Summer & Adventure Camp

Summary: The New Canaan Nature Center seeks energetic and charismatic individuals who enjoy the outdoors and have experience working with children to join our Summer Camp and Adventure Camp team. Our camp programs aim to get children and youth unplugged from electronics and other indoor activities through sustainable, exciting, hands-on explorations in the outdoors. Our camp serves approximately 1,000 children, ages 3-14, through half-day, full-day, and overnight nature adventure programs.


Our Adventure Camp programs provide campers Ages 8-14 with an amazing opportunity to gain a greater appreciation for the natural world through guided exploration, high adventure outdoor activities, and overnight camping experiences. Adventure Camp staff challenge campers to develop their outdoor nature craft and hone their camping and adventure skill set as they journey through a world of self-discovery and personal growth.  Here they will create strong, lasting bonds with fellow adventurers and gain knowledge and experience to take with them for the rest of their lives.

Adventure Expedition Instructors (Ages 10-14)

Full-time, seasonal positions run from June 25 – August 12, 2014.

Lead – $600-750/week; Assistant – $475-600/week with potential housing.

Adventure Camp Instructors (Ages 8-10)

Full-time, seasonal positions run from June 16 – August 15, 2014.*

Lead – $525-625/week; Assistant – $375-475/week.


Our action-packed summer camp programs for campers Ages 3-7 emphasize fun, hands-on experiences that allow children to simply “be a kid” while exploring and learning about the marvels of nature.  Through inquiry-based programs children become immersed in a wonderland of ponds, meadows, marsh and forest throughout our 40-acre sanctuary.  Budding scientists uncover the mysteries of the natural world while adventure-seekers learn wilderness skills and feel the exhilaration of the great outdoors!

Summer Camp Counselors (Ages 6-7)

Full-time, seasonal positions run from June 16 – August 15, 2014.*

Lead – $475-600/week; Assistant – $360-450/week.

Summer Camp Preschool Counselors (Ages 3-5)

Half-day and full-day seasonal positions run from June 2 – August 15, 2014.*

Limited number of substitute counselor positions also available.

Lead – $14-18/hour; Assistant – $9-11.50/hour; Sub – varies.


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New Canaan Nature Center
(203) 966-9577 x38