Manchester High School Program
January 6, 2013 – October 25, 2013, PO-00064841
The SCA NH Corps is residential by nature and we are based in a camp facility in the heart of 10,000 acre Bear Brook State Park in central New Hampshire. Surrounded by rolling hills, wetlands, ponds, brooks and pine and hemlock forests, our basecamp is an ideal place to live, work and play. Some of the state`s best mountain biking trails are literally outside the front door of our camp lodge. You will serve as part of a Corps of 30 members and will share small cabins and large community lodges. All members assist with camp chores such as facility maintenance, cleaning, cooking, food ordering, administrative duties, snow shoveling, splitting wood, etc… Members who partake in this program will work hard and are expected to contribute and serve as active community members. Together, we will model a sustainable and positive community work ethic.
The mission of SCA NH corps is to serve the communities and lands of New Hampshire by accomplishing significant conservation service projects, enhancing and protecting natural areas and providing environmental education to promote the understanding and stewardship of these natural areas. In the tradition of the Civilian Conservation Corps, members perform direct hands on service while building their leadership skills and developing their ethic of service and citizenship. One of the SCA NH corps hallmark programs is the SCA Manchester (high school leadership program), a program in which diverse inner-city high school students become engaged in conservation, environmental education and year-round service opportunities. The Manchester Leaders will coordinate all aspects of the program: mentoring high school aged youth as they take part in the year round program, recruiting and interviewing students, running after-school meetings and activities, designing and implementing weekend service projects and educational field trips, leading multiple 2-week summer conservation field crews on public lands throughout NH and administrative duties.
College Degree or significant progress toward degree in Education, Outdoor Leadership, or an Environmental field; 21-25 years of age; Experience and training in youth leadership programs, education and/or outdoor program leadership.
Desired Skills: Ability to perform strenuous labor; commitment to teamwork, education and leadership experience.
Training: Wilderness First Responder; CPR; Comprehensive 3-week Education training; Conservation Workskills (technical trail skills); Leadership and Conflict Resolution; Griphoist and Chainsaw trainings; teamwork skills; minimum – impact camping.
Housing Location: Onsite
Description: primary residence will be alongside the 30 college-aged members of the SCA NH corps at a camp facility in Bear Brook State Park in central New Hampshire. Housing is rustic cabins with woodstoves and gas lighting during the winter and summer and in tents during field projects.
Transportation: Personal Vehicle: Recommended: Rides to stores may be obtained by other means but may be limited by small staff size or experience has shown that isolated conditions result in a negative experience for interns with no transportation
Date Flexibility: Not Flexible Intern must start on the date given