Summer Camp Counselors

Earth Adventures Summer Camp Counselors – 3 Positions

Summer Camp Counselors assist with planning, developing, and facilitating summer camp programs. We have 3 job openings for Earth Adventures Summer Camp Counselors.

The positions are located at Rock Springs Conservation Area.  Counselors prepare and present programming for the Macon County Conservation District’s summer camp(s). Under general direction assists with planning, developing, and implementing summer camp programs.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Wage: $12.00/hour

Terms of Positions: May 31 through August 12, 2022. Positions are 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. Schedules may include working early mornings and evenings.

Duties: Assist with planning, developing, and facilitating the Earth Adventures and Adventure Club summer programs for participants ranging from ages 5-12. May include assisting with additional camps and some programming for the public. See full job description below.

Qualifications: Minimum age 18, a valid Illinois driver’s license, and good driving record. Must successfully complete a drug screen and criminal background check. Must have enthusiasm for working with children and possess excellent public speaking skills. Some college education in a related field is desirable, but not required.

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Valid Illinois Driver’s License
  3. Successfully pass a drug screen and criminal background check

Essential Functions:

  1. Assist with preparing educational materials for the program.
  2. Assist with leading youth on outdoor and indoor environmental and historical activities.
  3. Maintain responsibility for safety procedures while working with staff, volunteers, and youth involved in summer camp.
  4. Establish and maintain professional relationship with campers’ parents, campers, staff, and volunteers.
  5. Assist with maintaining records of attendance for assigned participants.
  6. Meet with parents, volunteers, and other staff regarding areas of concern with campers.
  7. Review, understand, and follow curriculum for camp program as assigned.
  8. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties described above.

Marginal Functions:

  1. Occasionally may assist with programs other than summer camp.

Psychological Considerations:

  1. Must work around children and general population in public areas.

Physiological Considerations:

  1. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.
  2. Must be able to work outdoors in recreational area settings.

Environmental Considerations:

  1. Exposed to weather conditions including rain and heat.
  2. Indoor environmental conditions include lighting and temperature.

Cognitive Considerations:

  1. Must be able to understand written and verbal instructions.
  2. Must use good safety awareness and judgment.
  3. May be required to respond to emergencies.

To Apply: Download Application or visit the Macon County Conservation District business office located at Rock Springs Nature Center, 3939 Nearing Lane, Decatur, IL 62521. Please deliver or mail completed applications to Alysia Callison at the address below.

To inquire with questions, contact:
Alysia Callison, Nature Center Manager
Macon County Conservation District
3939 Nearing Lane
Decatur, IL 62521