Discovery Camp Counselors will be selected from a pool of applicants who complete the application process. The deadline for receipt of the completed application packet is Friday, March 15. Those selected to move forward will be scheduled for an interview at the Museum of Discovery, and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Successful candidates will be notified of admittance into the program by Friday, May 3.
This application process provides candidates an opportunity to develop skills needed to obtain their first job.
Discovery Camp Counselors who fulfill at least one summer of volunteering will have additional opportunities to participate throughout the school year at our special events such as Tinkerfest and Messtival.
Manage time and coordinate transitions between sessions and breaks.
Provide general assistance during program and lab activities. -Be an active participant in the camp session and lead by example. -Assist with activities and help campers follow specific directions given by the educator. -Assist in supervision of the class during the programs and labs. -Contribute to the cleanup effort and encourage campers to help clean up as well. -Help set up the room with necessary materials; arrange tables, chairs, posters, props, etc.
Help monitor the campers’ behavior during free time in the museum galleries. -Keep your group of campers together. -Count campers at least once every five minutes while in the galleries. -Help campers explore the interactive exhibits by reading exhibit instructions, demonstrating the activity, etc.
Assist during snack and lunch breaks. -Assist campers in unwrapping difficult food items such as juice box straws. -Help with the cleanup and be willing to clean spills, crumbs, etc.