Employment Opportunities

Agriventure Camp Counsellor (click for full job description)

In this position, the Agriventure Camp Counsellor will be working under the Farm Education Manager to facilitate our summer Agriventure Camp. With a focus on agricultural education, you will be responsible for running programs related to environment/gardening, animal care, sustainability, nutrition, heritage, and food preparation (dependent on COVID-19 protocols), as well as running general camp activities for children in group settings. The Agriventure Camp Counsellor is responsible for the general safety, development, growth, and skill achievement of a group of 10 camp participants each week between the ages of 5 to 12. This includes providing high quality educational and recreational experiences for participants that embody the core values of our organization including honesty, respect, and community. In addition, they will supervise and provide leadership to our Junior Leaders and Leaders-in-Training (LIT).

Job Type: Full-time, Temporary (40hrs/week)

Contract Length: 12 weeks

Expected Start Date: 13-06-2022

Expected End Date: 02-09-2022

 

Reporting To: Farm Education Manager

Job Location: On site at 811 Bleams Rd., Kitchener, ON

Salary: $15.00/hr

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to farmedmanager@stecklehomestead.ca.

Environmental Education Assistant (Volunteer) (click for full job description)

In this position, the Environmental Education Assistant will work as needed with the Farm Education Manager to facilitate agricultural education programming for children and youth. The Environmental Education Assistant will also assist with preparing and maintaining the educational gardens and running school tours on an ongoing basis. This is a volunteer position that will require a commitment of approximately 10 weeks with the possibility of extension.

Job Type: Part-time, Temporary (~15hrs/week)

Contract Length: 10 weeks

Expected Start Date: 23-05-2022

Expected End Date: 29-07-2022

 

Reporting To: Farm Education Manager

Job Location: On site at 811 Bleams Rd., Kitchener, ON

To apply, please send your resume to farmedmanager@stecklehomestead.ca.

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Children's Programs

From preschool to teens, we have programs that help children and youth learn essential food skills such as planting, harvesting as well as cooking food from the farm, feeding and caring for farm animals, and developing leadership skills in a hands-on heritage farm environment.

Little Farmers (Ages 2-5)

Seasonal farm activities, garden activities, animal feeding and general care, farm and environment-themed crafts, storytime and more!

Farm Explorers (Ages 6-9)

Explore the farm ecosystem from catching garden critters to growing plants, caring for the farm animals, and cooking in the kitchen!

Rise & Shine (Ages 6-9)

A great program giving kids a chance to learn about animals on the farm, and assist in morning chores and basic animal care.

Cancellation Policy

Unable to send your child to a program or camp? Need to cancel a party, tour or event? Here’s what you need to know…

Summer Camps

From preschool to teens, we have camps that help children and youth learn essential food skills such as planting, harvesting as well as cooking food from the farm, feeding and caring for farm animals, and developing leadership skills in a hands-on heritage farm environment.

Agriventure Summer Camp (Ages 5-12)

Hands-on learning activities include gardening, harvesting produce, playing games, making crafts and learning more about our animals and heritage!

Leaders In Training Program (Ages 13-14)

A great way to develop leadership skills and to gain valuable knowledge and experiences while participating in our summer Agriventure Camp.

Volunteer Junior Leader Program (Ages 15-17)

A fun way to earn your high school volunteer hours and build your resume. Assist with group rotations, provide support to younger campers, plan and run an activity of their choice and more!

Cancellation Policy

Unable to send your child to a program or camp? Need to cancel a party, tour or event? Here’s what you need to know…

Community Tour Booking

  • If you are booking more than one tour, please specify how many guests are in each tour. Please note that we can accommodate a maximum of 60 guests per tour.
  • Please suggest specific dates and start times. Morning tours can start any time between 9:15am-10am, and afternoon tours can start between 12pm-1pm. If your dates are flexible, please also offer back up options.
    In registering and permitting my group to attend a tour at Steckle Heritage Farm, I, the undersigned, hereby agree as follows:

    1. 1. The information I have provided in this form is accurate
    2. 2. I understand that if I am to cancel my tour with less than 15 days notice, I will be issued a $50 cancellation fee
    3. 3. I understand and agree to comply with the COVID-19 protocols listed on the website
    4. 4. I understand that Steckle Heritage Farm is a 'working' farm and that while the staff does everything possible to ensure the safety of the site and program, it is my responsibility to supervise the group at all times while on site