Camp Counselor Positions

Summer Camp Counselors

Now accepting applications for Summer 2020!

This is a Environmental Education position is ideal for college students who love to be outside and who enjoy working with children. We are looking for mature, self-motivated, fun students to work with campers ages 3-12. Campers are grouped by grade (PreK-K, 1st-2nd, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th, 7th-8th). Two counselors work together with each group of children. Each counselor will get a chance to work with each age group during the course of the summer. Counselors will be responsible for implementing our existing nature and environmental education curriculum, leading animal lessons, coordinating activities, guiding campers, and managing group dynamics. Counselors work together in facilitating activities that range from nature arts to shelter building and wetland exploration.

 

Duties for all Camp Counselors:

  • Lead all activities planned for each day. Curriculum and resources are provided and staff will have time to develop these activities during staff training week.

  • Supervise and interact with campers at all times.

  • Provide daily care of each camper and maintain standards of health and safety.

  • Administer basic First Aid (training provided during staff training week)

  • Participate in 1-2 overnight Friday camp-outs.

  • Contribute to set-up, break-down, and cleaning at the start and end of each camp day.

 

Summer Schedule:

Mandatory Staff Training: June 8-12

Camp Dates: Week of June 15 through August 14

Counselors work Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm plus an additional overnight camp-out.

Counselors must be available and commit to ALL dates. It is not possible to take days or weeks off.

There is no camp the week of June 29-July 3rd. The Nature Center is closed that week. 

 

Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years or older (exceptions are made to rising High School junior and seniors with experience)

  • Minimum of first year study preferred, but not required (Elementary Education, Physical Education, Environmental Science, Biology, Wildlife Conservation, or related fields.)

  • A sincere desire to teach young students about nature and the environment.

  • Experience leading or working with kids in a formal or informal setting (school, nature center, camp, scouts, babysitting, etc).

  • Enthusiasm for exploring nature with children. Basic knowledge of the natural world is preferred, but not required.

  • Willingness to get dirty and work hard in all weather (including summer heat, humidity, and rain).

  • Self-motivated and able to work with limited supervision.

  • Ability to be physically active for most of an 8 hour day.

 

Salary commensurate with experience. College credit is available if agreed upon by your school.

To Apply:

Send the following to Sarah Breznen, Camp Director, at sbreznen@woodcocknaturecenter.org

  • Cover Letter,

  • Resume

  • Names and contact info for 2 references

Woodcock Nature Center

56 Deer Run Road, Wilton, CT 06897

P (203) 762-7280

F (203) 834-0062

wnc@woodcocknaturecenter.org

Our mission is to connect people to the habitats, plants and animals of Southwestern CT through programs that build awareness, nurture understanding, and advance conservation. 

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