We’re Hiring for Summer Camp!

WNC is currently accepting applications for the 2017 Camp Season.



















CAMP COUNSELOR POSITION:  - All counselor positions filled

Paid Summer Internship

This is a paid Environmental Education Internship and is ideal for college students who love to be outside and who love children. We are looking for mature, self-motivated, fun college 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 are the primary caregivers for each camper. Counselors will be responsible for implementing our existing nature and environmental education curriculum, coordinating activities, guiding campers, and managing group dynamics. Counselors work together in facilitating activities that range from nature arts to shelter building and swamp scoops.


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.



Camp Dates: June 19th-August 18th   Mandatory Staff Training: June 12th-16th.

Counselors work Monday- Friday 8:00 AM-4:00 PM plus additional overnight camp-out.

Counselors must be available for ALL dates- it is not possible to take days or weeks off.

There is no camp the week of week of July 4th.



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

-Experience leading and working with kids in a formal or informal setting (school, nature center, summer 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.

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

-Must submit health forms PRIOR to the start date of camp.

-Music, game, art, craft, theater, and wilderness skills a plus.


COMPENSATION: PAID, amount dependent on experience. College credit is often available if agreed upon by your school.


TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume, and a list of three reference contacts to Sarah Breznen, Summer Camp Director, at education@woodcocknaturecenter.org


SUMMER CAMP LIFEGUARD: - Position filled

Paid Summer Position

This position is ideal for an enthusiastic certified lifeguard who would like to be more involved with campers and activity planning. Lifeguard will implement and supervise all aspects of canoeing for campers grades 2nd-7th while maintaining high standards of safety. Lifeguard will also create and lead canoeing games and activities (turtle catching, pond scavenger hunts, water basketball, pond exploration, etc).



-Deliver a fun and explorative canoeing experience to campers.

-Lead all canoeing activities for each camp group.

-Supervise and interact with campers at all times on the dock and pond.

-Participate enthusiastically with campers and camp staff.

-Ensure that campers and staff follow proper safety procedures on the dock and canoes.

-Conduct a daily check of the area and equipment for safety and cleanliness.



Camp Canoeing Dates: June 26th-August 17th.

Lifeguard works Monday-Thursday 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM with flexibility.

There is no camp the week of July 4th.



-Must be 16 years or older.

-Have a strong desire to teach young students about the outdoors.

-Must be a certified lifeguard

-First Aid/CPR required

-Available Mon-Thurs from June 16th through August 17th.

-Must submit health forms prior to the start date of camp.

-Certified in small watercraft is a plus but not required*


COMPENSATION: Hourly pay, with flexible hours due to rain/thunderstorms.


TO APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to Sarah Breznen, Summer Camp Director, at education@woodcocknaturecenter.org



CIT  "COUNSELOR IN TRAINING":  * Please Note: We will be accepting applicants until May 1, 2018

Unpaid Summer Volunteer

CIT's assist the summer camp counselors in providing a safe and fun camp experience. They will help facilitate activities, games, crafts, songs, stories, hikes, and more. In addition to supervising campers, CIT's will also assist with camp preparation and clean-up, and will serve as a positive role model for the campers. CIT's must commit to at least one full week (Monday-Friday) of camp. Hours range from 9:00-1:00 to 9:30-3:00. Applicants must be enthusiastic about camp, enjoy working with children, animals, and the natural environment!

**There is a fee of $150 for first year CIT's**



-Must be 14 or older

-Must have experience working with children (babysitting, tutoring, previous camp experience)



TO APPLY: Send letter of interest and resume to Jennifer Bradshaw at naturalist@woodcocknaturecenter.org


Woodcock Nature Center

56 Deer Run Road, Wilton, CT 06897

P (203) 762-7280

F (203) 834-0062


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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