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CAMP LEADER
Summer Camp 2017

Position Title: Camp Leader
Dates of Position: June 14-30, and July 10 – August 11, 2017 (Monday-Friday plus three training days)
Position Hours: Approximately 40 hours per week between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm
Compensation: $18/hour

KIDS for the BAY Summer Camp
KIDS for the BAY (KftB) is in our seventeenth year of delivering a fun-filled summer of hands-on science and nature exploration in the outdoors, studying the environment of the San Francisco Bay Area. Camp includes science investigations, nature games, art activities, hiking, kayaking, swimming and many more adventures. Campers learn to care for the natural environment and become environmental stewards.

Camp sessions are one week long (Monday-Friday) between the hours of 8:30 am and 4 pm and take place at various natural habitats around the Berkeley area, including Lake Anza, Jewel Lake, Strawberry Creek, and Berkeley Marina. All sessions of camp include field trips to ocean beaches, exploring islands in the bay, visiting the Exploratorium, the Oakland Zoo, the Lindsay Wildlife Museum and many more exciting destinations.

Camp sessions are for campers ages 5-7 and 8-10. Campers ages 11 – 14 are Leaders in Training. Each week of camp is led and managed by a combination of Camp Leaders, Camp Assistant Leaders, and Camp Interns. Our camper-to-staff ratio is low, ensuring an enriching, safe, and positive camp experience. KftB also runs an after-care Nature Club from 4-5:30 pm.

Camp Leader Responsibilities

  • Review camp curricula and plan activities with other Camp Leaders;
  • Lead hands-on nature, art, science, community-building and play activities each week of camp;
  • Supervise campers during snack, lunch, and free play times;
  • Maintain a safe, respectful, positive camp environment, while attending to the individual needs of the campers;
  • Maintain positive, professional communication with camp parents/families at all times;
  • Provide guidance, leadership, and support to Camp Assistant Leaders and Camp Interns;
  • Contribute to the Camp Log to record daily highlights and quotes; and
  • Provide pictures of each camp session for the weekly Camp Highlights Flyer.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree, preferably in education, environmental studies, science, or a related field;
  • At least two years of experience teaching environmental, science, and/or outdoor education to elementary school aged youth;
  • Ability to walk and hike along trails while carrying light equipment;
  • Commitment to inclusive, multicultural environmental education;
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability and desire to be a positive role model;
  • Willingness to follow direction from the Summer Camp Manager and to work in a team with other Camp Leaders;
  • Confidence and ability to take initiative and take the lead, even in unfamiliar situations;
  • Upbeat, positive, mature attitude and respectful communication approach;
  • Valid CPR/First Aid certification; and
  • A reliable car to travel to/from various camp sites.

Desired Qualifications and Experience

  • Knowledge of local creek, bay and marine habitats and ecology;
  • Experience working in a youth camp setting; and
  • Any other relevant talents (e.g. storytelling, music, arts and crafts) to contribute to the camp are a plus.

Position Terms
The Camp Leader will be a temporary employee of Earth Island Institute (KftB’s fiscal sponsor), with employment beginning on June 14 and ending on August 11, 2017. The CL will be paid $18/hour and will submit time sheets to receive paychecks semi-monthly. The position does not include any health benefits or paid vacation time, but does include worker’s compensation and unemployment benefits.

Application Procedures
Application Deadline, March 8, 2017. Apply early; interviews will be held as applications are received.

Your application package must include the following:

  • a cover letter and your resume, and
  • a list of two references with current contact information (email and phone number).

To apply, mail your application package to the address below. No e-mails or faxes please.

Mandi Billinge, Executive Director
KIDS for the BAY
1771 Alcatraz Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703

KIDS for the BAY values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

KIDS for the BAY Organizational Background
KIDS for the BAY (KftB) is an environmental education organization providing professional development for teachers and academic enrichment for students, using the local environment as a living laboratory to encourage scientific learning. KftB’s programs also empower children to take action to help solve environmental problems in their communities. Since 1992 KftB has provided environmental science education to 77,178 students and more than 10,000 parents. We have also provided curricula, resources and training to 3,220 teachers. Many of our partner teachers continue teaching our programs every year to new classes of students. KIDS for the BAY also provides an exciting Summer Camp for young scientists to explore in nature, discover unique ecosystems and become environmental stewards. KftB is a project of Earth Island Institute, our fiscal sponsor. To learn more about our mission and our award-winning programs, please visit our website at www.kidsforthebay.org.


