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2024 Camp Counselor Positions

Applications Closed 

 

Woodcock Nature Center is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are encouraged to apply.

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Summer Camp Counselor

This Camp Counselor 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 4-12. Campers are grouped by grade (PreK-K, 1st-2nd, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th, 7th-8th). Two counselors work together leading each group of 12 children with support from Senior Staff and CITs (counselors in training). . Counselors will be responsible for implementing our existing nature and environmental education curriculum, leading animal lessons, coordinating activities, guiding campers, managing group dynamics, and ensuring safety protocols. 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 for a group of 12 campers. Schedule 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.

  • Assist with behavioral needs of campers.

  • Motivate campers and encourage mutual support and team-building activities. 

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

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

 

Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years or older.

  • Position contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of first year study preferred, but not required (Early Education, Special Education, Physical Education, Psychology, 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.

  • Positive attitude and excellent interpersonal skills in working with youth. 

  • 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 creative and flexible.

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

 

2024 Summer Schedule:

Mandatory Staff Training: June 10-14, 9 AM-4 PM
Camp Dates: Week of June 17-21 through August 12-16, Monday-Friday 8 AM-4 PM

Commitment to all dates preferred. Allowances for vacation are dependent on staffing availability.

Compensation: $16 per hour and up, based on 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

  • List of 2 references

  • Note: applicants who do not provide all of the documents listed above may not be considered.

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