Hart-to-Hart Farm – Camp Educator

Contact information
Farm Address:
16 Duck Pond Lane
Albion, Maine, 04910-6901

Primary Contact: Linda Hartkopf
Primary Phone:
    Number: 2076924603
    Email: hart2hartfarm@gmail.com

Secondary Phone

    Number: 2074372441

Website: https://www.hart2hartfarm.org

Internship information
General Farm Description: Description: Hart-to-Hart Farm Day Camp is seeking qualified individuals to teach sustainable agriculture and/or environmental lessons utilizing our gardens, farm, fields, forest and ponds. Educators/counselors collaborate to inspire and engage campers’ ages 5 -13 to build a lifelong, meaningful relationship with the natural world on an organic farm. Campers participate in farm chores, gardening, cooking as well as a wide range of environmental and agricultural activities. Highlight: each camper adopting special farm animal. Goal: have fun while making a difference in the lives of young people through inquiry-based learning. Site Description: Located on a 285-acre organic dairy. Site includes historic barn, out buildings for chickens, goats, sheep, horses, rabbits, and a free stall barn which is home to 130 dairy cows. Scenic pastures, organic gardens and orchard, ponds, wetlands, forest, and farm provide an idea camp setting to explore.

CRAFT Member Farm? No

Internship Starts: June 12, 2023
Internship Ends: August 20,2023
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: Interviews start in February / Send cover letters, resume and application for employment (found on web site https://hart2hartfarm.org/summer-camp-job-opportunity/ )
Minimum Length of Stay: 11 weeks

Internship Details:

– Plan and co-teach a range of outdoor farm/ environmental activities through “hands-on”, inquiry-based learning. Topics include but not limited to animal care and feeding, gardening, sustainability, insects, birds, soil science, freshwater ecology, wetland ecology, forest ecology, art, cooking. Topics taught through exploration, games, art, songs, and stories.
– Set up and clean up all supplies and equipment. Day starts at 7:00 am and ends when prep work finished for the next day. Some weekend prep work may be required.
– Role model healthy living, positive energy, clear communication, and good stewardship of the environment.
– Participate in daily farm chores with campers
– One overnight outing with campers attending Farm Extravaganza.
– Participate in 1 family program and school field trips
– Participate in staff trainings, weekly staff meetings, community chores and miscellaneous maintenance duties to contribute to the ongoing improvement of the camp
– Implement all camp policies, rules and regulations
– Provide first aid to campers according to camp policy
– Reset and clean camp space, bathrooms, and kitchen as a team at the end of each day and session
– Supervise JCIT who are assigned to your group
– Communicate and report to the Camp Director daily updates and any concerns regarding the camp or campers.

Educational Opportunities: Tons of opportunities to teach sustainable agriculture in a supportive environment. You will work closely with the director and other educators implementing hands on activities. We have a working kitchen and wood fire clay oven to teach farm to table lessons. You can also learn about organic dairy farming

Skills Desired: Qualifications: - Experience working with children ages 5 -13 years of age. - Candidate must be patient, fun-loving, creative, enthusiastic, and confident in ability to motivate and assist campers in learning new knowledge and skills while creating a safe environment. - Excellent multitasker, team player, with a genuine passion for working with and empowering young people. - Excellent communication skills, a good sense of humor, self-motivated and strong work ethic. - A willingness to get dirty, hike, work with farm animals and dig in the garden - Knowledge in sustainable farming / gardening and/or environment education (strengths can be in one or the other – animal husbandry a bonus) - Physically able to lift 50 pounds - First Aid and CPR certification - 18 years of age, has a high school degree or equivalent; priority given to those who completed 1st year of college or alternative program / experience

Meals: Yes

Stipend: Compensation: $330- $360 /wk. Includes room & board (additional compensation based on education and experience) - Option to leave at last week of camp if returning to school – Excellent internship opportunity

Housing: Yes

Preferred method of Contact: email