Counselor & Outdoor Educator


Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

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Cheryl Krage

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Lanesboro, MN
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Counselor & Outdoor Educators are responsible for working closely with the year-long Environmental Education Fellows in creating and maintaining a safe, fun, and educational environment for program participants. Staff members in this role balance their time between supervising campers, collaborating with other camp staff, co-leading adventure programming, and managing activity supplies.


Staff will participate in two weeks of staff training, four to five weeks of overnight summer camp, one week of day camp, and one to two weeks with other onsite Eagle Bluff guests, for a total of nine weeks. Overnight camps typically run Sunday through Friday; day camps run Monday through Friday.

Essential Functions:

75% – Summer Camp Counselor for Overnight and Day Camps

  • Provide a safe, healthy, and fun environment, both physically and mentally, to campers and students 
  • Lead and co-lead outdoor adventure activities, which includes high ropes courses, rock climbing, river canoeing, archery, and team building.
  • Assist in implementing and planning daily activities that fit camper needs and interests; daily activities generally take place from 7 AM – 10 PM with daily breaks for staff
  • Help campers and guests with issues that may arise 
  • Assist with set-up, tear-down, and maintenance of activities

25% – Education Department Team Member

  • Demonstrate professionalism and show sincerity/sensitivity, especially in areas of participant experience
  • Show a commitment to individual and organizational growth and improvement; be flexible and maintain a positive attitude and composure when working alone/in teams, receiving constructive criticism, and during times of stress; show dependability in attendance
  • Assume an equal share of housekeeping, community, and maintenance duties

For a full job description visit our website

Application Details: 

  1. Email your resumé to: Cheryl Krage,  Business Manager:
  2. Contact two references and direct them to our Online Reference Form (found on our website). It is your responsibility to make sure the references are completed in a timely manner.
  3. Answer and submit the online application questions, on our website.

Compensation Information


  • $320/week for new staff for the duration of the summer 
  • $340/week for returning staff for the duration of the summer
  • Dormitory Housing provided on-site – includes WiFi, bunk bed, shared room with other staff (no campers), and access to laundry 
  • Meals provided when visiting groups are in residence; food staples for use in the staff kitchen
  • Option of internship credit, dependent on college/university 
  • Use of Eagle Bluff’s recreational equipment 
  • Professional purchase discounts