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Work with environmental educators to lead local summer nature camps! Our summer Eco-Camps open the door to adventure and the magic of the natural world. This is a wonderful opportunity for educators and environmental science students to gain hands-on teaching experience. We offer 1 – 2 week, grade specific day camps for students in grades kindergarten to 6th grade as follows:

  • Eco-Trekkers: Rising kindergarteners
  • Eco-Discovery: Rising 1st & 2nd graders
  • Eco-Explorer: Rising 3rd & 4th  graders
  • Eco-Adventure: Rising 5th & 6th graders

Dates and Hours:

  • Hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Training Dates: June 9 – 12
  • Camp Dates: June 15 – July 24 (no camp or work on July 3)
  • All applicants must be available for the entire camp season

Qualifications:

  • Must be energetic, enjoy working with children, and have a love of the outdoors.
  • Experience working with children.
  • Familiarity with the natural history of our region and/or outdoor experience in camping, watersports, etc.
  • Must be comfortable in natural bodies of water.
  • Must be at least 18 years of ages, have a valid driver’s license and be certified in CPR and First Aid by start date.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and overnights.
  • Tasks will require extensive walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, climbing and lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Must pass a background check before hire.

Responsibilities include:

  • Participation in entire camp training
  • Daily care and supervision of campers from drop off to pick up (approx. 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
  • Delivery of activities and lessons for a group of approximately 12-13 campers with a co-counselor
  • Preparation of daily activities as well as take down/ clean up
  • Serving as a point of contact for camper families
  • Performing light maintenance of props and facilities
  • Transporting campers when necessary

Work with environmental educators to lead students in local summer nature camps. Responsibilities include the daily care, education and supervision of campers, camp prep and takedown, and light maintenance. Daily activities may include investigating local ecosystems, teaching outdoor skills such as plant and animal identification, campfire cooking, knot tying, animal tracking, canoeing and biking and others. This is a wonderful opportunity for educators and environmental science students to gain hands-on teaching experience. Camp meets Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. with occasional extended days and overnights.

Qualifications:

  • Must be energetic, enjoy working with children, and have a love of the outdoors;
  • Experience working with children preferred;
  • Familiarity with the natural history of our region and outdoor experience in camping, canoeing etc. preferred;
  • Must be comfortable in the water;
  • Must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid drivers license and be certified in CPR and First Aid by start date;
  • Ability to work occasional nights and overnights;
  • Tasks will require extensive walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, climbing and lifting up to 50 pounds;
  • Must pass a background check before hire.

Duration: Full camp season runs from June 9 - July 31, 2020. No camps or work on July 3. All applicants must be available for the entire camp season.

Pay: $10-$13/hour.

Apply today! For any questions or other information, and to submit your application, please mail to Education 350 N Waukegan Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045 or email.