Junior Counselor

Become a Junior Counselor

The Dunwoody Nature Center is looking for strong teen leaders to serve as Junior Counselors for our camps!

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What is a Junior Counselor?

Junior Camp Counselors (JCs) assist adult staff with daily tasks and interact with young campers to enhance the day-camp experience.

What is the time commitment?

Dunwoody Nature Center offers summer camp at the Nature Center (5343 Roberts Drive) for ages 4 to 10. We also offer camp at Island Ford Park on the Chattahoochee River (8850 Roberts Drive) for ages 9-13. Summer camps at the Nature Center run weekly May 29th – August 16th. Counselors can choose the number of weeks they want to commit to, as well as whether or not to work a full day (9am – 4pm) or half day (9am – 1:30pm) shift. Summer camps at Island Ford run from June 4th – August 3rd. Counselors commit to volunteering for a full day from 8:30am-4:30pm.

What are the qualifications?

Junior Counselors must be 13 or older, and will need to attend a pre-camp training session. Staff and children depend upon the JCs to arrive on time and ready for work each day that they are scheduled. Successful JCs will be mature, reliable, flexible, energetic and creative!

What are the benefits?

Working at camp helps develop responsibility, independence, adaptability and teamwork. At the end of the program, JCs receive a letter from the Nature Center, testifying to their hours worked which can be used on a resume, college application, or school-required community service hours.

Do I need to attend training?

For our summer JC’s, we offer two orientation sessions. All JC’s are required to attend only one of the sessions. Please plan to attend either Saturday, May 5th from 9:00-10:00 AM OR Tuesday, May 8th from 6:00-7:00 PM. Both sessions will be held at the Nature Center.

Is there a cost?

There is no cost associated with the JC program at Dunwoody Nature Center. It is a volunteer position.

How do I apply to be a JC?

Click here to sign up. 

Learn more about Summer Camps at the Nature Center here.