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Day Camp Leaders

Thinking about working in a fun outdoor environment ? Looking for fabulous experience working with children in an interactive and busy farm environment? Are you positive, enthusiastic, and enjoy being a mentor? Want to give children a very memorable, fun, summer camp experience? 

Senior Day Camp Leaders

Why become a Senior Day Camp Leader?

Being a Day Camp Leaders is an amazing opportunity to gain valuable experience working with children in a very fun and stimulating environment. You'll have your own Barn (home base for your group), and be a mentor to some amazing kids. You'll also be a mentor for your Junior Leader who may have been a camper themselves or who is aspiring to be a Senior Leader. You have a great opportunity to learn many things about leadership yourself through teaching, coaching, and making magical summer memories. You have an opportunity to make a difference and do great things for your resume at the same time!

Day Camp leaders are chosen for their enthusiasm and their ability to demonstrate inspired leadership.

You will love kids and be intent on teaching them as much about the farm animals as you can. Your first week will be the most challenging as each night you'll be preparing and organizing for a 'new' day. Typically you'll be researching, learning all sorts of facts about tomorrow's animal of the day (Leader's Binder, Farm Library, Dr Google, etc), so you can be ready to deliver a fun and exciting program full of animal information and experiences.

Safety of children and animals will always be your first concern, with providing creative and fun farm experiences a close second..

You'll be a very well organized type of person, but able to be relaxed and have lots of fun with the kids because you are so organized. You'll be comfortable with parents, and able to deal creatively and effectively with a variety of children and behaviours.

Extra talents in terms of crafts, music, gamesmanship, or storytelling are a big plus.

You'll be responsible for setting up and maintaining your own 'barn' as your home base for the summer.

Each day a different animal is highlighted, and you, along with your Junior Leader, deliver a very fun, safe and up-beat program based on many different farm animals. Each day has a 'day plan" to follow, with craft prep, and minimal (but important) paperwork/record keeping required.

You will be responsible for 10-12 farm campers each week, usually specializing in one, possibly 2, of these age groups:
3-4y, 4-5y, 4-6y,6-8y, 8-11y, and 12-14y (our Farmers in Training!!)

Other requirements:

Must be atleast 18 yrs of age.

Must be available to work the entire summer with a one week off (which is decided by registration).

Day Camps run last week of June thru to end of the 3rd week in August.

Staff training is provided (mandatory attendance) which will run in the last week ofJune, and a compulsory staff meeting each week, usually Wednesday, after camp. .

Documentation Required:
Current Standard First Aid, Police check including the Vulnerable sector, clean Driving Record.

We are well known for the high quality of our camps and are very serious about having wonderful farm adventures. Our focus is to create magical animal moments that last a lifetime!!! We'd like to hear from you if you believe in these same things.

There may be opportunities for additional hours on Spring & Fall weekends, & full time May and June as part of the Farmyard Team if you are interested in a longer period of employment. Please indicate this in your cover letter.

Please send us your resume with a cover letter letting us know why YOU would be the perfect person for this position!!

Please include 2 references.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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