2021 Summer Camp Positions

We are no longer accepting applications for Camp 2021.

Summer Camp Counselors

This is an Environmental Education position 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 with each group of 10-12 children. 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 10-12 campers. 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, safety, and COVID protocols.

  • Assist with behavioral needs of campers.

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

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

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

 

Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years or older.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

 

Summer Schedule:

Mandatory Staff Training: June 14-18
Camp Dates: Week of June 21 through August 16
Counselors work Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Counselors must be available and commit to ALL dates. It is not possible to take days or weeks off.

Compensation: $14-$15/hour. 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 is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives are encouraged to apply

Woodcock Nature Center

56 Deer Run Road, Wilton, CT 06897

P (203) 762-7280

F (203) 834-0062

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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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