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Work at Unity in Learning Summer Camp!

A Letter From Our Camp Directors

Dear Prospective Summer Camp Staff,

Unity in Learning (UIL) is a ground-breaking partnership between Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Leslie Science & Nature Center, and Yankee Air Museum that provides opportunities for youth to discover, explore, and take flight through hands-on science experiences. In addition to a wide range of experiential education programs, we offer a dynamic 12-week summer camp program that is designed to create moments of discovery that inspire curiosity, exploration, and respect for STEM and the natural world.

Camp is a life changing place for many who spend their time here. At camp we push ourselves out of our comfort zone to try new experiences and do things that are hard. We get to explore the world around us and get our hands on the tools and skills necessary for scientific inquiry. We get to practice solving problems by working with others to find solutions, forging new and deep relationships in the process. We test ourselves through playing, teaching, and doing to develop real life skills and the resilience to practice them.

In order for camp to continue to be this amazing experience, it needs passionate, incredible people with a drive to do work that matters. People who possess and practice self-motivation, patience, and creativity. Who are willing to devote their time, energy, and emotions to an experience that will push them to learn and grow each and every day. People who want to be a part of an amazing team who challenge and support each other at every turn. We’re looking for people like you.

Now, camp is a real job, which means it isn’t all fun and games (though it is a lot of fun and games). There will be days where you are more challenged than you may have ever been before, and you’ll go home tired and sweaty wondering what you got yourself into. However, to those of us who call camp home, those days are the reason why we’re here. Because those are the days where you will cultivate new skills and strengths and find ways to become a better educator, a better teammate, and a better person. Which is really what camp is all about.

If you’re looking for a summer experience that will give you the opportunity to learn, grow, and flourish, then camp might just be the right place for you. Take some time to read more about the opportunity and send us any questions you might have. We hope to see your application soon.

Happy camping,

Allison Lawrence
Camp Programs Manager
camp@aahom-lesliesnc.org

 

Available Jobs at Camp

Please read the job descriptions carefully before completing the online application. Applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis, so apply early!

  • Summer Camp Educator: We are are also looking for one staff member to receive a lifeguard certification (UIL will provide this certification) to serve as a lifeguard during water activities. This is not an additional position, but additional compensation during lifeguard shifts will be provided. 

Important 2021 Dates and Deadlines

  • February-April: Applications accepted,group interviews conducted, and offers made on a rolling basis. Hiring continues until all positions are filled. 
  • May: Pre-training reading packets and staff social gathering
  • Sunday-Friday, June 6-11: Mandatory Summer Camp Staff Training Week
  • June 14-September 3: Summer Camp! (Some flexibility on end dates may be available on a first come first served basis)

More Information

  • Camp sessions are offered in both Environmental Education and STEM content areas and staff who have particular interest or background in these areas will have some opportunities to indicate the camp themes they are most interested in. 
  • On average, Summer Camp Educators will work between 35 and 40 hours a week, with an unpaid, 30-minute lunch each day.
  • Our summer camp is outside 90% or more of the camp day: rain or shine, hot or cold, buggy, dusty, or muggy.
  • Educators will have the opportunity to grow as leaders and mentor high school-age volunteers by providing coaching and performance feedback
  • Educators work collaboratively to create weekly lesson plans based on curricula provided by administrative staff.
  • In addition to teaching, educators are responsible for the cleaning of camp buildings, maintaining camp supplies, materials, and equipment, and completing required paperwork.
  • Camp has no nursing or food service staff. Educators provide basic first-aid and snack service to campers.

You may  contact our Camp Programs Managers, with any questions regarding summer camp positions and hiring processes at camp@aahom-lesliesnc.org