Camp Phoenix is summer school, reimagined. We empower low-income youth to overcome the summer opportunity gap by blending the essence of sleep-away camp, with the rigors of discovery-based learning. Through joyful academics, enrichment, and community building, our unique, overnight summer immersion program propels middle-school students to reach their fullest potentials as leaders, achievers, and community change agents. Founded in 2012, Camp Phoenix brings low-income youth to its campsite in San Gregorio each summer, where mornings are spent in common core-aligned, exploratory math and literacy groups. Throughout the day campers engage in outdoor and social-emotional learning: sleeping under the stars, cooking breakfast as a team, picking berries from local farms, and peering into tide pools at the nearby beaches. Through the powerful combination of academics and overnight camp, we uniquely position our campers to make growth in academics, while also growing their identities as individuals and young leaders.

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Please apply: https://campphoenix.org/about/jobs/ 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Brain Feeders - our job title for Academic Instructors! - are responsible for leading math and literacy instruction every morning. BFs must be pumped to extinguish the summer slide for our campers through innovative, engaging, and hands-on learning within an outdoor setting. Creativity, care and strategy are musts.

Brain Feeders are responsible for finding strategic ways to maximize camper academic growth through our 3 to 1 camper to staff ratio and through motivating middle schoolers to track their progress toward their unique camp learning goals. You'll work with a team with other talented Brain Feeders to plan, assess and communicate with camp counselors and parents. 

In addition to the qualifications we look for in all Camp Phoenix team members, you'll be a great fit for this role if you...

  • Have one+ years of classroom experience or one+ years of leading large groups of students in an after school or summer program capacity. Experience in a middle school and low-income (Title 1) school preferred. A CA teaching credential is preferred but not required.
  • Have demonstrated excellent instructional or program results.
  • Are a strong planner.
  • Love to work closely and collaborate with a team.
  • Are super creative - you know how and are excited to take your classroom into the outdoors! 

Employment dates (somewhat flexible, let us know what conflicts you have)

  • Onboarding and Planning (flexible hours, about 40 hours total, beginning in June); Staff Training (June 15-16, 2022); Camp Dates (June 25-August 9, 2022); plus one Leadership Training weekend and one weekend of additional Instructor Training and Planning

Compensation

  • The Brain Feeder (Academic Instructor) pay is a $1,500 stipend for the three-week camp. Each seven consecutive days of work, the Brain Feeder (Academic Instructor) will receive a day off. Benefits include a day off per week, room and board, and opportunity to spend three transformational weeks making significant impact on children growing up in low-income communities.

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Please apply: https://campphoenix.org/about/jobs/

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

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