Position: Farm Apprentice
Organization: Camp Amy Molson
Location: Montréal & Grenville-sur-la-rouge, Quebec (with room & board)
Language: Fluency in English (Fluency in French is an asset, but not necessary)
Contract Details: 16 weeks, 40 hours per week.
Start date: May 16, 2022
End date: August 31, 2022.
Salary: Spring: $350/week stipend. Summer: $3000, all with housing and food included.
Acting Supervisors: Farm Coordinator and Camp Director, Camp Amy Molson
Camp Amy Molson (C.A.M.) is a summer camp with a 77-year history of providing outdoor experiences and life skills to at-risk populations from Montreal. Located in the beautiful foothills of the Laurentians, on traditional Kanien’keha and Anishinaabe territory, between Ottawa and Montreal, we engage over 550 participants in our programs throughout the year (summer camp, family camp, youth farm and wilderness immersion camp). We are committed to providing some of the most affordable programs in the province. Our main activity is summer camp for 150 children at a time (ages 5-13), focusing on fun, excitement, self-esteem building as well as important time for decompression in contact with nature away from the city. Other programs include Farm and Wilderness Camp for 12-17 year olds, family getaway weekends for inner-city community centres, harvest events for families and the public, and outdoor retreats for other groups.
Young Roots Farm is the community farm at C.A.M. For 10 years, its mandate has been to spread the joys of growing vegetables, fruit, and animal products, as well as to strive for balance with our environment. With an outdoor kitchen, micro-scale livestock rotation, and a third of an acre of forest-garden under our care, we teach self-sufficiency, Indigenous cultural lessons, and the discovery of new flavours. Young Roots Farm promotes direct contact with the soil, sweat, and ecological cycles that we depend on for food. We teach cooking and farming, and we encourage strong relationships with nature. We provide vegetables to the camp kitchen and operate a youth entrepreneurship program that brings our produce (including pesto, pickles, and hot sauce) to market. We combine the excitement of hundreds of youth, organic growing methods, and a unique farm landscape that has been designed for discovery and engagement to nurture a direct connection between people and their food.
The Farmer Apprentice:
We are seeking someone to join our team who is passionate about traditional food methods and who wants the opportunity to practice, learn, and share knowledge. This would involve, but is not limited to, traditional BIPOC farming, hunting, wild-foraging, and cooking.
The Apprentice would be part of our 4-person Farm Team. We work closely together throughout the year and cover a lot of ground! You would have access to all 180 acres of Camp Amy Molson as well as Young Roots Farm to cultivate the land, to participate in wild-foraging and many other land-based skills. With the help of the rest of the Farm Team, the knowledge would then be incorporated and transmitted to our campers during the summer through workshops.
Tasks will include but are not limited to:
We are seeking candidates with:
We encourage applicants from underrepresented or marginalized communities to apply.
Please send your CV and cover letter to garden(AT)campamymolson.com
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Jan 24 2022 ID: 62550