Interested in environmental education, wilderness skills, and working with children?
Join the Audubon Vermont team this summer as a PAID counselor-in-training! Thanks to grant funding, we will be able to pay our CITs $15/hour for their hard work!
Counselors-in-training (CITs) work alongside our camp staff—experienced naturalists and educators—to deliver 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 career opportunities. We hope our CITs will become the next generation of Audubon camp counselors, naturalist educators, and conservation biologists!
Build your resume, work outside, and broaden your knowledge of the natural world all while getting paid for a work-based learning opportunity!
Who can apply?
CITs must be available on Thursday, June 15th 9am-4:30pm & June 16th 2023 from 9am-4:30pm for an orientation at the Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington. These dates may change based on school snow days/cancellations.
Is the CIT position right for you?
- Wildlife and habitat conservation
- Nature awareness, animal tracking, and wilderness living skills
- Nature-based crafts, art, and tool-making
- Teaching and mentoring younger kids
- Building teamwork and leadership skills
Past experience attending Audubon camp or another outdoor camp is helpful, but not required.
What camps will I work?
Ecology Day and Middle School Camp: These full-day programs that have campers running wild around the forests, brooks, and ponds of the Green Mountain Audubon Center. Each week of camp focuses on a different theme, but all campers will get a chance to search for wildlife, make crafts, go on hikes, and hone their nature awareness skills while exploring the most magical places at Audubon. Campers age 6 to 12 depending on the week. This camp runs out of our Clubhouse located on the lower half of our property. CIT hours: 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m
See the camp calendars for a description of each camp session and their weekly themes:
Preschool Nature Camp Calendar
CIT duties and expectations:
- Participate in staff meetings and weekly check-ins with their mentor.
- Receive and apply feedback.
- Be a role model for campers, exhibiting maturity and good judgment.
- Under supervision, lead camp activities and programs for which your skills, interests, and training qualify you.
COVID-19: If you are out-of-state or unvaccinated please make sure you review and follow the Vermont Department of Health guidelines around traveling and symptoms.
Applications are OPEN, apply here.
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