What is a camp counselor?
As a counselor, you will help camp teachers prepare for and teach classes for kids ages 4 to 14. You will lead songs and games, tour the kids around the zoo, and work with teachers and kids to make sure everyone is having a great time. Counselors also help out with our Family Overnight Safaris and spend the night at the zoo once each summer. You will also run public education stations where you present a craft to the public and talk about our animals and their conservation. No matter what your strengths, there is a part of zoo camp that you can excel in!
What are the requirements for the camp counselor program?
Camp counselors are required to work Monday-Friday for 2 weeks, full day (8 am to 5 pm) or 4 weeks, half day (8 am to 1 pm or noon to 5 pm). They can work these weeks consecutively or break them up throughout the summer. Ages 15-19 only.
Must be available for training on June 3rd.
How does someone become a camp counselor?
They must complete the application, interview with a staff member from the Education Department, and provide a letter of recommendation before being considered for the program.
- Morning shifts are 8 am to 1 pm, and afternoon shifts are noon to 5 pm
- *Additional options include: 2 weeks of full day shifts (8 am to 5 pm) or 1 week of full day shifts and 2 weeks of half day shifts
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Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 15
- 80 hour commitment throughout the summer
- Ages 15 - 19 only