Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)
1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204
Nature Day Camp Volunteers, called Teacher Apprentices, spend a week of camp as a "teacher in training." Campers (who could be between the ages of 3 1/2 -11) are divided into small groups and spend each day with our trained EE Staff where they learn about ecology, engage in nature play, explore and build connections to people and place! Volunteers assist the EE staff by helping the campers with tasks, playing games, reading stories, doing crafts and getting to know the campers. Our volunteers are great teen role models to the campers, and have a lot of energy for running, playing and hanging out with children. Each week, about three hours are spent discussing child management, concerns & issues, and goals for the week.
TO REGISTER AS A TEACHER APPRENTICE:
Teens enrolled in the Teacher Apprentice program should show a genuine interest in working with children & youth as well as an interest in learning about and connecting to the natural world. Teens will need to communicate to children and adults in a professional manner and demonstrate qualities of a positive role model for children – ensure appropriate language & conversation topics, look out for children’s safety and treat all children equally. Teens who become Teacher Apprentices should be responsible, teachable and able to take initiative.
All volunteers must fill out this form and get it to our office by June 3!
Do you have what it takes to be a teacher apprentice? Browse the schedule & our teaching philosophy!