Job Description:

The Howard County Conservancy is a non-profit environmental education center located in Woodstock, MD.  Our mission is to educate children and adults about the natural world, preserve the land and its legacy and model responsible stewardship of the environment.  Camps are week long day programs with extended day options available.  Counselors design & co-lead our Summer Nature Camp Series for Campers ages 5-12.   


Summer Camp Counselors gain the opportunity for personal and professional growth by joining our Camp team.  The Camp staff team plans, prepares and runs environmental education lessons, as well as planning for free play, arts and outdoor games.  The Camp team will meet twice weekly or daily as needed to schedule the Camp day and check in on personal and professional goals.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Attend a mandatory week-long professional training (June 12-16).
  • Work with other counselors to plan and schedule Camp lessons.
  • Follow approved lesson plans to implement quality activities for Campers.
  • Manage day to day safety, wellness and behaviors.  Implement behavior management strategies.
  • Be an upbeat, energetic, focused member of the staff team.
  • Daily positive interaction with parents; addressing concerns with Directors as needed.
  • Assist with Extended Care options.
  • Maintain order and cleanliness of camp supplies and facilities. 


Preferred Experience:

  • At least one year of college completed
  • Work experience with young children, preferably in a Camp setting
  • Good communication skills, dependability, team mentality, and leadership abilities
  • Valid Driver’s License, must provide own transportation & housing
  • CPR & First Aid Training


Time Commitment:

Counselor work dates:  June 19 – August 18, 2023.  Option to extend to August 25, 2023.

Counselor hours: Average day – 8:30 – 4:00, Monday – Friday.  Before Care (8:00-8:45 am) and After Care (3:45-5:00 pm) duties split between counselors. 


Starting rate of $15/hr.


Application Deadline: April 28, 2023


To apply: Please submit your resume and a cover letter via e-mail to Kylie Weinel at