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Chincoteague Bay Field Station

  • 34001 Mill Dam Road, Wallops Island, VA
  • cbfieldstation.org

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Marine Science Camp Counselor – Male Dorms

Chincoteague Bay Field Station is located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. We provide hands on, feet wet education to anyone who wants to learn! With our focus on coastal and barrier island ecology, you can spend your summer working almost entirely in the field in a beautiful coastal environment! Our residential programs create a true team atmosphere where staff are given the change to grow professionally and personally.


min experience

salary range

$440 - $440 / week

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
Work Visa Sponsoring Available

Job Overview

This is a full time seasonal positionMarine Science Camp Counselor is responsible for the supervision and safety of all campers for overnight camps at the Chincoteague Bay Field Station. Primary job duties include: directing and supervising summer campers day and night throughout their stay; planning/executing small and large group activities during free time and evenings; and fostering a fun and welcome environment for campers. Camp Counselors will also live, learn, and teach in the dynamic ecosystems of a barrier island; receive training in Environmental Interpretation and Education; and gain experience creating educational curricula for ages 8-18.


Start Date: Flexible, ASAP

End Date: August 5, 2022

Pay: $880 bi-weekly, room and board provided


Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure safety and wellbeing of campers at all times
  • Supervise campers during their free time, evenings, overnight, during meals, and between activities
  • Act as a role model for campers
  • Plan and execute the final camp of the summer (3-night camp for 10-12 year olds)
  • Plan and lead free time and evening activities for campers, including campfire, ice cream socials, tie dye, game night, and Citizen Science night
  • Assist with camper issues such as homesickness, disagreements, behavior, etc
  • Co-teach classes with field station educators
  • General program maintenance


To Apply

Email cover letter, resume, and three references to [email protected]



Special Benefits

$880 bi-weekly

Housing provided

Most meals provided

Training and development opportunities

Minimum Requirements


  • 19 or older by start date
  • Have or be working towards a degree in education, outdoor recreation, environmental education, biology, marine science, oceanography, environmental science, or other related field
  • Must enjoy working with children of all ages
  • Valid driver's license
  • CPR and First Aid

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