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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