Garden Camp Lead Instructor
Posted February 16, 2021
Job Title: Lead Instructor for Garden Camp
Employer: Garden To Table
Locations: 9 different school gardens in Boulder county
Job Status: Seasonal and part time, 23-25 hours per week. Must be able to work June 1-August
6, excluding the week of July 4. Plus, 20-25 hours of paid orientation and planning time in May.
Reports to: Executive Director, Stephanie Dobbie
Hours: 8:30-1:30 Monday - Friday, additional planning time as needed
Pay Rate: $20-25/hour, depending on experience
Application process: Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. No
calls please. References will be required later in the process.
Garden To Table is a small nonprofit serving Boulder County for 15 years. We empower school
communities with gardens and curriculum to engage all students in experiential outdoor
education. Our vision is a future in which gardens are an integral part of every school, fostering
connection to nature, student health and wellness, academic engagement and achievement, and environmental and community stewardship. This is our first year offering Garden Camp—week-
long sessions for children ages 6-9, engaging them in gardening, exploring nature, science,crafts, games and healthy snacking.
Summary of Position
The Lead Instructor will design and implement 9 week-long sessions of Garden Camp in Boulder
County, CO. They will be responsible for the safety, well-being and enjoyment of 10-15 children,
ages 6-9, from 9:00-12:30 daily. Camps will be held at a different school garden each week.
They will plan and coordinate fun, meaningful activities including gardening, nature exploration,
science investigations, STEM challenges, nature crafts, games and the preparation of healthy
garden-fresh snacks. An Assistant Instructor will be present to assist, allowing the group to be
divided into younger/older sub-groups. Garden Camp will take place primarily outdoors, with
access to a school building, classroom and restrooms.
• Experience working with children
• Good interpersonal and communication skills
• Ability and willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions, and make this fun,
comfortable and exciting for young children
• Ability to work in a garden including squatting, lifting, digging, handling tools, etc.
• Flexibility to work in a different school garden each week throughout the growing
season, adapting the curriculum as needed
• Confidence, enthusiasm and energy to make Garden Camp fun!
• Knowledge about gardening, healthy snacking and food preparation
• Success in designing and implementing educational programs for kids ages 6-9
• Knowledge of science to explore soil, plants, bugs, and more
• First Aid and CPR certification by June 1
• Ability to pass a background check
• Valid drivers license and access to a car for traveling and transporting camp supplies
• Willingness to adhere to any COVID related health precautions including, but not
limited to wearing a mask, maintaining physical distance, regular hand washing, etc.
Responsibilities and Expectations
• Develop a week-long Garden Camp curriculum to be repeated 9 times throughout the
summer (completed in May 2021), and adapted over the course of the growing season
• Scope out school gardens in preparation for Garden Camp at 9 different locations, make
use of Garden To Table staff expertise about what is available at each site
• Provide an outline of activities and supply list to Executive Director (submitted by May
21, 2021) and collect and/or purchase necessary materials by June 1
• Facilitate check-in/out procedures to ensure safe arrival and departure of campers with
designated adults, and follow any other policies required by BVSD Lifelong Learning
• Lead activities and supervise campers daily (M-F) for 9 weeks, June 1-August 6, 2021,
excluding the week of July 4.
• Make campers feel safe and welcome, help them to develop relationships with other
campers, and ensure there are appropriate and meaningful activities for all ages
• Supervise the Assistant Instructor in a way that provides leadership and guidance, and
allows them to take responsibility and ownership of the program
• Keep track of camper dietary restrictions and allergies and ensure snacks are prepared
and distributed safely
• Manage the daily schedule appropriately to ensure time for check-in/out, bathroom
breaks, snacks and rest in the shade as needed
• Handle concerns that arise between campers or with parents about what happens during
the camp day, reporting any incidences to the Executive Director
• Be responsible for materials and supplies throughout the week and from week to week,
storing them in your personal car/home, and communicating clearly about additional
needs throughout the summer
• Demonstrate respect for school property and employees, represent Garden To Table with
kindness and integrity
The Growe Foundation DBA Garden To Table pledges not to discriminate against any employee,
volunteer, program participant or guest on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin,
ancestry, marital status, gender or gender expression, sexual orientation, age, physical ability,
veteran status, or political service or affiliation. The Growe Foundation pledges to incorporate
access and planning for all programs for people with special needs. The Growe Foundation
pledges to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act.