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Camp Name: Camp Cosby

Camp Location: Birmingham, AL

Camp Description: Residential camp located in the beautfu forestry ofl Alpine, AL

Sponsoring YMCA: Birmingham Metropolitan YMCA

YMCA Location: Birmingham, AL

Job Description and Required Certifications: Naturalist to provide hands-on experiential science and history programs with fun challenges, games, and entertaining teaching tools. Responsibilities include teaching, facilitating meals, leading camp & adventure activities, working on projects to improve program resources and the physical site, being positive role models, handling gentle captive animals, and participation in weekly meetings. Educational topics include Aquatic and Forest Ecology, Wildlife Ecology and Adaptation, Night Hikes, Orienteering, Team Building, Pioneer Life/ Underground Railroad Simulation. Naturalists are required to evenly share responsibilities of meal facilitation and evening programs. We are seeking college graduates/experience working with children in dynamic outdoor settings. Our instructors have a commitment to children and a healthy environment; well-developed communication skills; willingness and physical ability to facilitate experiential learning activities on the trail and adventure activities including teambuilding challenges, Alpine Tower (top-rope climbing), canoeing and low-ropes initiatives; and the ability to demonstrate leadership skills on an outstanding team. Experience with residential camps, organic gardening, canoeing, CPR/First-Aid, climbing, and hands-on outdoor education is a plus. Camp is located within one- to two-hours’ drive to many of Alabama's natural areas, such as Little River Canyon, Sand Rock, and Horse Pens 40. Training will begin September 8, 2014 and the fall season ends December 8, 2014

Salary Information: $26000

Room and Board Provided: No

How to Apply: Apply to Sabrina McClain at smcclain@ymcabham.org

Apply Online: http://www.campcosby.org/

Apply By Email: smcclain@ymcabham.org

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Contact: Velma A Williams

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