AmeriCorp Member

At Camp Oty’Okwa, we strive to provide opportunity for all students to explore the out of doors, combining love and knowledge of the environment. The Environmental Education program is a year-round initiative that:

  • invites entire classrooms to experience science in a hands-on way during the school year,
  • engages educators on new ways to teach state standards,
  • focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) program development,
  • offers additional science learning opportunities to campers in the summertime and year-round excursions to families.

All employees must be able to pass a drug screening and background check

Responsibilities:

  • Assist Education Coordinator with planning, implementing and maintaining the school group environmental education programming at Camp Oty’Okwa during spring and fall.
    • Teach hands-on, inquiry-based lessons to participants in EE programming ranging from 4th to 8th grade students.
    • Assist Education Coordinator in preparing and maintaining facilities and inventories for EE programming.
    • Assist Education Coordinator in maintaining contact with school groups throughout the year.
    • Assist Education Coordinator in program development.
      • Revise Staff Manuals.
      • Review and improve curricula.
      • Develop new activities.
    • Assist Education Coordinator with planning, implementing and hosting adult education events at Camp Oty’Okwa year-round.
      • Teach hands-on, inquiry-based lessons to adult participants.
      • Maintain contact with presenters and participants of adult education events.
      • Assist Education Coordinator in developing new adult education topics.
      • Assist Education Coordinator in running and hosting these events.
    • Participate in community outreach events sponsored by the camp as well as its partners and schools (i.e. “Science Nights,” Inquiry Conference)
    • Plan and implement community-offered on-site hikes and activities at the camp
    • Assist Education Coordinator in planning and implementing off-site environmental education programming year-round.
    • Act as Nature Coordinator during Summer Programming at Camp Oty’Okwa.
      • Have Nature Room open daily during summer camp.
      • Maintain cleanliness and order of Nature Room.
      • Take cabin groups on educational hikes.
      • Utilize educational materials and activities to provide programming for summer camp participants.
      • Assist in planning and coordinating classes for Science Camp
    • Assist in grant writing for the environmental education program at Camp Oty’Okwa
    • Provide hosting and programming for some year-round rental groups
    • Provide programming for cabin groups during weekend camps provided for summer camp youth Sept-May
    • Maintain records and database entry for groups utilizing camp
    • Assist to maintain garden and composting throughout the year, including recruitment and oversight of volunteers

 

Contact Al Marietta for further details.