Hills of Milk and Honey, LLC is a family farm located in Dripping Springs that offers camps, classes and tours, in addition to producing pastured eggs, an upcoming small vegetable CSA, and upcoming goat milk beauty products. The farm focuses on regenerative agriculture practices and sustainability while inviting the community to take part in various events throughout the year. Summers on the farm are filled with children as the Hills of Milk and Honey team grows farmers through our summer camp program!
We are offering the community the following opportunities for their children this summer. When participants attend camp on the farm, they take part in age-appropriate learning activities related to farming, gardening, team building, art and crafts, outdoor survival, water play, recreation, and more. Not only will participants be guaranteed to go home dirty each day, but so will you!
Farmer for a Week - Preschool (age 3-4)
Farmer for a Week - Elementary (age 5-11)
Farmer for a Week - Middle School (age 12-14)
Farmer for a Week - Children with Autism (age 6-14)
Farmer for a Week - Teens and Young Adults with Autism (age 15-23)
Some of the camps above are half day and some are full day. The full day camps also offer before and after camp care options to extend the day for working families. In addition to the camps that Hills of Milk and Honey provides directly, we also host field trips here on the farm where other camps in the area have secured tours at Hills of Milk and Honey as part of their own camp offerings. Also, families schedule birthday parties and private group tours of the farm too. This means we are able to offer full-time and part-time positions during the summer months.
If you love caring for children and facilitating their learning, and you want to spend your summer impacting the lives of children in our community in a positive way, please read the job posting below and submit your resume and cover letter for a CAMP COUNSELOR position at Hills of Milk and Honey for Summer 2018. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.
Responsible for assisting farm management in assigned tasks related to caring for children, teens, and adults, as well as those with Autism Spectrum Disorder in a farm camp environment.
Major Responsibilities and Duties
1. Supervise children and their learning in the barn classroom, in the kitchen, and outdoors at all times, ensuring their health and safety.
2. Lead, or assist lead teacher, in more formal lesson plan groups.
3. Maintain a developmentally appropriate environment for the participants.
4. Ensure that each child receives individual attention; provide positive guidance to help children develop the ability to be self-disciplined. Correct children's behavior as appropriate, in a positive manner, and according to the training received by Hills of Milk and Honey.
5. Assist in food preparation for the children.
6. Develop friendly relations and open communication with each child and his/her parents.
Safety and Sanitation:
1. Follow established procedures to meet high standards of cleanliness, health, and safety.
2. Keep garbage collection containers and areas neat and sanitary.
3. Correct unsafe conditions in work area and report any conditions that are not correctable to farm owner immediately.
4. Maintain personal appearance and hygiene.
5. Perform emergency evacuation procedures as required by drills or actual event.
1. Assist in preparation of lessons and gathering of materials for camp activities.
2. Assist in animal care and garden work under the supervision and guidance of the farm owner.
3. Maintain time management and organizational skills at all times.
EQUIPMENT USED: Large and small garden tools (i.e. shovels, trowels, wheelbarrows), kitchen and cooking utensils and knives.
The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.