Summer Camp Counselor

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Reno, NV
United States

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This position will be responsible for assisting with the implementation of 11 weeks of Great Basin Institute at Galena Summer Exploration Day Camp. These are Environmental Science camps using STEM-based curriculum. This is an AmeriCorps position with the Great Basin Institute located within the Galena Creek Recreation Area, Reno, NV. This is a 450 hour AmeriCorps service term for 11 weeks beginning on Monday, May 30th and extends through Friday, August 12th, 2022.

  • Seeking 6 Summer Camp Counselors for 11-week AmeriCorps positions beginning on Monday, May 30th, 2022 and extending through Friday, August 12th, 2022. Camp Counselors will assist Summer Naturalists with the implementation of Great Basin Institute at Galena Summer Exploration Day Camp;
  • Beginning the week of June 13th, 2022 and extending until August 12th, 2022. Each week of day camp will last 5 days (Monday-Friday); programming begins at 9:00 a.m. each day and ends at 5:00 p.m. All curriculums are standard-targeted with themed activities which center around the unique natural setting of the Galena Creek Regional Park. Camp themes relate to the natural and cultural-history of the area including topics like animals, plants, ecosystems, geology, survival, conservation, and more;
  • Camp Counselors will assist Naturalists to facilitate camp programming, supervise participants and enforce Center rules, lead engaging games and crafts, guide hikes in the park, and oversee exploration-time and play. Camp counselors will work to facilitate memorable outdoor programming that safely engages youth in the natural world;
  • Assist Summer Naturalists with the implementation and delivery of effective environmental science education curriculum in the field every day for youth between the ages of 8 and 17- prepare to teach 5-10 educational lessons per week; on occasion, deliver virtual youth programs.

And other duties as assigned.