Responsible for the instruction and well-being of campers & teen leaders in training.
Live in a shared space with campers and staff during overnight camps.
Willingness to help problem solve, creatively plan for & organize programs as a part of a small team.
Provide supplementary supervision to campers during hikes, field trips and other camp activities, while abiding by all of Bird Conservancy’s Summer Camp Policies.
Learning teaching methods and environmental education standards through shadowing & teaching lessons on natural history, ornithology, science, research, conservation, field journaling, team building, and nature awareness/appreciation.
Build knowledge of camp program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Develop collaborative skills among fellow staff and practice professional leadership with campers.
Grow knowledge of how to advise and mentor campers through their own growth opportunities.
Exposure to risk management in varying camp activities and continued behavior management training.
Broadening understanding of ornithology and natural resource management through camp programs and guest speakers.
Cultivate a skill set that sets the candidate apart from others and creates a core set of on the job skills applicable to future work in education or beyond.

Tagged as: Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Conservation, Research/Science and Technical, Teaching/Education


Responsible, creative, enthusiastic, flexible, and dedicated to providing a safe and age-appropriate learning environment.
Effective communication and customer service skills.
Knowledge and experience regarding bird identification and natural history preferred.
Must be in good physical condition, able to lift/carry 40 pounds, and able to hike long distances at elevations above 8500’.

About Bird Conservancy of the Rockies

Our mission at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is the conservation of birds and their habitats through an integrated approach of science, education and land stewardship. We envision a future where birds are forever abundant, contributing to healthy landscapes and inspiring human curiosity and love of nature. Our work radiates from the Rockies to the Great Plains, Mexico and beyond. Our efforts are advanced by sound science, achieved through empowering people, realized through stewardship and sustained through partnerships. Together, we are improving native bird populations, the land and the lives of people.

Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter and resume with three professional references to [email protected] with the subject line ‘Camp Intern’ by March 31, 2024. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.