Organization: Camp Tawonga
Location: CA Sierra Mountains
Dates of Employment: Possible dates May 10-September 10 2010, flexible to shorter commitment.
Compensation: $230/week, more DOE
About Camp Tawonga: Camp Tawonga is a co-ed resident children’s summer camp located outside Yosemite National Park. The campers range in age from 7-17 and participate in 1-week, 2-week, or 3-week programs throughout the summer. The Camp Tawonga Staff is a family of 160 dedicated men and women, working together to create a vital Jewish community where children have a safe, meaningful summer in the beautiful Sierra Mountains. Camp Tawonga’s mission is to foster positive self-image for campers, create a cooperative community, teach children to live in partnership with nature, and offer children a positive experience of spirituality and Jewish identification. The campers’ experience is the focus of all staff, whether counselor or prep cook, lifeguard or backpacking leader, office staff or driver.
The work at Camp is demanding, with long hours, high intensity, and little privacy. The rewards are great – the delight of helping children grow, the beauty of the mountains and river, and the joy of working with other enthusiastic and caring staff. This outstanding team includes people with both Jewish and non-Jewish backgrounds.
Position Qualifications: 18+ with current First Aid and CPR. Must have gardening/farming and child programming experience.
Environmental education training or experience preferred.
Position Responsibilities: Cultivate 8th year organic garden (~7500 sq ft plot) and lead fun garden-based activities for campers. In addition to creative programming, responsibilities include bed prep, seed starts, planting, pest management, weeding and harvesting.
Coordinate with Kitchen Manager.
To Apply: Apply online at www.tawonga.org
, then call us to schedule an interview at 415-543-2267. Position is open until filled.
Rebecca Fox, Wilderness Program Coordinator, Camp Tawonga, 131 Steuart St., Suite 460 San Francisco, CA 94105. 415-543-2267, email@example.com