Paleontological Research Institution & its Cayuga Nature Center

Ithaca, New York

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $15.50/hr
Deadline Jul 23, 2022

The Cayuga Nature Center's summer day camp is a long-standing staple in the Ithaca and Trumansburg area for summer-camp fun in the good ‘ole outdoors. We pride ourselves on serving our community with fun activities and outdoor games, while incorporating environmental education to the young naturalists that attend our summer programs and camps.

This year we are looking for camp counselors for our Explorer Camp (6-11), Backwoods Base camp (10-13) and Animal/Critter camp (7-13). The camp starts June 27th and runs through the first Friday of September. Each week there is a new topic ranging from survival skills to underwater worlds to prehistoric past.

Each educator will be in charge of keeping the children safe, having fun and executing a provided schedule. Pay rate for camp counselors is $15.50/hr with a paid pre-season training of 24 hours and cost covered for CPR/First aid training/AED.

Please Note: The company Paleontological Research Institute will require all persons hired as temporary summer camp counsellors in our Cayuga Nature Center to show proof of having received a department of health approved Covid vaccine. This temporary requirement is being instituted to protect the safety and health of PRI and Cayuga Nature Center employees, camp attendees and other persons that provide services to this operation and is designed to support the public health objectives of our community, provided this hiring requirement complies with NY State and Federal guidelines and directives.


Please send a resume and cover letter to Katie B-Newman at 

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