Farm & Outdoor Education Intern -- Sheldon Calvary Camp, North Kingsville, OH (Diocese of Pittsburgh)
Sheldon Calvary Camp is a residential Episcopal summer camp for children ages 7-16 and families located in North Kingsville, OH on Lake Erie. We serve 3,000 individuals annually through our overnight, day, and retreat programs from May through September. The camp’s one-third acre fruit and vegetable farm is fundamentally an educational experience and place of peaceful outdoor recreation. We manage the land according to organic principles and have a small flock of chickens for egg production. During the 2014 season, we grew over 1,000 pounds of produce to supplement the camp’s food service program.
For the upcoming 2015 growing season (May-August), the camp seeks an intern to assist with all aspects of the farm program including instructing daily activities for campers based on environmental education and theory, tending to the chickens and crops, and communicating with the kitchen about available items. The camp is located on 60 acres of land with various ecological areas including 1,500 linear feet of Lake Erie shoreline, meadows, creek waterways, and rich hemlock, oak, pine and maple woodlands. It is an amazing place to explore and create opportunities for adventure with children. We hope to share our knowledge and excitement about farming and outdoor learning with you and enrich our program by having new ideas, insights, and energy.
Interns will have the opportunity to:
- Learn more about and assist with managing all the facets of a small farm including preparing the land for planting, weeding, harvesting, and composting.
- Coordinate with the food service manager closely about incoming produce from the farm and help, as needed, with creating fresh handmade meals and snacks for campers.
- Lead three hours of adventure-based outdoor exploration for campers daily during sessions and find further ways to incorporate sustainability into our program.
- If desired, be a cabin counselor by supporting each camper’s spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being by role modeling compassion and understanding throughout the session.
Sheldon Calvary Camp staff members have positive attitudes, a desire to grow as individuals, are self-motivated, and have a passion for working with children. Candidates need to be physically fit, able to work long hours outside in any type of weather, and carry loads up to 50 pounds. This position offers a weekly stipend, on-site living space, leadership training, one day off a week, and meals when camp is in session.
Sheldon Calvary Camp, in accordance with federal laws, does not discriminate or permit discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. Read more about our programs, history, and mission at www.calvarycamp.org.
All interested candidates can email the Farm and Assistant Director, Samantha Borkovic, at email@example.com to learn more and proceed with a formal application process.