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Nature Camp Counselors For NRT Of Easton Day Camp

The Natural Resources Trust of Easton is currently accepting applications for full time seasonal summer camp counselor anticipated positions for the 2023 Sheep Pasture Nature Camp season. The camp is located at the NRT’s Sheep Pasture property, 307 Main Street, Easton, MA 02356.
Counselors will be responsible for leading a variety of outdoor activities, games, and lessons for campers age 7-12 and working with Leadership Youth participants ages 12-15. Activities will be centered around a different nature theme each week, and counselors should be enthusiastic about nature and engaging campers in learning about the local environment.
In addition to direct interaction with campers each day, counselors will be responsible for maintaining a well-organized and safe atmosphere to support participants’ overall camp experience. With direction from camp directors, counselors are actively engaged in both the planning and delivery of daily lessons and activities at the camp. Counselors are also responsible for assisting with the care of the camp materials and setting, as well as other camp-related tasks as directed throughout the season.
Enthusiastic, responsible, and energetic individuals with a true love of the outdoors are encouraged to apply. Must be able to interact with campers to encourage a love of nature and enthusiasm about outdoor activities. Must be creative, adaptable, and willing to work positively with others, including co-counselors, NRT staff, parents, and campers. Must also be able to work outdoors daily in all summer weather conditions. Counselors often lead hikes and activities on uneven ground and unimproved natural terrain throughout the summer months. Individuals with teaching, naturalist, outdoor recreation, or other related interests or experiences are encouraged to apply. At least one year of childcare or education experience required; may include babysitting or daycare experience.
Counselors will work four days of paid orientation (required for all counselors) during the week of June 20-23, 2023 and up to eight weeks during the camp season, between June 26 and August 18, 2023. Availability for the whole camp season is required. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and are required to have first aid/CPR certification that is valid throughout the camp season. Typical work hours are 8 am – 4 pm, M-F; some schedules may be different to accommodate camp programs. Counselors must have reliable personal transportation; there is no public transportation access at the site.
These positions are seasonal only and are non-benefited positions. Generally, schedule is 40 hours/ week, but may be adjusted if necessary due to enrollment or camp needs. All prospective staff will be required to undergo acceptable criminal (CORI) and sexual offender (SORI) background reporting, as required by state, local, and NRT policies.
To apply, please visit https://www.nrtofeaston.org/employment-opportunities.html for employment application and directions. Return application and three professional/academic references to jcummings.nrt@gmail.com. Due to the volume of applicants, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls/ emails regarding application status please.
Applicants will not be considered unless all listed materials are provided. Review of application materials will be on a rolling basis until positions are filled. On site interviews will be required during the hiring process for selected candidates. Information about the NRT and Sheep Pasture Nature Camp is available online at www.nrtofeaston.org.
Job Types: Full-time, Temporary
Salary: $15.00 per hour
8 hour shift
Monday to Friday
Ability to commute/relocate:
North Easton, MA 02356: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)
First Aid Certification required prior to starting
CPR Certification required prior to starting
Work Location: One location

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