For decades, Parks & People has sought to achieve a single goal: to improve the quality of life for residents of Baltimore by ensuring that everyone is connected to nature through vibrant parks and green spaces. 

Our hope is that, when people — adults and children alike — are given the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and mix and mingle with neighbors, they will become stewards of these very important green resources.

That is why we offer SuperKids Camp, a six-week academic enrichment program designed to help elementary school-aged students in Baltimore City improve or maintain their scholastic skills during the summer months. We focus our efforts in the following areas — reading, environmental literacy, character development, basic math skills, and fostering an appreciation of the environment through hands-on learning and field trips.

Internships

Be a part of improving youth environmental literacy in Baltimore through Parks & People Foundation’s SuperKids Camp!  During this exciting 6-week camp first through fifth graders spend time in nature and work to improve their reading skills while doing a variety of fun activities focused on the environment, STEM, and the arts throughout the city of Baltimore!  Interns are vital team members of SuperKids Camp that nurture, and engage and learn with our campers.  Summer is a critical time for young students to keep their minds active and SuperKids has proven success in preventing summer learning loss and improving reading skills and attitudes about nature, cultivating the next generation of environmental stewards.

Interns attend an engaging and interactive one-week pre-camp training that focuses on content delivery and team building.  It is designed to give interns and in depth look at environmental education and play curricula, policies and procedures, and prepare them to work with the children.  Interns assist in the classroom with instruction and class management.  Guidance and additional training will continue for interns throughout the six-week camp.  Interns are matched with an experienced educator or administrator for mentoring and professional guidance, providing them insight into working with children and becoming effective facilitators.

$12.00 per hour

Eligibility

Applicants must be students at the undergraduate level in good standing at accredited colleges or universities, have an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale), and demonstrate an interest in working with students in an inner city environment.  This application is open to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors.  All applicants are subject to a background check.

How to Apply?

Complete and submit an internship application to Parks & People Foundation by March 16, 2018.  Applications can be found at: https://parksandpeoplefdn.wufoo.com/forms/environmental-literacy-internship-application/

For more information, contact Alicia Copeland at [email protected].

Registration

Registration is closed! Click here to be notified when Summer 2018 registration opens.

For general inquiries about SuperKids Camp, email Robyn Trayham at [email protected] or call (410) 448-5663 ext. 132.