Seasonal Camp Counselor

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Deadline to Apply:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 12:00am


Medford, NJ
United States

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Host Organization: The Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge in Medford, New Jersey is a non-profit educational facility specializing in environmental education of 20,000 school children each year and the rehabilitation of approximately 4,000 animals each year.  The Refuge is located at the edge of the Pine Barrens, a unique habitat with special protection in southern New Jersey. For more information visit our website at:


We are seeking a highly self-motivated, creative, organized, detail-oriented individual to run our nature-based summer camp. Focus will be centered on developing activities, lessons and executing our summer day camp for children ages 3-13. Seasonal staff is responsible for working with other counselors to develop and implement age-appropriate lessons, oversee and manage campers, prepare daily materials and activities and daily set-up/clean-up. Staff will be responsible for keeping a portfolio of their lesson plans and reports to the education department. Other assignments will include performing general education programs (day camp, school programs, public demonstrations, etc.); assisting in developing new programs, assisting with special events, animal care and all other aspects of the Refuge.  


Academic background (2 years minimum college coursework and/or degree preferable) in biology, ecology, education, environmental studies, or related field; previous experience working with children and animals, preferably in an outdoor setting; strong interest and enthusiasm for the outdoors and sharing nature and the environment with others; good communication skills with children and adults; and willingness to learn and participate in various aspects of refuge work.  Must have the ability to hike 2 miles over uneven terrain in hot and humid conditions. Knowledge of local flora and fauna and previous experience working in a camp setting preferred. Canoe/kayak experience desirable. First-Aid and CPR certification required. Valid driver’s license and good driving record required. Must have own transportation. Must pass a background check prior to start date.


Medford, NJ (approx. 17 miles from Philadelphia)


10 weeks

Start Date:

beginning of June (dates flexible) and run through the third week in August.

Hours: full time, weekdays 8am-4pm (40-hour week)

Compensation:  starting at $8.50/hour

How to Apply:

Application Procedure:

Please send resume, cover letter and two references by March 1, 2017 to Denise Peters, Director of Education, 4 Sawmill Road, Medford, NJ  08055. Email address: