Tuftonboro, NH] Summer Camp Garden Coordinator Job

North Woods and Pleasant Valley YMCA Camps in Tuftonboro, NH (run by the YMCA of Greater Boston) are seeking a Garden Coordinator. This position will manage all aspects of our beautiful camp garden and promote sustainability at our camps. This is an amazing opportunity to work hands-on in a local, circular food system, and teach youth about it!


  • Direct camper gardening activities and education programs at the camps’ Garden Center, which currently includes nine 4’ X 16’ raised bed gardens, a potting building, and state-of-the-art compost system.

  • Direct/perform all plant care, weeding, watering, harvesting, and replanting tasks (with the help of campers and other staff).

  • Work closely with our Farm-to-Fork cooking counselor and provide produce/herbs to be used in camper cooking activities. 

  • Communicate regularly with camp kitchen staff and provide produce/herbs for use in our dining hall.

The ideal candidate will: 

  • Have completed coursework or work experience in sustainable agriculture using organic growing techniques.

  • Have at least 1-2 years of experience working with raised bed gardens.

  • Have previous camp experience and/or teaching abilities.

  • Be 21+ in age (preferred but not required).

  • Have experience working with low/high tunnels and large propagation knowledge.

  • Be enthusiastic about plants, sustainability, and local food systems.

 Job Timeline:

Seasonal position. May 14 – Sept 25, 2022.  Some flexibility with start and end dates.


Weekly stipend. On-site camp housing on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. All meals provided. Additionally, we are happy to work with applicants who would like to use this as an opportunity for school/internship credit.

If you love the idea of helping the environment, feeding the community, educating youth, and joining a close-knit camp community, this might just be the job for you!

To apply online, visit: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=791dd4a4-4e2b-40a0-831c-432352eae979&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=433047&lang=en_US&source=CC4

Questions? Please email, call, or text me!

Elise Augenstern

YMCA of Greater Boston Overnight Camps 

[email protected]

(617) 957-8222

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