I Can Camp! is one of several I Can! programs, sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). I Can! programs introduce Minnesota families to a variety of outdoor activities including camping, fishing, paddling, and rock climbing. Youth Outdoors I Can Camp! Crew Members co-lead weekend camping workshops in Minnesota State Park campgrounds. Each pair of instructors teaches basic camping skills for up to 15 families with little camping experience. Instructors also provide environmental education, offering information about local ecology and natural resources during each trip. Through their dedicated service, Youth Outdoors I Can Camp! AmeriCorps members add value to the community and environment.
Term dates, schedule and location:
- Term: May 16 – September 3, 2017
- Schedule: Varies. Typically 32 hrs/week, Wednesday-Sunday. Overnight camping required.
- Location: Saint Paul, MN
- This is not a residential program. Corps members are required to secure their own housing near the crew location.
Stipend and award:
- Crew Leader: $1352/mo
- Crew Member: $1084/mo
- Education award: $1527.78 upon successful completion of term
- Desire and ability to:
- Teach basic front-country camping skills to a diverse group of new campers
- Educate and inspire community members by fostering a safe and supportive environment for camping
- Provide environmental education to members of the public
- Display a positive attitude, interest in service and community work and desire to make a difference
- Prioritize safety of crew members and workshop participants at all times
Qualifications: Leader (in addition to above Member qualifications)
- Significant prior camping experience in front-country settings; experience planning and leading trips preferred
- Prior leadership experience with peers
- Experience coordinating project tasks and logistics
- 18-25 years old.
- Able to perform the Essential Service Functions 32 hours/week, including physically strenuous work.
- Must be a US Citizen, US National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the US.
- Must pass the National Sex Offender Public Registry and criminal history check. “Pass” is defined as no positive hits on the NSOPR and no history of violent offenses on the criminal history check.
- Flexible schedule to accommodate out-of-town assignments.
- Must successfully pass medical review process.
- Valid driver’s license and safe driving record (no major moving violations or DUIs in the past five years; must be 21 to drive Corps vehicles)
- Full term of service must be completed in order to receive the education award.
- Monthly stipend
- Education award upon successful completion of term
- Skills training and job experience
- Health insurance
- Student loan forbearance during service term
This program is available to all, without regard to disability, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or political affiliation. The Conservation Corps engages AmeriCorps members, ages 18-25, as defined under the American Conservation and Youth Service Corps Act, a subtitle of the National and Community Service Act of 1990. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.
Deadline: March 3, 2017
Questions? Contact Kellie Lager, Recruitment Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-209-9900 x31