Summer Camp Volunteer 2020

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Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center

  • 10 people are interested
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Date, theme, and ages for 5 weeks of camp this season:

Training day: TBD, likely June 18th 8am-4pm

June 22 - 26: Sweet Discoveries Ages 4-8

July 6 - 10: Guardians of the Plants Ages 7 - 11

July 20 - 24: Guardians of the Plants Ages 4-8; Dig Deeper! Ages 11 - 14

July 27 - 3: Sweet Discoveries Ages 7 - 11

August 10 - 14: Guardians of the Plants Ages 4 -8; Dig Deeper! Ages 11 - 14

Summer camp volunteers assist the camp instructors leading small groups of children ages 4-12 during day camp. As a volunteer you will help provide a successful camp experience for campers by keeping them engaged through facilitating a variety of educational games and activities. Volunteers work with the same small camp group all week and will assist the Summer Camp Instructor of that group.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist camp instructors with summer camp activities
  • Assist with behavior management of campers
  • Help ensure safety of campers
  • Assist in setup and clean-up of daily camp activities

Qualifications:

  • High-energy, self-driven and motivated
  • Interest in outdoor education
  • Ability to do light physical work, including standing for several hours
  • Experience working with children
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Must be 14 or older by July 2019
  • Attend required training on TBD June training date (Will be scheduled one day between 6/8 - 6/19)

Benefits:

  • Great experience to add to a resume or college application
  • 40 community service hours (full week)
  • Enjoy the beauty of Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center, nestled in the Snoqualmie Valley
  • Have a fulfilling experience connecting children to nature and food systems
  • Free food! Volunteers are welcome to our leftover produce at the end of each day

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About Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center

Location:

10819 CARNATION-DUVALL RD NE, Carnation, WA 98014, US

Mission Statement

Oxbow’s mission is to EDUCATE people on the importance of environmental stewardship and healthy food, to RECONNECT us to the land and our local sustainable food supply, and to INSPIRE us to take action in our daily lives and in our communities.

Description

Oxbow is a 25 acre organic farm, education center, and native plant nursery located on a 100-acre wilderness preserve in the Snoqualmie Valley, 25 miles east of Seattle. The farm supports a 400+ member CSA, sells at 2 farmers markets, and supplies over 30 restaurants and 3 grocery stores with local, organic produce. Our education center, which has a working small farm and a Living Playground, is committed to teaching young children about sustainable agriculture and the environment. At Oxbow, children see firsthand where their food comes from, where salmon spawn, and understand why we need to protect both. We also actively work to restore the native habitat and vegetation around our fields and along our river banks. And new this year is a native plant nursery managed in conjunction with the University of Idaho.

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

10819 Carnation-Duvall Rd. NEWest Entrance/Field Trip EntranceCarnation, WA 98014

(47.69478,-121.97266)
 

SKILLS

  • STEM
  • Storytelling
  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening
  • Environmental Science
  • Farming

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • Mon- Fri 8am-4pm for each week of camp
  • Silliness Required

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