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Deadline to Apply:

Monday, May 1, 2017, 5:00pm


Pennington, NJ
United States

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Job Description:

COUNSELOR – 8 positions available; seasonal salary starts at $3,150:

  • Must be 17 or older by July 5, 2017
  • Works with Group Leader and fellow Counselor to plan, prepare, and implement programming

GROUP LEADER – 4 positions available; seasonal salary starts at $4,050:

  • Must be 18 or older by July 5, 2017
  • Supervises and leads 2 Counselors and 1 Counselor-In-Training
  • Works with Counselors to plan, prepare, and implement programming
  • Communicates daily with parents about campers
  • Keeps accurate weekly records

Camp Staff Job Duties:

  • Reports to the Camp Director
  • Supervises up to 20 campers age 5-14
  • Works with a team to plan, prepare, teach and evaluate camp programming
  • Appropriately models behaviors and uses positive behavior-management techniques
  • Conducts day trips, overnight trips, and canoeing trips (most positions)
  • Provides first aid
  • Cleans and maintains the camp buildings, campus, and equipment

Camp Staff Qualifications:

  • Availability to work these dates is required (accommodation may be made for school commitments):
  • Ten-day training:  Weekdays from June 19 – 30, 8AM – 5:30PM plus one overnight
  • Seven-week camp:  Weekdays from July 5 – August 18, 8AM – 5:30PM plus up to 7 overnights and/or evenings
  • Adult and Child First Aid/CPR/AED certification required by June 19, 2017
  • Lifeguard, Wilderness First Aid, and water safety certifications very beneficial
  • Must enjoy working with kids
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time; ability to lift up to 35 pounds
  • Ability to work outside in heat, humidity and rain; tolerate ticks, poison ivy, thorns, and dirt
  • Experience working with children, preferably in a camp or outdoor setting
  • Knowledge of local ecology and natural history is beneficial
  • Enthusiasm for nature, the environment, and working with children
  • Skilled in communication, collaboration, and cooperation
  • Strong patience, flexibility, punctuality, and affinity for teamwork.

How to Apply:

Applications accepted through May 1 or until all positions are filled.

Send an employment application, cover letter and resume to:


Maryann Polefka, Assistant Director of Education

Watershed Nature Camp

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association

31 Titus Mill Road

Pennington, NJ  08534

Compensation Information:

Camp Staff Benefits:

  • Bi-weekly pay
  • Meals provided on overnights
  • 2 camp t-shirts to tie-dye
  • Partial reimbursement for first aid, cpr, lifeguarding, etc. certifications may be available
  • Invaluable experience working with children outdoors
  • Healthy exercise