Working at Summer Camp

Summer Teacher Naturalists

Teacher/Naturalists lead groups of 12-16 campers in grades Pre-K through 8th ,  plan and teach a variety of hands-on nature based camp activities; oversee camper health and safety; communicate effectively with staff and parents; and supervise high school Assistant Naturalists in Training. Contract Runs June 12th– August 11th, including 1 week of staff training.

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Third Beach Summer Naturalist

The Third Beach Summer Naturalist  develops and assists in the delivery of marine and coastal educational programs for the summer camp program at NBS. Programs include but are not limited to; seining, beach, dune and marsh exploration, and dissections. Additionally this position requires working collaboratively with Summer Teacher/Naturalist to make sure beach programs match weekly and daily themes for each camp group. Campers range in age from 3.5 to 13 years old and all applicants should be comfortable working with multiple age groups each day. The Third Beach Summer Naturalist is also responsible for the set-up, care, and end of the summer clean up of aquariums, includes one week of staff training.

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Summer Camp Intern

This unique internship offers an opportunity to gain valuable experience working with a wide variety of age groups and programs, observe many teaching styles and an get inside look at the administration of a summer camp program. The schedule is flexible, although applicant is required to work at least 20 hours per week. The intern will lead groups of 12-16 campers in grades Pre-K through 8, help plan and teach a variety of hands-on nature based camp activities; oversee camper health and safety are all part of the work day. Candidates will also gain experience communicating effectively with staff and parents; assisting with summer camp administrative efforts;  and supervising high school Assistant Naturalists in Training. Internship runs June 12th– August 11th, and  including 1 week of staff training.

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Assistant Naturalist in Training (A.N.T):

Teens accepted into NBS’ ANT program are high school students who love spending time outdoors and want to gain experience working with childrenANTs serve as support staff for Teacher/Naturalists by reinforcing rules, themes and concepts and assisting with daily camp chores such as gathering supplies, classroom clean-up and activity set-upAll ANT positions are unpaid; however, community service hours can be earned during each 3 week volunteer position.

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