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New York State: Steve’s Camp at Horizon Farms seeks a Culinary Expert

25 Apr

Steve’s Camp is a new and innovative program designed to empower high school youth from under-served communities in NYC to realize their potential through a unique camp experience.  The participants learn about sustainability and leadership by working on the farm, cooking healthy food, and having fun in the outdoors.  Steve’s Camp is located on 100 acres in Livingston Manor, New York, about 100 miles outside of NYC.  In addition to a farm that raises pigs, sheep, and chickens, the property also includes a large kitchen, dining hall, small garden, two bunkhouses, an all-purpose building, and a swimming pond.

We are looking for someone with culinary experience (either a chef or caterer) to run the kitchen.  This includes ordering local food from nearby farms and stores, keeping stock of food supplies, ensuring a clean and safe kitchen, and helping to plan and prepare nutritious meals for approximately 40-50 people each day with the help of campers and staff.  We hope to find someone who is passionate about cooking delicious and healthy food, enjoys working with youth, and is excited about living on farm for the summer! Continue reading

New York State: Hawthorne Valley Farm Camp seeks Assistant Director

27 Mar
Field Camp Assistant Director is responsible for organizing and running all the operations of the field camp along with the Field Camp Director.  This position creates daily and weekly schedule of activities and off-site outings/events for camp. The Assistant Director is responsible for the social, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being of 15 campers and 4 other counselors. Strong leadership, supervising and communication skills are required. Qualifications include, experience working with teenagers in an outdoor setting (camp and farm), working as a team player, while being an effective supervisor, and being able to address and resolve difficult issues (behavioral/sleeping habits/illness) of campers and staff. Often, the Assistant Director will need to talk with parents of the campers in order to resolve some issues. Camping and hiking skills are also required for this position. Lifeguard certification is a plus. This position can start as early as mid-April 2011. Continue reading

New York State: TSC at Katchkie Farm seeks Interns

19 Mar
Introduction: The Sylvia Center (TSC) aims to address issues in children’s health by increasing access to the experiences of growing food and transforming it into a healthy meal. We inspire young people to discover good nutrition through thoughtful, delicious experiences with healthful, seasonal fruits and vegetables, on the farm and in the kitchen. TSC is part of a growing movement to transform the way nutrition is taught. We strive to increase access to direct experiences through which children come to understand what food is, how it is grown, and, perhaps most important, that they themselves can learn and choose to make good food for their own bodies. The Sylvia Center offers a set of food literacy programs that bolsters children’s and families’ knowledge about agriculture, food, nutrition, and the environment.

The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm is hiring 2 Educational Program Interns for the 2011 growing season, 1 garden intern and 1 culinary intern. These interns will work in collaboration with each other, with the Education Director at Katchkie Farm, and with additional TSC staff as needed. Continue reading

Connecticut: Grand Aspirations seeks Summer of Solutions Program Leader

19 Mar

Grand Aspirations, an organization that empowers, connects, and supports youth
leaders as they create innovative, self-sustaining, and inter-dependent
initiatives that integrate climate and energy solutions, economic security, and
social justice, is seeking a Program Leader for the Summer of Solutions –
Hartford 2011. Your purpose in this position will be to work in a team of four
leaders to design, coordinate, and implement a two-month long youth summer
program that will interweave leadership, community organizing, personal and
collective transformation, and social entrepreneurship while building tangible
models for social change. Continue reading

Massachusetts: Farm and Garden Camp seeks Instructors

19 Mar
Farm and Garden Camp will include activities in the Children’s Garden, hands-on animal care and productive farm work, an intentional focus on growing the food that we eat, a farm stand for families, and preparing, sharing and celebrating at the weekly Farm Feast.  Located on the Hampshire College Campus, the Farm Center serves as a vibrant public resource to connect to our food and explore the rich history of agriculture in the Pioneer Valley.  Farm and Garden Camp is a program of The Farm Education Collaborative (TFEC).  TFEC designs and delivers authentic agricultural experiences that nurture the connections between families and food in the Pioneer Valley. Find out more at or email us at alya@thefarmeducationcollaborative. Continue reading

California: Camp Mendocino seeks Garden Director

7 Mar
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco – Camp Garden Director (Camp Mendocino)

Camp Mendocino is a residential summer camp located in Northern California. All Camp Employees are expected to live, sleep and work at Camp 5 nights out of every week.

