Clemson University’s Camp Bob Cooper is seeking a Coordinator to join our amazing outdoor education and rentals team for our Fall Season-September 1st-December 10th 2023. We provide educational programs for elementary and middle schools around the state. Camp Bob Cooper is located in the Lowcountry of SC on a 110 acre peninsula on Lake Marion (SC’s largest lake). Our location provides a range of ecosystems being in a lake setting and an hour from the coast in Charleston. Coordinators will manage staff that teach children in aquatic ecology, forestry studies, wildlife ecology, soils science, natural history of the area, teams course, and high adventure (ropes courses and climbing wall). The job includes day and evening programs but no overnight supervision of school children in cabins. We also work with various private and public groups that want a rental experience in a camp setting
Principle Duties:
• Manage a staff of educators (4-8 people)
• Build comradery and positive work environment for staff
• Have the ability to teach curriculum components in the field study programs when needed.
• Lead staff and groups in daily program activities (wake-up, flagpole, meals, canteen, and campfire).
• Be actively involved in all program activities, leading and participating in evening recreational and instructional times as scheduled.
• Assist with routine clean up and set up of program areas.
• Manage rental groups when needed.
• Manage groups and staff utilizing adventure activities.
• Provide facilitation and guidance on public and private rental groups
• Provide great customer service
• Work hard & Play hard.

Tagged as: Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Climbing Skills, Conservation, Support Staff, Teaching/Education


• Degree in Environmental Education, Natural Sciences, Parks & Recreation or related field preferred OR Experience in Environmental Ed Programs and or Camping Programs
• Must have 2 documented seasons of managerial experience in outdoor ed, summer camping or related field.

Preferred Skills:

• Must have the patience, understanding, flexibility, and a lot of energy.
• Must demonstrate teaching skills and the ability to implement creative “hands on” teaching methods.
• Must be willing to sacrifice, adapt and work hard as part of a team pursuing an objective.
• Must be physically able to perform the tasks required to teach outdoors.
• Must be willing to work hard and committed to the team.

About Clemson University Youth Learning Institute

Youth Development programs throughout the state of South Carolina

Application Instructions

Send resumes to Candice Heatherly at [email protected] subject line "Outdoor Education Coordinator - Summerton, SC"