Summer Camp Counselor Co-Lead

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(4/20/2023 8:56 AM)
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Seasonal, Full-Time
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National Audubon Society
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Audubon Washington - State Office-Seward Park Environmental Center


The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.


Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the United States and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss.


Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged, with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.

Position Summary

The summer camp counselor co-lead will share responsibilities in delivering our nature-themed summer camps. Two co-leads will administer the day-to-day camp operations for one group of 16 children each week. The camp curriculum and activities have been developed specifically for our camp, so the co-leads are not required to create new material.


The Center offers seven weeks of camps for children ages 6-9. The Seward Audubon Center summer camps are very popular. As a result, many campers are either returning campers or are siblings of previous campers. Our camp programs are entirely outdoors, and our location provides many opportunities for hikes and swimming.


This position begins on July 5, 2023, and includes staff training from July 5 to July 7. Summer Nature Day Camp starts on July 10, 2023, and ends on August 18, 2023. There will be no summer camp for the week beginning Monday, July 31. The daily work hours are 8:00 AM through 4:00 PM, Monday to Friday.



$20.00 / hour

Essential Functions

  • Assist in developing and implementing eight weeks of ecology/nature-based curriculum.
  • Co-lead a group of up to 16 children for the day–long sessions.
  • Maintain a physically and emotionally safe environment.
  • Learn and follow COVID safety protocols.
  • Resolve conflicts and student needs in a caring and positive manner.
  • Ensure participants are safe and operating in areas free of hazards.
  • Set up and clean up camp materials and equipment.
  • Supervise campers and organize enrichment activities.
  • Keep track of supplies and materials and address potential needs.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Knowledge of or interest in local ecology and natural history.
  • Ability to teach natural history concepts and the desire to work outdoors and lead hikes.
  • Experience working with children preferred.
  • Strong oral communication skills, especially when speaking with camp parents and guardians.
  • Ability to work well as part of our team.
  • Must be able to commit to the entire period of work.
  • Willing to work outdoors in varying terrains and weather conditions for extended periods with or without accommodation.
  • Experienced swimmer
  • Must have current immunizations/medical forms; CPR and First Aid certification is a plus.

EEO Statement

The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

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COVID Policy

All new hires must be fully vaccinated prior to their start of employment unless they are pre-qualified by HR for exemption.


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