SOLAR YOUTH WESTROCK CAMP is a five-week summer program that creates a continuum of opportunity for over 60 inner-city youth to learn about their local environment and their place in its protection as well as build personal skills and competencies. SY is committed to providing opportunities for youth between ages 4 and 13 to be enrolled at no cost to families. During the program, youth will play, explore the diverse environment of New Haven, learning about its ecology and urban infrastructure. Emphasis is placed on youth understanding the connections between themselves, the environment and well-being. The full range of activities in camp include active games, arts and crafts, team-building exercises, hands-on learning, environmental exploration, mindfulness, literacy support, community service learning, and weekly out-of-neighborhood trips.
OVERVIEW OF POSITION
Our youth reside in New Haven’s low income communities. Faced with incredible challenges such as poverty, crime and violence in their neighborhoods, they have few positive supports and rarely encounter opportunities to succeed. Countering this, Solar Youth staff build long term relationships with youth as young as 5 years old and continuing through high school. Through our neighborhood-based programs, youth explore their environment, learn the skills and joys of being agents of positive change, and teach what they have learned to others (Kids Explore! Kids Do! Kids Teach!). To enhance youth agency, we provide participants a voice in program and organizational leadership. We emphasize supporting positive, thoughtful, informed choices, personal responsibility, and having FUN. All Solar Youth programs incorporate 5 core elements.
We are looking for someone who is hands-on with a passion for youth development who has the skills and personality to effectively serve young people facing major life challenges. In addition to having the qualities of SY CAMP EDUCATORS, The CAMP DIRECTOR is responsible for the supervision of the campsite and staff, planning of appropriate activities, and overall safety of staff and campers. In this role, some of your duties will include designing suitable recreational activities, ordering camp supplies, and training camp employees. Your duties may also include modifying activities to suit the needs of specific groups.
To ensure success, the CAMP DIRECTOR should exhibit experience in developing camp curricula and demonstrate the ability to assume responsibility for the day-to-day management of a camp.
The CAMP DIRECTOR must be enthusiastic, positive, independent people who are driven to support the success of young people and create positive change. Must be creative problem solvers, see a setback as a challenge, and love working with youth and teenagers.
SOLAR YOUTH WESTROCK CAMP is a five-week summer program that creates a continuum of opportunity for over 60 inner-city youth to learn about their local environment and their place in its protection as well as build personal skills and…
TO APPLY: go to THIS JOB APPLICATION FORM. You will be asked to upload your resume and cover letter (a one page description of how your values drive your work and why your experiences are a fit for the role).
Please note that we are a small organization and aim to respond to all candidates, but due to the volume of responses may not be able to in a timely manner. If you follow the above directions, you should get an automated email response confirming receipt of your application. If you are selected to move forward in the hiring process, you will be contacted by us directly. NO CALLS PLEASE.
TO APPLY: go to THIS JOB APPLICATION FORM. You will be asked to upload your resume and cover letter (a one page description of how your values drive your work and why your experiences…