CAMP ASSISTANT LEADER
Summer Camp 2017

Position Title: Camp Assistant Leader
Dates of Position: June 15-30, and July 10 – August 11, 2017 (Monday-Friday plus two training days)
Position Hours: Approximately 40 hours per week between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm
Compensation: $12/hour

KIDS for the BAY Summer Camp
KIDS for the BAY (KftB) is in our seventeenth year of delivering a fun-filled summer of hands-on science and nature exploration in the outdoors, studying the environment of the San Francisco Bay Area. Camp includes science investigations, nature games, art activities, hiking, kayaking, swimming and many more adventures. Campers learn to care for the natural environment and become environmental stewards.

Camp sessions are one week long (Monday-Friday) between the hours of 8:30 am and 4 pm and take place at various natural habitats around the Berkeley area, including Lake Anza, Jewel Lake, Strawberry Creek, and Berkeley Marina. All sessions of camp include field trips to ocean beaches, exploring islands in the bay, visiting the Exploratorium, the Oakland Zoo, the Lindsay Wildlife Museum and many more exciting destinations.

Camp sessions are for campers ages 5-7 and 8-10. Campers ages 11 – 14 are Leaders in Training. Each week of camp is led and managed by a combination of Camp Leaders, Camp Assistant Leaders, and Camp Interns. Our camper-to-staff ratio is low, ensuring an enriching, safe, and positive camp experience. KftB also runs an after-care Nature Club from 4-5:30 pm.

Camp Assistant Leader (CAL) Responsibilities

  • Assist in leading hands-on nature, art, science, community-building and play activities;
  • Supervise campers during snack, lunch, and free play times;
  • Maintain a safe, respectful, positive camp environment and attend to campers’ individual needs; and
  • Maintain positive, upbeat, and professional communication at all times.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Applicant must be 18 years by the first day of camp, June 19, 2017;
  • Previous camp or other teaching experience;
  • Ability to walk and hike along trails while carrying light equipment;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Willingness to follow directions and work with a team of camp staff; and
  • Confidence and ability to take initiative and take the lead when required.

Desired Qualifications and Experience

  • Knowledge of local creek, bay, and marine habitats and ecology;
  • A reliable car to travel to/from various camp sites;
  • Valid CPR/First Aid certification; and
  • Any other relevant talents (e.g. storytelling, music, arts and crafts) is a plus.

Position Terms
The Camp Assistant Leader will be a temporary employee of Earth Island Institute (KftB’s fiscal sponsor), with employment beginning on June 15 and ending on August 11, 2017. The CAL will be paid $12/hour and will submit time sheets to receive paychecks semi-monthly. The position does not include any health benefits or paid vacation time, but does include worker’s compensation and unemployment benefits.

Application Procedures
Application Deadline, March 8, 2017. Apply early; interviews will be held as applications are received.

Your application package must include the following:

  • a cover letter and your resume, and
  • a list of two references with current contact information (email and phone number).

To apply, mail your application package to the address below. No e-mails or faxes please.

Mandi Billinge, Executive Director
KIDS for the BAY
1771 Alcatraz Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703

KIDS for the BAY values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

KIDS for the BAY Organizational Background
KIDS for the BAY (KftB) is an environmental education organization providing professional development for teachers and academic enrichment for students, using the local environment as a living laboratory to encourage scientific learning. KftB’s programs also empower children to take action to help solve environmental problems in their communities. Since 1992 KftB has provided environmental science education to 77,178 students and more than 10,000 parents. We have also provided curricula, resources and training to 3,220 teachers. Many of our partner teachers continue teaching our programs every year to new classes of students. KIDS for the BAY also provides an exciting Summer Camp for young scientists to explore in nature, discover unique ecosystems and become environmental stewards. KftB is a project of Earth Island Institute, our fiscal sponsor. To learn more about our mission and our award-winning programs, please visit our website at www.kidsforthebay.org.


