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Camp Counselor (Farm or Garden Camp)

Clifton, NJ, USA

Part time

About the Role

City Green is seeking a Summer Crew Leader to supervise and serve as a mentor to a crew of three high school interns working at City Green’s farm or garden camp programs for children aged 6 - 10. Crew leaders responsibilities will include: acting as a lead educator at the garden camp programs and implementing the City Green curriculum, supervising their team of interns, and supporting the overall maintenance of City Green’s garden sites via planting, weeding, watering and harvesting the food produced in the garden.

There are two different positions open for this job: Farm Camp Crew Leader and Garden Camp Crew Leader. Both positions will be very similar, however Garden Camp takes place at the City Green Learning Garden in Paterson’s Eastside Park and the Farm Camp takes place at the City Green Farm-Center in Clifton.

Requirements & Qualifications

Additional responsibilities include: 

  • Organization and preparation of all materials needed for daily camp programming 

  • Regular review of City Green curriculum to ensure successful implementation of camp programs. 

  • Facilitate Crew Member transportation using City Green vehicles 

  • Cultivate healthy relationships between crew members and local community stakeholders 

  • Engage crews through implementing team building activities, workshops, and games 

  • Complete daily reports including crew timesheets, progress reports, incident forms, and any other workplace documentation 

  • Collaborate with the team of Crew Leaders to ensure all crews are successfully participating in and completing the program throughout the summer 

  • Motivate and inspire the Growing Strong interns to work hard, grow, and succeed in personal and professional goals 

  • Ensure crews uphold the guiding principles, philosophy and standards of the City Green Growing Strong program 


  • Some experience mentoring and supervising high school-aged youth 

  • Direct experience leading or supporting camp or educational programming for young children. 

  • High energy and a consistently positive attitude 

  • Basic knowledge in agriculture and/or gardening 

  • Comfortable with physical labor outside in the summer heat  

  • Ability to motivate a group of young people. 

  • Ability and willingness to drive City Green Vehicles, such as a pickup truck and mini-van. 

  • A valid driver’s license for at least 12 months and a clean driving history

Hours and Compensation

This position will include approx. 16 - 20 hours of work a week between June 19th - August 18.

Compensation: $15 hour

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