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?

Dunwoody Nature Center offers school break camps at the nature center (5343 Roberts Drive) for ages 4 to 10. In Fall 2019, we are hosting 3 fall break camps: on Oct 10, 11 & 14; on November 5 (Election Day); and on November 25-26. You may choose to work a full day (9am – 3:45pm) or half day (9am – 1:15pm) shift.

Half-day shifts assist with the 4 year old class. Full-day shifts are assigned to K-5 classes.

What are the qualifications?

Junior Counselors must be 13 or older. 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 can request 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 fall break JC’s, we do not offer a training session. We will provide you with guidelines and expectations the weeks prior to the camp. We are also happy to give you a tour or answer any questions before camp to help you be better prepared, especially if it is your first time as a JC.

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?

For Fall camps, sign up here.

For Winter Break camps, sign up here.

More Questions? Please contact caroline@dunwoodynature.org