May 21st COVID-19 Update — As of May 15th, we are able to run daycamps this summer! We are working on necessary changes to activities and onsite processes based on guidance from local, state, and national health authorities (see FAQs and notes below). We anticipate additional changes may be needed throughout spring and summer. We need volunteers to help make this summer safe and fun for everyone involved!
Every summer, Nearby Nature runs a series of week-long outdoor daycamps in local parks. At each camp, an adult volunteer or an intern and a youth Outdoor Leader (13-18 years old) help our staff with games, outdoor science, crafts, music, and more.
Adult volunteer assistants commit to helping for at least one week-long camp per summer, three-four hours per day. Interns and Outdoor Leaders commit to four or more weeks. Training will be provided for all daycamp assistants, Outdoor Leaders, and interns in 2020 on June 6th from 10am-4pm. See our Calendar for training details. Teen volunteers should read our Outdoor Leader Job Description and fill out an Outdoor Leader application (Microsoft Word Fill-In Form or Printable PDF Form). Adult volunteers should fill out a Volunteer Questionnaire and potential interns will find application materials here.
All 2020 volunteers should be prepared to practice physical distancing, have masks available, and follow all required sanitation and illness prevention protocols.