Nature Program Counselor

Company: Kellogg PEAK Initiative

Job Type: Seasonal

Job Description


ORGANIZATIONAL MISSION: Our mission is to bring out the limitless potential in young leaders through extraordinary experiences and nurturing relationships.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Nature Program Counselor provides experiences for campers to be more comfortable in nature as well as providing educational activities to increase knowledge of the natural world around them. The main objective of the nature program is to nurture a love of nature through 1) developing a sense of place and comfort with natural space and 2) raising awareness of issues impacting the environment and actions we can take to improve and sustain it. 




  • Live in a cabin with a co-counselor and 8 campers, and provide active supervision and attention to the physical and emotional wellbeing of campers during all on-duty hours.

  • Provide age and ability appropriate activities focusing on nature, ecology, and sustainability and conservation.

  • Complete participation notes and attendance notes daily for all campers who attended nature activities.

  • Communicate with co-counselor and supervisor appropriately to balance responsibilities as a program instructor with responsibilities as a cabin counselor. 

  • Actively participate in camp programming outside of Nature programming, including evening activities, camper choice time, theme days, bus duty, and more.




  • This position is compensated at a rate of $650 per week, pre-tax.

  • Our summer seasonal staff are paid on a bi-weekly basis and are classified as exempt, seasonal employees.




  • Key competencies: Grit, Growth Mindset, Self Management, Teamwork, Empathy, and Initiative

  • Comfortable being outside and able to help others feel more comfortable in nature

  • Belief that with the right support and access to quality programs and experiences, all young people are able to achieve at the highest level imaginable. 

  • Enthusiasm about new experiences and ability to self-manage to bring a consistent level of energy all summer long.




  • Must be able to reside on the LVC resident camp property in Boscobel, WI starting with two weeks of staff training in June and ending after the last camp program lets out in mid-August.

  • Must be at least 18 to apply.

  • Current age-appropriate CPR, AED, and First Aid Certification (PEAK will provide during staff training if needed)

  • Current Lifeguard Certification (PEAK may provide prior to employment if needed), preferred, but not required




  • The Nature Program Counselor will report to the Assistant Director of Camp Programs & Expeditions



  • The camp environment is often hot or rainy. You must be able to work outside for sustained periods of time without air conditioning. 

  • Position requires standing, stooping, sitting, walking long distances in hilly terrain, and occasionally lifting up to 40 pounds with or without assistance. 

  • Position requires working weekends and nights, with time off in between camp sessions. Camp days are often long and at times require late night camper support. Staff will have daily scheduled breaks.



The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made in appropriate circumstances to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.


PEAK Initiative is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.


Availability:  $650/week
Posted on: January 6, 2023
Job Type: Seasonal
Job Starting Date:
June 8, 2023
Application Closing Date:
October 2, 2023
Job Salary Range:
Preferred/Required Degree Level: High School/GED
Population(s) Served: Youth - At Risk
Job Category(ies): Summer Camp
Region(s): Midwest US