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26 Feb 2020

College Internship Environmental Camp Leader

Squam Lakes Association – Posted by Leigh Ann Holderness

Internship Description

Environmental Leaders guide our Adventure Ecology Programs for campers in grades 3-12 as part of the Junior Squam Lakes Association (JSLA) Adventure Ecology Programs focus on nature, ecological research, recreational skills, and teambuilding activities. Environmental Camp Leaders develop, plan, and implement fun age-appropriate nature-based activities, including hiking, backpacking, canoeing and kayaking, nature games and crafts. Environmental Camp Leaders supervise the health and safety of campers and must have a strong sense of safety. Must be able to provide leadership for campers and Leaders in Training (LIT). Each session includes one to three off-site campouts on Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday nights.


  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old with a clean driving record
  • Have an interest and general knowledge of natural history and/or environmental education
  • Working toward a bachelor’s in environmental studies, biology, education or related field
  • Must have previous experience working with and enjoy being with children
  • Experience creating fun environmental education learning opportunities
  • Experience in outdoor recreation activities (canoeing, kayaking, hiking, rock climbing, backpacking) encompassing strong safety ethic
  • Current certification in Lifeguarding, CPR and First Aid or an equivalent current certification is REQUIRED
  • Pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) & Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) is REQUIRED
  • Must be available for duration of program (6/8/2020-8/10/2020)


Season begins with staff training on June 8, 2020 and ends on August 10, 2020.


Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m with weekly overnights on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings. Some weekend days are required for all SLA staff.



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Internship Categories: Education/Teaching. Internship Types: College Internship. Internship Tags: adventure education, camp counselor, environmental education, and summer camp. Salaries: Paid Salary.

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