Camp Mendocino is owned and operated by Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco which is dedicated to providing children and teens with safe, fun places to learn and grow, with professional staff who offer support and guidance, serving as caring mentors and role models. One aspect of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco’s programs is our Mendocino Summer Sleep-away Camp. Camp Mendocino is a nationally recognized program where counselors work with children of all backgrounds to help them gain the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders. We are a residential summer camp serving kids from the Bay Area and Northern California. Camp is located 160 miles north of San Francisco and spread over 2,000 acres in the breathtaking Jackson State forest. It takes approximately three hours to reach camp from the city. We provide transportation between San Francisco and Camp at the start and end of the summer.   Continue reading

New York State: Eden Village Farm seeks four Education Apprentices

3 Mar
Eden Village Camp (EVC) and the Jewish Farm School (JFS) seek 4 Farm Education Apprentices for the 2011 season on Eden Village Farm.  The apprenticeship begins in April and runs through October and offers a unique mix of responsibilities and learning opportunities.  The Apprentices participate in all aspects of the 2 acre farm: seeding, greenhouse production, soil preparation and amending, composting, cultivating, harvesting, weeding, animal care, fruit and orchard management, and tractor work.  Continue reading

California: Hidden Villa seeks Environmental Education Intern

1 Mar
Environmental Education Intern-One year residential internship

Hidden Villa is a nonprofit educational organization that uses its organic farm, wilderness, and community to teach and provide opportunities to learn about the environment and social justice.  Hidden Villa stretches over 1600 acres of open space in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, about 40 miles south of San Francisco. We are seeking energetic, responsible team players to fill our Environmental Education (HVEEP) Internships.  Positions run from the Labor Day weekend in September until the end of camp in August. Continue reading

New York State: Hawthorne Valley Farm seeks Summer Camp Staff

24 Feb
Join our team for the summer on a 400 acre Biodynamic-organic farm situated in the Berkshire Taconic foothills, just east of the Hudson River Valley in Upstate New York.  Summer at Hawthorne Valley Farm Camp helps children build a reverence for life and community awareness through living, playing and working together on an active farm. Through these experiences, children stretch boundaries and realize new capacities within themselves.

We offer two residential programs during the season, a House Camp experience for ages 8 through 11 and a Field Camp experience for ages 12 to 15.   The House Campers live in the main farmhouse. The Field Campers live in cabins in the woodland section of the farm.  While the camp strives to complement the educational approach of Waldorf schools, campers are accepted from all backgrounds. Continue reading

Massachusetts: Farm and Garden Camp seeks Instructors

13 Feb
Farm and Garden Camp will include activities in the Children’s Garden, hands-on animal care and productive farm work, an intentional focus on growing the food that we eat, a farm stand for families, and preparing, sharing and celebrating at the weekly Farm Feast.  Located on the Hampshire College Campus, the Farm Center serves as a vibrant public resource to connect to our food and explore the rich history of agriculture in the Pioneer Valley.  Farm and Garden Camp is a program of The Farm Education Collaborative (TFEC).  TFEC designs and delivers authentic agricultural experiences that nurture the connections between families and food in the Pioneer Valley. Find out more at or email us at alya@thefarmeducationcollaborative. Continue reading

New York State: Stone Barns Center seeks Summer Farm Camp Specialists

5 Feb

Stone Barns Center is hiring for three part-time Specialist positions for our Summer Farm Camp. We are seeking a Food and Nutrition Specialist, a Craft Specialist, and a Livestock Education Specialist. All positions will be supervised by the Farm Camp Director. The Livestock Education Specialist will be jointly supervised by the Farm Camp Director and the Livestock Manager.  Continue reading

California: Slide Ranch seeks Summer Teacher-in-Residence

3 Feb

Slide Ranch Mission:

Slide Ranch teaches visitors the impact our choices have on food, health, and the environment, through hands-on activities and independent exploration of our farm and coastal wild lands.

Every bite of food connects us to the soil, sun, water, and air, and to the people who work to feed us.  Slide Ranch teaches respect and responsibility for sustaining these connections.


Located on the Pacific Coast a thirty-minute drive north of San Francisco, Slide Ranch is situated in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.  Close to the urban Bay Area yet surrounded by wildlands, Slide Ranch is a beautiful isolated homestead perched on the rugged coastal edge of the continent. Continue reading

New York State: Frost Valley Farm Camp seeks to fill Several Positions

17 Jan
Location: Claryville, New York

Frost Valley Farm Camp is located in the Catskill Mountains of NY.  Our summer camp staff live, work and play together on a beautiful farm with 8-15 year old campers.  The program combines fun summer camp activities with farm education and sustainable living.  Our 20 staff members love working with children, have strong teaching and counseling abilities and come from a variety of backgrounds.  We are hiring (14) Summer Camp Counselors, an Animal Specialist, and a Garden Specialist. Continue reading

