Nature Mentor/ Camp Counselor


Living Earth School
Seasonal
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Job Overview

We are hiring the right folks for the following:

  • Nature Mentors/Instructors– for both day and over night camps (live on site and yummy organic food included)
  • Interns-for those 18-20 who would love to be a nature mentor but don’t have the experience yet and would like the training opportunity (live on site, includes stipend and yummy organic food)
  • Camp Nurse– must be certified EMT, paramedic or nurse (live on site or near by)
  • Prep Cook– for someone looking to live the camp life but with a focus on kitchen duties

We hire folks that are outgoing, fun, positive minded, responsible, competent, personal growth oriented, team player, open communicator and someone who is ready to dive into the adventure of camp and make the most of it. This is not your ordinary camp experience. Each intern/instructor 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, then you found the right place. 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 and Instructors alike gain self-esteem and work cooperatively while making new friends, feeling at home in the natural world. If you’re 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. https://livingearthva.com/info/employment-at-living-earth-school-va/

Time Commitment:

Our season begins with a week long training in deep nature connection mentoring. Dates of employment- June 5-Aug 15th, with a two week break, July 5- July 18.

Compensation:

There is a weekly salary for all the above positions, which includes room and board.  Intern stipend starting at $200/wk, Instructor stipend  starting at $400/wk, commensurate with experience. Contact us if you would like to learn more about nurse or kitchen positions.

Ideal Candidates:

We are looking for adults ages 20 years and older who want a job that differs from most summer camp jobs. Most of our staff are either in college and some in their 30’s and 40’s. Overall our staff team is quite mature with a solid outlook on life.

We are looking for people who strive to be a role model and mentor in the lives of children and can see the gifts in a child and aim to help pull those out. Must be passionate in connecting kids to nature and have a deep love for kids.  Be ready to dive in fully and give your best to the day, and step into your own personal growth as part of the journey.  Our guiding mission is “Connect with nature and Journey into the Heart.”  If this resonates with you, then this could be a great way to spend your summer. One of the beautiful parts of working with Living Earth, is you become a part of the family.  Most staff return summer after summer, many have officially made the move to the area and most all become life long friends. For more details on each position, visit our website: https://livingearthva.com/info/employment-at-living-earth-school-va/