Volunteer Job Description:
Nature Camp Counselors 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.
Volunteers should have:
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.)
"Be a Little Wild" Camp Dates (can volunteer for more than one week)
May 31 -June 3, 2022 (campers ages 8-11)
June 14-17, 2022 ( campers ages 8-11)
June 27-29, 2022 ( campers ages 6-7)
ALREADY FILLED: July 14-16, 2022 (campers ages 12-14) (*BioBlitz camp will be at 2 different locations)
After your application is reviewed and accepted, you will be invited to have a preliminary interview and may be asked to participate in 3 required training sessions (2 virtual and one 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 12, 2022 7:00pm-8:30pm (virtual) or
Session A: April 13, 2022 7:00pm-8:30pm (virtual)
Session B: April 19, 2022 7:00pm-8:30pm (virtual) or
Session B: April 20, 2022 7:00pm-8:30pm (virtual)
Session C: April 30, 2022 10:00am-3:00pm (live at property- for all)
See NALZS 2021 Nature Camp Volunteer Policy and Procedures for more details.