Online Registration and Payment Support: 866 433-4548

For camp questions: Registrar (269) 381-1574 ext 24 or by email

Camp Director: Lauren Lott
(269) 381-1574 ext 24 or by email

Please review our Refund and Cancellation Policy

About the Staff

The Kalamazoo Nature Center Camp Staff is our greatest resource in providing campers with a supportive environment where they feel safe exploring the natural world and learning new life and outdoor skills. Camp staff are caring, creative and responsible professionals with a strong environmental ethic who want to make meaningful connections with campers and help them build a relationship with the natural world.

Camp Staff 

We are hiring camp staff for the 2018 season! 

The KNC Camp Program aims to provide safe experiences that allow all children to grow into active and respectful community members through exploration of the natural world. 

Qualified candidates will be able to: supervise children 40 hours a week with some overnight duties possible; negotiate hilly terrain, rustic trails, and walk several miles per day; possess the stamina to carry out camp programs in hot and humid Michigan climate over an extended period of time; and possess visual and auditory abilities to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to camp activity. 

In addition, camp staff must: have a commitment to uphold a strong work and environmental ethic while respecting the diversity of culture and beliefs in our campers and fellow staff; possess the ability to communicate and work with groups of all ages and skill levels in order to provide necessary instruction to campers; be able to observe camper behavior, evaluate its appropriateness, and enforce and implement appropriate behavior management techniques. 

KNC camp staff will model positive counselor behavior on a consistent basis; be versed in and demonstrate KNC’s customer service standards at all times; serve as counselor in camp group of 10 campers, and working with another counselor, share in the responsibility of all camp assignments; communicate consistently with supervisors about group life and camper situations; provide encouragement and accountability for fellow staff in camp; manage camp group in accordance with KNC policies and procedures; provide leadership and initiative in teaching and assisting activities; function as a friend and surrogate parent for assigned campers in camp group using a democratic leadership style; monitor camper’s health and condition; show examples of environmental ethics through example and throughout the presentation of activities; accompany campers at all times; communicate with campers, parents, supervisors, and fellow staff in a professional manner; perform other duties as assigned or reassigned.  

The Kalamazoo Nature Center's mission is to inspire people to care for the environment by providing experiences that lead them to understand their connection to the natural world.

The Kalamazoo Nature Center is an equal opportunity organization that will not discriminate in its programs or hiring practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, height, weight, sexual orientation or gender identity, marital status, or political affiliation.

Kalamazoo Nature Center • 7000 North Westnedge Avenue  •  Kalamazoo, MI  49009-6309
Phone: 269-381-1574  •  Fax: 269-381-2557