Thorne Summer Camp Volunteer and Internship Application - 2024
Thank you for your interest in working with Thorne Summer Camp as a volunteer or intern!

Please fill out this application to tell us more about your skills, preferences, and availability.  


Thorne delivers nature education programs to over 15,000 kids each year, most of whom are low income.  We need your help to get these kids outside and connecting to the wild landscapes of Colorado!   In particular, Summer Camp serves about 2,000 youth at various locations around Boulder and Lafayette.  

Teaching Assistant Volunteers (TAs) and Student Teaching Assistant Volunteers (STAs) work alongside experienced Instructors and provide program support for a specific camp each week. S/TA positions are unpaid, volunteer positions, and are a great opportunity to gain leadership experience and explore the field of environmental education while building community and connecting to nature yourself. A full volunteer description is available at

Complete this application if you are interested in any of the following Summer Season positions:

Student Teaching Assistants - between 13-15 years old and falls under Thorne's childcare license. In addition to completing this Volunteer Application, STA's must also fill out camper paperwork and register to be an STA in CampMinder. (8:20am-2:40pm) 

Teaching Assistants -  at least 16 years of age.  Some TA's also help in Thorne's office, and can create a summer internship around this program. (8:20am-2:40pm)

Extended Care Teaching Volunteer-  at least 16 years of age.  Support the campers and instructors after camp end at Ryan Elem or Sombrero Marsh. (2:20-5:40pm)

Summer Education and Administrative Internship - best suited for applicants who are 18 years and older, though exceptions may occur for the right candidates. (Times to be negotiated) 

Please complete the following application at least two weeks before you hope to assist with Thorne Summer Camp. Please answer all of the required questions in the application. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Volunteer Manager at 303.499.3647 ext 118 or

If you want to assist as a S/TA with Summer Camp, you are likely to get at least one of the volunteer weeks you requested, especially if you are able to volunteer at more than one site.  Volunteer schedules will be confirmed on a rolling basis beginning in April so we can best pair volunteers to the needs at camp.  If your availability changes, you can log back into your application and update your dates at any time.  

We are looking for volunteers on the following 2 week sessions:
         •     Session 1:  TBD
         •     Session 2: TBD
         •     Session 3:  TBD
         •     Session 4:  TBD
         •     Session 5:  TBD
         •     Session 6: TBD
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