Nature Day Camp Half-Day Lead Instructor

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organization:Friends of Tryon Creek State Park
position summary:

Tryon Creek State Natural Area offers 672 acres of beautiful, forested canyon and uplands only 15 minutes from downtown Portland. Nature Day Camp provides children with the freedom to explore the natural world on rambling hikes through the woods, excursions along the creek, science experiments and nature-based arts and crafts in our classroom, and games, songs, stories and plays in our outdoor shelter. The Lead Instructor will:

• Provide campers from preschool to 1st grade with an educational, recreational, wholesome and safe experience based on sound ecological practices, leading all camp activities including short hikes, morning circle, science activities, crafts, and games. • Work with Day Camp Director to review curricula for camps. • Supervise and evaluate 2 half day camp instructors as well as several high school aged assistant counselors. • Responsible for general cleanliness and conditions of camp facilities. • Assist in documentation and evaluation of camp programs. • Maintain professional and informative relationship with parents. • Camp staff hours are 8 am – 2 pm (half day).

Qualified applicants will be skilled environmental educators with prior experience in outdoor, experiential teaching, high school student mentoring, and NW OR ecology.

For more information or to download an application packet, please visit our website at or contact Casey Newman, Day Camp Director, Friends of Tryon Creek State Park at 503-636-4398 or [email protected]

Applications due Feb 16th.

Salary / Pay Rate:$12/hr
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer