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Conservation Camps Seasonal Positions

If you’re interested in wildlife conservation, working outdoors, and educating youth, then jumpstart your conservation career with a position at the Green Mountain Conservation Camps.

About the Camp

Green Mountain Conservation Camp (GMCC) is administered by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and includes twin summer camps with the mission of educating youth about Vermont’s wild habitats to inspire meaningful relationships with the environment and foster genuine connections with their peers.

The Green Mountain Conservation Camps are located at two sites:

  • Edward F. Kehoe Camp in Castleton, VT
  • Buck Lake Camp in Woodbury, VT.

Annually, about 1,000 kids between the ages of 12-16 spend a week at GMCC. The camps run for nine weeks in the summer, and there are separate weeks for boys and girls.

Eighteen residential summer staff (directors and instructors/counselors) operate this summer program as seasonal employees. In addition, close to 75 youth serve as Junior Counselors, a youth development leadership program for highly motivated past camp graduates.

Available Positions and Application Criteria

  • Natural Resource Instructor
    Minimum one year of college, preferably in Natural Resources, Wildlife, Environmental Education, or similar field. 
     
  • Natural Resource Instructor/Medical Coordinator
    Minimum one year of college, preferably in Natural Resources, Wildlife, Environmental Education, or similar field. Must also hold a valid certification as an Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, or Advanced Paramedic. 
     
  • Camp Director Position
    A college degree, preferably in Natural Resources, Wildlife, or Environmental Education or a season as Assistant Director.
     
  • Junior Counselor Director Position
    Minimum of two years of college, preferably in Natural Resources, Wildlife, Environmental Education, or similar field. 

Each position has multiple openings. 

  • All positions are residential in nature.
  • Positions are open until filled. Early applicants are encouraged.
  • Salary: Starts at &714/week + room and board.
  • Position Dates: early June to late August.
  • VT Temporary Application

All positions require a willingness to work with and teach adolescents 12 to 16 years old. Must be able to provide general guidance and leadership to campers. Leadership, teaching, and mentoring experience are highly desired.

Applicants with camping, fishing, hunting/firearm experience, First Aid and CPR certifications or advanced emergency care certifications (WFA, WFR, OEC, etc.), and a valid driver’s license, are preferred.

Additional Information

Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action

Contact Information:

Hannah Phelps - GMCC Camp Coordinator 
Email:    Hannah.Phelps@vermont.gov
Phone:  802-249-4199
Mail:      Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department
              ATTN: Hannah Phelps
             1 National Life Drive, Davis 2
              Montpelier, VT 05620-3207