4-H Camp Education Intern-Maine

Agency
UMaine 4-H Camp and Learning Centers at Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove
Location
Lincolnville, Maine
Job Category
Internships
Salary
$250-$275/week
Start Date
06/09/2019
Last Date to Apply
05/17/2019
Website
https://www.umaine.edu/tanglewood
Description
The University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Centers at Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove provide environmentally focused summer camps for Maine youth in Lincolnville and Tenants Harbor. Programs emphasize community living, respect for others, fun, safety, responsibility, and the joy of being a part of the natural world. We strive to develop lifelong skills and a sense of community spirit. As an intern, your role in our camp community is what you make it to be based on your academic needs. Whether in day camp, residential programs, or in teen leadership, you’ll build your professional skill base while planning and leading a mastery program for youth. Program tract options may include: sustainability, garden to table, creative arts, marine science, watershed ecology, STEAM initiatives, trip leading, and adventure recreation. Support and guidance is available throughout the summer and our staff-training program provides lots of ideas, skills, and time to plan. Responsibilities Design, deliver, and evaluate a hands-on curriculum for youth in a 5-day, 2.5-hour morning program for residential or day campers, or out on trips using the learning objectives set forth by UMaine 4-H Camps.  Organize displays, projects, resource materials and supplies, which will serve to stimulate campers, parents, and staff Plan and lead approximately four one-hour afternoon “elective” activities per week Help to plan and carry out other camp activities such as: special events, opening and closing ceremonies, evening programs, campfires, etc. Role model good stewardship for the environment, and support our efforts by participating in the garden, composting, and sustainable practices throughout all aspects of your role Live in a cabin with campers and, create the necessary atmosphere for a positive camp experience (staff/camper ratio = 1:4)
Qualifications
Qualifications Motivation to work with children in a high energy, outdoor setting Must demonstrate responsible and safe decision making skills in all aspects of programming. Flexible, creative, team player, appreciate the natural world Self-motivated, able to both lead and follow Completed 2nd year of college or with equivalent experience in teaching area Previous camp or related experience working with youth Ability to lead groups outdoors over various terrain (camp trails and facility), carrying a small backpack with teaching and first aid supplies First Aid and basic life support certification (CPR) (or the ability to get certification prior to start date) Preferred: lifeguard certification Application Details Dates and Compensation: $250-$275/week (pre-tax). Benefits include: housing, food, laundry, internet access, and backcountry equipment usage. Credit for internship based on your school requirements June 12-August 17, 2019; one to three weekends required To Apply: Please mail/email cover letter, resume, and references to: Director, 1 Tanglewood Road, Lincolnville, ME 04849 or Email: jessica.decke@maine.edu (Tanglewood) or ryan.leshane@maine.edu (Blueberry Cove) or apply online at: umaine.edu/Tanglewood Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer
Contact Person
Jessica Decke
Contact Phone
207-789-5802
Contact eMail
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