Junior Counselor

Become a Junior Counselor

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


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?

Summer camps run weekly May 30th – August 17th  at the Nature Center. 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 – 1pm) shift. Spring Break Camps run April 3rd – April 7th.

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 6th from 9:00-10:00 OR Tuesday, May 9th from 6:00-7:00. 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?

Please fill out the form below:

Learn more about Summer Camps at the Nature Center here.