Summer Internships with Guidestone!


2022 Guidestone Summer Camp Intern

JOB DESCRIPTION

APPLICATIONS DUE:

Sunday, May 15, 2022

APPLY HERE:

Summer Camp Intern Application

Guidestone seeks a middle school or high school student to serve as a Camp Intern during the summer for our 3-day garden and ranch camps! We are looking for applicants who enjoy working with younger kids and are friendly and willing to support and encourage campers throughout all activities. Interns will lead team-building activities for a group of up to 14 children (ages 5 and up). Applicants should be enthusiastic, flexible, responsible, and safety-minded, and do not need to have exceptional skills with gardening or agriculture. The position requires availability on Tuesdays through Thursdays in June, July, and the first week of August.

Responsibilities and duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Help create a safe, positive, inclusive, and enthusiastic camp environment.
  • Be respectful of participants’ needs, interacting and engaging with each camper.
  • Help participants first, but also engage in daily camp activities oneself.
  • Help with set-up and take-down of activities.
  • Lead a team-building activity at each session.
  • Participate in reflections with staff at the end of each day.

JOB TITLE

Summer Camp Intern

CLASSIFICATION & CONTRACT

This position will involve a contract for 8 hours/day, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Pay is $80/day.

Required Training

2 hours, to be scheduled

Required Written Reflection

Friday, August 5th, 2022

ABOUT CAMP

Garden camps will feature opportunities to learn and grow through garden activities and skills, games, movement, reflection, and fun with friends, through themed activities that reflect the garden as it evolves and changes throughout the summer. Garden camps meet at Longfellow Elementary School Garden or Salida Middle School Garden, with travel to other sites such the Monarch Spur Trail and the Community & School Farm.

Homestead and ranch camps feature opportunities to explore and experience life on a homestead and working ranch through animal care, ranch projects, cultural history, skill building, hikes, games, art, songs, journaling and fun. Homestead and ranch Camps meet at the Hutchinson Homestead & Learning Center (on Highway 50, 1 mile west of Walmart).

CAMP THEMES & DATES

In the application, you will have the opportunity to indicate whether you are interested in and available for the garden camps, the ranch camps, or a combination of both.

Garden Camps

May 31-June 2: The Garden is Full of Stories – Longfellow Elementary School Garden

June 21-23: Imagine! Garden Art & Science Fusion – Salida Middle School Garden

July 5-7: Lettuce Dance to the Beet – Longfellow Elementary School Garden

July 19-21: Build & Grow in the Garden – Salida Middle School Garden

August 2-4: Bringing the Harvest Home – Community & School Farm, Hutchinson Homestead

Homestead/Ranch Camps

May 31-June 2: Homestead Detectives – Hutchinson Homestead

June 14-16: Pioneer Camp – Hutchinson Homestead

June 28-30: Kids in Ag Camp – Hutchinson Homestead

July 12-14: Ranch Camp – Hutchinson Homestead

July 27-29: Ag Camp at the County Fair – Chaffee County Fairgrounds

August 2-4: Bringing the Harvest Home – Community & School Farm, Hutchinson Homestead

ABOUT GUIDESTONE

Guidestone Colorado is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is growing a vibrant agricultural future through education, community building, and partnerships. 

CAREER TRACK

This position is grant-funded through Marijuana Excise Tax Advisory Board (METAB).  Interns will be given an opportunity to apply to work with us in the future, through field trips or internships. Guidestone will also be happy to share further information about jobs with partners such as local ranches, farms, and agricultural support organizations, and will supply a recommendation letter to accompany a resume.

APPLICATION & TIMELINE

Thursday, May 15 – Please complete the online application by this date. Guidestone will call to schedule an interview if you are selected as a top applicant.

May 17-20 (Tuesday-Friday) – Interviews

Tuesday, May 24 – Hires will be announced

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Abigail Peters

Director of Operations & Community Outreach

Guidestone Colorado

abigail@guidestonecolorado.org

719-239-0955

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