2020 Discovery Camp Counselor Application
Deadline for the receipt of the completed application packet is Friday, March 20, 2020. Any late applications will only be considered after all other applications have been reviewed and interviewed.
Discovery Camp Counselor Duties
Interact with the campers in a positive manner during sessions and breaks.
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 museum galleries or outside playing.
-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.
This online application is one continuous Google Form and does not have the option to be saved and reopened later. Plan to have 20 - 30 minutes available to fill out all of the information.
Will you be at least 14 years old by April 1?
Commitment for three, or possibly more, weeks of camp
Counselors are critical to the success of our camps. We have found that staff, campers and counselors all benefit the most from multiple weeks of volunteering from each counselor throughout the summer. Our camps are Monday through Friday with morning volunteer shifts from 8:00 - 12:30 and afternoon shifts from 12:30 - 5:00. Schedules for selected candidates are determined in May.
Are you able to commit to three, or possibly more, weeks of camp this summer?
First year counselors will be required to attend an all-day training on Saturday, May 9 from 10:00 am to 5:00 p.m., with lunch provided.
Return counselors will be required to attend the afternoon portion of the training on Saturday, May 9 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Are you able to commit to a mandatory training on Saturday, May 9?
Applicant and Parent/Guardian present during this application process
Please confirm that the person filling out this application is the actual applicant, with a parent or guardian present and reading along.
We want both the applicant and a parent to be familiar with our program, procedures, rules, regulations, expectations, etc.
I am applying for the Discovery Camp Counselor Program and a parent/guardian is present
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