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AmeriCorps Summer Outdoor Educator

Position Summary:
EverWild Forest School connects children to the natural world, inspiring and creating healthy, active, and engaged citizens who choose to explore the outdoors responsibly. The
Summer Camp Educator will support the program, build positive relationships with youth, and have the opportunity to create and facilitate their projects and lessons!

Member Activities/Duties:

  • assist with program recruitment and special events such as field trips, family engagement activities, and community service opportunities
  • foster a cohesive teaching team with other Camp Educators
  • provide high-quality nature-based activities for youth
  • develop and utilize skills in environmental education and environmental interpretation by:
    • assisting with & leading group activities that compliment a unique, place-based curriculum
    • actively guiding students in the outdoor classroom
    • utilizing an inquiry-based learning process
  • help managing the day-to-day operational activities of a group of students
  • aid in the flow of students during transition times, troubleshoot challenges as they arise, interface with parents and site staff, and provide a consistently safe and supportive environment for youth
  • Participate in required professional development. Topics include Sustainability, Family Engagement, and Lesson Planning and Implementation
  • Attend staff planning meetings and monthly AmeriCorps check-in meetings
  • Participate in recurring observations and debriefing

Project Location/Transportation Needs: Members will need to provide their own
transportation to and from work locations in either Boise or Eagle, Idaho. Work location
can alternate between the two stated locations weekly.

Dates of Service: 300-hour term from June 2024-August 2024 with additional training in
May. Camp Schedule is Monday-Friday from 8:45 AM-2:15 PM. Additional community
outreach and community volunteer events will take place throughout the term.