Dunes Learning Center is proud to carry on a tradition of learning in the dunes that dates back more than 100 years ago by the “Father of Ecology in North America,” Dr. Henry Chandler Cowles. Our residential programs provide a critical and beneficial connection to nature for learners of all ages—inspiring curiosity, scientific literacy, and environmental stewardship. Our internship program offers training and professional development to set you up for success. Communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity are developed and practiced at camp. Supervising campers, engaging in decision-making, managing behavior,
and being a role model are all necessary skills for strong leaders.
Cabin Leaders are key members of the Dunes Learning Center team and are responsible for providing meaningful experiences for campers during summer camp. They help students create connections, build confidence, and develop a sense of place by providing opportunities to explore, ask questions, reflect, and work together as a team. They facilitate the evening programs (campfire, group games, night hike, ice cream social, etc), lead meal and flag-raising activities, and provide overnight supervision of campers throughout the week.
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To qualify for the Cabin Leader Internship program, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty. Dunes Learning Center aims to make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. All Dunes Learning Center employees must submit to a background check and possible drug screening.
• Must be at least 18 years old
• Enrolled in an Associate or BA/BS academic program for the 2021-2022 school year
• Enthusiastic about working with children in an outdoor setting
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Commitment to equity and inclusion
• Physically able to perform duties outdoors in all weather conditions
• Must be able to wear a mask over the mouth and nose while working
• A willingness to be coached and to receive feedback
• Ability to work independently as well as on a team
• Official government identification
• Prior experience in outdoor education, residential camp setting, nature centers, or day camps
• Ability to speak Spanish
• Participation in leadership programs at school/ in your community
Cabin Leaders are required to regularly stand for long periods of time and be active and engaging with campers with hikes, games, and campfires. Cabin Leaders are responsible for campers overnight and must be able to respond to their needs at all hours of the night. Cabin Leaders must be able to verbally communicate and have visual abilities that allow them to deliver programs safely.