Little Farmers is a key program within the educational program array offered by Steckle Heritage Farm. It is a parent/caregiver and child program which connects both participants with agriculture and the environment through hands on learning opportunities. The afternoon program is a half-day camp program for children who have finished JK. It operates with a maximum of 8 campers Monday to Friday from 12:30 to 5pm.
The individual will provide high quality educational and recreational experiences for participants that embody our core values of honesty, respect and community. We program with an experiential learning model in mind. We are an inclusive, welcoming and supportive work environment that places importance on cooperation, flexibility and team work.
Duties and responsibilities
- Participate actively in orientation and training
- Plan for and prepare each lesson (including materials and resources)
- Ensure that resources needed for your activities are ordered or arranged
- Know and understand ALL emergency procedures associated with the camp programs.
- Take the time to learn basic Agriculture information
- Take turns being responsible for “opening or closing” camp
- Assist in maintaining accurate program records including incident reports, logbook documentation, and daily attendance.
- Responsibility for campers’ safety and their whereabouts at all times.
- Be aware that there may be times you need to adapt the camp activities for your Jr campers
- Organize and lead a variety of small and large group activities each week.
- Identify and respond to camper behavior issues with assistance from Supervisor
- Ensure that the site is kept clean, organized, and free of litter on a daily/weekly basis
- Communicate with parents about participant’s experiences and report concerns to Camp Supervisor.
- Present a “Role Model” type behaviour at all times
- Assist to guide Junior Counselors to have a deeper understanding of leadership and counseling skills.
- Assist in the preparation of session lessons and activities
- Provide inclusive, welcoming and ability responsive lessons
- Encourage parental participation and support children when needed
- Clean up area after each lesson
- Experience working with children ages 2 to 6 years of age
- OUTGOING, POSITIVE and WARM personality
- Comfort with and love of animals
- Understanding and appreciation for natural environment
- Dependable and committed
- Strong communication skills
- Ability to lead, plan, organize, and implement program activities.
- Ability to work as a member of a team and the ability to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision.
- Strong organizational and communication skills.
- Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than six (6) months preceding your start date
- Must have the physical ability to lead and participate in activities which include, but are not limited to, hiking, team building initiatives, physical games, and activities.
- Able to work in an outdoor environment
- $15 hr
- Monday to Friday, between 8am & 5:30pm
- June 18 to August 24th
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply directly to:
Krista Cressman, Executive Director
Please include a PDF copy of your resume and in the body of the email, a letter of introduction which explains your interest and what you bring to our organization.