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Want to be a Science & Tech Counselor?

If you’ve got a curious mind and a passion for science and technology, we might have the perfect summer job for you at camp.

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What Does a Science & Tech Counselor Do?

Many summer camps include science and technology as part of their activities, and some camps are even completely dedicated to them. From computing and chemistry to astronomy and ecology, there are so many different areas you can help campers develop their knowledge in and have lots of fun in the process. Run experiments, build robots, care for animals, or even grow your dinner – show them the fun side of science.

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Skills & Experience

  • Science & Technology

    You can teach the following science & tech activities at camp:

    • Astronomy
    • Botany
    • Computing
    • Ecology
    • Farm Animal Care
    • Forestry
    • Gardening
    • Robotics
    • Rocketry
    • Science
    • Wildlife

    If you are studying any of these subjects, that will really help. If you have any work experience or volunteer experience in these areas, make sure you put it on your application!

  • Childcare

    Even though you’re an activity specialist, you’ll still likely have counselor duties when you’re not teaching or taking your time off. Any childcare experience can be great to include in your application. As a counselor your duties will include waking campers up in the mornings, joining in with mealtimes and evening activities and then making sure they go to bed at night. You’ll be keeping them organised and safe, making sure they listen to instructions (and follow them…) and also serving as a key source of fun and entertainment throughout the day!

  • Enthusiasm & a Fun-Loving Attitude

    As well as finding talented individuals who can help campers to develop their knowledge, Camp Directors are looking for Science & Tech Counselors who can make sure their campers enjoy the best summer ever.

    By approaching every day and every activity with enthusiasm and fun, you’ll make sure your campers feel the same way too. They’ll be much more willing to step out of their own comfort zones and embrace new experiences, especially if they’re first-time campers who might already be feeling a bit unsure or nervous.

  • Communication

    From sunrise to lights out, you’re likely talking to someone, somewhere. From your campers themselves, to other counselors and staff members, you’re going to need your communication skills to be in tip-top shape.

    With the campers, you need to be able to strike the balance between understanding and following rules and expectations, and creating incredible memories of one of the best summers they’ll ever have. Although, remember communication isn’t just about talking - you’ll need to actively listen to any problems or concerns, and make sure campers feel valued and heard.

    With other counselors and staff members, you’ll also be building a network of hugely supportive relationships at camp, and likely developing new friendships you’ll have for years and years to come. Communication becomes one of the most important aspects of the teamwork you’ll need to make sure each day runs smoothly.

  • Patience

    You’re going to spend a minimum of 9 weeks working with kids of varying ages at camp. They’re going to be excited and energetic, and you just wait until the sugar in those s’mores hits their system!

    Patience is a hugely valuable skill to have in your remit. By being patient you’ll be able to let the campers express themselves to their fullest, all the while retaining control, maintaining the fun and being as supportive as you possibly can. When a challenge arises, patience can help you navigate it with ease.

  • Flexibility

    Camp life and kids are unpredictable, so having some flexibility is going to help you out a lot in daily camp life. Joining this together with some problem-solving skills, you’ll be able to navigate plenty of tricky situations.

    From changes to the schedule, handling bad weather or dealing with unexpected events, being flexible will help you handle a changing camp environment in a way that means your campers likely remain oblivious to the fact that this wasn’t the plan all along. The more enthusiastic you are about new plans, the more on board your campers will be too!

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Real Experiences

Don't just take our word for it - this is just a snapshot of the amazing summers our participants have had at summer camp and why they keep coming back for more.

To anyone considering Camp America, go into it with an open mind and take the opportunity with both hands. It’s an unforgettable experience.

Ryan, YMCA Camp Widjiwagan TN

Ryan, YMCA Camp Widjiwagan TN

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From Brand Manager to Interviewer and now full time at CA HQ I just can’t resist spreading the word and telling as many people as possible about how amazing summer camp is.

Jotty, Golden Slipper Camp PA

Jotty, Golden Slipper Camp PA

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Camp is literally my second home! I cannot wait to be back with my campers and my camp friends. Camp is a place you can completely be yourself and make new memories that will last you a lifetime!

Megan, Elks Camp Moore NJ

Megan, Elks Camp Moore NJ

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Not only do I love everyday camp life and ensuring the campers have the best time possible but I also love connecting with different cultures! Camp is one of the best experiences you can have.

Anya, Camp Runels NH

Anya, Camp Runels NH

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Being away from home comforts really makes you appreciate the little things at camp. I love the weather, the lake and activities, but creating smiles and excitement for others really motivated me.

Jack, Camp Champions TX

Jack, Camp Champions TX

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A major part of any job at an agency camp is to be a positive role model for the campers. The facilities tend to be a little more rustic and the campers are a handful, but it is a really rewarding experience!

Charlie, Camp Vacamas NJ

Charlie, Camp Vacamas NJ

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Why Be a Science and Tech Counselor?

Live the authentic summer camp experience in the USA and spend 9 weeks sharing your love and passion for the world of science. Watch as you blow your campers’ minds with awesome activities, helping them grow their own knowledge and develop new skills. When you’re not leading activities, you’ll also be able to get stuck in to all the other traditional camp activities in a beautiful location. It all makes for a truly unforgettable summer.

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Ready for the experience?

Don’t miss out on your American summer camp adventure. Start your application today and prepare for a summer working abroad, travelling the USA, and becoming a positive role model for children and young adults in whichever camp you call home.