Alton Jones Camp at the URI Environmental Education Center is situated on 2,300 acres of forests, wetlands, and farmland. Dedicated to environmental education, Alton Jones Camp has been offering quality residential programs for over 50 years. The grounds include a waterfront on a private lake, 10 miles of hiking trails, 200 acres of open fields and meadows, and a seasonal working farm. Camp themes highlight environmental education, adventure, and outdoor skills with campers ages 8-17.
Teach and lead campers, ages 9-16 during eight six-day residential camping programs. Camp Counselors oversee safety and teach or lead environmental education, outdoor adventure, no-trace camping and survival skills, campfires, group games, evening programs, skits, and arts and crafts. General counselors will lead groups of campers ages 9-16 in a variety of different activities as well as field trips. Camp Counselors will also assist with Junior Counselor training and development.
URI’s Environmental Education Center is seeking qualified individuals to teach and lead campers in a summer day camp program for 90 children each week ages 5-12. Responsibilities: supervise 8-12 day campers; teach outdoor lessons in either forest and wetland ecology and outdoor skills or sustainable agriculture, humane animal care, early American history, organic gardening, and cultural history, or outdoor adventure including rock climbing, kayaking and team building.
URI’s Environmental Education Center is seeking a qualified individual to assist the waterfront manager in conducting an eight-week free swim waterfront and small craft boating program on a 75-acre freshwater lake. Provide direct supervision to up to 50 campers ages 5-16. Assist waterfront manager during training weeks to provide water safety training to approximately 25 camp staff members. In addition to free-swim, lifeguarding responsibilities include canoe, kayak, paddleboard, and sailing.
Coordinate a summer day camp program for 50 children each week ages 5-8. Day camp programs emphasize education of agriculture and ecology, self-esteem, humane treatment of animals, sustainable agriculture, environmental stewardship, and conservation.