Hiring Lead Camp Counselors for Junior Farmers Camp
Seasonal full time positions (2 openings total).
6/26 to 8/18, with several orientation / training dates in mid-June.
Monday thru Friday, 9am - 4pm (35 hours per week).
Join us for another season of fun, games, and veggies at Junior Farmers’ Camp! 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.
Head Counselors will be responsible for developing & carrying out engaging, age-appropriate activities with the camper groups in their section (Lower Camp = ages 5-8; Upper Camp = ages 9-13). Head Counselors will work closely with the camp director on a weekly basis to write camp curriculum/activities and be in charge of teaching counselors how to execute the activities. You will provide support to, and act as a role model for, campers and counselors alike. This is a working farm with all daily activities involved with agriculture, and camp staff is the front line for ensuring campers have an exciting and safe experience!
Plan, coordinate, and implement activities for camper groups
Work with camp director about program activities, camper needs, and supplies
Communicate with parents about special camp events & reminders
Treat all campers and staff members with respect
Maintain cleanliness, organization, & safety at camp
Respond to emergencies calmly and effectively
Direct camp counselors in their section
Ideal Skills & Qualifications
Excellent leadership skills.
Experience working with children.
Agricultural knowledge / gardening experience preferred but not required.
Training in farm safety and first aid will be provided.
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.