Marine Science Camp Counselor - Male Dorms

The deadline for this job has passed and it is not visible on the eePRO Jobs page.

Deadline to Apply:

Monday, May 23, 2022, 12:00am


Wallops Island, VA
United States

Job Category:


Job Type:


Job Description:

CBFS is currently hiring for one Marine Science Camp Counselor for our male dorms.

Position Dates: May 29 - August 5

Compensation: $580 bi-weekly plus room and board

Summer Camp

CBFS offers a variety of summer camps and courses that give all campers a hands-on, feet-wet experience. Our residential marine science camp is for students age 8-18 to stay for either 3 nights or 5 nights at our on campus dorms. The summer sessions are divided by age with groups consisting of 8-9 year olds, 10-12 year olds, 13-15 year olds or 16- 18 year olds. CBFS's Summer Camps are structured as a "Build Your Own Adventure" where campers will be able to select activities and classes to create their own unique camp experience. Activities include all of our traditional marine science topics as well as arts, sports, and team building. Our campers have a blast exploring Virginia’s Eastern Shore & barrier islands through courses led by Field Station Educators and Counselors. Throughout the week, they will share meals, classes, and evening activities with our staff and fellow campers. It’s a great experience for campers to interact with others who are also interested in marine science and the outdoors. Weekly camp duties run from Sunday at 1:00 pm to Friday at 5:00 pm with some time-off during the week. Counselors will report directly to the Education Director. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of campers at all times
  • Supervising camp participants during free time, evenings, overnight, during meals, and between activities
  • Acting as a role model for campers in attitude and behavior
  • Planning and executing the final 3-day summer camp session with assistance from the Education Director
  • Greeting parents/guardians and participants on check-in and check-out days
  • Planning and leading free time and evening activities for campers
  • Assisting with camper issues such as homesickness, disagreements, behavior issues, etc
  • Co-teaching classes with Field Station Educators throughout the summer
  • Taking photos during classes and activities
  • Administering medications as needed
  • General program maintenance tasks

Skills Gained

  • Group management techniques and public speaking skills
  • Experience providing 24hr care for children aged 8-18
  • Practice in planning and implementing activities and educational curriculum
  • Experience in environmental education
  • Professional and social networks within the environmental education field


  • Must be 19 or older by position start date
  • Must have a degree or be working towards a degree in education, outdoor recreation, biology, marine biology, environmental sciences, or other related field
  • Ability to connect with, encourage, and direct participants of all ages
  • Must enjoy working with people and children - counselors will be living in dorms with campers
  • Must be friendly, energetic, creative, and motivational
  • Ability to think fast, make decisions, and enforce rules
  • Willingness to work long hours with program participants in various weather conditions
  • Valid drivers license
  • Valid First Aid and CPR for the duration of the position

Position Start Date:

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Job Duration:


How to Apply:

Please send application materials via email to with "Marine Science Camp Counselor Position" as the subject line

Application Materials

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • 3 professional references

Questions? Contact

Anne Self
Education Director
757-824-5636 x110

Job Compensation:


Compensation Information:

Pay is $580 biweekly

Room and board are included

Contact Name:

Anne Self

Contact Phone:

757-824-5636 x110

Contact Email: