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Hampshire Regional YMCA

camp counselor

Hiring: Nature Skills Specialist

By January 18, 2024No Comments
*Part-time, seasonal*

Share your passion for the outdoors with kids of all ages! Set on a beautiful lake and surrounded by woods full of life, you can teach kids valuable outdoor skills as well as beginning their environmental education. Starting Summer 2024!

Job Duties
  • Develop and deliver a nature-based curriculum to campers aged 5-14, covering topics including outdoor survival skills (fire-building, orienteering, nature exploration, outdoor cooking, etc.) and environmental studies (geology, soils, plants, wildlife, water studies, natural history, etc.)
  • Assist in training other staff in implementing the curriculum
  • Maintain and inventory nature supplies and program areas
  • Evaluate and develop abilities of campers & staff as well as curriculum as a whole
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Knowledge of natural history, biology, ecology, or related fields
  • Documented training & experience in outdoor or environmental education
  • Experience working with children

$17 per hour

Benefits include a free membership to the Y and the opportunity to participate in a 403(b).


Please submit your application, resume, and cover letter to kira.mattheson@hrymca.org

Or mail/in person to Hampshire Regional YMCA Attn: Kira Mattheson 286 Prospect St. Northampton, MA 01060