Make a difference, gain valuable experience, and spend your summer in beautiful natural settings.
The Howard County Conservancy is a non-profit environmental education center with two locations in Howard County, MD. Our mission is to educate children and adults about the natural world, preserve the land and its legacy and model responsible stewardship of the environment. The Conservancy offers full-day nature camps in one week sessions. Our nature camp encourages children to learn about Howard County’s ecology through hikes, experiments and hands-on exploration. Our camps are located in Woodstock on our 232-acre nature center and at the Belmont in Elkridge, surrounded by Patapsco Valley State Park.
Ready to join our team? See our available opportunities:
Environmental Education Intern
Interested in exploring the world of Informal Education, where nature, games, and STEM collide? Join us as an Environmental Education Intern to gain experience with Summer Nature Camps, Elementary Education program development, and leadership through public and private programs. Work with our Education Team to personalize your internship, maximizing your learning potential. Up to 15 Credit Hours may be received for Conservancy Internships.
*Positions available: 2020 Winter, Spring, Summer Internships. Environmental Education Intern applicants are invited to apply for positions up to 3 seasons in advance. Dates are flexible.
Download the full position description: Seasonal Environmental Education Internship 2020
Seasonal Conservation Intern
Conservation Interns gain experience in evaluating habitats for native species, planting and maintaining native gardens, and evaluating conservation easements. Interns will work with the Land Manager and Grounds and Gardens committees to plan, prepare and implement projects with groups of volunteers. Training is provided. Work with our Education Team to personalize your internship, maximizing your learning potential. Up to 15 Credit Hours may be received for Conservancy Internships.
*Positions available: 2020 Winter, Spring, Summer Internships. Conservation Intern applicants are invited to apply for positions up to 3 seasons in advance. Dates are flexible.
Download the full position description: Seasonal Conservation Internship 2020
Junior Staff members gain leadership skills, practice effective communication, and learn about team building, behavior management, health and safety, and more. Throughout the summer, Junior Staff members utilize their talents and abilities to make a positive and unforgettable contribution to the campers. Training is provided (June 7, 2020).
Junior Counselors ages 13-15. Registration fee $50.00
Assistant Counselors ages 16-18. Registration fees are waived.
Download the full position description: Junior Staff positions 2020
Junior Staff apply and register through the Camp Parent dashboard.