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We are accepting Applications for Eco Camp Counselors! 

Get ready to lead a wild summer adventure as a camp counselor! Jax Dragonfly Academy is seeking camp counselors and environmental educators to lead campers through a variety of amazing outdoor activities for our Wildcraft Adventure and Kinder Eco Camps. You will be actively participating in all camp activities while providing a safe and fun environment to small groups of campers. We are looking for counselors that are responsible and reliable and have the desire to make a difference in the life of a child.



Where is camp located? Each week is in a different location within Jacksonville and St. Johns. See the staff schedule below for specifics.

How many campers per week? Between 12 - 16 campers per week, with a max camper: counselor ratio of 8:1

Can I bring in my own ideas and creativity? Yes! If you have special skills, we would love for you to share them.

Does this role require lesson planning or pre-prep? We will have a 1-hour staff training session prior to the start of camp, and staff are asked to read through the schedule each day before arrival. If you would like to plan unique activities, there is flexibility to do so, however it is not required.


Wildcraft Adventure - Just like in their favorite video games, kids will be given challenges throughout the day, and all the while be building their shelters before ‘night’ falls and the monsters wake up! Players will light their own campfires, ‘mine’ for resources and use sharp axes. There’ll be plenty of time to get creative with play and imagination, of course. Wildcraft is a full week of video game inspired activities for kids aged 7 - 11 years.

Kinder Eco Camp - Join us for an immersive nature camp that gets kids outside and learning about the environment in a fun, safe way. Campers ages 4-6 will: Go exploring for animals in the forest, Learn skills that real scientists use in the field, Learn how to create and cook with a fire, Explore nature through play and imagination, Create crafts and a nature journal of the vibrant Florida landscape, Make friends, sing songs, and have fun!


Staff Schedule:

  • June 5 - 9, 2023, 8:30am - 2:30pm - Wildcraft Adventure Ages 7- 11 at Nocatee Landing

  • June 12 - 16, 2023, 8:30am - 2:30pm - Wildcraft Adventure Ages 7- 11 at Mandarin Park

  • June 19 - 23, 2023, 8:30am - 2:30pm - Wildcraft Adventure Ages 7- 11 at Tillie K Fowler Park

  • June 26 - 30, 2023, 8:00am - 1:30pm - Kinder Eco Camp Ages 4 - 6 at Tillie K Fowler Park

  • July 10 -14, 2023, 8:30am - 2:30pm - Wildcraft Adventure TEEN Ages 12 - 17 at Ringhaver Park

Applicants may apply to work any of the above weeks, but you must be able to work all days in the weeks you have applied for. Each week takes place at a different location, you must be able to provide your own transportation and arrive on time.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Desire and ability to work with children and adults in camp setting

  • Ability to accept and adapt to guidance and supervision

  • Ability to teach various activities

  • At least 18 years of age or 16+ with previous childcare experience

  • Must be able to work the entire week that is applied for

  • First Aid/CPR Certification must be completed before the first day of camp; if you do not already have a certification Jax Dragonfly may be able to cover a portion of the cost


Program responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead assigned morning and afternoon activities

  • Providing hands-on, experiential education and life-skill building opportunities to participants

  • Providing a safe, engaging, and enjoyable experience for campers

  • Attend and actively participate in all staff trainings and meetings

  • Work cohesively with fellow team members

  • Complete all assigned programmatic duties in a timely manner

  • Actively supervise, encourage, and guide campers through activities

  • Promote positive behavior and teamwork in group settings

  • Other duties as assigned


General responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Set a positive example for all participants, including cleanliness, punctuality, language, sportsmanship, and table manners

  • Follow all camp rules and regulations, including those of appropriate attire, no smoking, vaping, or use of alcohol or illegal drugs

  • Encourage and practice respect of personal property, camp equipment, and facilities

  • Communicate any problems or issues as they arise during the camp to your Program Director


Advertised Salary & Benefits:


$13/hr with previous experience - classroom teaching, summer camp counselor, etc.

Benefits: If you have a child that is in the target age range for the camp, you may enroll them in camp at a 75% discounted rate.


Additional Information for Applicants:

Applications must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. May 22, 2023.

To apply: Please email your resume to Lizzy at

Counselors - In - Training

We are currently accepting applications for Counselors - In - Training. These are highly motivated 14-15 year-olds that will assist Educators and student campers at our programs. To apply, please fill out the following form and email to Lizzy Ellis at May be used for volunteer hours.

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