Summer Daycamps Naturalist Assistant

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Sat Jun 09, 2018 08:45 AM - Fri Aug 31, 2018 04:15 PM


Alton Baker Park in Eugene622 Day Island Rd.Eugene, OR 97401
Summer Daycampers at Nearby Nature


Come have fun outside with kids this summer! Volunteers assist with one or more weeks of nature camps. We'll work with your schedule!


  • Enthusiastic responsible adult
  • Love the outdoors and enjoy working with children
  • Energy, sense of humor, passion, commitment to sustainable living
  • Previous experience with kids (preschool and/or K-5 th) helpful
  • Background in the natural sciences helpful
  • 1st Aid/CPR training helpful


  • Help staff instruct daycamps for children ages 3-4, 4 to 5, 6 to 8, or 8 to 11 years old.
  • Assist with and/or lead nature study, outdoor adventures, scientific discovery, games, storytelling, and crafts.
  • Attend training sessions prior to the start of camp.
  • Assist with one or more weeks of camps, M-F.

Training: Training sessions cover natural history, teaching skills, leadership, and safety. Trainings are offered June 9th and 10th, 10 am-2 pm at our site in Alton Baker Park. Alternative training dates are TBD.

Dates and Times: Summer Daycamps run in weekly sessions, Monday-Friday, June 18th-August 31st. Each session has a unique theme. Camps run either three hours per day (9 am to noon or from 1-4 pm) or all day (9 am-4 pm). (See

Credit Options: Interns can arrange to earn credits through individual professors or other appropriate departments at area colleges. Volunteers are welcome!

To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Please note in your letter when you are available this summer.

Questions: Contact ShyAnne Groberg, Education Coordinator at Nearby Nature: 541-687-9699 x 2 or We hop to hear from you soon!


  • Child Development
  • Environmental Education
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Environmental Science
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Gardening

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Min one week (20 hours) -- prefer multiple weeks

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