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Job Title: Camp Staff

Hiring Period: Summer | Hourly Pay Rate: $12.75 | Hours per week: 38
On/Off Campus: Off Campus | Work-Study/Non Work-Study: Non Work-Study

Job Description: Berkshire Botanical Garden is seeking Educators for Farm in the Garden Camp (summer 2020).

Farm Camp is a day camp for children ages 5-14 held on the beautiful grounds of the Berkshire Botanical Garden in historic Stockbridge, MA.

Campers care for farm animals, harvest food they grow themselves, and participate in a wide range of activities: bottle-feeding animals, making cheese, running a farm stand, creating fiber crafts, baking treats with eggs collected from the chicken coop, extracting honey from our beehives, and much more.

The camp is small by design, with just 28 children attending each week-long session. Camp runs for seven weeks.

Responsible for co-leading a group of children ages 5-7, 8-10, or 11-14.

Responsible for all aspects of camp life: participating in morning circle; running animal, craft, and gardening activities; overseeing snack and lunch time; communicating with the Camp Director regarding behavior or medical issues; and generally acting as an adult presence and one of the leaders of their group throughout the camp day.

In addition to the camp’s specific farm-based curriculum, there are daily opportunities for the educators to lead an activity that they design themselves. Past activities include "ponding", cooking favorite recipes, creating a play, branch weaving, flower pressing, and many others.

Farm Camp Educators support and are supported by the Farm Specialist, Camp Director and Counselors-in-Training (CITs)
The Farm Camp Educators reports to the Camp Director.

To comply with state regulations, the candidate must be 18 years of age or older and have graduated high school by June 22, 2020.


The position runs for eight weeks: a mandatory week of staff training and seven weeks of camp.

The position begins on Monday, June 22, 2020 and ends on Friday, August 14, 2020.

The workday is Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM, with the addition of early drop-off and late-pick up shifts each week.

The salary is $12.75-14/hour, 35-38 hours/week.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Melvin Jenkins, Camp Director.

Applications are accepted until all positions are filled.

How to Apply: Email, Send Resume

Name/Company: Melvin Jenkins
Department: 5 West Stockbridge Road
Phone: https://www.berkshirebotanical.

5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, Massachusetts 01262

Job Number: 35914