Counselor: New Jersey

Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
Pennington, NJ
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Announcing 2017 summer employment opportunities! Watershed Nature Camp is an outdoor day camp focused on nature and ecology and is located on the 930-acre Watershed Reserve in Hopewell Township (Mercer County), NJ. Local applicants preferred; housing is not available. Watershed Nature Camp is a program of the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association (SBMWA).

COUNSELOR – 8 positions available; seasonal salary starts at $3,150
• Must be 17 or older by July 5, 2017
• Works with Group Leader and fellow Counselor to plan, prepare, and implement programming

GROUP LEADER – 4 positions available; seasonal salary starts at $4,050
• Must be 18 or older by July 5, 2017
• Supervises and leads 2 Counselors and 1 Counselor-In-Training
• Works with Counselors to plan, prepare, and implement programming
• Communicates daily with parents about campers
• Keeps accurate weekly records

Camp Staff Job Duties
• Reports to the Camp Director
• Supervises up to 20 campers age 5-14
• Works with a team to plan, prepare, teach and evaluate camp programming
• Appropriately models behaviors and uses positive behavior-management techniques
• Conducts day trips, overnight trips, and canoeing trips (most positions)
• Provides first aid
• Cleans and maintains the camp buildings, campus, and equipment

Camp Staff Qualifications
• Availability to work these dates is required (accommodation may be made for school commitments):
• Ten-day training: Weekdays from June 19 – 30, 8AM – 5:30PM plus one overnight
• Seven-week camp: Weekdays from July 5 – August 18, 8AM – 5:30PM plus up to 7 overnights and/or evenings
• Adult and Child First Aid/CPR/AED certification required by June 19, 2017
• Lifeguard, Wilderness First Aid, and water safety certifications very beneficial
• Must enjoy working with kids
• Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time; ability to lift up to 35 pounds
• Ability to work outside in heat, humidity and rain; tolerate ticks, poison ivy, thorns, and dirt
• Experience working with children, preferably in a camp or outdoor setting
• Knowledge of local ecology and natural history is beneficial
• Enthusiasm for nature, the environment, and working with children
• Skilled in communication, collaboration, and cooperation
• Strong patience, flexibility, punctuality, and affinity for teamwork.

Camp Staff Benefits
• Bi-weekly pay
• Meals provided on overnights
• 2 camp t-shirts to tie-dye
• Partial reimbursement for first aid, cpr, lifeguarding, etc. certifications may be available
• Invaluable experience working with children outdoors
• Healthy exercise
Applications accepted through May 1 or until all positions are filled.
Send an employment application, cover letter and resume to:

Maryann Polefka, Assistant Director of Education
Watershed Nature Camp
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ 08534
Contact Person
Tamara Love
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