Summer Camp Naturalist

Summer Outdoor Program Internship

June 2nd - August 9th, 2019


Interested in exploring the Outdoor Education field? Increase your skills as an instructor and learn the ins-and-outs by joining us for ten weeks this summer as a Summer Camp Naturalist! As a Summer Naturalist, you will be responsible for assisting in creating and maintaining a safe, fun, and educational environment for on-site program participants. Over half of the position focuses on experiences with our summer camp programs, with the rest in outdoor adventure education programs.

Primary Summer Camp Responsibilities >


  • Provide a safe, healthy, and fun environment, both physically and mentally, to campers and students
  • Supervise or co-supervise campers on-site and on field trips while participating and encouraging participation of all campers in daily activities
  • Ensure campers are aware of rules and daily activities
  • Assist in planning and implementing daily activities that fits camper needs and interests
  • Assist with set-up, tear-down, and maintenance of activities
  • Oversee meal times and snack breaks
  • Act as a role model and mentor to all campers
  • Other duties as assigned
Primary Outdoor Education Responsibilities >


  • Teach Outdoor Education classes for both summer camps and visiting groups, which may include high ropes courses (being comfortable with heights is helpful!), rock climbing, river canoeing, archery, and navigational skills. You will specialize in solo teaching one or two adventure classes from our curriculum.
  • Help campers and guests with issues that may arise
  • Assist with enforcement of policies and procedures of our residential facility
  • Assume equal share of housekeeping and maintenance duties
Qualifications >
  • Able to commit to June 2nd-August 9th 2019 with vacation time July 1-5th 2019
  • Currently enrolled as a full time college student (with the completion of at least sophomore year) or recent college graduate
  • CPR/First Aid certifications required
  • Interest in, and prior experience working with, youth in an outdoor setting
  • Exhibit characteristics: leadership, responsibility, patience, dependability, maturity, positive attitude, self-motivation, creativity, and enthusiasm
  • Ability to problem-solve and think on their feet
  • Comfortable with heights
  • Able to lift or carry up to 50 lbs., sit, stand, or maintain physical activity for extended periods of time
  • Able to work long hours, five-six days a week with little time off
Salary & Benefits >
  • Option of Internship credit, dependent on College/University
  • $185/week for the duration of the summer
  • Housing provided on-site – includes WiFi, access to laundry
  • Food provided as meals in the Dining Hall or kitchen staples
  • Access to Eagle Bluff’s adventure gear
  • Option to gain Firearms Safety Certification
  • Professional purchase discounts

For Additional Questions Contact:


Jenna Moon & Erica Hall, Summer Camps Coordinators

[email protected]

28097 Goodview Dr

Lanesboro, MN 55949



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