Teen Camp Assistant Application

  • The Teen Camp Assistant program is open to all students in rising grades 9-12 who have an interest in and enthusiasm for working with children in an outdoor setting and gaining experience in environmental education. Teens assist with week-long nature camps for children ages 4-10. Duties include engaging and overseeing children during camp activities, e.g. nature walks, games, crafts, puppets shows; snack/lunch; set-up/clean-up. This is an unpaid volunteer position. Service-learning hours granted.
  • TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum of 2 weeks; 20-35 hours per week, depending on session
  • QUALIFICATIONS: • Must be student in rising grades 9-12 • Enthusiasm for and experience working with children, especially ages 4-10 • Self-motivated, responsible, flexible, team player, positive attitude (sense of humor a plus!) • Interest in science and nature • Willingness to work outdoors in summer • Must be able to attend mandatory camp training on June 1. • Must adhere to camp safety protocols
  • HOW TO APPLY: Complete application below. All fields required. Applications due April 12, 2024. Finalists will be contacted by email to schedule interviews in mid-April. Questions? Contact Elisha Taylor: taylores@unc.edu or 919-537-3770.
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  • Camp Selection

  • Please consider carefully which weeks that you will be available to volunteer this summer. Talk with your parent/guardian about your availability and be sure that you will have transportation for those weeks. The Garden requires that all teen camp volunteers serve a minimum of two weeks. Extra weeks may be available. You may not be scheduled for some of the weeks you are available. See website for camp session descriptions: https://ncbg.unc.edu/learn/camp-flytrap/.
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