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Internship Opportunities

Aspen Camp for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
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Aspen Camp for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and The Giving Cypress are seeking interns that are interested in connecting Deaf children and their families in Nature. We are looking for those who can lead outdoor and team building activities, support some fundraising and community events that are happening at Aspen Camp this summer. We are offering training to become a Forest Therapy guide and have several camps at which leadership and skills can be practiced. 

  • Are you a former "solitaire" (the only child in your school)?

  • Do you currently or are you planning to work closely with D/deaf children who are the only ones in their schools that are D/deaf?

  • Can you commit to the July "Families in Nature" Camps in Snowmass, Colorado?

  • Do you have a strong sense of commitment, teaching, soft skills and a good work ethic?


To learn more about 2023 Families in Nature, check out Aspen Camp’s website-  select Forest Camp: July 7-10th and Creekside Camp: July 13-17. 

A stipend is possible to support travel; housing and meals provided with a full summer commitment (dates to be negotiated if chosen). Must have own local transportation.

Internship with The Giving Cypress, LLC
How does becoming a Guide support my career?

Certified Forest Therapy Guide is a new job category. It has been rapidly gaining recognition, much like Certified Yoga Instructors. While most guides are not able to make a full livelihood exclusively from guiding, although a small but growing number are succeeding at doing so. We think this will become easier to accomplish in the near future, as the this rapidly-growing practice becomes more widely known.


There are many ways that guides are successfully incorporating Forest Therapy into their careers. The examples below are all from active guides, but our guides are always finding creative ways to incorporate Forest Therapy into all kinds of fields:

  • Nature education and interpreting at parks, botanic gardens, arboretums, and nature preserves

  • Leadership and service provider in Parks Prescription and similar programs

  • Integrating forest therapy into counseling and social work

  • Introducing forest therapy into holistic healing and wellness practices, at spas and in other settings

  • Including forest therapy as a powerful force to support personal coaching

  • Bringing forest therapy into employee wellness programs

  • Incorporating forest therapy into executive retreats and organizational team building

  • Extending classroom learning time into the outdoors

  • Nature education, environmental studies, and advocacy

  • Teaching forest therapy as a personal practice for self-development

Internship opportunity may be paid depending on qualification and experience. If you become certified by ANFT, you may become part of our Nature and Forest Therapy guide network.

Letter of Support

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Are you considering becoming a guide but need to show justification to your employer, college/university, or vocational rehabilitation counselor so they can help fund your training?

We have prepared a letter of support that shows how Nature/Forest Therapy guide training & certification can help enhance your current profession or become a future occupation/career.

Click on the PDF to download the letter and best of luck!

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