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NATURE
 CAMP
Youth
Leadership

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 education@nalzs.org for more information.

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Picnic After Camping

Youth Camp Leadership Registration- closed

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.

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Due to the high contact surfaces, sharing of devices and team interactions NALZS recommends that you be vaccinated against Covid-19: