Assistant Camp Counselor, Riverbend

Posted by Riverbend Environmental Education Center on April 5, 2022

Riverbend Environmental Education Center is seeking self-motivated, energetic, and passionate educators to be a part of the staff of Riverbend’s Summer Exploration Day Camp.  Each week children come to our 30-acre Gladwyne site for outdoor hands-on exploration and discovery.  The atmosphere is friendly and child-centered. Curriculum is created, interpreted and delivered by professional staff with a strong emphasis on exploring and expanding children’s interests and stimulating investigation. Groups are generally 12-14 children and are led by a lead educator and supported by an assistant educator.

Assistant Camp counselors are responsible for working with a lead counselor to create a positive camp experience for a group of campers each week. This includes mentoring teen volunteers, implementing activities for the campers, and behavior and safety management.


  • Working with a Lead Counselor, assistants will help facilitate outdoor, environmental education activities and experiences for campers.  Assistants will be expected to independently facilitate some activities each week.
  • Work with a team to adapt activities as necessary for camper age, interest and outdoor conditions.
  • Support Lead Counselors with behavioral and group management.
  • Take lead responsibility for campers in the event that the lead counselor must step away from the group or is absent.
  •  Mentor teen volunteers assigned to the camp group.
  • General upkeep of the facility each day.
  • Assist with animal care for Riverbend’s animal collection and aquaponics greenhouse as needed.
  • Assist with after care and cook out for campers as needed.
  • Accompany lead counselors on offsite field trips to provide support for campers as needed.

Dates: June 6th – September 2nd (No Camp the week of July 4th); Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm (some evenings required), Also seeking part-time position: 22 hrs/wk

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To apply: Please email resume, cover letter and a list of three references to:Julia Boyer, Camp Manager. No phone calls please. 

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