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Summer Position Descriptions

Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator (PC) is required to be 21 years of age by start of camp; certified in Wilderness First Aid and Pro. CPR/AED or equivalent; have at least 24 weeks demonstrated the ability to work with children and teens in a nature-based program; design and implement programming, supervise staff, and carry out Wild Earth’s mission.

The Program Coordinator is responsible for the overall vision, support, leadership, and safety of their camp of 45-50 children and 12-18 staff; guiding the staff’s growth with clear communication and regular feedback; communicating with parents and the camp director; upholding the foundational values of Wild Earth; and, holding the children’s physical and emotional safety as paramount.

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Lead & Co-Lead

The Lead or Co-Lead is required to be 18 years of age by start of camp unless you’ve served for two years as an Assistant Instructor at Wild Earth. Demonstrated ability to work with children and teens in a nature-based program. Current certification in Heart Saver CPR and American Red Cross Basic First Aid or equivalent.

The Lead or Co-Lead is responsible for overall vision, support, leadership, and safety of their group of 10-14 children; guiding the Assistants, Teen Instructors, and CIT’s growth with clear communication and regular feedback; communicating with parents and the Program Coordinator (PC); upholding the foundational values of Wild Earth; and, holding the children’s physical and emotional safety as paramount.

Leads and Co-Lead are expected to lead activities in their clan and in the big circle, while also encouraging their Assistants to take on appropriate challenges. Leads and Co-Leads committed to their personal growth can shine by tracking their challenges with clear communication, and seeking regular feedback.

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Assistant Instructor

Assistant Instructor is required to be 16 years of by the start of camp unless you’ve served as a Teen Instructor at Wild Earth before; and, have demonstrated the ability working with children and teens in a nature-based program.

Recommended (but not required) certification in Heart Saver CPR and American Red Cross Basic First Aid or equivalent.

The Assistant Instructor works in collaboration with the Lead /Co-Lead to support the overall vision, and safety of their group of 10-14 children. Assistant Instructors committed to their personal growth can shine by leading activities in their clan and in the big circle, by tracking their challenges with clear communication, and seeking regular feedback.

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