New York State: Phillies Bridge Farm Project seeks two Interns

17 Jan

Summer Internships in Environmental Education
This internship will give you the opportunity to gain hands-on educational experience on a working farm. You will work with children ages 5-15 at our farm based summer camp where you will lead small groups in fun and creative activities that help them learn about and celebrate the cycles of nature that produce their food. You will also get to work with parents and their toddler aged children during our Growing Together program, assist with educational birthday parties, lead educational farm tours for visiting children/families and help at our outdoor, cob-oven Pizza & Movie Nights on the farm. In addition, you will be responsible for assisting with the set-up/clean-up of all programs and other tasks related to education programs. Continue reading

California: Hidden Villa seeks to fill Multiple Positions

5 Jan

Hidden Villa is a 1,600 acre organic farm and wilderness preserve located 45 minutes south of San Francisco, CA. We hire 55 seasonal staff every summer and our mission is to create young leaders committed to environmental and social justice with the tools to make change in their communities.

65 years ago we became the first multiracial summer camp in the country. Today we have fun with diverse youth on our farm and in the back country while shaping the next generation of young, multicultural leaders. A typical day at camp includes singing, farm chores, fun activities and experiential programming that focus on topics like race, class, gender, sexuality, food justice, and so much more. This isn’t just another summer job, it’s a job that impacts our world. Continue reading

Massachusetts: North Amherst Community Farm, Inc. seeks Consultant

7 Jun

North Amherst Community Farm, Inc. is seeking a farm camp consultant to design a curriculum for 7 – 12 year olds which is specific to the NACF property in North Amherst.

North Amherst Community Farm’s (NACF) mission is to promote and support sustainable agriculture in the heart of North Amherst. NACF’s primary objective is to preserve and develop its 35-acre farm site into a productive and educational agricultural resource for the community. Continue reading

Vermont: Food Works at Two Rivers Center seeks three Site Coordinators

22 Apr

Location: Barre, Vermont

Food Works at Two Rivers Center is seeking (3) part-time (15-20 hrs/week) energetic Site Coordinators for its summer Gardens for Learning Day Camp located at the Barre City Elementary & Middle School, Green Acres Housing Site and Highgate Housing Site in Barre, Vermont. The Site Coordinator will plan and implement a six to eight-week gardening, cooking, and nutrition education curriculum for children ages 5 – 17, along with additional employees, community partners and site interns.  The position runs from May through the end of August. Additional duties include promoting the program, preparing and caring for the sites raised-bed garden plots, and coordinating community guest teachers. Continue reading

NY: Frost Valley Farm Camp seeks Head Cook

19 Apr

Location: Claryville, New York

This position is responsible for preparing, serving, and cleaning up after meals for up to 70 campers and staff at the Frost Valley Farm Camp.  This farm based camp has activities including gardening and animal classes, hiking, swimming, boating, archery, camp fires, cooking, arts and crafts, group games, and team building. Continue reading

PA: Ballibay Arts Camps seeks Chefs, Cooks and Garden Assistants

2 Apr

As of May 5th, we are still seeking:

1 Sous Chef
2 Line Cooks
1 Food Education Staffer/Counselor with expertise in Outdoor Cooking

Location: Northeast Pennsylvania

Camp Ballibay and The Farm Arts Camp seek kitchen staff to help run a high-quality camp foodservice operation for the months of July and August. Our kitchen will serve a community of approximately 200 kids and adults.  The two camps share a beautiful campus in NE Pennsylvania, about 3 hours from Manhattan. After many years of working with a large foodservice company, and 46 years of total operation, the camps’ new administration has moved strongly towards scratch cooking with locally produced ingredients. Our kitchen places an emphasis on healthful kid-friendly foods, a diverse international menu, vegetarian and vegan options, and – when possible – local specialty products. For the 2010 season we are doubling the size of our kitchen, increasing staffing, and adding a strong food education component to the camps’ curriculum. Continue reading

Washington Youth Garden seeks an Education Intern

1 Mar

Location: Washington, D.C.

Deadline: April 5, 2010

Using the garden cycle as a tool, the mission of the Washington Youth Garden at the U.S. National Arboretum is to inspire children and families to engage in selfdiscovery, explore relationships with food and the natural world, and contribute to the health and well-being of their communities.

The Washington Youth Garden, a project of the Friends of the National Arboretum (FONA), is a one-acre organic garden featuring production area, herb garden, fruit section, butterfly garden, and themed educational gardens located on the grounds of the U.S. National Arboretum (USNA). WYG offers year-round gardening and nutrition education through one school based program and three outdoor garden programs: Garden Science, SPROUT, Growing Food…Growing Together, and Seed to Supper. Continue reading