Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's
Ocala Outdoor 

  Life Is Better In The Outdoors   


The Ocala Outdoor Adventure Camp offers summer staff positions to qualified individuals seeking a fun filled adventure teaching young men and women conservation and outdoor skills.  Applications are available by calling the camp office or downloading form below. All Staff must be 18 years of age or older.

Listed are several of the camp positions and a very brief description of their duties.


Counselor Positions:

The counselors are the backbone of the summer youth camp program and the success of the summer relies on the counselor interactions with the campers.  Their sole responsibility is the safety and welfare of the campers and to insure that the campers have a fun and positive camping experience.  Counselors also assist with other related camp activities.

Instructor Positions:

The instructor positions are responsible for teaching their assigned topic to the campers.  The summer camp employ a Swimming, Canoeing, Fishing Wildlife & Ecology, Outdoor Skills, Archery, and Hunter Safety Instructors.  Each instructor will also assist with other camp activities.  Some of these positions require certifications in the related field.

Advanced Program Positions:

The Outdoor Adventure Camp employs six Advanced Program Instructors for Outfitters and Safari Groups.  These unique positions not only act as counselors to the older return campers, but are responsible for various program instruction as well.  They take their assigned group, The Safari Group", on hikes and primitive camping in the Ocala National Forest and canoeing down the Ocklawaha River.  Camping and outdoor experience is a must.

Kitchen Staff:

The camp hires four cooks.  They're responsible for preparing and serving the meals to campers and staff throughout the week.  These are the only positions that don't have a residential requirement.  Experience is a must.

Medical Coordinator:

The Outdoor Adventure Camp hires a Medical Coordinator that takes care of all summer camp first aid needs.  This position is required to have a current EMT or higher certification.

All positions include a competitive salary, lodging for the summer and meals while at work.  Staff are required to live at camp from Sunday afternoon till Friday evening for one staff training week and seven camper weeks. 

All potential staff will undergo a mandatory criminal background check.

If you are Interested in a summer staff position with the Ocala Outdoor Adventure Camp, please complete the Staff Application (word) below (additional paperwork will follow) and mail to address below. 

Please include your E-Mail address on your application.


For more information contact:

Ocala Conservation Center & Outdoor Adventure Camp

7325 NE 170 Ave

Silver Springs, FL 34488

Phone: 352-625-2804

Fax: 352-625-0333

An equal opportunity employer.  This agency does not discriminate 

by race, color, nationality, gender or handicap.

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