Teen Wildlife Camp Assistants

Teen Volunteers Needed (ages 14—18) at WildCare’s Wildlife Summer Camp

High school students ages 14 - 18 will work with our Summer Camp teacher and aide to provide fun and exciting nature and wildlife experiences for younger campers.

You will help with craft projects, hikes, and games, and gain valuable experience working with children while earning community service hours.

This program is designed for students aged 14 to 18 years old who enjoy nature, wildlife, and working with children.

WildCare Wildlife Camps operate from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday to Friday, although Volunteer Assistants are required to work from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Camp will be held at 20 Olive Street (Dominican University's Angelico Hall)  in San Rafael, but two days are spent at various hiking sites around Marin County*. Transportation is not provided. Students may request to work at as many camps as they would like.

To apply complete the online Wildlife Camp Assistant application form.

and submit a recommendation form from a teacher or community leader.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY Friday, April 24, 2024 by 5pm.

Mandatory training date: Saturday, June 8 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

For more information, call 415-453-1000 ext. 200 or email Casey Pearce at caseypearce@discoverwildcare.org

*Why are WildCare’s Wildlife Camps not currently being held at WildCare?
WildCare's Summer Wildlife Camp will be held at 20 Olive Avenue (Angelico Hall at Dominican College), once construction begins at our original site. As we transition, our Wildlife Ambassador animals will be kept at our transition site at 251 North San Pedro Road in San Rafael to be near our hospital staff in case of emergency, and to meet the requirements of our permitting. Our live ambassador animals will come to visit camp so your camper won’t miss out on their amazing wildlife experiences. We thank you for your understanding during this time of transition.

Camp Sessions (dates, times and ages):

Session 1 - Eco-Explorers (3 ½ - entering K)

  • Dates: June 17-21
  • Session: 8:30am-12:30pm

Session 2 – Seas and Shores (entering grades K-1)

  • Dates: June 24-28
  • Session: 8:30am-3:30pm

Session 3 – Wonderful Woodlands (entering grades 1-2)

  • Dates: July 8-12
  • Session: 8:30am-3:30pm

Session 4 – Endangered and Extinct (entering grades 2-4)

  • Dates: July 15-19
  • Session: 8:30am-3:30pm

Session 5 – Nature Neighbors (entering grades K-1)

  • Dates: July 22-26
  • Session: 8:30am-3:30pm

Session 6 – Eco-Explorers (entering grades 1-2)

  • Dates: July 29-August 2
  • Session: 8:30am-3:30pm

Session 7 – Seas and Shores (entering grades 2-3)

  • Dates: August 5-9
  • Session: 8:30am-3:30pm

Session 8 – Endangered and Extinct (entering grades 3-5)

  • Dates: August 12-16
  • Session: 8:30am-3:30pm