Camp Instructor

Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust

Opening posted: 03/11/2024 | Expires: 06/03/2024

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Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust – Camp Mummichog

Reports to: Camp Director

Mission: Coastal Rivers cares for the lands and waters of the Damariscotta-Pemaquid Region by conserving special places, protecting water quality, creating trails and public access, and deepening connections to nature.

Position Summary: Camp Mummichog is a nature-adventure summer day camp, where nature education comes in many forms: hands-on exploration, physical activity, art, music, writing, games and more. Camp is held outdoors (except in the case of dangerous weather conditions), and each session includes a weekly day-trip to local preserves. The Camp Instructor assists with all aspects of camp operations and education. Topics include natural history, ecology, marine biology, Wabanaki culture, and outdoor living skills.

Campers will range from 5-14 years old.

Camp Mummichog is certified by the State of Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services, and adheres to all guidelines pertaining to camper to staff ratios, water testing, facilities, etc.

We are looking for an enthusiastic instructor with a zest for life and a real interest in supporting young people in an outdoor educational setting. The ideal candidate is someone who can be fully present for the children and who has an interest in the natural world.

Hours: Part time or full time
Part Time Position – Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays 8:30 am to 3:30-4 pm, June 24 through August 23 Full Time Position – Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 4 pm, June 24 through August 23

Compensation: $20/hour. Shared intern housing is available

Required Training (paid for by Coastal Rivers):
● Camp staff training (June 24-28)
● Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Certification
● CPR/AED Certification
● Mandated Reporter Certification

Duties and Responsibilities:
● Adhere to all camp and Coastal Rivers policies as outlined in the camp Guidance Document and Employee Handbook
● Know and be able to carry out any emergency procedures and standing orders
● Model exemplary behavior and treatment of others, animals, and plants at the highest standards
● Willing to uphold organizational goals of being welcoming and fully inclusive of everyone regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion etc.
● Maintain accurate camp records including: attendance, incident reports, dietary restrictions, camper medications
● Follow camp pick-up and drop-off procedures
● Maintain a daily activities schedule
● Plan and conduct nature education programs in the field in collaboration with team members
● Organize and lead various small and large group activities
● Supervise campers to ensure their safety and well-being, and an enjoyable experience
● Assist with field trips to local preserves
● Mentor and oversee Junior Counselors and Counselors-in-Training (CITs)
● Report necessary information to the Camp Director

● Must be 21+ years of age at the start of the camp season
● Previous experience working with youth
● Strong communication skills with youth, parents, and staff
● Must be able to walk 3 miles at a rigorous pace, and lift up to 50lbs.
● Must pass a federal and state background check

Additional Information:
To view the 2024 Camp Mummichog schedule and descriptions, please visit our flyer. 

Application Deadline: open until filled

To apply: Please send your resume, a cover letter, and a list of references to Angela DesVeaux, Camp Director, and Sarah Gladu, Director of Education and Community Science, .

Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to creating an inclusive culture where employees from diverse backgrounds can thrive and support our mission.