Junior Camp Counselor

Location: Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Work Hours: Must commit to volunteering 4 of 6 camp weeks (M-F, 8:00am – 4:00pm)

Reports To: Vice President, Education


The Junior Camp Counselor program is geared toward teens 16 and older. All participants will be mentored by education staff members while also learning marketable skills to build their resume. 

Duties of the Junior Camp counselor include:

- Assist Museum Educators during camp sessions. This includes:

  • Activity facilitation as directed
  • Activity set up and clean up
  • Replenishment of activity materials
  • Lead camper activities during free time, rest breaks, lunch breaks, and recess

 - Serve as a mature, positive role model for campers age 5 to 14, and maintain a professional relationship with other volunteers.
 - Complete animal handling and laboratory safety training as needed based on camp assignment.
 - Demonstrate and maintain safe practices.
 - Maintain safe, attractive, and efficient classroom and gallery spaces.
 - Work closely with Education staff to assist in additional tasks as needed.


Applicants must meet the following requirements to volunteer as a Junior Camp Counselor:

  • Age 16 by June 5, 2017.
  • Submit an application by May 1, 2017 and be accepted into the program following an in person interview.
  • Log 10 hours of service in the Education Department facilitating programs by May 1, 2017. Previous camp experience qualifies.
  • Attend a mandatory, all day camp safety and classroom management training on one of two dates, either May 21, 2017 from 2pm to 5pm OR June 1, 2017 9am to 12pm.

The Education Department reserves the right to dismiss Junior Camp Counselors from the program based on performance or excessive absenteeism.

Volunteers who are unable to commit to the required time period, are not accepted into the program, or who do not qualify, are invited to volunteer as a floor program facilitator.

Complete the application below and email to bbartish@boonshoftmuseum.org or volunteer@boonshoftmuseum.org.

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