CAMP INTERN
Summer Camp 2017

Position Title: Camp Intern
Dates of Position: 2-4 sessions between June 19-30 and July 10 – August 11, 2017 (Monday-Friday)
Position Hours: Work hours are 38 hours per week between 8:30am and 4pm
Compensation: unpaid volunteer

Who Is KIDS for the BAY?
KIDS for the BAY (KftB) is an environmental education organization providing professional development for teachers and academic enrichment for students, using the local environment as a living laboratory to encourage scientific learning. KftB’s programs also empower children to take action to help solve environmental problems in their communities. Since 1992 KftB has provided environmental science education to 77,178 students and more than 10,000 parents. We have also provided curricula, resources and training to 3,220 teachers. KIDS for the BAY also provides an exciting Summer Camp for young scientists to explore in nature, discover unique ecosystems and become environmental stewards. KftB is a project of Earth Island Institute, our fiscal sponsor. To learn more about our mission and our award-winning programs, please visit our website at www.kidsforthebay.org.

KIDS for the BAY Summer Camp Overview
KftB is in its seventeenth year of delivering a fun-filled summer of hands-on science and nature exploration in the outdoors, studying the environment of the San Francisco Bay Area through thoughtful investigation and scientific adventure.

Our camp sessions are one week long (Monday-Friday) between the hours of 8:30am and 4pm and take place at various natural habitats around the Berkeley area, including Lake Anza, Jewel Lake, Strawberry Creek, and the Berkeley Marina. Some sessions of camp include special field trips; transportation to these sites is provided by KIDS for the BAY.

KIDS for the BAY offers camp sessions for three different age groups: 5-7 years, 8-10 years and 11-14 years (Leaders in Training). Each week of camp is led and managed by a combination of Camp Leaders, Camp Assistant Leaders, and Camp Interns. Our camper-to-staff ratio is low, ensuring an enriching, safe, and positive camp experience. KftB also runs an after-care Nature Club from 4-5:30 pm.

Camp Intern Position Description
Help make KIDS for the BAY’s Summer Camp an exciting and enriching experience! Camp Interns (CIs) will work side by side with Camp Leaders each day of camp, assist Camp Leaders with leading various camp activities, and help ensure the safety of campers.

CIs will gain valuable experience in teaching best practices in environmental education, and coordinating a camp program. CIs will receive guidance, support, and direction from the Summer Camp Program Manager throughout the summer, and will receive supervision and direction from Camp Leaders on a day-to-day basis. This position is an excellent career development opportunity for anyone seeking to gain experience in teaching environmental education and working with youth.

Camp Intern Responsibilities

  • Support camp staff in leading hands-on summer camp activities each day of camp
  • Help to supervise campers during snack, lunch, and free play times
  • Assist camp staff in maintaining a safe, respectful, positive camp environment, while attending to the individual needs of the campers
  • Meet with the Summer Camp Manager on a regular basis to discuss goals, develop strategies for meeting them, discuss any challenges and evaluate the Camp Intern experience.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 15 years of age
  • Ability and desire to be a positive role model to campers
  • Ability to walk and hike along trails while carrying light equipment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Upbeat, positive, mature attitude and respectful communication approach
  • Ability to take and follow direction from the Summer Camp Manager and Camp Leaders
  • Open to learning and working with a team of camp staff
  • A reliable means of transportation to get to/from various camp sites
  • Any musical ability or other relevant talents (e.g. storytelling, arts and crafts) to contribute to the camp are a plus
  • Any knowledge of local creek, bay and coastal habitats and ecology is also a plus

Employment Terms
The Camp Intern position is an unpaid volunteer position. The CI and the CI’s parent/guardian will be required to sign a waiver acknowledging informed consent and releasing KftB of any liability in case of injury or accident relating to the position and to volunteering with KftB.

Application Procedures
A limited number of positions are open until filled. Apply early; interviews will be held as applications are received.

To apply please send an email to the Camp Manager, Aislinn Sterling at camp@kidsforthebay.org answering the following questions:

  1. Why are you interested in becoming an Intern for KIDS for the BAY Summer Camp?
  2. Based on your experience and talents, how do you think you could help our young campers enjoy exploring in nature and learning science this summer?
  3. We are looking for CIs that want to learn, grow and strengthen their leadership skills. Please describe two goals you would like to achieve through your experience.

If you seem like a good fit for the program Aislinn will contact you to set up a brief interview.

KIDS for the BAY values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.