Youth Mentor - Summer camp in Nature


Sage Mountain Botanical Sanctuary Afterschool Program

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Orange, VT
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Sage Mountain is seeking qualified candidates for application to the position of Youth Mentor, offering an immediate opening for our seasonal Summer Camp in Nature Program. The position will begin June 17 with training, with programming June 24-August 2, 2024. Candidates for this position will also be have the opportunity to apply to continue into a part-time Mentor position September 6, 2024 - June 23, 2025 supporting our Afterschool in Nature Program.


Sage Mountain Botanical Sanctuary is a nonprofit conservation education center providing environmental stewardship programs for families since 1987. Sage Mountain will host its second year of Summer Camp in Nature camp programming, serving ages 8-12, running for five weeks from June 24 to August 2, Monday through Friday, 9:00-3:00 pm. This program is a complement to our Afterschool in Nature program offered full-time during the academic year.

Hosted at our 600-acre nature reserve located in Orange, Vermont, our summer camp curriculum follows the rhythm of our local wildlife and flora during this time of year. Youth will explore this by splashing in mountain streams, fishing and kayaking in our ponds, hiking and exploring the forests and garden meadows, and experiencing quality time outdoors through a variety of different activities. In the process, they will learn not only about the natural communities that surround them, but also about themselves, their peers, and the world at large.

Summer Camp in Nature offers a sliding scale tuition and scholarships to make this program accessible for all families. We facilitate transportation from local schools in Orange and Washington Counties for those in need. Our program is licensed by the Vermont Department of Children and Families. Our outdoor educators support youth with decades of nature education experience and trauma-informed training.

The Youth Mentor for Summer Camp in Nature position is a seasonal assistant leadership role, working closely with the Executive Director, the Afterschool Education Director, and other staff.

In this role, you will be one of the guiding voices for Sage Mountainʼs summer camp education program. This role will engage with youth directly and will be responsible for advising and adhering to all safety protocols while providing mentorship and support to our students and program overall. Your work will involve assisting in the implementation of our nature-based curriculum, literacy in social-emotional learning objectives, and direct supervision and engagement with youth.

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Hourly based on experience, starting at $19