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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 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. 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.)

Youth Camp Leadership Registration-

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


Current Camp Schedule: 

Camps at Camp Helen 14477 Baptist Camp Rd, Harvest, AL 35749

Thursday, June 1 - Saturday, June 3, 2023: Be a Little Wild Camp (ages 6-11) 9:00am- 4:00pm

Monday, June 5 - Tuesday, June 6, 2023: Nature Art Camp (ages 9-11) 9:00am- 4:00pm

Camps at Hays Nature Preserve 7161 US-431, Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763

Monday June 12, 2023 - Friday, June 16, 2023: (ages 6-11) 8:00am- 3:00pm

Monday, June 19, 2023 - Friday, June 23, 2023: (ages 8-11) 8:00am- 3:00pm 

YCC's who move through the application process will get to pick the dates they would like to work at camp on (or around) April 22, 2023.

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

Training sessions: 

Session A (required): April 11, 2023 7:00pm-8:30pm (virtual) or
Session A (required): April 12, 2023 7:00pm-8:30pm (virtual)

Session B (recommended): Assist at Kids Festival April 15, 2023 (am or pm shift available) @ Monte Sano State Park

Session C (Required) : May 6, 2023 10:00am-3:00pm (in person training session Location: Hayes Nature Preserve)


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