experience as an outdoor educator
Basic knowledge of forest & wilderness survival skills- shelter building, foraging & plant identification, safe fire tending, etc
Work well on a team and be open to direction from your supervisor.
Specialists must be at least 18 years old, and are expected to stay at camp the entire season and attend staff training.
Why you’ll love it!
Experience a deep community with a vibrant staff of 75 young people from all over the world! Our community values skills sharing, spiritual growth, and inclusivity.
You’ll enjoy three kosher, organic, locally sourced meals a day.
We have a secret little room just for staff snacks…and a not-so-secret not-so-little FARM full of fresh off the vine snacks! We’re munching on cherry tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, cucumbers, peaches, cherries, carrots, and so much more all summer long.
You get to hang out with goats and chickens!
We have at least one staff fun activity every night and staff-only swim a few times a week.
You’ll inspire kids to be more playful, kind, caring, joyful, and grateful- changing their lives and changing the world!
Dates: Click here to find out about this season’s dates!
Starting Compensation: $3,000 base salary, additional compensation based on experience
Time Off: All staff receive one 24-hour day off per week, and at least 1 hour off every day