Join Our Team
Now accepting applications for our Summer 2023 Dream Team!
Are you looking for a summer experience with a focus on connecting children to the natural world?
Do you dream of a job that expands and hones your skills, while allowing you to grow personally– all in the great outdoors?
Do you find yourself checking for hidden trolls when crossing over old wooden bridges?
If you’re saying “Yeah!!!” to all of these questions, The Nature Place could be your place!
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Who We Are
The Nature Place Day Camp is an ACA accredited, nature-oriented and non-competitive summer camp for kids ages 4-16, located on 200 acres of fields, forests, farmland, gardens, ponds, and streams, in Rockland County, NY.
To provide an inclusive and representative space where children can find their place in nature, embrace their unique selves, grow relationships and new life skills, build resiliency, and be inspired throughout…
And that’s where you come in:
Our staff is made up of highly motivated, earth-loving individuals who possess strong work ethics and a desire to create magic and fun wherever they go. We’re looking for responsible, caring people who can be silly, who can put in long days and keep a positive attitude, and who want to make a difference in a child’s summer, and beyond!
The Nature Place is committed to anti-racism; celebrating diversity across race, gender, orientation, and background; and to assembling a staff who our campers can see themselves reflected in.
Sound like you would fit in with our team?
Check out these Fast Facts to be sure:
Minimum Age Requirement
Staff salaries are calculated by beginning with the base salary and adding compensation based on experience and position, where applicable.
|Additional Pay Based on Experience||Amount|
|Longevity Bonus for Returning Staff||$150 per past
summer with us
|Relevant Work and/or
|*work with children, outdoor/environmental experience, advanced degrees, teacher, etc.|
|Additional Pay Based on Position||Amount|
|Assistant Bus Counselor||NYC: $350
Westchester & NJ: $150
|Lead Bus Counselor||NYC: $700
Westchester & NJ: $300
|Overnight Trip Bonus
(for Group Counselors only)
|$25/night spent on trip|
|Swim Staff||Lifeguard Cert: $500
and/or WSI Cert: $500
& WFA/CPR Cert: $300