The Lakeside Classroom program focuses on teaching environmental education and teambuilding to students, kindergarten through college. Local schools will come to spend anywhere from a day to a full week at Bryant Pond, exploring the premises and learning about the natural environment. The primary responsibility of Field Teachers is to provide students with high quality programming in ecology, teambuilding, challenge course/climbing wall, and outdoor skills. Applicants with a higher level of first aid (WFA/WFR) and backcountry trip experience are encouraged to apply, as our season kicks off with a week long trip!
Group management and team building skills are an important part of this position, and make up to 70% of what we do. Most weeks will consist of two or three overnight programs This job demands a great deal of energy, flexibility and commitment; field teachers often plan and prepare lessons outside of the regular workday.
Although the main responsibility of a Field Teacher is to work directly with participants teaching lessons, work in other areas may be required. Staff may be asked to help with facility upkeep and maintenance, office work, building projects, gardening, outreach, and lesson planning. Bryant Pond 4-H Camp and Learning Center is dedicated to providing support and high quality training to its Field Teachers. Training consists of in-depth teambuilding, low/high challenge course, and climbing wall facilitation skills, concepts of ecology, engineering lessons, outdoor-skills such as canoeing, hiking, shooting sports, survival. We also cover Bryant Pond policies, procedures, mission and vision. 4-H Shooting Sports and Wilderness First Aid Training may be available for staff at free or discounted rates.