The Education Specialist will implement dynamic, engaging activities that fit our program benchmarks. The activities must be age appropriate for ages 8 to 17 year olds. Under the direction of the Education Coordinator and supported by leadership, the Education Specialist will spend nearly full time in implementing educational based programming and the other time supporting the larger camp community with event facilitation, planning, set up or group presence.
Qualifications for this position include but are not limited to a background in education (elementary or secondary). Responsibilities will also include supporting the overall health and well-being of our campers, enrich their education experiences, provide a space for a variety of summer learning opportunities, and empower staff and campers to be passionate about learning.
Enrichment: An education specialist could be responsible for working one-on-one with the campers to tutor them in areas that they may struggle in a fun and non classroom like setting. Campers will be identified based on their academic needs. Lessons will be created and implemented that are engaging and of high interest to the campers and in beautiful outdoor spaces.
Summer Learning: An education specialist could be responsible for assisting campers with their summer learning assignments. Campers come with summer learning assignments from their respective schools. An education specialist will collect the summer assignments and provide a time and space for campers to complete their assignments.
Staff-Lead Teaching Opportunities: An education specialist could be responsible to work with the counselors to create and implement a project based educational unit that is of high interest to each counselor. Each counselor will teach a unit of several lessons on their topic that will culminate in an event displaying through a project what the campers have learned.
Workshops: An education specialist could be responsible for implementing workshops for the campers. These workshops could focus on the academic, social, mental, physical, and/or emotional health of our campers.
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· At least 18 years of age
· High School diploma or equivalent
· At least 2 years of college completed is prefered
· Background in elementary or secondary education (preferred but not limited to)
· Desire and ability to work with children in the outdoors
· Ability to relate to one's peer group
· Ability to teach an activity
· Ability to lead other adults
· Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, self-control
· Live in the unit with the children and assume responsibility for their welfare and safety
· Learn the likes and dislikes of each camper and help each one identify and meet the goals
· Assist and guide campers to help them adapt to the camp setting
· Participate in the planning, teaching and leading of educational programs.
· Assist in many aspects of the campers' day including unit clean-up, personal cleanliness, meals times, evening activities, getting ready for bed and after-hour duties as assigned
· Enforce camp safety rules and regulations
· Help and encourage campers to participate in all camp activities and special events
· Abide by all rules of the camp and set an example for campers
· Participate in all aspects of camp activities and perform other duties as assigned