Aurora Day Camp is a day camp for children with cancer and their siblings. We offer a free, 7 week day camp where kids can just be kids! We are seeking a nature/outdoor specialist who can teach our campers about the great outdoors. Our campers range from 3.5-16 years old so activities will vary based on age.
We are located at a private school but there is a beautiful wooded nature sanctuary where sessions will be held. This position will run from June 7-July 23 and is based in Atlanta, GA. The person in this role is required to attend the entire summer in addition to staff development at the end of May and early June.
For this position, the curriculum is entirely up to the specialist but ideas include- making paper from natural materials, making soap, brewing natural tea, painting with nature, pitching tents, creating and crafting with gourds, tracking animals, knot tying, etc. Anything campers would enjoy!!
Someone who is dedicated, creative, loves children, has experience in a camp or after school program (or comparable), has experience teaching children, and has experience in the outdoors to come up with creative activities children will enjoy.
Someone who is available the entire summer and from the local area who has housing.
Comfortable working with children, comfortable working around children who are chronically ill, and excitement to work at camp!
About Aurora Day Camp
Aurora Day Camp Staff Description
Aurora Day Camp, for children ages 3 ½ - 16, is the only dedicated full summer day camp in the world for children with cancer and their siblings. It is a camp designed to meet the emotional, social, recreational and physical needs of these children while allowing them to enjoy the comforts and safety of their own homes at night.
There are sleepaway camps that provide a great experience during the summer months, but Aurora Day Camp offers benefits that a resident camp cannot. Aurora Day Camp will provide a true camping experience while the children remain within their own familiar surroundings. Most pediatric oncology medical sleep away camps last only one to two weeks. Aurora Day Camp offers a 7 week camping experience.
Best of all, Aurora Day Camp is offered free of charge to all children being treated for cancer and their siblings. The free cost helps parents by alleviating some of the costs, and the related stress in caring for their sick child.