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  • 101 Rocky Bottom Lane, Afton, VA
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Summer Camp Instructor

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Living Earth School offers award winning co-ed day camp and overnight camps for ages 5-18 years old. We are looking for Interns, Instructors, an Assistant Cook and Camp Nurse. We aim to teach a holistic balance of skills to help the students understand their place in the natural world, their role in the community, and finally a better awareness of their passions and vision for life. We use coyote mentoring in our nature-based approach to help people connect with their place and to deepen their relationships. Our curriculum is nature based, developing naturalist skills, survival skills, animal tracking, edible/medicinal plants, and understanding the language of birds. We ask lots of questions because it nurtures self-sufficiency and curiosity.  We utilize core routines that help students more fully immerse in nature, with all their senses.  The benefits to the student are the excitement of discovery, a real connection with animals and plants, and a sense of belonging.

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min experience

salary range

$325 - $525 / week

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
No
Work Visa Sponsoring Available
No

Job Overview

  • Are you looking for an amazing way to spend your summer?
    Do you love being outside and connecting with nature?
    Do you love playing and having fun with kids?
    Are you ready to make a difference in the world?
    Then check out Living Earth School of Virginia. We are looking to hire INTERNS, INSTRUCTORS, COORDINATOR, and CAMP NURSE.
    “Connect with Nature and Journey into the Heart”

Get back to your roots and learn the philosophy of living close to nature, wilderness survival, and nurture your connection to the earth. We will explore the surrounding forests, swim in mountain streams, as we discover more about the magical world of nature through building natural shelters, making fires without matches, and preparing wild plants for food. Campers gain self-esteem, work cooperatively and make new friends, as they gain confidence in both living and feeling at home in the natural world. This is a camp where campers are truly looked after and cared about. It is a safe place where kids can try new things and discover more about who they are.

 

Special Benefits

This is not your ordinary camp experience. Each team member is trained in how to be an effective nature mentor and our aim is to to see the light in each child and help inspire their passions and gifts. If you love nature and love kids  and want to make a difference in the world, then you’ve  found the right place. If your ready to grow and learn a lot about yourself, how to be an effective mentor, and to deepen your connection with the earth, then please get in touch with us.

Minimum Requirements

The Instructors of camp are responsible for providing instruction, supervision and team support during program days. They design lessons and take the lead on activities throughout the day, sometimes managing groups on their own, and sometimes with team members. Instructors report any problems or injuries to their Coordinator, participate in meetings and help out wherever possible.


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