Assistant Director Nature Camp

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Front Royal, VA
United States

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  • Live on-site
  • Assist permanent Camp Directors with leadership of camp
  • Perform daily camp administrative tasks such as creating weekly camper and staff schedules, camper room and group assignments, coordinating camp supplies and inventory, and maintaining the camp blog.
  • Supervise all aspects of the camp program including, but not limited to:
  • Ensure the health and welfare of campers
  • Enforce all established camp policies and procedures
  • Report all camp discipline issues to Camp Directors
  • Facilitate camp-wide activities such as field trips, campouts, and evening games
  • Generate alternative “rainy day” plans
  • Lead nightly staff meetings
  • Provide general support and mentorship to other staff
  • Develop and teach one, 1.5 hour class per week around the theme of conservation, nature, wildlife and the outdoors.
  • Assist with staff training, management, and evaluation


  • Be at least 25 years of age.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; preferably with concentration in science or education.
  • Current certification in First Aid and CPR. (Certification must be obtained by June 01, 2017). Current lifeguard certification is preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Extensive experience in informal education and within camp administration. 
  • Experience facilitating teambuilding and large group activities.
  • Ability to hike up to 4 miles a day in all weather conditions. 
  • Responsible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and a good communicator. 

Term of Employment: Mid-June through mid-August 2017

Stipend: Competitive stipend includes housing and some meals.

Location and Lodging: Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia.

As an equal opportunity employer, FONZ values workplace diversity.

How to Apply:

All interested applicants should upload their resume and cover letter to