Our staff is our strength
Each year the Nature Camps staff team is made up of teachers, college students, parents, and professionals, and many of them return summer after summer. Nature Camps staff have extensive backgrounds in environmental education, adventure education and natural crafts. Every staff member is dedicated to embodying and uplifting our values and philosophies and following our Operational Guidelines.
Our Camper to Counselor ratio is approximately 4:1. Nature Camps counselors are an innovative, creative, competent staff, who enjoy children, providing excellent instruction, leadership, and guidance - placing value upon the inestimable worth of everyone. Our alumni counselors go on to fulfill leadership roles in a variety of professional fields including education, health care, law, science, and the arts.
All counselors are certified lifeguards with CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Basic First Aid. They are also certified in Wilderness First Aid (WFA) or as Wilderness First Responders (WFR). Counselors receive additional training in Ropes Course Facilitation, Canoe Paddling and Rescue Techniques, Natural Crafts, and Outdoor Initiatives. All staff members have passed criminal background checks.
Nature Camps’ leadership team is the core of our administrative staff. They are responsible for the planning, implementing, as well as teaching. Their commitment to Nature Camps’ values and philosophies, as well as to education and the environment, sets the standard for the entire Nature Camps community.
Nature Camps is affiliated with and collaborates with leading organizations in the fields of environmental, experiential, outdoor, and adventure education. We are a member of Association of Experiential Education (AEE) and partner with Solo Schools. Solo, the world leader in wilderness medicine education since 1976, has provided Wilderness First Aid training for Nature Camps staff for the past 25 years.