The Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center (OEC) is a great place to start your career in environmental education! Each year, our summer Ecocamp immerses campers ages 5-15 in the natural world through day and overnight programs. Our Naturalist Counselors lead summer camp programming in our 1000+ acre nature preserve for a transformative nature experience!
Glen Helen Ecocamp
Position Title: Ecocamp Naturalist Counselor
Position Reports To: Outdoor Education Center Director
Start Date: June 1, 2022
End Date: August 5, 2022 (with potential for 1 week contract extension)
FLSA Status: Seasonal Employee
The Ecocamp Naturalist Counselor is responsible for a trail group of 9-12 children each week. With staff support, they will plan a schedule of camp activities for their group that is age-appropriate and fit the theme of the week. Camper ages range from 5 to 15, and Naturalist Counselors are offered some choice for their preferences for ages and themes. Naturalists rotate in as cabin counselors 2-3 nights each week, depending on the camp. Camps run every week from June 13 to August 1, with a day camp-only program offered the week of July 4th (camp will run the 5th-8th).
Camp descriptions are here: https://www.glenhelen.org/ecocamp.
Our Naturalist Counselors form a fun, passionate, engaged learning community who are interested in making a difference in the lives of children. This is a summer job that will strengthen your ability to plan, teach and lead. We share the values of being inclusive, growing new skills, learning together, and communicating well in order to work together effectively. Staff live onsite in the midst of the beautiful 1,000-acre Glen Helen Nature Preserve. The vibrant and artistic Village of Yellow Springs is within walking distance. No vehicle is required for the job, but you are welcome to bring one.
Schedule: Monday-Friday, and 1 Saturday (June 4th during Ecocamp training)
Camps run for 8 weeks starting June 13th
Send cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and a completed Interest Form (https://forms.gle/oS84tm5TEHGvzrQD9) to:
Outdoor Education Center Assistant Director
|Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center
1075 State Route 343
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
The Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center does not sponsor work visas, thus, in compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify eligibility to work in the United States by completing the required I-9 form upon hire.
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