We have another incredible summer planned.
June 5 - 23, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, YWiC High School AlumJune 5 - 16, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm, YWiC High School CampJune 19 - 30, 12:30 - 4:00 pm, CS AdventuresJuly 10 - 21, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, YWiC Middle School NewJuly 10 - 21, 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, YWiC Middle School Alum
If you have previously participated in 2+ YWiC or CS Adventure summer intensives, we want you to explore your Camp Assistant skills and join us to help with camp management!
Purpose of the position: Assist Lead Instructors, camp staff, and Camp Directors during the 6 weeks of summer camp and activities offered by the Department of Computer Science. Including field trips, food and snack preparation, material preparation, set up and clean up activities, and general camper support.
Camp Assistant Selection Criteria: A camp assistant should be highly responsible and flexible, as well as a role model to campers. Camp assistants must be empathetic and mature enough to handle emotional challenges. Experience as a camp leader, counselor, assistant in any environment is preferred, as well as a positive disposition that encourages learning.
Responsibilities and Duties• Be familiar with camp schedule and activities • Supervise students throughout daily activities, including classes, free-time activities and meals• Assist in preparation of activity materials for campers when needed, ensure activities start on-time• Provide a safe environment by monitoring campers and ensure they are where they need to be• Act as a good role model for girls, including warm, positive outlook and attitude• Assist teachers during class time with projects and materials• Communicate with other camp staff regularly and monitor challenges as they occur• Provide opportunities for all girls to be involved in the camp activities and interact with group• Assist other camp staff with any activity needs as they arise
Qualifications• Ability to work as a team member and be proactive • Enjoy working with 10 - 18 year olds, preferably with experience in similar setting• Has commitment to Computer Science and STEM education• Taken courses in Computer Science and STEM fields preferred• Warm, approachable, empathetic personality
Commitment Expected• Arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of camp each morning and depart no earlier than 30 minutes after the conclusion of camp activities each day. Start times will change pending type and start time of each camp.
NMSU is a nationally ranked Carnegie Foundation research institution with top performing programs and services. We strive for excellence in all areas of teaching and learning, and work to identify best practices for continued success. All participants will engage in this process via pre- and post-assessments, entry and exit interviews, daily surveys, and other data gathering methods.
The YWiC HS Alum will come in from 10-1230 for one, two, or three weeks, and build. They get to design, create, build, code, develop - to their hearts content. We will not be teaching them any new code or information from 10 am - 12:30 p. They will have access to available materials, computers, building components, robotic kits, instructors, classrooms, labs, and faculty members. Our team will walk with the young women as they take the lead and turn their ideas into completed projects!
Thank you for your application!