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Location:  Lake Placid, New York
Nestled within the high peaks region of the Adirondack Mountains, this 85- year old organization is a middle private boarding school and seven week summer camp for children ages 7-14.  The school and camp programs include substantial farming/gardening components in which children and adults are engaged in virtually every aspect of raising approximately four acres of vegetables and flowers. In addition, they maintain large and small animal programs and an extensive maple syrup operation.  In their progressive school there are approximately 75 boarding students from all over the world.  Their summer camp generally has approximately 150 children, primarily from the New York City area.  Staff to child ratio for both their school and camp is approximately 3:1.

Internships fall into two categories:

Summer or Semester-long Farm/Garden Internship
12-month Farm/Garden Internship (begins/ends mid-late August)

Our not-for-profit organization consists of North Country School, a boarding school for 4th-9th graders, and Camp Treetops, a co-ed seven-week summer camp. Animal husbandry, organic gardening, and forest management play central roles in the lives of children and adults, both at camp and school. Our animal program consists of the care and management of 16 horses for recreational riding, as well as sheep, goats, llamas, chickens, and pigs. We produce about four acres of vegetables for use at school and camp and maintain large flower gardens. During the late winter we tap approximately 300 trees for maple syrup production. The work is demanding but highly rewarding. Interns have daily interactions with children and staff.

Summer or semester-long interns receive room and board, and health insurance if needed.  Arrangements for academic credit should be made through the applicant's college or university.  Start and end dates for this internship will depend on the applicant's academic calendar.

Twelve-month interns receive room and board, health insurance, and a stipend of $12,000.

For job descriptions, see Fran Kinghorn.

For more information contact Tim Hughes-Muse by email.  To apply, send your resume and three letters of recommendation (at least one should be from one of your professors) to:

Tim Hughes-Muse
Director of Farming/Gardening Programs
North Country School/Camp Treetops
P.O. Box 187
Lake Placid, NY.  12946-0187

Phone:  518-523-9329

Internship information:
This internship is listed under:  Farms and Animal Education, Welfare & Behavior

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