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    Camp COunselor/Naturalist Trainee

    Camp Counselors/Naturalist Trainees are members of the program staff at the Indiana Dunes Environmental Learning Center (IDELC) and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Junior Ranger Program. Camp Counselor/Naturalist Trainees will supervise summer camp residents and develop their outdoor education and resource interpretation skills and techniques. They will assist in the instruction of children regarding the diversity of ecosystems, plants and animals, and cultural history of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and southern Lake Michigan region. Responsibilities: •Supe rvise summer camp residents overnight in cabins on the campus of the Indiana Dunes Environmental Learning Center •Ensure safety and well-being of program participants •Assist park rangers instructing participants in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Junior Ranger Program •Attend training workshops and regularly scheduled staff meetings Required Qualifications •Must be at least 18 years of age •Currently enrolled in an academic program (Associate or Bachelor level) in Natural Sciences, Biology, Education, Parks and Recreation Management, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Resource or Heritage Interpretation, Outdoor or Environmental Education, or related field •Physically able to work outdoors in all weather conditions and hike several miles over hilly dunes terrain while carrying a 20-lb backpack •Enthusiastic about working with children in an outdoor setting Desired Qualifications •Great independent worker and team player •Prior experience in outdoor education, residential camp setting, nature centers, or day camps •Lifesaving and water safety certification


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    Indiana Dunes Environmental Learning Center

    Indiana Dunes Environmental Learning Center (IDELC) is a residential education facility located within the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The Learning Center is a not for profit organization that works in close partnership with the National Park Service (NPS). The IDELC mission is to provide an in-depth exploration of the dynamic relationship between people and their environments using the natural and cultural resources of the Indiana Dunes where nature and society co-exist. A variety of two, three, and five day residential programs are offered, primarily for students in the upper elementary grades.

    700 Howe Road
    Chesterton, Indiana