Summer Daycamps Naturalist Assistant

Cause Areas


Sat Jun 16, 2018 08:45 AM - Fri Aug 31, 2018 04:15 PM


Alton Baker Park in Eugene622 Day Island Rd.Eugene, OR 97401



  • 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.

Training: Training sessions cover natural history, teaching skills, leadership, and safety. Trainings are offered June 16 & 17, 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.

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


  • 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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