Description:  The Cora Hartshorn Arboretum (CHA) is looking for enthusiastic educators for our Nature Discovery Summer Camp.  This is an active, hands-on position that involves teaching and managing campers in outdoor, environmental, and recreational activities. Summer Camp Educators must be committed to work with the CHA staff for at least 3 training days and 10 day-camp weeks (Monday to Friday).


Dates:  May 24th, 2021 to August 20th, 2021


Responsibilities: include but are not limited to:

  • Teaching weekly themed, preapproved curriculum to campers between 3-5 years, 6-8 years or 9-11 years of age
  • Lead and supervise outdoor activities relevant to the Nature Discovery Camp weekly themes
  • Lead and supervise crafts, games and activities relevant to the Nature Discovery Camp weekly themes
  • Daily maintenance of education and outdoor equipment and materials
  • Daily set-up and clean-up of classroom space and program materials



Requirements: College graduate with, or working towards, a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Education, Biology, Botany, Forestry, or related field.  Must: be comfortable spending a majority of time outdoors; have a basic knowledge of outdoor recreation and natural sciences; capable of managing a group of 6 to 12 children. A responsible and self-motivated individual with some knowledge of New Jersey ecology, natural history, hiking/backpacking, and plant identification.  First aid and CPR certification a plus


Salary:  $12/hour paid on a bi-weekly basis

To Apply:  Send a cover letter and resume to Melissa Czinn, Camp Coordinator, at mczinn@hartshornarboretum.org


Applications due March 6th 2021