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Farm and Forest Summer Daycamp Lead Teacher

Lakeside School at Black Kettle Farm

Essex, NY, USA

Full time

Kindergarten and Early Childhood

Feb 18

Lakeside School is now accepting applications for our Lead Summer Camp Teacher for the coming weekly day camp. The teacher will be responsible for our eight-week Farm and Forest Camp from June 27 to August 19, Monday through Friday. This decade old Waldorf day camp, for ages 4 to 7, introduces young children to forest and farm adventures in a loving and supportive style. The lead teacher will plan and implement activities and adventures, including hiking, gardening, art and science projects, animal care, cooking, and nature study. We are seeking an individual with outdoor teaching and gardening experience, and a love for taking young children outdoors. Waldorf experience is also a plus. The Lead Teacher will work with an Assistant Teacher to run camp for 9 children each week, from 8:15am to 2:15pm. Position requires training and planning in coordination with Lakeside faculty and staff this spring. Current CPR/First Aid Training is required. Lakeside can cover costs of recertification. Lodging on site provided if needed.

Lakeside School at Black Kettle Farm
Drawing from the surrounding farms and forest and based on Waldorf education, Lakeside School cultivates the whole child in an evolving ecosystem of independent thinking, community spirit, and stewardship of our natural world. Lakeside School offers dynamic and innovative multi-age school and summer programs on a working farm. The Farm and Forest 8 week Summer Camp offers children ages 4 to 7 an opportunity to experience farm activities with gardens, chickens, and horses and hiking adventures exploring creeks, meadows and forests.

More About the Area
Lakeside School is located in Essex, NY - the heart of the Champlain Valley in the Adirondack Park of northern New York. The central location leads to easy access to Lake Champlain and the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains. Essex County provides a unique balance between outdoor adventures in the mountains and on Lake Champlain, and progressive farming and artistic communities. Lakeside faculty and staff live in communities within a 45 minute driving range. When a bigger city is desired, Burlington, VT, Plattsburgh, NY, and Montreal (in Canada) as well as two-time Winter Olympics host Lake Placid are within driving distance.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, a brief biographical sketch, and three professional phone references. E-mail Maeve at admin@lakesideschoolinessex.org or call (518) 963-7385. Position open until filled.

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