Farm Camp Counselors – Arcadia Center for Sustainable Ag

Farm Camp Counselors

Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture (www.Arcadiafood.org) seeks enthusiastic people who are passionate about working with kids and who enjoy being outdoors in a farm and garden setting as Counselors for our summer Farm Camp.
At Arcadia Farm Camp, we seek to connect children to where their food comes from through hands-on farming, cooking, and eating experiences. Campers will develop an understanding of the origins of food, seasonality, sustainable agriculture, land conservation, and culinary arts. Our goal is to help create the next generation of sustainable farmers, chefs, and eaters.
Counselors will be responsible for an age-specific group of children during five one-week sessions at our working farm on the grounds of Woodlawn, a National Trust Historic Site, in Alexandria, VA.

Start date is June 13, 2023 and end date is August 4, 2023. Full time, seasonal for approximately 8 weeks. There are varying hours for Training, Farm Camp weeks, and Close-Out. Dates and hours are as follows:

Counselor Training: June 13 – June 16  from 9am-4pm.
Farm Camp weeks: June 19 – July 28 (Mon-Fri) from 8:30am-4:30pm.
4th of July week: 14-16 hours.
Close-Out week: July 31 – August 1 (Mon-Tue) from 9am-2pm.
Compensation: $17 per hour

Required Qualifications:

  • Interest in working with Children (experience is a plus)
  • Basic First Aid/CPR Certification (Adult/Children/Infant) or ability to obtain certification;
  • Must undergo a background check;
  • Must be at least 18 years old; and
  • Must be available June 12 – August 4, 2023

View the full Job Description HERE:  https://www.dropbox.com/s/ki8lreuvob9ep42/Arcadia%20Farm%20Camp%20Counselor%20Job%20Description%202023.pdf?dl=0

To Apply:
Applications accepted on a rolling basis until Monday, May 29th, 2023. Send a resume, a short statement explaining why you would like to be a Farm Camp counselor, as well as the name, email and/or phone number of two references with the subject line “Farm Camp Counselor Application: Your Name” to On-Farm Education Manager Shelby Hintz, at shelby@arcadiafood.org.

Learn more at http://arcadiafood.org/ and http://arcadiafood.org/arcadia-farm-camp