Sunday, February 27, 2011

Fun Summer Job Opportunity

I just got this email from my friend Bridget- sounds like a great way to spend a summer!
My two girls and I will be spending this summer in Fairlee, Vermont at an all-girls summer camp. I just heard from the camp director that the position for Head of Farming is still open. I thought you might know someone in the Richmond community or the surrounding farms that has an interest in both farming and gardening and working with kids. This camp is a very special place and I am so excited that the farming program is being revived. In its 100+ year history, the camp has supported local farms and had its own gardens - even Victory gardens during the war years.

Job: Head of the Farm and garden program at a girls summer camp
Care for animals: 4 goats, 3 pigs and 15 chickens
Have experience with milking goats, willingness to learn how to make
different goat cheeses and other foods
Tend to raised vegetable beds.
Lead two other counselors in creating daily activities on the farm:
teaching girls about the animals, sustainability etc.
Ideas and new thoughts about how to extend this program are welcome!

If you know of anyone who might be interested, please have them
contact me or check out the camp's website at:

Here is how to reach the camp's director:

Kathy Plunkett
Director, Aloha Hive Camp
P.O. Box 809
Norwich, Vermont 05055

And about the Aloha camps: The Aloha Foundation is a Vermont-based
non-profit that provides summer camps, family camps and education
programs emphasizing simplicity, the outdoors and living in community.
Our mission is to inspire people of all ages to learn, explore, grow
and be their best selves.

1 comment:

  1. That sounds like a fun way to spend the summer! I hope you and your girls enjoy :)