Now Hiring Summer Camp Instructors!

Summer Camp Instructor

Training: June 6 & 7, 2019

Session One: June 10-14, 2019
Session Two: June 24-28, 2019


Summer Camp Instructors make up the core of Stokes’ Summer Camp programs. Instructors work in teams of two with up to 10 students per age-group. Instructors are passionate about learning outdoors, are experienced educators, and are safety-oriented. Instructors are expected to have backgrounds in curriculum design, outdoor and experiential education, and/or science.

This position is eligible to earn points for Utah Educator Licensure renewal through a corresponding course and partnership with Utah State University.


Director of Education

Responsibilities Include:

  • Attending all training and camp dates

  • Ensuring student safety while in outdoor settings

  • Leading, assisting, and collaboratively teaching place-based environmental education and science lessons for up to 10 students at a time in the field

  • Creating collaborative place-based environmental education and science curriculum for your age group in accordance to Next Generation Science Standards

  • Assessing and revising developed curriculum

  • Adhering to Stokes’ Comprehensive Risk Management Program

  • Attending Friday potluck barbeques, interacting with student parents, and participating in closing camp activities

  • Being responsible for the safety and well-being of students, monitoring their whereabouts at all times

  • Using positive guidance and redirection when necessary

  • Modeling appropriate behaviors to help keep students attentive and safe

  • Reporting any incidents or concerns to Director of Education, and parents when needed

  • Guiding and modeling proper environmental stewardship, including Leave No Trace principles

  • Encouraging student teamwork, sharing, and friendship while respecting students’ independence

  • Modeling integrity, curiosity, responsibility, creativity, and respect for everyone as well as appreciation for diversity

Daily Duties

  • Arrive no later than 8am to prepare for each day

  • Have parents sign out their child(ren) and make sure students are equipped for the day’s activities and weather

  • Conduct engaging morning lesson(s) in accordance to the group’s weekly and daily learning theme and goals

  • Hike on various National Forest formal and informal trails at a pace all students can maintain, with one instructor leading and one in the back at all times

  • Conduct engaging afternoon lesson(s) in accordance to the group’s weekly and daily learning theme and goals

  • Have parents sign out their child(ren) and provide highlights to parents at the end of each day on student achievement

  • Depart after all students have been picked up, usually between 5:30pm and 6:00pm


  • Embraces the mission of Stokes Nature Center

  • A passion for Logan Canyon and public lands

  • Dedicated to timeliness

  • 21+ years old

  • Prior teaching experience required

  • Background check required

  • Must hold a current and valid driver’s license with clean driving record

  • Current CPR, AED, and First Aid, or higher, medical certification is required or willingness to earn certification prior to employment

  • A degree in education or environmental education is preferred but not required

  • Must have the ability and willingness to meet the physical demands of the position (i.e., hike up to 5 miles over rugged terrain per day, bending, kneeling, can lift >50 pounds, teaching outdoors in all weather)

  • Must exhibit positive and professional communication with students, parents, and staff

This position description reflects Stokes Nature Center’s best effort to describe the essential functions and qualifications for this position. It is neither an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or qualifications, nor a contract.

To apply, please send a resume including current medical certifications, and a letter of interest to: Patrick Kelly, Director of Education, at