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Thorne Nature Experience


Thorne Mission and History:

Thorne Nature Experience is a non-profit organization that is committed to building Earth stewardship by providing youth with joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences that foster an emotional connection to nature. Thorne believes in discovery, exploration, and a connection to the natural world. Founded in 1954, Thorne has a rich history and has reached more than 300,000 children and adults through its Summer Camp, School Programs, Community Programs, and Nature For All Initiative.

Thorne Summer Camp Program Description:

Thorne Summer Camp has been connecting youth to nature since 1957! Thorne offers weeklong day camps in Boulder, Lafayette, Longmont, and Littleton for youth ages 3-15. Thorne’s outdoor "Camp Experiences" inspire exploration in nature and offer just the right mix of fun and hands-on learning.


The Thorne Summer Camp Teaching Assistant provides program support for Instructors, contributing to our mission of connecting youth to nature through joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences. The Teaching Assistant will support a "Camp Experience" by spending each day in the field for 2 weeks, Monday-Friday, 6 hours per day.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Support Instructors in the field with supplies and added supervision
  • Actively assist in the education of students about the wonders of the natural world through joyful, hands-on, field-based exploration
  • Participate in the drop off and pick up protocol for Thorne Summer Camp- assisting parents, Instructors, and Education Programs Director
  • Act as a role model for all students, illustrating appropriate behavior and environmental ethics
  • Encourage a joyful, safe, meaningful outdoor experience for students.
  • Ensure the physical and emotional safety of all students during programming
  • Complete any required forms and submit all required information needed by Thorne Nature Experience for compliances with Colorado Department of Social Services child care licensing standards

Full position descriptions are on Thorne's website. Please complete our online Volunteer and Intern Application to get started at Thorne!


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About Thorne Nature Experience


1466 N. 63rd Street P.O. Box 19107, Boulder, CO 80308, US

Mission Statement

Thorne Nature Experience builds Earth stewardship by connecting youth to nature through joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences.


Thorne Nature Experience, formerly Thorne Ecological Institute, was founded in Boulder, Colorado in 1954 by Dr. Oakleigh Thorne, II and is currently celebrating 60 years of connecting youth to nature through joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences. During the past six decades, Thorne has connected more than 300,000 children, teens, and adults to nature and become a nationally recognized leader in the field of environmental education. Today, Thorne’s Summer Camp, In-School Program, and Field Trips reach more than 12,000 Boulder County and Front Range youth each year.

Children & Youth


Tue Jun 01, 2021 - Fri Aug 13, 2021


Thorne Nature Experience1466 63rd StBoulder, CO 80303



  • Environmental Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Child Care
  • Child Development
  • Outdoor Recreation


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Commit to a 2 week camp session up to 12 total weeks of camp

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