DATES: June 15 to Sept.15 (some possibility for you to extend time in either direction).
Private room and shared use of bathroom (possibly private), kitchen, & living areas in gorgeous 3000 sf house on 4.8 acres of gardens, orchard, forest with creek & nature trail, backing to Atascadero wetlands and amazing views of it all plus Mts. From extensive decks. Birding is amazing here!
All the garden food and eggs you can eat. Possibly for a few weeks also goat milk.
WORK IN EXCHANGE:
Be assistant teacher here at Earth Camp which is held 5 weeks this summer: 9-3 with kids plus about 1 hr before & after for setup & cleanup (6/
Care for gardens: vegetable, edible flower, butterfly, herb & tea (some volunteer help available)
Care for animals: probably 16 chickens, 2 adorable baby goats, 4 cats, 2 fish
Care for lawns & other gardens
Caretake easy stuff that comes up in house (mostly getting mail & taking trash out)
Experience working with kids in outdoor settings
Experience gardening, including knowledge of drip irrigation systems
Good at managing children’s behavior, transitions, & routines
Patient, kind, tolerant, & gentle with children and adults
Calm, yet uplifting & joyful
Timely & Responsible
Like bugs, snakes, mud, dirt, gardening with children, etc.
Has regular access to & knowledge of how to use email & basic computer programs
MANDATORY NOW OR WILLING TO PROMPTLY OBTAIN/LEARN:
pediatric 1st aid and CPR
clear fingerprints through Department of Social Services
MAJOR PLUSES = EXPERIENCE OR TRAINING IN:
Education in child development
Nature education training, especially influenced by Jon Young, Tom Brown, or Joseph Cornell
Sustainable living skills: cob, willow structures, compost, solar, etc.
Environmental Ed, native skills, survival skills, outdoor adventure
Local flora & fauna
Music – kids’ songs, instruments, etc.
Art, storytelling, gardening, native crafts, dance, etc. with kids
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