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Join us as a Volunteer at Summer Camp!

Role: Summer Camp Volunteer
Organization: Soaring Eagle Nature School
Locations: Vancouver, North Vancouver and Coquitlam, Lower Mainland BC

Discover and share your own gifts as you support young learners in their own joyful growth at Soaring Eagle Nature School. Learning seems almost effortless, and at the end of each wonder-full day you’ll wish like could always be this meaningful and fun.

Soaring Eagle Nature School offers 5 day long Summer Camps in North Vancouver, Vancouver and Coquitlam. Our mission is to empower people to discover and share their gifts through meaningful connections to the natural world.

Volunteers work with children from the ages of 4-12 (range to be determined based on need and experience.) Curriculum includes and is not limited to: ecology, edible and medicinal plants, basic outdoor/survival skills, wildlife tracking, bird identification and behavior, navigation with and without map and compass, sensory development games and activities.

Qualifications

Basic naturalist knowledge, ideally from this bioregion. You don’t need to be an expert, but you do need a desire to explore just as much as the children, and to engage with them in the learning process so that they can discover and solve natural mysteries. We learn in and from the natural spaces we explore.

Experience working with children in a non-coercive and supportive way. This may include experience with: non-violent communication (or other similar framework), a strengths-based approach, supporting internal validation and self-directed inquiry.

Applicants must be 18 or older, unless with special permission.

A Criminal Record Check is provided for all volunteers.

Time Commitment

A 5 day long camp. Days run from 8:00 AM - 2:00/4:00 PM, depending on the program. You are responsible for providing your own snack and lunch.

Accountability

Soaring Eagle Interns report to the Program Lead Instructor and the Director.

Recognition

Volunteers will receive a free Soaring Eagle Nature School T-shirt. We are able to proved a reference letter upon request. As well, you will receive ongoing mentorship from experience instructors and valuable experience in the field. For every 5 day long camp you do as an intern, you are entitled to a $50 stipend.

Application

Please send the following to:
info@soaringeaglenatureschool.org

  • Cover Letter mentioning which camp you are interested in volunteering for (Availability)
  • Resume

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Summer Camps in Canada / Camps d'été au Canada
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Outdoor & Environmental Education - orgs, schools, links, resources
Outdoor Ed: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outdoor_education
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Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario (COEO) http://www.coeo.org/

The importance of summer camp
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Organizations & Resources
* Take Me Outside http://takemeoutside.ca/
* Child and Nature Alliance http://www.childnature.ca
* Nature Child Reunion http://naturechildreunion.ca

Nature Deficit Disorder - "a range of current child health issues arising from a lifestyle
that focuses on screen time rather than outdoor exploration"
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Last Child in the Woods
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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 21 2019    ID: 52330