The Nature Institute is hiring the following positions for 2023:

Camp Season: June 5, 2022 to August 4, 2022 (No camp for the week of 7/4 – 7/8). Family Camp will also be held on August 11th and 12th.

The Nature Institute is a private, non-profit conservation organization that fosters an awareness and appreciation for the natural world through preservation, restoration, and education.  The Nature Institute manages nearly 500 acres along the Mississippi River bluffs in Godfrey, IL.  This property includes a variety of natural communities that are home to a diverse population of plants and animals.  In 1982, The Nature Institute held its first Discovery Day Camp at the Olin Nature Preserve in the historic Talahi Lodge.  Each year the camp has successfully grown and it remains the only nature camp of its kind in the St. Louis metropolitan area.  Open from June through August, the camp is organized by grade levels from PreK – Middle School.  The camp is open to children of all backgrounds.

Junior Volunteer Counselor Position:

The Nature Institute is looking for fun, energetic junior counselors (JC) to volunteer for the summer of 2023.  JCs will interact daily with campers, help lead hikes, crafts and ecological programs under the supervision of the Summer Day Camp Counselors and the Assistant Camp Director.

See Full Job Description: 2023 Junior Counselor

The Nature Institute is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. The Nature Institute makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.