Position Description: Summer Camp Naturalists are responsible for working closely with the year-long Environmental Education Fellows in creating and maintaining a safe, fun, and educational environment for program participants. Staff members in this role balance their time between facilitating and co-leading adventure programming, supervising campers, collaborating with other camp staff, and managing activity supplies.
Staff will participate in two weeks of staff training, four to five weeks of overnight summer camp, one to two weeks of day camp, and one to two weeks with other onsite Eagle Bluff guests, for a total of nine weeks. Overnight camps typically run Sunday through Friday; day camps run Monday through Friday.
75% – Summer Camp Counselor for Overnight and Day Camps
Provide a safe, healthy, and fun environment, both physically and mentally, to campers and students
Lead/co-lead outdoor adventure activities, which includes high ropes courses, rock climbing, river canoeing, archery, and team building.
When not leading activities, supervise/co-supervise on-site experiences for campers
Assist in implementing and planning daily activities that fit camper needs and interests; daily activities generally take place from 7 AM – 10 PM with intermittent breaks for staff
Help campers and guests with issues that may arise
Assist with set-up, tear-down, and maintenance of activities
25% – Education Department Team Member
Demonstrate professionalism and show sincerity/sensitivity especially in areas of participant experience
Show a commitment to individual and organizational growth and improvement; be flexible and maintain a positive attitude and composure when working alone/in teams, receiving constructive criticism, and during times of stress; show dependability in attendance
Assume equal share of housekeeping, community, and maintenance duties
Other duties as assigned.
$250/week for the duration of the summer
Dormitory Housing provided on-site – includes WiFi, bunk bed, shared room with other staff (no campers), and access to laundry
Meals provided when visiting groups are in residence; food staples for use in the staff kitchen
Option of internship credit, dependent on college/university
Use of Eagle Bluff’s recreational equipment
Professional purchase discounts
Minimum Qualifications and Skills:
Able to commit to June 6th - August 7th, 2021, with vacation time July 3rd-5th
Be 18 years of age by June 6th, 2021
An interest in working outdoors with elementary, middle, and high school aged children
High level of self-motivation and enthusiasm; an eagerness and willingness to learn
Can effectively collaborate and communicate with peers
Willingness to operate and participate in high ropes courses
Able to live on-site in a dormitory communal setting
- CPR/First Aid certifications
- Comfortable with heights
- Able to lift or carry up to 50 lbs., sit, stand, or maintain physical activity for extended periods of time
- Able to work long hours, five-six days a week with limited time off
- Ability to problem-solve and think on your feet
About Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center is a private, non-profit, accredited school that empowers people to care for the earth and each other.