NATURE DIRECTOR / ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR
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Camp Name: YMCA Camp Wiyaka

Camp Location: Richmond, NH

Camp Description: Located on Sandy Pond, Camp Wiyaka is a wonderful place for children ages 7 – 15 to spend a week (or two or five) exploring, discovering, and creating lasting friendships. There are over 60 acres of woods and fields and a 23 acre lake. Our staff season typically runs from late June to mid-August which includes a Staff Orientation week prior to camper’s arrival. Our resident camp can accommodate about 70 campers per week, and our daily schedule allows the children to participate in traditional camp offerings such as swimming, boating, doing arts and crafts, archery, playing sports and games, learning about nature, and more. Nightly sing-along campfires, family style meals, and platform tents have been a part of Camp Wiyaka tradition since 1921. Please see our website at www.campwiyaka.org for more information.

Sponsoring YMCA: Camp Wiyaka YMCA

YMCA Location: Athol, MA

Job Description and Required Certifications: The Nature Director is responsible for creating, directing, and supervising fun / age + ability appropriate programs and activities for campers. Design and implement activities that focus on biology, ecology, natural history, and other related fields. A mixture of uses of the camp environment, and resources available is encouraged. The Nature Director has a designated space where materials are held and programs can take place. It is the responsibility of the Nature Director to maintain a clean and organized area, as well as ensure the safety of campers within the their care. The Nature Director is a member of the senior staff team, and as such, is responsible for assisting to lead general camp activities, camper safety, and basic maintenance of the facility. The Nature Director will often have the assistance of a counselor / CIT during programs. Qualifications: - Minimum 18 years of age - Experience in Nature or Environmental Education - Knowledge of natural history, biology, ecology, and related fields - Experience and / or desire for working with youth - Willingness for follow / give directions and work as a team member - Strong leadership and organization skills - Willingness to as for assistance when needed or desired - Clean CORI / SORI, background check - Good health - Ability to interact with all age levels o Capability to relate to youth and adults in a positive manner o Supervise others of varying ages and abilities

Salary Information: $225 - $265 per week

Room and Board Provided: Yes


How to Apply: Visit our website – www.campwiyaka.org – to find an application. Employment applications (and resume if desired) can be mailed or faxed (978 249 4009) to the Athol Area YMCA, or emailed to campwiyaka@yahoo.com. Address questions to Camp Director, Kate Wesolowski - 978 249 3305 (ex 21 if prompted), campwiyaka@yahoo.com

Apply By Email: campwiyaka@yahoo.com

Apply By Phone: 978-249-3305

Contact: Kate Wesolowski
katewesolowskiymca@gmail.com
545 MAIN ST
ATHOL, MA 01331

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