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Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary

Summer Camp Instructor

Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary


Job Summary

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

  • 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 and Counselor-In-Training.
  • 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.
  • Maintain supplies and equipment in good condition.
  • Maintain a safe, orderly program area and report any damage.
  • Assist with the daily set-up and take-down of camp
  • Shift may include supervising campers in early- or extended-day care.


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; prioritizes 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.

Successful candidates are subject to a background check prior to hiring. All staff are required to attend mandatory training on Thursday, May 25 and Friday, May 26, 2023 from 8 am – 4 pm (lunch will be provided).

Additional Information


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

How to Apply

Please complete the Summer Camp Application Form (PDF) and submit electronically to Director of Education at info@owlshill.org.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Due to the large number of applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.


  • Date Posted: February 17, 2023
  • Type: Contract / Temp
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 05/25/2023
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; M-F