High school and college-age students, are you thinking about a future career in education or the environment? If so, Warner Nature Center is the place to be this summer! Become a Summer Camp Assistant (SCA) and learn important skills in how to work effectively with youth, peers and mentors. Gain valuable community service experience for college while learning how to lead young children in summer camp activities. Best of all, learn a little more about yourself and the value of sharing your love of nature with others!
During SCAT (SCA Training), volunteers will participate in 2 days of teambuilding activities to get to know one another and the Warner Nature Center summer camp naturalists. They will learn leadership skills and education techniques for working with children in preparation for helping with summer camps.
New this year: SCAs must be between the ages of 16 and 21 within three months of the beginning of summer camps. Also new, ALL SCAs are required to attend our two-day training, June 15-16. Trainings will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. Upon completion of the required two-day training, SCAs are required to assist with at least two summer camps, helping staff naturalists with preparation and activities during camps, and serve as role models for young campers.
How to Apply
If you are interested in the SCA program, contact WNC camp director, Julie Grecian, at
expressing an interest in applying for the SCA program with your name, email and phone number. Please do not have your parents contact us. You will then receive a questionnaire to complete and may be contacted for a phone interview prior to being considered for the program. WNC staff will be assigning SCAs to help with summer camps by May 1 so please contact us as soon as possible!
Applicants will be considered as long as there are spaces available, and applicants will be notified of their acceptance within one month of our receipt of their application. Returning Summer Camp Assistants are required to email to express their interest in being accepted for another year. Space is limited. Thank you for your interest in volunteering!