SPROUTS AFTER-CAMP COUNSELOR
Dates: June 10 – 26
This summer, Camp Urban Adamah is offering two-weeks of Sprouts, a camp specially designed for children entering pre-k through kindergarten (at least three years old and potty-trained). Sprouts campers enjoy their day exploring our working organic farm and learning how to be great helpers to the crops, animals, and each other. With Jewish teachings and stories guiding their experience, Sprouts introduces young children to Judaism’s deep connections to the natural world and their place in it.
Camp Urban Adamah’s After Camp Program helps make camp accessible to many families in our community. The After-Camp Counselors make the last part of a child’s day at camp positive and fun. After-Camp group size can range from 8 – 12 campers, is multi-age, and is staffed at a 1:6 ratio.
Activity Leader: The After-Camp Counselor helps inspire a calm afternoon atmosphere on the farm by helping children transition from a larger-group camp experience to a smaller, more intimate group setting. This person helps children engage in the activities offered for the afternoon, and may lead specific offerings including art projects, sports games, card games, puzzles, or other fun activities. They uphold behavioral expectations clearly and consistently, and may work one-on-one with children needing extra support. They also ensure timely and appropriate communication with the After-Camp Director & Programs Coordinator should any programmatic issues or behavioral concerns arise with particular campers.
Program Support: The After-Camp Counselor helps to ensure that all aspects of the After-Camp program run smoothly, including all program activities, afternoon snack, and pick-up times. Along with the After-Camp Director & Program Coordinator, the After-Camp Counselor maintains farm cleanliness after other staff have finished clean-up, and puts away / cleans any materials used in the After-Camp program. Young children may also need help changing their clothes and using the bathroom (no diaper-changing).
Safety: The After-Camp Counselor ensures the safety of all children who are part of After-Camp, including ensuring children stay on Urban Adamah premises until picked up by the appropriate person. They keep a birds-eye-view of the farm and are aware of where all children are at any given moment, as well as who might need extra support or assistance. They are also available to administer basic first aid when necessary and support emergency protocols and procedures.
The ideal candidate will have experience working with young children ages 3 – 5 in an educational and outdoor setting and have experience leading sensory-rich activities. Ideal candidates have a background in farm and garden-based education and/or Jewish experiential education. Music, art, drama, and movement are all great talents to bring to this position. Generally we want teammates who are kind, enthusiastic, responsible, willing to be silly, flexible, creative, caring, and able to maintain a positive team attitude. Jewish background / knowledge is not necessary, but is helpful.
DATES & TIMES
Staff Training & Camp Set-Up: June 10 – 12 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Camp Sessions: June 15 – 26 | Monday – Thursday 2:30 – 6:00 PM and Friday 1:30 – 6:00 PM
The After-Camp Program runs from 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM daily. The After-Camp Counselor must be onsite from 2:30 – 6:00PM every day and will be responsible for set up from 2:30 – 3:00 PM and clean up from 5:30 – 6:00 PM. On Fridays, they arrive at 12:00 PM to provide additional support.
After-Camp Counselors are supervised by the After-Camp Director & Program Coordinator.
$1,260 – $1,350 for the Summer 2020 season, depending on experience.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Please complete the online application below. You will be asked to upload a copy of your resume stating why you are interested in this position and how your experience relates to the job responsibilities described above.