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Living Earth School

  • 101 Rocky Bottom Lane, Afton, VA
  • https://livingearthva.com/info/employment-at-living-earth-school-va/

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Summer Camp Apprentice

This is not your ordinary camp experience. Each team member is trained in how to be an effective nature mentor and gets coaching as they practice survival and natural living skills. We explore the surrounding forests and streams as we build natural shelters, make fires without matches, and prepare wild plants for food. Our aim is to see the light in each person, camper or staff, and help inspire their passions and gifts. We mentor by asking questions, not giving answers, and facilitate the interconnectedness of everyone on our team from office staff to youngest camper. Our weekly schedule includes Mud Day and barefoot exercises, 20 min sit spots alone in the forest every day, check ins with Apprentices, Staff, Parents and CITs and swim time! Most important for the staff is the community cohesion we foster at Staff Camp. Here there are individual tent spaces, shared outdoor covered kitchen, shower, internet and toilet amenities as well as the comradery of living besides your coworkers  and diving deeper into natural living skills.  


min experience

salary range

$300 - $300 / week

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
Work Visa Sponsoring Available

Job Overview

If The Living Earth School peaks your interest but you aren’t sure you have the skills…yet….then the Apprentice position might be for you! The job of an Apprentice Instructor is to learn through experience while being mentored by Lead Instructors. They learn how to design lessons and take the lead on activities, doing more and more leading as the summer goes on.

Our camp season runs June 3-August 12 with a week of training at the start, and one week break July 3-7!

Special Benefits

  • swim in a river every day!
  • individual training in survival and mentoring skills!
  • live and work with a variety of passionate folks!
  • opportunity to go on a canoe or backpacking expedition!

Minimum Requirements

  • Positive attitude and ability to bring JOY and CURIOSITY to camp every day. 
  • Experience working with a  team
  • Experience and passion for working with children
  • Current CPR/First Aid/AED certification
  • 17 years or older 

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