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Nature Day Camp Half-Day Instructor

Friends of Tryon Creek State Park is currently searching for applicants for

NATURE DAY CAMP HALF DAY INSTRUCTOR Salary: $10.50 / hour Dates of Employment: June 15-August 21, 2009 2 days of training + 9 weeks of programming

ABBREVIATED JOB DESCRIPTION

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 Half-Day Instructor will:

• Provide campers from preschool to 1st grade with an educational, recreational, wholesome and safe experience based on sound ecological practices. • Supervise, mentor, and evaluate high school 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 – 1:30 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 www.tryonfriends.org or contact Casey Newman, Day Camp Director, Friends of Tryon Creek State Park at 503-636-4398 or [email protected]

Application Deadline: March 6, 2009.