Summer Camp Employment

Summer camp is a special type of community where kids and adults come together to have fun, all while learning and developing. Tyler Arboretum’s Summer Camps connect children with nature as they explore our unique and diverse ecosystems.

Within this community, children develop a sense of independence as they try new adventures away from home. Summer camps are known for providing a safe environment where children gain self-confidence as they learn new skills. Camp is also a place where children develop a variety of social skills (e.g., communication, conflict resolution ability). Tyler Arboretum aims to help youth build connections with nature, with themselves and with others.

SUMMER CAMP AGE GROUP COORDINATOR

Seasonal position. Reporting to the Camp Director/Youth Programs Manager.

Position Summary

The summer camp Age Group Coordinator is a dynamic and energetic individual, with proven leadership experience working with youth and mentoring staff. The Age Group Coordinator works directly with the camp directors as part of the camp leadership team to oversee the daily operations of camp, specifically supporting counselors and campers.

Availability

Position is Seasonal. Coordinators must be must be available Mondays 8:00am-5:30pm and Tuesday-Friday 8:15am-5:30pm, from June 15 thru August 14, 2020 (Except July 3). This position will require an additional 15 hours of pre-camp training.

Compensation

$13.00 – $14.50/hour, commensurate with experience.

Duties/Responsibilities

 Share Tyler’s rich heritage, collections and landscape to inspire and engage stewards of the natural world

 Assist the Camp Director/Assistant Director in overseeing the daily activities, general camp operations, and programs to ensure a quality camp

 Directly oversee a group of counselors, and assist in mid-summer and post-summer evaluations with the Camp Director/Assistant Director.

 Support counselors with the daily needs of camp, including assisting with camper behavior problems, logistics and program prep

 Fill in for a counselor if someone is sick or absent

 Mentor counselors and help them to grow as leaders

 Identify and respond positively to camper behavior issues

 Assist camp directors in leading camp staff training

 Set the “spirit” of camp by exhibiting passion about nature, camp and community

 Know and understand all emergency procedures associated with the camp program

 Report to work on time, dressed appropriately, and ready for camp

 Other duties as assigned

Essential Requirements

 A strong desire to be a leader and role model for staff and campers

 Ability to supervise and mentor college-age camp staff

 Ability to work with a variety of age groups: 5-8, or 7-13

 Experience managing behavior issues, emergencies and parent concerns

 The desire and ability to work in a cooperative, team-oriented atmosphere

 Willingness and ability to participate in nature activities with campers, which includes, but are not limited to, hiking, team building initiatives, physical games and activities

 Two years’ experience working with children is required; Summer camp experience strongly desired

 First aid and CPR certification, or willingness to be certified

 Must be at least 21 years of age

 Satisfactory completion of the required background checks, including PA child abuse clearances

(Note: Tyler has the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.)

Work Environment

 General work on the Arboretum’s grounds.

 Requires frequent and prolonged standing, walking, bending, kneeling, pulling, twisting and climbing.

 Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

 Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.

About Tyler

Tyler Arboretum, a public garden in the Philadelphia suburbs, covers 650 acres of renowned plant collections, champion trees, and historic buildings, with 17 miles of hiking trails through woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. Tyler offers workshops, classes, and tours for adults and children throughout the year.

To Apply

Please complete the Summer Camp Application and e-mail along with your résumé or work history to Liz Hornbach, Camp Director/Youth Programs Manager at lhornbach@tylerarboretum.org. Applications will be accepted with a rolling deadline until position is filled.

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063

SUMMER CAMP ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

Seasonal position. Reporting to the Camp Director/Youth Programs Manager.

Position Summary

The summer camp Administrative Coordinator is an administratively-minded and detailoriented individual, with proven logistical and Organizational experience. The Administrative Coordinator works directly with the camp directors as part of the camp leadership team to oversee the daily operations of camp, specifically managing the behindthe-scenes tasks of camp operations. This position is 60/30/10 split between administrative tasks, communication and camper engagement.

Availability

Position is seasonal; 25 hours per week. The Administrative Coordinator must be available 8:30am- 1:30pm on Mondays and either 12:15-5:5:15 or 1:15-6:15 Tuesdays-Fridays from June 15 thru August 14, 2020 (Except July 3). This position will require an additional 25 hours of precamp training.

Compensation

$13.00 – $15.00/hour, commensurate with experience.

