Our instructors are full-time school teachers, Delaware Nature Society staff and teacher naturalists – all are trained professionals and experts in the outdoors and education who go through intensive training in working with children and pedagogy, environmental education techniques, natural history, van driving safety, canoe and kayak safety, and outdoor safety. All instructors are background-checked, have certifications in first aid and CPR and are excited to share outdoor experiences with your camper.
Our interns assist with 9- to 15-year-old camps and are college graduates and undergraduates in the fields of environmental education, wildlife science, or other formal education, and love nature.
Our counselors assist with 3- to 8-year-old camps and are high school students with an interest in nature, the outdoors and animals and love children.
Ashland Nature Center: Courtney McKinley and Judy Montgomery
DuPont Environmental Education Center: Lesley Bensinger
Coverdale Farm Preserve: Michele Wales
Abbott's Mill Nature Center: Matt Babbitt