Summer camp is on! We are so excited to have campers at the Green Mountain Audubon Center again after a year off. We feel confident that our COVID-19 protocols will allow us to provide a fun, safe environment for campers, volunteers and staff all summer long.
We'll also be continuing our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program. Counselors-in-training (CITs) work alongside our camp counselors—experienced naturalists and educators—to deliver a high-quality, hands-on environmental education and activities for campers ages 3-12. The program is structured to give CITs the opportunity to explore their interests in outdoor education and conservation, while also building the skills and experience to launch them towards their next education or carrer opportunities. We hope our CITs will become the next generation of Audubon camp counselors, naturalists, educators and conservation biologists!
CITs will spend their summer outside on our 250+ acre nature center in Huntington, Vermont. The center is located along the Huntington River and is home to diverse habitats from a beaver pond to goldenrod meadows. It is a beautiful and exciting place to explore your connection to nature. CITs will learn local natural history and native species identification, place-based environmental curriculum and activities, teaching styles, wilderness skills and so much more! We encourage you to let us know what you're most excited to learn so that we can create a plan tailored to your goals and interests.
One change this year is that we are not offering middle school camps or overnights, so CITs would choose to work with either our Preschool Nature Camp (ages 3-5) OR Ecology Day Camp (ages 6-12). CITs will spend their entire time with one camp rather than jumping between age groups as an effort to limit interaction between camps and avoid spread. Within each each camp we will also break into pods so that we spend most of our day in small groups. CITs will always be paired with staff and will never be expected to lead a group or pod without staff support or supervision.
More information about the program can be found on our Counselor-in-Training page.
Before applying, check the camp calendars for Preschool Nature Camp and Ecology Day Camp. The calendars have camp dates and themes that will help you get a sense of when and where you'd like to volunteer.
CITs are asked to volunteer for at least 2 weeks of camp. Camp will run from June 21-August 13. CITs should plan to attend training on June 16 & 17 if possible.
We are accepting applications from teens 14+ years old until June 1 at 5pm. Our application is a way for us to get to know you and your interests better - previous work experience not neccessary.
Questions? Contact our CIT Coordinator, Sarah Hooghuis at email@example.com