Come and Join in the Summer Fun at Irvine Nature Center!

Spaces limited! Application Deadline is May 31, 2019. 
 
Do you like to spend your time outdoors, enjoy working with kids, or have an affinity for animals?  Irvine Nature Center is seeking responsible youth leaders to volunteer for our Summer Nature Camp. Spend your time helping counselors deliver nature lessons, lead kids on hikes, and play fun games. The purpose of the training program is to provide leadership training for youth who love working with children in a camp environment and who are interested in future camp counseling. The program will provide youth leaders with hands on experience working with young campers and the opportunity to cultivate their skills & knowledge in the day camp setting and have a close involvement with the natural environment.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Must be at least 14 years of age by the start of camp.
2. Some camp experience in a day camp setting and working with children, ages 2-9 preferred.
 
TIME COMMITMENT:
1. Must commit to at least four camp sessions. (June 10th-August 30th)
2. Monday- Friday, Half day option 8 a.m.-1 p.m. or Full day option 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 
RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Attend camp training prior to opening of camp and any in-service training throughout the summer.
2. Assist counselors in all planned activities within assigned group.
3. Have reliable transportation.
4. Maintain program areas in a clean & neat manner.
5. Communicate any problems or questions to counselor or Camp Director.
6. Actively participate in all of the camp activities.
7. Follow all the appropriate guidelines established by Irvine Nature Center
8. Be alert at all times, keeping in mind that the safety of the program participants is your responsibility.
9. Develop a good working relationship with camp and Irvine staff.
10. Other related duties as assigned.

COMPENSATION:
1. This is a volunteer position. Community service hours/internship hours given.
2. Valuable training for future camp, environmental and education-related employment.
3. Returning youth leaders are eligible to apply for the paid assistant counselor position.

Contact Irvine’s Assistant Summer Camp coordinator for more information:
Travis Ross
443-738-9237 
RossT@ExploreNature.org

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* 1. Full Name

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* 2. Address: Street, City, Zip

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* 3. Home Phone Number

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* 4. Cell Phone Number

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* 5. Email Address

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* 6. Preferred Form of Contact

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* 7. Date of Birth

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* 8. Previous Work Experience

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* 9. Previous Volunteer Experience

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* 10. Education:

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* 11. Where do you go to school?

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* 12. How did you hear about Irvine Nature Center?

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* 13. Have you previously worked/ volunteered at Irvine Summer Nature Camp?

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* 14. If you answered "Yes" to the previous question, are you also interested in the Assistant Counselor position?

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* 15. Why are you interested in becoming a Youth Program Leader (YPL)?

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* 16. Irvine's Nature Camp runs for 12 weeks between June 11th and August 31st (there is single day camps the week of July 1-3). We request each YPL commit to at least 4 weeks of camp during the summer. Please check your availability during this period.

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* 17. Do you prefer to work with a certain age group? Check all the apply.

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* 18. Irvine will be hosting 4 training days for YPL's.  As a YPL, you must attend 2 of the 4 training days. Which 2 consecutive training days do you think you could attend?

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* 19. Do you have any physical limitations? If yes, please explain.

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* 20. Do you have any medical limitations? If yes, please explain.

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