Our success is intricately connected with the endeavors of our staff in education, public relations, program development, and facilities management.  Instructors and Interns lead activity sessions covering a wide range of topics.  See a full list of program offerings in our Program Planning Packet.

We accept applications for Intern and Instructor positions on a rolling basis. Generally, we begin the interview process in November for a February start date and begin again in March for a May start date. We do occasionally hire between these times if program demand is high.

Positions Available

  • Assistant Camp Manager & Special Events Coordinator - Minimum of three years in environmental education and Bachelor's Degree in related field
  • Environmental Education Instructor - Minimum Bachelor's Degree in related field
  • Environmental Education Intern - At least two years of college courses in related field completed
  • Summer Camp Intern - Entering college or one year of college courses in related field completed.  Live off campus.
  • Summer Camp Volunteer Counselor - At least 14 years of age with interest in teaching young children and some related experience. Live off campus.

Occasionally, we experience turnover in our longer term positions. When this occurs, openings will be listed on this page.

Contact Information

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538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
(570) 828-2319

Application Process

To apply, please send a resume, a cover letter stating your interest and highlighting your qualifications, and a list of three references with contact information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   We will contact you to arrange an interview. 

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ASSISTANT CAMP MANAGER & SPECIAL EVENTS COORDINATOR

 PEEC is currently seeking an Assistant Camp Manager & Special Events Coordinator that will be responsible for overseeing and administrating eight weeks of Nature Adventure camps, Growing Green special needs camp, and special events under the supervision of PEEC's Director of Education. This is a nine-month position ranging from February to October.

The Assistant Camp Manager will be serve as the "face" of summer camp programming and coordinate logistics of all summer camp activities, including but not limited to the following:

  • Training, supervision and evaluation of summer camp staff, interns and volunteer counselors.
  • Coordination of summer camp supplies and programming materials, including equipment inventories, weekly meal/snack requisition, and trip planning
  • Contribute to and facilitate weekly administrative duties such as camper check-in, van runs, staff meetings and camp clean up.
  • Observe and assist in various age groups to improve program or behavior management
  • Assist in managing the camper database and marketing of summer camp programming via social media and print distribution

As Special Events Coordinator, this position will oversee spring and fall special events coordination, such at PEEC's annual Earth Day Festival and Fall Family Fun Day.  The Special Events Coordinator will prepare, deliver, and assess all aspects of these public events, including the planning of activities, coordination of vendors and marketing of PEEC and it's programs. Weekend responsibilities will be on an as-needed basis as determined by the Director of Education. 

In additional responsibilities include serving as a secondary 'host' for education groups, teaching educational programming and assisting in assigned duties that will further benefit PEEC.

Qualifications for the Assistant Camp Manager & Special Events Coordinator include excellent people skills and the ability to work with a variety of personalities, a bachelor's degree in Education, Recreation or related field, three years of progressive experience in environmental education programming, residential camps, or a related field, experience in providing guidance and leadership to program staff, attentiveness to detail including record keeping and office systems. Candidate must be willing to work unusual hours, including weekend, evening, and overnight on-call responsibilities. Certifications in First Aid, CPR, AED, and/or Lifeguarding are desirable. Alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, or other National and Community Service programs are encouraged to apply. All hires must submit to Criminal Background checks, including fingerprinting & child abuse clearances

Salary: $320 per week, plus room and board. 

To Apply: Send cover letter stating position desired, resume, and three references to: 

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538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
(570) 828-2319

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ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR

PEEC currently has instructional staff openings for the 2018 season.  PEEC Instructors will offer lessons and activities addressing a wide range of topics relating to natural history and ecology, environmental issues, outdoor living skills, teamwork, and communication.  Group participants range from pre-school children to adults.

PEEC Instructor positions are typically three to ten month appointments, with the possibility of renewal for the following year.  The 2018 season will begin in March and most employment will run through mid-November.  We also welcome applications from those wishing to start in April or May and work through August.  Most instructors will work with our nature-themed day camp from mid-June to mid-August.  Job responsibilities will include the following:

  • Plan and deliver environmental education programs
  • Develop program activities & lessons facilitated at the center
  • Assist with facility upkeep and receptionist duties

Qualifications for Instructor positions include a college degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, Education, or related discipline, experience teaching and/or working with groups, ability to work independently and as a team player, a positive and progressive mindset, and an orientation towards working to complete tasks with quality.  Certifications in First Aid, CPR, AED, and/or Lifeguarding are desirable. Alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, or other National and Community Service programs are encouraged to apply. All hires must submit to Criminal Background checks, including fingerprinting & child abuse clearances. 

Salary: $260 per week, plus room and board. 

To Apply: Send cover letter stating position desired, resume, and three references to: 

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ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION INTERN

PEEC internships provide an excellent opportunity for individuals to gain first-hand experience in the day-to-day operations of a residential environmental education center.  PEEC Interns will handle similar responsibilities to our instructors, with the addition of special internship trainings and projects.  Responsibilities will include offering lessons and activities addressing a wide range of topics relating to natural history and ecology, environmental issues, outdoor living skills, teamwork, and communication.  Group participants range from pre-school children to adults.

Internships are normally 3 to 4 months, but can be 2 to 10 months.  Responsibilities will include:

  • Plan and deliver environmental education programs
  • Develop program activities & lessons facilitated at the center
  • Facility upkeep and receptionist activities

PEEC internships are often used to complement a college degree program in Environmental Studies or related discipline, and can be arranged in partnership with a college or university to provide academic credit.  Our strongest intern applicants are enrolled in, or have recently completed, coursework in Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, Education, or related disciplines.  Experience teaching and/or working with groups is preferred and we look for an ability to work independently and as a team player, a positive and progressive mindset, and an orientation towards working to complete tasks with quality.  Certifications in First Aid, CPR, AED and/or Lifeguarding are desirable.  Alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, or other National and Community Service programs are encouraged to apply. All hires must submit to Criminal Background checks, including fingerprinting & child abuse clearances.

Internships stipend: $150 per week plus room and board.

To Apply: Send cover letter stating the time frame you seek to start your internship & the amount of hours you must fulfill, resume, and three references to:


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SUMMER CAMP VOLUNTEER COUNSELOR

Summer Camp Volunteer Counselors are responsible for the care of those children enrolled in the program.  PEEC's counselors provide leadership in program activities, are an appropriate role model, and assist in all aspects of the program.  They are crucial in adding energy and enthusiasm to the program, while meeting the daily needs of children.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide opportunities for each child to experience a successful program
  • Enthusiastically participate in all program activities with children
  • Actively promote an environment that is safe and fun for all children in the program
  • Assist with snacks, meals, set-up and clean-up of each day's program
  • Assist children and the Camp Director with arrival and departure procedures

Qualifications:

  • Volunteers must be between the ages of 14 and 17 years
  • Strong interest & enthusiasm for the outdoors and sharing nature and the environment with children
  • Ability to present a professional appearance, punctuality, demonstrated responsibility
  • Ability to work with children ages 4 – 10
  • Previous experience with summer camps is preferred
  • First Aid, CPR, and Lifeguard certifications a plus
  • Alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, or other National and Community Service programs are encouraged to apply.

To Apply: Download the Summer Camp Volunteer Counselor Application and send the completed application to:

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(570) 828-2319

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