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The North Alabama Zoological Society offers Nature  Camps in Harvest, AL. Each camp has a slightly different  ages, themes and schedule.  It takes teamwork, flexibility, and clear roles to run the Nature Camps successfully. Please sign up below to be considered for Youth Camp Counselor.

2022 Summer Camps will be held at

14185 Lipscomb Rd, Harvest AL

Feel free to email for more information.

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Picnic After Camping

Volunteer Job Description:

Nature Youth Camp Counselors(YCC) will lead each camp group and hold primary responsibility for the safety of their group. They will be the lead on teaching curriculum, setting behavior expectations, and

monitoring transition times during the camp day. Some YCC's will be over groups of children, some will assist the staff.


Volunteers should have:

  • The ability and comfortability to work outside and be able to hike 3 miles with a 20lb pack on.

  • Knowledge of the subject matter (biological sciences) and a willingness to attend training.

  • The ability to share decision-making and responsibilities with campers.

  • The willingness to maintain relationships with campers and parents.

  • Enthusiasm, patience, understanding and dynamic personality

  • Have experience with children (other than siblings)

Recommended ages of counselors: Students age 15+ and entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grade in High School or Collegiate Undergraduates. (NALZS may consider a younger applicant for a Jr. Camp Leadership position, at it's discretion.)

Youth Camp Leadership Registration-
closed until Feb 15, 2023

"Be a Little Wild" Camp Dates (can volunteer for more than one week)


 June 13-16, 2022 ( campers ages 8-11)

June 27-29, 2022 ( campers ages 6-7) 

After your application is reviewed and accepted, you will be invited to have a preliminary  interview and will need to participate in 3 required training sessions (1 virtual and two in-person training session.) Camp Counselors will be chosen through the process of the interviews and trainings.  All Camp Counselors chosen will be notified via email. 

Required Training sessions: 

Session A: April 4, 2023 7:00pm-8:30pm (virtual) or
Session A: April 5, 2023 7:00pm-8:30pm (virtual)

Session B: Assist at Kids Festival April 15, 2023 8:00am-4:00pm @Monte Sano State Park

Session C: May 6, 2023 10:00am-3:00pm (live at property- for all)

See NALZS 2021 Nature Camp Volunteer Policy and Procedures for more details.

Fall 2023 Education Level
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Self Statements: Check all that apply.
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