How to Apply to KNC Camp

We appreciate your interest in KNC's Camp Program. Being a member of our Camp Staff team is very rewarding and challenging. There is no greater responsibility than the one given to us by the parents of our campers. We are trusted with the care and well-being of their children, and are partners in their development and safety.

The most important aspect of being a counselor is the relationship that you will build with each camper. You will be a great role model for the children, and help them to appreciate each other and the natural world.

Through the hiring process, we ask about your ability to relate with children and diverse groups of people. We inquire about your work habits, personality, character, and many other factors which we think indicate excellent staff. We will also check your references, do a criminal background check for staff over 18, and an additional child abuse check for staff over 21. If you have a sincere desire to make a difference in a child’s life, we encourage you to apply.

If you are interested in joining our staff, please review the job descriptions below. Submit your application online via our Volunteer Application Portal HERE. If you have any questions call 269-381-1574 x 24. 

Senior Educator

Junior Educator
Inclusive Camp Educator
Day Camp Coordinator
Arts Educator
Adventure Camp Coordinator

KNC’s Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The Kalamazoo Nature Center is an equal opportunity organization that will not discriminate in its programs or hiring practices on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnic or religious background, descent or nationality, age, physical, intellectual or psychiatric disability, learning disorders or disease, veteran status, height, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or political affiliation.


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

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