Eco-Camp Instructor, Lake Forest Open Lands Association

Lake Forest Open Lands Association Published: February 13, 2018
Lake Forest, Illinois
Job Type
Freelance / Limited Contract
Education / Natural Resources/ Restoration /

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Lake Forest Open Lands Association is an independently funded conservation and educational organization devoted to the acquisition and stewardship of our natural landscapes, and to ensuring all generations have a meaningful, lasting connection to nature and our land. ~

Since 1967, Lake Forest Open Lands has acquired, preserved, restored, and maintained over 800 acres of highly diverse native landscapes for the benefit of the local community. Six nature preserves encompass woodlands, wetlands, and several rare and globally significant prairies, ravines, and savannas. These preserves reach from the shores of Lake Forest, north to the bluffs of Lake Bluff, south to the Fort Sheridan Nature Preserve, and west to the savannas in Mettawa and include over 12 miles of walking trails, which are open to the public year-round.

Lake Forest Open Lands strives to engage and expand our community's commitment to the preservation and conservation of our historic and highly unique nature landscapes, and is dedicated to a mission that ensures that all generations have a meaningful, lasting connection to nature and our open spaces.

Position Overview

Our summer Eco-Camp open the door to adventure and the magic of the natural world. This is a wonderful opportunity for educators and environmental science students to gain hands-on teaching experience.

We offer 1 to 2 week, grade specific day camps for students in kindergarten through 6th grade.

Date and Hours:

  • Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Training dates: June 4th - 8th
  • Program dates: June 11th - August 3rd


  • Participation in entire camp training
  • Daily care and supervision of campers from drop-off to pick-up (approx. 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
  • Delivery of activities and lessons for a group of approximately 12-13 campers with a co-counselor
  • Preparation of daily activities as well as take-down/clean-up
  • Serving as a point of contact for camper families
  • Performing light maintainence of props and facilities
  • Transporting campers when necessary


  • Must be energetic, enjoy working with children, and have a love of the outdoors
  • Experience working with children
  • Familiarity with the natural history of our region and/or outdoor experience in camping, watersports, etc.
  • Must be comfortable in natural bodies of water
  • Must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver's license, and be certified in CPR and First Aid by start date
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and overnights
  • Tasks will require extensive walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, climbing, and lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Must pass a background check before hire

To Apply

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