Duties/Responsibilities

 Share Tyler’s rich heritage, collections and landscape to inspire and engage stewards of the natural world

 Assist the camp directors in delivering a quality camp experience by providing logistical and administrative support

 Manage field trip logistics, including coordinating with van rental company, prepping petty cash, and organizing trip paperwork.

 Coordinate with counselors to pull together supply list for director’s weekly shopping trip.

 Put together weekly camper and registration lists, including reviewing camper forms and entering medical data.

 Manage other logistical tasks such creating program schedules, sending daily parent letters, organizing supplies, etc.

 Work with directors to make daily posts on social media.

 Be present with campers and ensure safety during all-camp activities, including Morning Madness, lunch, campfire and Option Block, as well as in the office.

 Set the “spirit” of camp by exhibiting passion about nature, camp and community

 Know and understand all emergency procedures associated with the camp program

 Report to work on time, dressed appropriately, and ready for camp

 Other duties as assigned

Essential Requirements

 Excellent logistical and organizational skills

 Strong command of Excel, spreadsheets, and social media

 Ability to work independently, take initiative and complete tasks on time

 Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment, with many distractions

 Desire to work in an environment with children

 First aid and CPR certification, or willingness to be certified

 Must be at least 18 years of age

 Satisfactory completion of the required background checks, including PA child abuse
clearances

(Note: Tyler has the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.)

Work Environment

 General work on the Arboretum’s grounds.

 Requires frequent and prolonged standing, walking, bending, kneeling, pulling, twisting and climbing.

 Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

 Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.

About Tyler

Tyler Arboretum, a public garden in the Philadelphia suburbs, covers 650 acres of renowned plant collections, champion trees, and historic buildings, with 17 miles of hiking trails through woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. Tyler offers workshops, classes, and tours for adults and children throughout the year.

To Apply

Please complete the Summer Camp Application and e-mail along with your résumé or work history to Liz Hornbach, Camp Director/Youth Programs Manager at lhornbach@tylerarboretum.org. Applications will be accepted with a rolling deadline until position is filled.

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063

SUMMER CAMP EXPLORERS COUNSELOR

Seasonal position. Reporting to the Age Group Coordinator.

Position Summary

The Explorers Camp Counselor is a dynamic and energetic individual responsible for planning, leading, and implementing programs and camp experiences for children in grades 1-5, depending on specific group, in a nature-based environment.

Availability

Position is Seasonal. Explorers Counselors must be available Mondays 8:00am-5:15pm and Tuesday-Friday 8:15am-5:15pm, from June 15 thru August 14, 2020 (Except July 3). Explorers Counselors must also be available for an additional time slot one time per week for before care (starting at 7:30am).

Compensation

$9.25 – $13.00/hour, commensurate with experience. Time and a half will be paid for any hours over 40 that are worked with the week.

Duties/Responsibilities

 Share Tyler’s rich heritage, collections and landscape to inspire and engage stewards of the natural world

 Create a community environment to help youth gain a sense of belonging

 Plan, organize and lead a variety of activities each week. Activities include crafts, nature activities, hiking, songs, games, etc.

 Follow all policies and procedures for maintaining supervision of campers at all times

 Know and understand all emergency procedures associated with the camp program

 Identify and respond positively to camper behavior issues

 Set the “spirit” of camp by exhibiting passion about nature, camp and community

 Report to work on time, dressed appropriately, and ready for camp

 Other duties as assigned

Essential Requirements

 Excellent character, integrity and adaptability

 Ability to teach and lead various recreational and environmental activities

 Ability to communicate and work with children ages 5-10

 The desire and ability to work in a cooperative, team-oriented atmosphere

 Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control

 Willing and able to participate in all camp activities with campers, which includes, but are not limited to, hiking, team building initiatives, physical games, and activities

 First aid and CPR certification, or willingness to be certified

 Must be at least 17 years of age

 Satisfactory completion of the required background checks, including PA child abuse clearances

(Note: Tyler has the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.)

Work Environment

 General work on the Arboretum’s grounds.

 Requires frequent and prolonged standing, walking, bending, kneeling, pulling, twisting and climbing.

 Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

 Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.

About Tyler

Tyler Arboretum, a public garden in the Philadelphia suburbs, covers 650 acres of renowned plant collections, champion trees, and historic buildings, with 17 miles of hiking trails through woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. Tyler offers workshops, classes, and tours for adults and children throughout the year.

To Apply

Please complete the Summer Camp Application and e-mail along with your résumé or work history to Liz Hornbach, Camp Director/Youth Programs Manager at lhornbach@tylerarboretum.org. Applications will be accepted with a rolling deadline until position is filled.

