Camp Educator | SummerQuest at the Crane Estate
The Trustees of Reservations (The Crane Estate) - Ipswich, MA

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Program Overview

SummerQuest is a day camp located at the Crane Estate in Ipswich, MA. Each day our campers set out to explore 2,000 acres of the most dazzling coastal landscape in New England. Rooted in the experiential, our programs are thematic and interdisciplinary, based on a carefully crafted scaffolding of education, exploration, recreation and reflection.

Our staff represents a sundry arrangement of backgrounds and interests. We are compassionate role models, natural mentors, armchair historians, outdoor enthusiasts, budding artists, amateur ecologists, techno wizards, literary aficionados and good friends. More importantly, we are teachers, in the most meaningful sense of the word, each with something unique and distinctive to offer the camp, each dedicated to the growth and enrichment of our campers and ourselves. For more information about our program and our quests, please visit .

Position Description

The Camp Educator implements camp programs under the supervision of the Lead Camp Educator. Primary responsibilities include the daily execution of camp programs designed to peel back the layers of geology, ecology and culture that make up the estate's unique identity. This work also includes the direct supervision and safe keeping of our campers and the informal mentorship of our teenage educators-in-training. Secondary responsibilities include the generation of weekly program evaluations and camper awards, the management of photo and video content, active participation in weekly program development meetings, and administrative record keeping.

Education, Experience & Skills

A bachelor's degree in education, the sciences, the humanities, or other relevant course of study.

A special interest in place-based education, especially in a coastal environment.

Experience working as a camp counselor, classroom teacher, or informal educator.

The physical and mental wherewithal to teach outdoors sometimes under difficult circumstances.

The ability and desire to work with children from underserved communities.

A familiarity with the Crane Estate and The Trustees of Reservations.


The following certifications are desired, but not required:
American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate, or equivalent

American Red Cross CPR Certificate for the Professional Rescuer, or equivalent

American Red Cross Standard First Aid Certificate, or equivalent

Hours, Salary & Schedule

This position pays $9-12 per hour. This is a full time seasonal position. 40 hours per week. Monday through Friday. June 17, 2013 through August 23, 2013. Seasonal housing is available on a first come, first served basis.