Thorne Nature Experience Summer Camp Staff

Thorne Summer Camp Instructors are fun, collaborative and love being in nature with kids!

With over 60 years of expertise leading outdoor programs, we combine the best activities of summer–crafting, nature art, wild nature play, survival skills and scientific discovery–into one camp.

Thorne offers two-weeklong day camps in Boulder and Lafayette for children ages 5-15. Because Thorne believes that nature is for everyone, 25% of our campers receive full scholarships.

We are currently hiring for the following positions: Summer Camp Instructor, Bilingual Summer Camp Instructor, Extended Care Lead and Extended Care Assistant.

What makes an excellent Thorne Summer Camp Instructor?


LOVE to play outside

Thrive in a role as a mentor and consider yourself a “life-long learner”

Enjoy engaging with children through outdoor exploration

Are curious about nature and capable of being outdoors in various weather conditions

Are prepared to embrace the unforeseen joys and challenges of a day at camp

Are highly relational and an effective communicator

Care about equity and diversity

Enjoy working in a progressive, intentional team of talented individuals

Full position descriptions are on Thorne’s website. http://www.thornenature.org/get-involved/employment/. 

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Must be 18 or older

Experience or interest in teaching in an outdoor setting

Good organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks and roles, patiently and professionally

Experience relating to and communicating with diverse audiences, especially Latinx participants and families preferred

People of Color encouraged to apply

Bilingual in Spanish/English eligible for bonus

About Thorne Nature Experience

To build Earth stewardship by providing youth with joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences that foster an emotional connection to nature.

Application Instructions

If YOU are interested in being a part of the Thorne 2023 summer team, please email a statement of interest with an attached resume to [email protected] Resume must include three professional references and their contact information.