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Now accepting applications for Summer 2022 positions!



Application Process

  1. Complete online application , answer applicant questions, and upload supplemental application materials (resume, cover letter, certifications, letters of recommendation)

  2. Study Nature Camps Values and Operational Guidelines document

  3. Schedule and complete an interview with Director(s)

  4. Offer of employment*

  5. Complete and upload all required employment materials

  6. Complete staff training and certifications successfully


* Offers of employment and final contracts are contingent on completion and receipt of all employment and health forms, background checks, and successful completion of staff training and certifications.


Application Timeline

February - May: Application period

Interviews on a rolling basis

March-May: 2022 staff announced

Staff Requirements

  • ​All staff must commit to understanding and embodying Nature Camps' values, philosophies, and approach to programming.

  • All staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 including booster shots when eligible. Proof of vaccination is required.

  • All staff are required to complete all necessary employment materials and obtain the following certifications:

  • Criminal Background Check (required by State of MD)  More

  • Child Protective Service Clearance (required by State of MD) More

  • Lifeguard Certification including CPR— offered at local YMCA's, colleges, Red Cross

  • First Aid or Wilderness First Aid (WFA)

  • WFR (Wilderness First Responder) Certification (Teen Adventure Director)

  • Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Reporting Training for Mandatory Reporters

  • All Employment Materials available here


* all required training and certifications will be paid for by Nature Camps, Inc.


  • All staff are required to attend all 2022 staff training dates: June 11 and 13-17. These six days and four nights focus on learning to help children build an understanding of, and an appreciation for, the natural world through focused, innovative, and meaningful acclimatization activities; learning, practicing, and becoming skilled in all natural crafts; learning the importance of sequential initiatives (games); learning how to organize, plan and teach acclimatization, natural crafts and initiative activities; learning/practicing the essential elements of facilitation; and learning and having conversations about child development stages through the research of Piaget and Erik Erikson.

  • All staff are required to be present on all overnights throughout the camp season, including the last night of camp and closing down/summer debrief August 12-13, 2022.

  • Employment is for the full summer and includes all staff training dates. There are no vacation periods or exceptions to this policy, except for NC Interns who are enrolled in a high school and their school calendar conflicts with the pre-camp training dates.


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