Camp Intern

Employment Type: Intern/Independent Contractor
Start date: May 24, 2021

End date: July 30, 2021
Apply by: Open Until Filled

Reports to: Education Coordinator
Compensation: $2000 stipend

Trees Atlanta is a nationally recognized non-profit citizens’ group that protects and improves Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating. Founded in 1985, Trees Atlanta works tirelessly to address Atlanta’s tree loss, protect its forests, and create new greenspace. Empowered by its wonderful community of volunteers, Trees Atlanta serves the metro Atlanta area, and has grown to become one of Atlanta’s most widely known and supported non-profit organizations.

Job Description

Trees Atlanta is currently planning to host in-person camp programs and will continue to monitor CDC, CIty of Atlanta, and other public health guidelines in program planning processes.

Trees Atlanta seeks a Camp Intern to assist with the facilitation of its Junior TreeKeeper Camp program during the 2021 summer season. Individuals (recent college graduate, continuing college student, recent high school graduate) with experience and/or interest in working with elementary and middle school youth in classroom and outdoor settings are encouraged to apply. The Camp Intern will:

  • Ensure a fun, adventure-filled and safe summer experience that creates positive memories for budding environmental stewards.
  • Aid Camp Counselors with outdoor and indoor classes and activities in various locations, including lessons, games, scavenger hunts, and crafts.
  • Assist Camp Counselors in leading group bike rides with up to 20 campers along the Atlanta BeltLine.
  • Assist Camp Counselors with camper supervision.
  • Manage and mentor a team of Junior Interns.
  • Organize and prepare materials for lessons.
  • Take photos of camp activities for Trees Atlanta marketing staff to share on social media.
  • Facilitate weekly pizza parties for campers (place orders, manage delivery process, organize camper food lines, etc.)
  • Adhere to Trees Atlanta COVID-19 health and safety protocols, and assist Camp Counselors in implementing these protocols with camper groups.

Requirements

  • Minimum education: High School Diploma
  • Desire to work with young students in grade levels 1-6 with an environmental education focus; experience working with this age group preferred
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively in a team environment, including the Camp Lead, Camp Counselors, one other Camp Intern, and Junior Interns
  • Have a positive attitude, especially in an active outdoor environment
  • Photography skills preferred (minimum smartphone; point-and-shoot or DSLR preferred)
  • Ability to ride a bike and supervise campers on bikes

Physical Requirements

  • Must be capable of active days outdoors in various weather conditions with exposure to summer sun, heat, inclement weather, and natural wildlife habitats, including animals and/or insects.
  • Must be a confident and safe bike rider able to ride several miles each day of camp.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs. repetitively.

Hours

There are 8 one-week sessions of Junior TreeKeeper Camp during the summer. There is no camp programming in the week prior to the July 4 holiday. The schedule for this position involves a 40-hour work week while camp is in session, with a 4-day paid orientation session before the summer begins (required). Each camp day includes variable shifts according to Beforecare and Aftercare program needs. See below for more details.

  • Orientation: May 24-27
    • Camp staff will observe the Memorial Day holiday May 28.
  • Summer Camp: May 31–July 30* (Monday–Friday)
    • Camp: 9am–3pm
    • Before-care: 7:30–9am
    • After-care: 3:15–5:30pm
    • No camp June 28–July 2
      • Camp start and end dates are subject to change in relation to ongoing evaluation of public health and COVID-19 conditions.

The Camp Intern will report to the Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center (225 Chester Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30316) and will work in various locations in and around the Atlanta BeltLine, Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum, and potentially in venues hosted by partner organizations during enrichment field trips.

To Apply

Please submit an employment application. Applicants must upload a cover letter and a resume in order to complete and submit the application. In your cover letter please talk about a favorite summer camp, school field trip, or outdoor experience from childhood and the role it played in your personal development.

*Final candidates will be required to pass drug and background screenings as a condition of employment*