Nature Summer Camp 2023 Counselor
Posted: January 20, 2023
The Summer Camp Counselor will aid in supervising and effectively leading a group of campers
in daily camp activities. Summer Camp Counselors will provide a safe and nurturing
environment for all campers and be actively involved and have a positive attitude about all
camp activities. Camp is planned to be predominantly outdoors, with indoor class space
available for inclement weather and extreme heat and special projects. Summer camp for staff
is 40 hours a week, from June 14 through August 11, 2023, including a 56 hour training from
June 14 – June 23th – No work on June 19 th (Juneteenth).
Duties and Responsibilities
- Co-lead groups of up to 15 children ages 6-10 in classroom, outdoor and field trip settings.
- Plan and teach dynamic lessons with themes of natural history, natural systems, physical
science, sustainability, problem solving and related topics.
- Promote a positive and healthy environment for all campers.
- Be aware of health, safety, well-being and location of campers at all times.
- Report major health problems to Camp Director. Supervise taking medication when
- Be an active participant in all camp activities.
- Provide leadership and support to other Counselors, Junior Counselors and CITs.
- Ensure camp program areas are kept safe and clean.
- Conduct self professionally and warmly with staff, camp families, and the general public.
- Ability to respond appropriately to emergencies and situations requiring first aid.
- Be sensitive to campers’ personalities, differences and needs.
- Set a good example for campers and others including cleanliness, punctuality, sharing clean
up and preparation, sportsmanship, and attitude.
- Be fully versed and knowledgeable in all camp policies and procedures.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Drive 8 or 15-person van for field trips for some groups.
Knowledge, Skills, and Requirements
- Current CPR and First Aid certifications required.
- Pass Criminal and Sex Offender Record Information background check.
- Documented proof of immunity or vaccination record as mandated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, including COVID-19 vaccination and booster shot.
- Working knowledge of New England natural history preferred.
- Clean driving record.
- Demonstrated ability to develop activities, plan, organize and carry out daily programs.
- Ability to work independently and with a co-counselor.
- Excellent communication skills and a friendly manner.
- Passion and curiosity about the natural world.
- Able to accept supervision and guidance.
- Maintains enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control.
- Ability to lift 40 lbs.
Education and Experience
- At least one year working with and supervising a group of children.
- Bachelor’s degree in education, biology, environmental education or working toward a related field.
- Be at least 18 years old or completed high school.
- Compensation: $16.50/hour depending on experience
The Hitchcock Center is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity in who we are and whom
we serve: our staff, board and supporters and the people, groups and partners with whom we
work. We are an equal opportunity employer.
Please send a cover letter, resume and three professional reference contacts to Jeff Mazur at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hitchcock Center for the Environment aspires to create and sustain an organization-wide culture that prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion and sees them as essential to our organization’s mission and continued excellence. Through strategic initiatives and partnerships, program design and delivery, volunteer recruitment and staff hires, stewardship and development, and continual education, the board and staff are working to build a more representative, equitable, and inclusive Center. Learn more…