Camp Counselor

Camp Counselor - Seasonal

Position: Summer Camp Counselor -Seasonal

Reports to:  Manager of Onsite Programs 

Supervises: Summer Camp Children Ages 3-15, Junior Volunteers

Coordinates with: Education Department Management and Staff, parents/guardians of summer camp children, Animal Care Staff

Summary of Responsibilities:

A highly motivated individual responsible for developing, organizing, and implementing summer camp curriculum for campers ages 3-15. Responsible for providing exceptional education to campers and outstanding guest service to parents/guardians. Must be able to cooperate in a team and thrive in a flexible environment.

  • Assist the organization in its mission to educate visitors and create an engaging experience.
  • Assist management in ensuring safety, cleanliness, and efficiency in all areas of operation.
  • Be available as per business needs.
  • Always follow and adhere to all policies and procedures for the organization.
  • Assist in developing and implementing games and activities in coordination with curriculum.
  • Adhere to prepared daily schedule and implement planned programming.
  • Understand topics pertinent to curriculum.
  • Communicate with campers’ parent/guardian on a daily basis.
  • Check in and sign out campers at the beginning and end of each day.
  • Prepare and properly manage camp spaces in a professional manner.
  • Update supervisors on supply needs.
  • Capable of handling minor conflicts among campers and staff.
  • Minimum one-year completion of degree program in Environmental Education, Education, Biology or related field, or equivalent combination of education, skills, and experience.
  • Previous experience teaching children

Other Requirements:

  • Desire to teach wildlife, conservation and ecological concepts
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must have basic computer knowledge and experience
  • Great organizational skills
  • Basic First Aid knowledge


Preferred Skills:

  • First Aid/CPR Certification

  • Leadership experience

Identification: Two forms of official valid identification are required. Ability to pass background and child abuse clearances

Wage: $16/hour

Camp Counselor - Application