Arboretum & Gardens of the University of Pennsylvania is seeking Assistant
Camp Counselors for our vibrant full-day Nature Explorers Camp. Our campers are
between the ages of 4-10 years old and will be divided into groups based on
age. Campers will spend most of their time outdoors in our beautiful arboretum
setting, and counselors should have an interest in both nature and education.
The assistant camp counselors will work with lead counselors and help with
lessons, crafts, hikes, hands-on activities, and any other duties as assigned. Counselors
interact with our campers throughout the entire day, helping them make friends,
try new things, and generally caring for their well-being. All camp counselors
must be dependable and must be comfortable working outdoors with children.
runs for six weeks from July 1st – August 9, 2024. Assistant counselors will be
paid for up to 36 hours a week (this includes time at camp from 8:30am-3:30pm,
plus several hours each week for meetings as well as prep and planning time).
There will also be a mandatory paid training from June 24-26.
- Counselors must always participate; they
help to lead activities and prep materials, build relationships with
campers, and have fun while ensuring the physical and emotional safety of
families and campers upon their arrival.
the curriculum binder, be aware of available camp supplies, understand the
layout of the gardens, and be ready to use this knowledge to lead
children’s games and activities.
collaboratively with fellow counselors and camp director.
as a positive role model to campers and CITs and maintain a positive
attitude and behavior.
and uphold all safety and security rules and procedures. Report any issues
other duties, as assigned.
in gaining teaching experience in an informal setting and the ability to
lead weekly activities.
to be an excellent role model for young children.
to work outdoors all summer and spend long periods of time walking or
playing games with children.
to follow directions provided by lead camp counselors and Morris staff.
in camp orientation prior to the start of camp.
dependability, flexibility, enthusiasm, and sensitivity.
of nature and desire to share this experience with children.
given to applicants over 16 years of age.
University of Pennsylvania requires that all summer employees, regardless of
age, agree to submit a fingerprinting, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal
Record check, and Child Abuse clearance through the University’s Hire Right