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Bug Camp Counselor, Tahoe Institute for Natural Science

  • May 13, 2022 2:22 PM
    Message # 12779691

    Bug Camp Counselor 

    • The Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) is seeking a Bug Camp Counselor to teach South Lake Tahoe, CA Bug Camps during July 2022. 

      The ideal Bug Camp Counselor will be excited about leading groups of 10-15 kids ages 5-9 in games, nature journaling, bug exploration, and science education. This position will be trained by TINS staff during a 3-day mini camp in Incline Village. After training, the Bug Camp Leader will lead all South Lake Bug Camps with the help of a volunteer. Bug Camps run from 9 am – 1pm daily, which leaves plenty of time left in the day for play or working an evening shift. 

      South Lake Tahoe Camp schedule is as follows: 

      July 6-8 - Incline Bug Camp (training week in Incline Village, NV)

      July 11-14 - South Lake Bug Camp 

      July 18-19 - Boys and Girls Club Bug Camp 

      July 20-22 - Mini South Lake Bug Camp 

      July 25-26 - Boys and Girls Club Bug Camp 

      July 27-29 - Explorers Camp (not required, extra opportunity if desired. These days run from 9 am – 3 pm and include children ages 9-12) 


      Job tasks include, but are not limited to: 

    • ·      Responsible for the general safety, development, growth, and skill achievement of campers 
    • ·      Enthusiastically implement program curriculum, activities, and experiences 
    • ·      Maintain a level of professionalism while encouraging fun, curiosity, and a positive camp environment of inclusion for all campers 
    • ·      Closely supervise children during all activities including lunch, and knowing where all members of your group are at all times while exploring in an outdoor setting
    • ·      Meet and communicate with parents and guardians during check in and check out, and ensure that every child leaves with an authorized person as indicated by camper check-in and check-out forms provided 
    • ·      Report and document all emergency or injury situations to the Education Manager
    • ·      Maintain constant and open communication with Education Manager, volunteers, and other TINS staff/personnel as necessary 
    • ·      Attend all trainings and meetings 
    • ·      Performing other appropriate tasks as assigned, while maintaining professional composure and representing TINS well


    • ·      Experience working with children
    • ·      Interest in natural history
    • ·      Strong interpersonal skills
    • ·      Pre-employment background screen
    • ·      Ability to safely lift to 50 pounds
    • ·      Ability to walk and stand up to 4 hours at a time
    • ·      Ability to safely bend, kneel, twist, grip, and carry as part of the above duties
    • ·       First Aid/CPR/AED certified through July 26th, 2022 (course avail. upon hire)

    Compensation: $100-150/day

    Please send resume and letter of interest to

    Last modified: May 13, 2022 2:23 PM | Anonymous member


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