Contact informationFarm Address:
2025 Shoreline Hwy
Muir Beach , California , 7724
Primary Contact: Julie Hartman
Secondary Contact: Ethan Zatko
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: "Slide Ranch is a non-profit farm-based environmental education organization located within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, on coastal wildlands just 25 minutes north of San Francisco. The mission of Slide Ranch is to connect children to nature. We cultivate healthy bodies and minds and foster future generations of environmental stewards. By farming, cooking, caring for animals and exploring wilderness and the coast, we teach people of all ages to see the connection between their own health, a healthy food system and a healthy environment."
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: 5/29/2018
Internship Ends: 8/17/2018
Number of Internship Available: 4
Application Deadline: 5/1/2017
Minimum Length of Stay: 2 1/2 months
“From June-August, Slide Ranch hosts 10 weeks of day camp. Summer camp participants learn to care for farm animals and gardens, explore miles of wildland trails, discover ocean tide pools, cook farm-to-table, and participate in arts & crafts projects. Teachers-in-Residence lead groups of students in the 5-day experiential education camp programs. Our Teachers-in-Residence customize each program to meet the learning needs of campers 5 ??”” 13 years of age, as well as working with junior camp counselors age 14+. Over the course of the summer, Teachers-in-Residence may also work with adults or youth in the context of volunteer or community group visits. Please see link for more info and application instructions:
Educational Opportunities: "The internship provides two weeks of paid teacher training and farm operations prior to the start of camp. Occasional teacher observations complement the position and provide formal opportunities for professional feedback. After the camp day, Teachers participate in afternoon training sessions on outdoor education teaching and management, gardening, animal husbandry, and/or farm maintenance."
Skills Desired: "Prior experience in education or working with children. Flexibility, being a team player, and having a positive attitude and sense of humor. Excellent communication skills and the ability to accept supervision and guidance. High level of personal responsibility in work and professionalism when dealing with the public. Ability to take initiative and adopt solution-oriented approach to problems. Love of children and nature. In your application, please note any prior experience with gardening, animal husbandry, environmental education, diverse populations including English language learners, art, music, performance, culinary and community living skills. This position requires patience and trust working with a team of teaching peers and organization staff. The successful candidate will possess a great attitude and strong motivation to experience all facets of the work as important to one’s learning and development. You will be required to obtain basic first aid/CPR training before arriving. "
Meals: "All food is provided. We purchase mainly organic food, and also eat some food from our ranch and garden. We take turns cooking dinner for all residents, and prepare other meals on our own."
Stipend: "Cabin housing, healthy food, hourly wage and an opportunity to live with a group of people in a beautiful, rural setting."
Housing: Applicants must be comfortable living in rustic tent accommodations for the duration of the summer.
Preferred method of Contact: "email, mail, or fax"