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Apply to be a Camp Piney Branch Teacher


Program Overview

Camp Piney Branch is a community-based summer enrichment program for youth in the Long Branch community in Montgomery County. Due to COVID19 restrictions, the camp will offer hands-on learning experiences for rising 2nd through high school students through an online platform as well as opportunities for small group outdoor exploration and recreation activities using appropriate social distancing and safety protocols.  The camp provides lunch for pick up prior to daily recreation activities at Clifton Baptist Church, instruction in STEM and other themed and age-appropriate activities included in the national statewide organization summer guide: in addition to community service opportunities for middle school and high school youth.


Sponsoring Organization Summary:

CHEER is a community-based nonprofit serving the Long Branch/ Takoma Park community. Its mission is to provide people with the knowledge and ability to create healthy, thriving communities, especially in the neighborhoods that bear the greatest burden of socio-economic inequity. We act as a facilitator and a catalyst in generating community driven activities to fulfill community defined goals for health, housing, community development, and youth development.


CHEER is the fiscal agent for Camp Piney Branch, with major funding from the Montgomery County Government Community Grants program.


Position Summary:

We are seeking to hire (4) certified teachers to provide daily online instruction and in-person recreation activities for each of 4 designated age groups (rising 2nd and 3rd, 4th and 5th, middle school and high school). 


Camp Piney Branch will operate from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm 5 days a week, Monday – Friday for six weeks during the summer (July 13th through August 21st), in addition to two five-hour pre-camp preparation days on July 9th and 10th.  


Duties and responsibilities              

  • Plan and conduct daily online instruction using the Summer Program Guide for the appropriate grade level.  Camp participants will receive materials for hands-on activities prior to the start of camp.


  • Prepare and conduct in-person recreation activities for small groups (9 students to 1 adult) in local parks located near New Hampshire Estates Elementary and Park Montgomery Apartments in Silver Spring for 90 minutes daily.


  • Adhere to policies and procedures as outlined in the Camp Piney Branch staff handbook.



  • Ability to work as a member of a team.

  • Experience working with children from diverse cultures.

  • Good interpersonal skills.

  • Experience working with online learning systems preferred

  • Must have reliable home access to internet           



  • Must be a certified teacher

  • Experience with online learning platforms is required

  • Experience working with the assigned age group is preferred

  • Willingness to demonstrate flexibility related to program activities offered in order to address county health and safety requirements



A stipend of $4,480 will be provided in two installments.


Application Process

All candidates will be required to complete a background check.

To apply, please complete the application online at .If you have additional questions, please email the program director, Bryan Goehring, at

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