Interested in a challenging, rewarding, and flexible job outdoors this summer? Do you enjoy working with children of all ages exploring wild places, doing “hands on” environmental education, and having great outdoor camp adventures? Then this could be the job for you!  

About Our Camp 

Nature Forward (formerly Audubon Naturalist Society) seeks highly motivated and creative individuals for the 2023 Camp Woodend season. This summer, Camp Woodend will offer day programs for children ages 5-17, with a focus on ages 5-10. Camp is based at our 40-acre nature sanctuary in Chevy Chase, MD. Nature Forward provides a dynamic work environment with friendly, creative, and knowledgeable staff. Take a look at our camp catalog at to see what we are all about.    

General Schedule and Position Descriptions 

Interns assist teachers/naturalists with lessons, games, and hikes and through a gradual schedule will plan and lead lessons on their own by the end of the summer. This is a 10-week, full-time summer internship starting on June 12th and ending on August 18th. Nine positions are available. We provide a $4,500 stipend for the summer and no on-site housing.  


  • Undergraduate or graduate student 
  • Experience working with children 
  • Basic knowledge of natural history/biology 
  • Must enjoy working outside 
  • Past camp experience a plus 
  • CPR/First Aid/AED certification (provided by Nature Forward)

How to Apply 

E-mail cover letter and resume (with references) to Denis Perez, Youth Programs Director, Interviews and hiring process will begin as resumes are received and will continue until the positions are filled. For questions, email  

Employment is contingent upon successful FBI and state background check. Nature Forward is an equal opportunity employer.