Nestled on over 240 acres in Philo, California, Blackbird Farm offers students the chance to learn about and experience sustainable living. Across an 11 day stay, students feed and harvest sustainable organic crops (picking much of what they will eat for their meals right from the garden), tend to farm animals, and learn all about healthy eating. With an overall focus on sustainable living, Blackbird Farm participants are encouraged to create raised-bed gardens to maintain back at their school site and homes, and become ambassadors for healthy eating.
We are currently looking for staff who have experience working with youth to help us run camps. Ideal candidates will be outgoing, energetic, and passionate for impacting youth in positive and powerful ways. The Farm Resident Advisor supports small groups of students for our 10 Day Blackbird Farm Leadership Program. The RAs will be assisting and participating with our students in various activities, overseeing bunks, and assisting with other duties/activities to support the program goals.
Sleep in Student Housing to assure safety and camp guidelines are being met
Conduct meetings with students and chaperones daily
Support Students in Experiential Learning Activities and create a safe environment for them
Facilitate Small Group Discussion and Debrief with students
Set emotional tone for activities
Motivate students throughout the camp process
Experience and Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree preferred
1 to 2 years experience working with At-Risk Youth
Prior Camp RA or Teaching experience is preferred