Begins mid-May and ends July 30

Position Purpose

To plan, direct and supervise camp’s environmental education program and Nature Museum activity.

Reports to

Program Directors and Executive Director

Minimum Qualifications

  • Desire and ability to work with children outdoors
  • Some background knowledge of Tennessee flora and fauna, or a desire to learn using biological field study materials and resources.
  • Knowledge of how (and comfort to) to humanely handle wild animals including but not limited to insects, fish, amphibians, and reptiles.
  • Ability to relate to one’s peers
  • Ability to accept supervision and guidance
  • Good character, integrity, and self control
  • Maintain enthusiasm, energy, positive attitude and appearance, and interact with campers at all times
  • Minimum age: 20 years old

Specific Responsibilities:

1. Maintain a safe environment for campers and staff

2. Set up the program space in a way that is available to all ages or program staff. Includes our Nature Museum and outdoor skills area prior to and during staff training.

3. Teach staff their responsibilities in activity during staff training

4. Monitor and teach proper use of equipment

5. Create activity plans that will coincide with the education of Whippoorwill’s natural areas and environmental interests of the campers

6. Work with Program Directors on schedules and planning special programs on a weekly basis

7. Handle wildlife including, but not limited to, insects, fish, amphibians, and reptiles – at your discretion

8. Write weekly Nature News for camp newspaper and turn into office by end of day on Wednesday

9. Submit orders for equipment and supplies when needed, ensuring timely arrival of materials

10. Conduct initial and end-of-season inventory and store equipment for safety.

  • Assist in packing all materials and supplies at end of season

11. Evaluate current season and make recommendations for equipment, supplies, and program for following season

How to Apply

You can apply now using our online application.