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 natural resources. The camps give youth life skills and knowledge they can use to continue the state's traditional rural pursuits--enjoying all aspects of the outdoor world. The program's greatest strength is connecting young people to the outdoors.

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

Each position has multiple openings. 

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.

  • Natural Resource Instructor/Medical Coordinator
    Minimum one year of college, preferably in Natural Resources, Wildlife, Environmental Education, or similar field, or successfully completed the GMCC Junior Counselor Program. Must also hold a valid certification as a Wilderness First Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, or Advanced Paramedic. 

Additional Information

  • All positions are residential in nature
  • Positions are open until filled. Early applicants are encouraged.
  • Salary: Range from $610-$780/week + room and board
  • Position Dates: early June to late August
  • VT Temporary Application

Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action

How to Apply

To apply, please send a letter of interest, resume, and completed VT Temporary Application to

Contact Information:

Hannah Phelps - GMCC Camp Coordinator 
Phone:  802-249-4199
Mail:      GMCC Camp Coordinator (Hannah Phelps)
                  1 National Life Drive, Davis 2
                  Montpelier, VT 05620-3207

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The mission of the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is the conservation of all species of fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the people of Vermont.