Agriculture & Sustainability Internship

Duration & Time Commitment

  • May 14th – August 10th, opportunity to go beyond summer months
  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm
  • Opportunity to work events and birthday parties on the weekends during our season

Mission of Position

This position focuses primarily on agriculture and sustainability at Camp Hi-Ho. You would be in charge of starting and implementing a child-friendly recycling program at our campus. You’d complete a summer long study on the impact you and the campers had on making Hi-Ho a cleaner and greener facility. With this, you will head our composting and gardening program. You have the ability to teach these campers why agriculture is so important to our livelihood and why it matters. You can create interactive recipes to make from the garden to teach them the importance of healthy eating.

Qualifications

  • A self-motivated individual who is able to work cooperatively with other interns, staff, campers, and parents
  • Must be enrolled in college
  • Must have effective communication and organizational skills
  • Must be able to create different recipes to span across different age groups
  • Must have agriculture or environmental background

Duties Include

  • Having a group of campers each week
  • Overseeing recycling/composting/gardening program implementation and evaluation throughout the summer
    • This summer long project will help track your progress in a real, quantitative way
  • Creating new recipes each week (ultimately putting together your own kid-friendly recipe book)
  • Providing healthy snacks/take-homes for our snack shack
  • Engaging the campers in discussion about our planet and providing real examples of how they can help/be good stewards
  • Meeting with administrator each week to go over the current week and what the plan will be for the week ahead
  • Submitting a short description of your week’s activity to the PR intern to be included in the newsletter

Goals

  • To make Camp Hi-Ho a more environmentally friendly and conscientious place
  • To allow the intern an opportunity to make a measured and real impact on Camp
  • To teach our campers about stewardship and the importance for caring for our planet
  • To showcase different ways and opportunities to eat healthy
  • To have the intern and our campers be a part of the growth and care for our gardens throughout the summer