Science Teachers: STEM-Robotics, Chemistry, Engineering, Technology - Outdoor Classroom

Ramapo Country Day Camp | Airmont / Upper Saddle River, NY

  

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CountyBergen
Posted Date 5/12/2022
Expiration Date6/11/2022
Description

We are a children's summer day camp looking for science teachers - robotics, chemistry, earth sciences, and STEM. 

Teach in an Outdoor classroom -- area is covered deck open air on all sides -- designed to be a science workshop, but not in a building. You are outside in the fresh air with protection from the sun and rain. 

You can see a video of Ramapo Country Day Camp in action and apply on our website: www.ramapocamp.com

Apply at: https://ramapocamp.com/staff-application/

We have full summer positions (all 8 weeks / 39 Days) open and partial summer position (4, 5, 6, or 7 weeks). 

 

Four positions available:

1) Robotics / Coding -- teaching campers basic programming using DASH Robots along with IPads. Throughout the summer the same groups will come for ongoing lessons. Older groups will have week long experience where they build their own robot and then learn to code using the robot they built -- Each week campers will be presented with a challenge that will test their coding skills as they program their robots to carry out various tasks.

2) Wonderworks - This program features a wide-variety of science investigations ranging from - polymers (snow, silly putty, Gak), buoyancy, magnetism, and sound to rocketry, owl pellets, Rube-Goldberg machines, circuitry, "The Great Egg Drop", and "Who Stole The Camp Snack Caper?" (chromatography and C.S.I investigations). There is a set curriculum, but new ideas are always encouraged.

3) Tech Deck - machines, gadgets, engineering/physical science - catapults, hover crafts, circuit boards, Rube-Goldberg machines, dinosaur digs, electronics -- build a robotic arm, build your own CO2 dragster, and problem/ solution based challenges.

4) Earth / Environmental Sciences - we run a scouts/pioneering campsite where campers get to investigate nature - stream ecology, nature trails, pizza garden, owl pellet discovery, plant / insect identification, orienteering, geocaching, hiking / campsite skills, and more.

Each program has a designated space with plenty of storage and room for the campers to spread out and be creative. Each program has a curriculum in place so plans and supplies are already ordered and ready for you, but new ideas are always welcomed. 

See a video of some of the science programs in action and Ramapo in action at: www.ramapocamp.com

 

Ramapo Country Day Camp is located on East Saddle River Rd on the Bergen (NJ) / Rockland (NY) border. We border Upper Saddle River, NJ and are near the NJ suburbs of:  Woodcliff Lake, Ramsey, and Montvale. We are about 30 minutes from the George Washington Bridge and are easily accessible via The Garden State Parkway (Exit 172-Grand Ave), NJ Rt. 17 (Saddle River / Woodcliff Lake Exit), NY Thruway (Exit 14B), Rt. 59, and Rt. 287.

Our staff of specialists, who run our activities, are teachers from Bergen, Passaic, Rockland County as well as New York City. Our counselors are college students who accompany each group of campers and assist our specialists.

Our campers range in age from three to thirteen (Nursery to eighth grades) and they are here for six, seven, or eight weeks of fun in the sun. They come from all over Manhattan and Bergen County, NJ. They participate in activities ranging from all sports, swim, arts & crafts, ceramics, theater, hands-on science, and gaga to dirt track carts, zipline trails, horseback riding, bungee & trampoline, rocketry, and mountain biking. 


Camp Dates: June 27th to August 19th (39 Total Days)
Monday to Friday - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Camp will be closed Monday, July 4th

We have worked hard to create a facility and staff-working environment that is enjoyable, creative, positive, and perfect for the summer. You will enjoy coming to work each day. We are looking for people who see spending a summer at camp as something they "get to do", not "have to do".

We ran last two summers and we did so successfully. Strong protocols and safety measures are in place. Staff do have to be vaccinated.

 


Call or e-mail Brian or Marc for more information at (845) 356-6440 or Brian@ramapocamp.com and Marc@ramapocamp.com

You can APPLY ONLINE, get a visual of Ramapo, and read more about the employment opportunities we have at: www.ramapocamp.com  or

Apply at: https://ramapocamp.com/staff-application/

County
Bergen

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