Join Eden Village West’s herbalism educator team this summer and empower campers to draw on the ancient wisdom of plant medicine! Our herbalism program aims to deepen our spiritual, communal, and land connection by tapping into the abundance of the earth and the natural medicines growing all around us. Share your knowledge and passion for herbs by guiding campers in making teas, tinctures, salves, deodorants, incense, soaps, infused oils, flower essences, masks, scrubs, and so much more.
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.
Specialists must be at least 18 years old, and are expected to stay at camp the entire season, attend staff training and live on site at Eden Village West for the 9 weeks summer season
Prior experience as an educator
Intermediate- Advanced knowledge of herbal medicine including a variety of herbs and their medicinal properties, how to make teas, tinctures, salves, etc.
Must love being organized and ready to caretake a space used by 150+ community members.
Work well on a team and be open to direction from your supervisor.
Prepare & teach 3-4 lessons each day for campers age 8-16 on how to make medicinal healing teas, tincture, lotions, soaps, sunscreens, flower essences and more.
Keep the apothecary clean and organized.
Ideally, you can help draw connections between being Jewish and taking care of our bodies and community...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 at a summer camp with kids of all ages
Attend and support evening programming as needed
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 farm fresh treats 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: $3000 + Room & Board
Time Off: All staff receive one 24-hour day off per week, and at least 1 hour off every day