***What is the commitment?***Camp Pursuit is a full day academic camp that runs from 9am to 4pm. Teachers must be onsite by 8:50am and can leave for the day once their assigned group of students has been picked up (about 4:10pm).
We have a flexible camp staffing model that can adapt based on the number of registrations. If you teach at a "Classic Camp" (60+ students) you'll work Monday - Friday, full day, and will teach your course to groups of students throughout the week. For camps with less than 60 students, courses may be taught in a single, full day and as a teacher you may be asked to work anywhere from 1 to 5 days that week (depending on number and which courses you are interested in teaching).
The goal is for ALL camps to run in classic mode with a full staff of teachers. However, adapting allows a camp to move forward and still reach as many kiddos as possible. We will inform you of the status of your camp weeks and courses as promptly as we can.
***What is the pay?***Teachers earn $200 per day of camp. Current university students hired to teach will earn $125 per day of camp.
***Do I create the courses I choose?***The purpose of this application is to match teachers with courses to TEACH. You will be provided curriculum, training, and a base set of materials. You have much creative freedom to make the course your own, and even a small budget to customize materials. However, you are only committing to take on and teach a course that has already been created.
We have a separate application for teachers to join our CURRICULUM DESIGN TEAM this spring and help create the new courses for summer 2018. That application can be found at https://goo.gl/forms/k2OvsX0Xnx0mLGzC2. You are welcome to apply for one or both roles.
***What grades/age groups will I teach?***Camp Pursuit is a mixed-age enrichment environment, and all courses are designed by default for grades 1-8, with some exceptions. If you feel some apprehension about that, don't worry. We'll train you on some strategies for mixed-age environments and also help you re-frame the purpose of an enrichment environment to reduce that anxiety.