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063

SUMMER CAMP COUNSELOR – FLOATER

Seasonal position. Reporting to the Age Group Coordinator.

Position Summary

The Floater Counselor is a dynamic and energetic individual responsible for leading and implementing programs and camp experiences for children in grades 1-8, in a variety of groups throughout the week. The Floater Counselor will also develop and lead aftercare activities.

Availability

Position is Seasonal. The Floater Counselor must be available Mondays-Fridays 9:30am6:15pm from June 15 thru August 14, 2020 (Except July 3).

Compensation

$11.00 – $12.50/hour, commensurate with experience.

Duties/Responsibilities

 Share Tyler’s rich heritage, collections and landscape to inspire and engage stewards of the natural world

 Move from group to group throughout the day supporting counselors during breaks or at other times of need.

 Assist counselors in leading a variety of activities each week. Activities include crafts, nature activities, hiking, songs, games, etc.

 Develop and lead aftercare activities, along with the specialist

 Other behind-the-scenes duties, as assigned, to support camp operations

 Create a community environment to help youth gain a sense of belonging

 Follow all policies and procedures for maintaining supervision of campers at all times

 Know and understand all emergency procedures associated with the camp program

 Identify and respond positively to camper behavior issues

 Set the “spirit” of camp by exhibiting passion about nature, camp and community

 Report to work on time, dressed appropriately, and ready for camp

Essential Requirements

 Excellent character, integrity and adaptability

 Ability to create relationships with campers in a variety of groups

 Ability to teach and lead various recreational and environmental activities

 Ability to communicate and work with children ages 5-10

 The desire and ability to work in a cooperative, team-oriented atmosphere

 Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control

 Willing and able to participate in all camp activities with campers, which includes, but are not limited to, hiking, team building initiatives, physical games, and activities

 First aid and CPR certification, or willingness to be certified

 Must be at least 18 years of age

 Satisfactory completion of the required background checks, including PA child abuse clearances

(Note: Tyler has the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.)

Work Environment

 General work on the Arboretum’s grounds.

 Requires frequent and prolonged standing, walking, bending, kneeling, pulling, twisting and climbing.

 Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

 Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions

About Tyler

Tyler Arboretum, a public garden in the Philadelphia suburbs, covers 650 acres of renowned plant collections, champion trees, and historic buildings, with 17 miles of hiking trails through woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. Tyler offers workshops, classes, and tours for adults and children throughout the year.

To Apply

Please complete the Summer Camp Application and e-mail along with your résumé or work history to Liz Hornbach, Camp Director/Youth Programs Manager at lhornbach@tylerarboretum.org. Applications will be accepted with a rolling deadline until position is filled.

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063

SUMMER CAMP NATURALISTS COUNSELOR

Seasonal position. Reporting to the Age Group Coordinator.

Position Summary

The Naturalists Camp Counselor is a dynamic and energetic individual responsible for planning, leading, and implementing programs and camp experiences for children in grades 6-8, (and on 2 weeks, grades 3-4), in a nature-based environment.

Availability

Position is Seasonal. Naturalists Counselors must be available Mondays 8:00am-5:15pm and Tuesday-Friday 8:15am-5:15pm, from June 15 thru August 14, 2020 (Except July 3). Naturalists Counselors must also be available for on-site overnights on Wednesday, July 1 and Thursdays, July 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6 and 13.

Compensation

$12.00 – $13.00/hour, commensurate with experience. Time and a half will be paid for any hours over 40 that are worked within the week.

Duties/Responsibilities

 Share Tyler’s rich heritage, collections and landscape to inspire and engage stewards of the natural world.

 Create a community environment to help youth gain a sense of belonging.

 Plan, organize and lead a variety of activities each week, including camping and wilderness skills.

 Lead Naturalists (middle school) camps for five weeks, including an on-site overnight each week.

 Lead Field Trip Mania (middle school) camps for one week, including an on-site overnight and three off-site field trips to a water park, kayaking, and river tubing.

 Lead Explorer (elementary school) camps for two weeks of the summer.

 Follow all policies and procedures for maintaining supervision of campers at all times.

 Know and understand all emergency procedures associated with the camp program.

 Identify and respond positively to camper behavior issues.

 Set the “spirit” of camp by exhibiting passion about nature, camp and community.

 Report to work on time, dressed appropriately, and ready for camp.

 Complete other duties as assigned.

