Residential Outdoor Educator Nature Camp

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Front Royal, VA
United States

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  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Minimum of one year of college required - coursework/experience in science, nature studies, or outdoor education preferred.
  • Current certification in First Aid and CPR (must be obtained by June 1, 2017). Additional lifeguard certification preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Experience in informal or formal lesson development and facilitation.
  • Experience working with children, preferably in a camp setting.
  • Ability to hike up to 4 miles a day in all weather conditions. 
  • Responsible, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and punctual. 


  • Live on-site.
  • Assume accountability for the health and welfare of campers entrusted to his/her charge.
  • Understand, follow, interpret, and enforce all camp rules, policies and procedures.
  • Serve as a good example to campers in personal language, appearance, and health habits.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to campers with special attention to:
    • personal hygiene and safety
    • behavior toward themselves and others
    • camper participation in camp activities
  • Develop and teach two, 1.5 hour classes per week around the theme of   conservation, nature, wildlife and the outdoors. 
  • Plan and lead daily activities such as hikes, classes, crafts, meals, and other programs as required.

Term of Employment: June 29 – August 13, 2017

Stipend: Competitive stipend includes housing and meals.

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

As an equal opportunity employer, FONZ values workplace diversity.

How to Apply:

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