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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is looking for summer camp counselors and instructors for its Ocala Outdoor Adventure Camp located in Marion County. This is an eight week-long summer camp program for ages 8-17 in the Ocala National Forest. Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age and pass a mandatory background check as well as have a desire to mentor boys and girls, ages 8-17, in conservation-minded programs. The camp’s fun and educational, hands-on programs, such as fishing, canoeing, swimming and hiking, motivate campers in becoming good stewards of fish and wildlife resources. The camp offers seven one-week sessions beginning June 7th. Employees must be available for all sessions. The 57-acre facility is on beautiful Lake Eaton in the Ocala National Forest.

Positions Available

Counselors: The counselors are the backbone of the summer youth camp program and the success of the summer relies on the counselor’s interactions with the campers. Their sole responsibility is the safety and welfare of the campers and to ensure that the campers have a fun and positive camping experience. Counselors are required to assist program instructors as needed. Counselors must be able to perform other duties assigned and previous camp experience preferred.

Instructors/Group Leaders: Outdoor Adventure Camp Instructors/Group leaders will work closely with the Camp and Program Directors on a variety of tasks related to the implementation of the Outdoor Adventure Camp vision and programs, while maintaining the safety and well-being of the campers as the priority. Instructors/Group Leaders must have a working knowledge of Florida’s natural resources and the ability to understand and implement programmatic risk management procedures. Instructor positions include Wildlife Instructor, Archery Instructor, Hunter Safety Instructor, Canoe/Kayak Instructor, Fishing Instructor, Outdoor Skills Instructor, and Swimming Instructor.  

View and download the Summer Camp Staff Application HERE.

For more information about these summer camp job opportunities in Ocala, please contact the Ocala Conservation Center Director, Will Burnett at 352-625-2804 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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