Essential Requirements

 Excellent character, integrity and adaptability

 Ability to teach and lead various recreational and environmental activities

 Ability to communicate and work with children ages 11-13 (grades 6-8)

 The desire and ability to work in a cooperative, team-oriented atmosphere

 Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control

 Willing and able to participate in all camp activities with campers, which includes, but are not limited to, hiking, team building initiatives, kayaking, swimming, tubing, cooking physical games and activities

 First aid and CPR certification, or willingness to be certified

 Must be at least 18 years of age

 Satisfactory completion of the required background checks, including PA child abuse clearances

(Note: Tyler has the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.)

Work Environment

 General work on the Arboretum’s grounds.

 Requires frequent and prolonged standing, walking, bending, kneeling, pulling, twisting and climbing.

 Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

 Ability to work and sleep outdoors in all weather conditions.

About Tyler

Tyler Arboretum, a public garden in the Philadelphia suburbs, covers 650 acres of renowned plant collections, champion trees, and historic buildings, with 17 miles of hiking trails through woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. Tyler offers workshops, classes, and tours for adults and children throughout the year.

To Apply

Please complete the Summer Camp Application and e-mail along with your résumé or work history to Liz Hornbach, Camp Director/Youth Programs Manager at lhornbach@tylerarboretum.org. Applications will be accepted with a rolling deadline until position is filled.

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063

SUMMER CAMP OUTDOOR SKILLS SPECIALIST

Seasonal position. Reporting to the Assistant Camp Director/School & Community Programs Coordinator.

Position Summary

The summer camp Specialists are dynamic and energetic individuals, with proven experience in nature based youth programming. The Outdoor Skills Specialist is responsible for planning, leading, and implementing outdoor & wilderness lessons for children ages 6-13 during day camp. The Outdoor Skills Specialist will also develop and lead aftercare activities.

Availability

Position is Seasonal. The Outdoor Skills Specialist must be available 9:30am-6:15pm, Monday-Friday from June 15 thru August 14, 2020 (Except July 3). This position will also require 40 hours of pre-camp curriculum development.

Compensation

$12.00 – $13.50/hour, commensurate with experience.

Duties/Responsibilities

 Share Tyler’s rich heritage, collections and landscape to inspire and engage stewards of the natural world

 Create and lead outdoor skills lessons based the week’s theme. Deliver lessons to multiple camper groups over the course of the week.

 Opportunity to delivery nature/STEM activities is also available, but not required for this positon

 Deliver fire building lessons to groups of children ages 7-13

 Close activity times with a debrief/reflection to help campers create connections and apply newly learned skills to future experiences

 Develop and lead aftercare activities

 Know and understand all emergency procedures associated with the camp program

 Follow all policies and procedures for maintaining supervision of campers at all times

 Identify and respond positively to camper behavior issues

 Set the “spirit” of camp by exhibiting passion about nature, camp and community

 Report to work on time, dressed appropriately, and ready for camp

 Other duties as assigned

Essential Requirements

 A strong desire to teach and share knowledge and enthusiasm for the natural world

 Ability to develop and lead engaging and fun outdoor programming

 A solid understanding of fire building and fire safety

 Ability to teach a variety of age groups: 5-10 & 11-13.

 The desire and ability to work in a cooperative, team-oriented atmosphere

 Willingness and ability to participate in nature activities with campers, which includes, but are not limited to, hiking, team building initiatives, physical games and activities

 Experience working with youth is required

 First aid and CPR certification, or willingness to be certified

 Must be at least 18 years of age

 Satisfactory completion of the required background checks, including PA child abuse clearances

(Note: Tyler has the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.)

Work Environment

 General work on the Arboretum’s grounds.

 Requires frequent and prolonged standing, walking, bending, kneeling, pulling, twisting and climbing.

 Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

 Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.

About Tyler

Tyler Arboretum, a public garden in the Philadelphia suburbs, covers 650 acres of renowned plant collections, champion trees, and historic buildings, with 17 miles of hiking trails through woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. Tyler offers workshops, classes, and tours for adults and children throughout the year.

To Apply

Please complete the Summer Camp Application and e-mail along with your résumé or work history to Liz Hornbach, Camp Director/Youth Programs Manager at lhornbach@tylerarboretum.org. Applications will be accepted with a rolling deadline until position is filled.

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063

For any questions regarding summer camp employement please contact:

Liz Hornbach
Youth Programs Manager
610-566-9134, ext. 302
lhornbach@tylerarboretum.org