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12 Mar 2020

Other Outdoor Summer Camp Naturalist

Erica Hall / Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center – Posted by Eagle Bluff Lanesboro, Minnesota, United States

Job Description

Job Description:
Summer Camp Naturalists are responsible for assisting in creating and maintaining a safe, fun, and educational environment for program participants. Over half of the position focuses on experiences with our overnight summer camp program, with the rest in outdoor adventure education programming.

Responsibilities:
– Provide a safe, healthy, and fun environment, both physically and mentally, to campers and students
– Supervise/co-supervise on-site and on field trip experiences for campers
– Assist in implementing and planning daily activities that fit camper needs and interests; daily activities generally take place from 7 AM – 10 PM with intermittent breaks for staff
– Assist with set-up, tear-down, and maintenance of activities
– Teach Outdoor Adventure Education classes for both summer camps and visiting groups, which may include high ropes courses (being comfortable with heights is helpful!), rock climbing, river canoeing, archery, and navigational skills. You will specialize in solo teaching one or two adventure classes from our curriculum
– Help campers and guests with issues that may arise
– Assume equal share of housekeeping, community, and maintenance duties

Benefits:
– Option of internship credit, dependent on college/university
– $250/week for the duration of the summer
– Housing provided on-site – includes WiFi, bunk bed, shared suite, and access to laundry
– Food provided as meals in the Dining Hall and as kitchen staples
– Access to Eagle Bluff’s adventure gear
– Option to gain Firearms Safety Certification
– Professional purchase discounts

Qualifications:
– Able to commit to June 1st – August 7th, 2020 with vacation time July 2nd-4th
– Currently enrolled as a full time college student (with the completion of at least sophomore year) OR recent college graduate
– CPR/First Aid certifications required
– Interest in, and prior experience working with youth in an outdoor setting
– Exhibit the following characteristics: leadership, responsibility, patience, dependability, maturity, positive attitude, self-motivation, creativity, and enthusiasm
– Ability to problem-solve and think on your feet
– Comfortable with heights
– Able to lift or carry up to 50 lbs., sit, stand, or maintain physical activity for extended periods of time
– Able to work long hours, five-six days a week with limited time off

How to Apply

1) Answer and submit the online application questions found on our website. 2) Contact three professional references and direct them to our online Reference Form found on the application page. It is your responsibility to make sure the references are completed in a timely manner When we have received all of the materials above, we will contact you about continuing the hiring process. Please contact us with any questions. Thank you for your interest in spending your summer with us here on the Bluff! Jenna Moon & Erica Hall - Summer Camp Managers, camps@eagle-bluff.org

Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Other Outdoor. Job Tags: adventure education, environmental education, outdoor education, and summer camp.

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