The North Alabama Zoological Society offers Nature Camps in Harvest, AL and Huntsville, 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.
2023 Summer Camps will be held
during June at varying locations.
All locations for camp will be held in Limestone or Madison County.
Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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. YCC's are important to help with the overall flow of camp individual assignment may include working with groups of children, working to support an individual child, or overall staff support.
Volunteers should have:
The ability and comfortability to work outside in various temperatures and weather conditions and be able to hike 3 miles with a 20lb pack on.
Knowledge of the subject matter (biological sciences) and a willingness and availability 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.)