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Camp Coordinator- Farm and Nature Center Camp

Bloomfield Hills Schools
1219 E Square Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
$42,000 - $56,500 a year - Full-time


1219 E Square Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

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  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan

Full job description

OVERVIEW: Bloomfield Hills Schools owns both Bowers School Farm and Johnson Nature Center as outdoor learning sites to support student learning and community outreach. Bowers School Farm has been operated by Bloomfield Hills Schools since 1964 as a land laboratory. It is housed on 90 acres where we cultivate community through education and engagement with agriculture and the local food system. The schools purchased the land which was to become the Johnson Nature Center 1968 to promote conservation and stewardship through meaningful experiences in nature. The Farm and Nature Center are open daily and year-round for educational and community events.

PRIMARY PURPOSE: We are seeking a Camp Coordinator to provide leadership and coordination of all aspects of our spring, winter, and summer and afterschool camp programming at both Bowers School Farm and Johnson Nature Center. The position includes planning, promoting, recruiting and supervising leaders, and creating a safe, fun, and educational experience for youth.

REPORTS TO: Director


● Coordinate the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of high-quality camps.

● Grow agriculture and natural resource themed camping and after-school programs that meet the interests of the community.

● Co-plan and deliver programs as a contributing member of Bowers School Farm and E.L. Johnson Nature Center staff.

● Evolve future programs to meet community needs, with a focus on life skill development and creating a sense of belonging within program activities and events.

● Assure the programs operate within best practices according to MI licensing and industry standards.

● Recruit, train, and supervise instructors, support staff, interns, and volunteers involved with camp programs.

● Plan and carry out learning experiences for educators, group meetings, and workshops.

● May attend and serve on various program committees and council meetings, as well as community planning activities to facilitate program development and implementation.

● Support the promotion of educational programs, field trips, camps, events, and other activities.

● Actively participates in a variety of professional learning opportunities to maintain and develop program knowledge and delivery skills, such as the American Camp Association and others as needed.

● Collaborates and aligns efforts with internal partners.

● Understands and implements key strategic initiatives for BHS, Bowers Farm, and Johnson Nature Center.

● Supports and participates in other Bowers School Farm and E.L. Johnson functions as appropriate or as needed by the Director.


● Agriculture, natural resource, and equestrian programming experience preferred.

● Knowledge and at least two years of experience in the development, supervision, implementation and evaluation of outdoor, horticulture, agriculture, and/or environmental education programs preferred.

● Previous experience working with youth camps.

● Combination of education and specific, relevant experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

● Must have the creativity, flexibility, and understanding required to work with a variety of people in a collaborative, team-oriented work environment.

● Must be committed to the mission and purpose of Bloomfield Hills Schools, Bowers School Farm, and Johnson Nature Center.

● Strong and effective organization and written and verbal communication skills required.

● Proficient in computer operation skills (e.g. Google suite, Excel, PowerPoint, Qualtrics, etc.)

● Currently hold child and adult CPR/first aid or willingness to become certified.

● Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in the natural sciences, environmental studies, agriculture, education, or a related field required.

● Ability to travel in local and surrounding communities

● Transportation is the responsibility of the employee.

● Ability to meet the physical demands of the position (i.e., tractor driving, animal care, hiking, lifting up to 25-30 lbs. and occasionally up to 50 lbs.)

STATUS: Position is currently available.

COMPENSATION BENEFITS: Pursuant to the Conditions of Employment for Coordinator Staff and commensurate with experience. The salary range for this position is $42,500-$56,500.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: All applicants who want to be considered for this position must submit an application at:

The Board of Education is committed to maintaining an educational and work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity/expression), disability, religion, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy status, or any other legally protected characteristic. The Board has therefore adopted anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies that prohibit discrimination and harassment by Board members, School District employees, students, contractors, volunteers and others connected with the School District. A student, employee, or any other person who believes that a student or employee has been subjected to discrimination or harassment may seek resolution of the matter

through the procedures that follow. Complaints of sexual harassment within any educational program or activity of the School District will be investigated and resolved under 8007.3-AR, as required by Title IX and its implementing regulations (“Title IX sexual harassment”). All other complaints of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, other than Title IX sexual harassment, will be investigated and resolved under 8007.1-AR or 8007.2 AR. Inquiries related to discrimination on the basis of disability should be directed to the 504 Coordinator: Director of Special Education, 7273 Wing Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301. Direct all other inquiries related to discrimination to: Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, 7273 Wing Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301,

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $42,000.00 - $56,500.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Work setting:

  • Outdoor work
  • Public school
  • School


  • camp: 5 years (Preferred)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Bloomfield Hills, MI: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: Multiple locations