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Riding Instructor

Join the team of staff at Camp Wawenock on Sebago Lake in Maine, a traditional seven-week girls' camp. Riding Staff deliver safe, developmentally appropriate group riding lessons to beginners through advanced riders. Staff teach the same camper groups all summer - allowing consistency and safety in horse/rider pairings and lesson planning. Lessons occur in the large outdoor ring and focus on building balanced, confident riders with a good seat and consistent aides. The program is English-style, Walk, Trot, Canter group classes with incorporation of horse knowledge, groundwork, games, and dressage or other riding skills. Camp Staff are also counselors who live with a group of 4-7 campers, along with another staff member.

●     Experience in barn work and handling horses
●     Desire to teach riding classes of all levels - beginners through walk, trot, and canter (no jumping) - experience teaching a plus
●     Knowledge of horse health and horse care helpful, but not required
●     Strong communication skills
●     Flexibility, creativity, and a willingness to listen and share ideas
●     Understanding that safety is a top priority
●     Desire to live in a close-knit, positive camp atmosphere
●     Physically fit and able to execute tasks associated with barn work, such as leading and handling horses, lifting hay bales, and water buckets, and playing actively with children
●     Willingness to follow all protocols, including COVID-19 health and safety practices

●     Room, board, and laundry
●     Paid internship for education, veterinary sciences, equine care and many other majors, so please ask about this when contacting us
●     Use of camp's facilities on time off
●     Discover more about your own strengths and areas for growth
●     Hands-on working environment
●     Receive on-going feedback and training
●     Be a part of a community of people making a positive impact in the lives of children