Farm Day Camp Coordinator - Alton Jones Camp/University of Rhode Island


Job Description

Coordinate a weekly summer day camp program for 40 children ages 5-8.


  • supervise and support 5 day camp counselors plus junior counselors
  • carry out pre-season training and mid-season performance evaluations
  • organize staff scheduling, program logistics, and program evaluation
  • facilitate staff meetings, camper check-in/check-out, camper orientation, and Friday family program
  • coordinate shuttle service, vehicle needs, swim times, and weekly themes
  • communicate with nursing and office staff
  • act as parent liaison
  • oversee facilities in conjunction with Animal and Garden Manager including farm animals, gardens, buildings, and grounds;
  • fill in for day camp teachers if necessary during emergencies.

Day camp sessions run Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm for eight weeks. Day camp programs emphasize education of agriculture and ecology, humane treatment of animals, sustainable agriculture, environmental stewardship, and conservation.

Apply by: July 27 2019


Camp/Organization: Alton Jones Camp/University of Rhode Island (ACA Accredited)

Location: West Greenwich, Rhode Island

Type of Position: Program Head

Time Frame: Seasonal

Salary: $85 per day, 5 day weeks for 9+ weeks. Onsite housing optional.


Bachelor’s degree; experience teaching young children; supervisory experience. Teaching certificate is a plus but not required. Excellent communication/interpersonal/organizational skills. Red Cross certification in standard first aid and CPR is required. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license with no risk-creating infractions. Familiarity with natural history, environmental stewardship, farming, gardening, and conservation preferred.

Additional Information

Dates of Employment: June 17 to August 16, 2019 Pre-Season Set-up: June 3-14, 2019.  To Apply: Email cover letter, resume, application form, and name/contact information of three references to


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John Jacques

401 Victory Highway URI W. Alton Jones Campus
West Greenwich, Rhode Island 02817-2231