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Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary

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Camp Instructor

Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary


Job Summary

General Function:  Ensure summer programming runs smoothly by assisting with the activities and overall operations. Owl’s Hill youth summer day camp program focuses on animals, conservation, and the environment.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the health, safety, supervision, and well-being of summer camp participants.
  • Instruct curriculum utilizing age-appropriate lessons, activities, crafts, hikes, and games.
  • Serve as a positive role model for youth.
  • Create a positive environment that encourages active learning for camp participants.
  • Participate in program activities (class time and outdoor activities) and work to involve all children in program activities.
  • Develop and maintain positive relations with all staff, parents, volunteers, and participants.
  • Check the identification of the camper’s guardians/parents at the camper pickup.
  • Maintain supplies and equipment in good condition. Report damages.
  • Maintain a safe, orderly program area and report any damage. Inspect facilities daily.
  • Assist with the set-up and take-down of camp materials
  • Assist director with administrative tasks such as processing paperwork, photocopying, etc.
  • Attend all staff meetings.
  • The position may include supervising campers in early- or extended-day programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Position Requirements: Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to interact in a courteous and productive manner with diverse age groups
  • Solid problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Enjoys working with children in a youth development, camp, or education setting
  • Ability to multi-task; follow policies and procedures; prioritize tasks
  • Enthusiasm and appreciation for the value of nature


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Experience working with children. Informal education experience or past summer camp experience – a plus
  • Interest in nature and the environment
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification – a plus
  • Environmental Conditions & Physical Demands
  • There is manual labor during the set-up and break-down of camp activities
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to work outdoors in temperatures above 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Ability to stand and/or walk for long periods of time, bend down, and ambulate quickly.

Additional Information


Gain leadership and activity planning skills, learn about wildlife careers, gain experience working with youth, and gain valuable knowledge of native plants and animals.

How to Apply

Click here to redirect to the Owl’s Hill website and apply.

The application deadline is Friday, April 30, 2024. Hiring announcements will be made on or before Friday, May 5, 2024.

Due to the large number of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Owl’s Hill Nature Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer


  • Date Posted: February 5, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 05/23/2024
  • Salary Range: $10-$12 per hour
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; M-F 8am-4pm