Work at Unity in Learning Summer Camp!

Complete the 2019 Summer Staff Interest Form Now!

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. We are currently seeking energetic and passionate candidates to serve as staff members in our dynamic, 12-week Unity in Learning summer camp program. UIL camps encourage discovery, learning, and outdoor play for youth ages 4-13. Camp staff are responsible for planning educational activities using prepared curricula, leading day camp sessions, supervising field trips, participating in late pick-up activities for campers, and performing other tasks that support the safety and success of our camp. Summer Camp Educators may work at either of our two sites, Leslie Science & Nature Center in Ann Arbor or Yankee Air Museum in Belleville, while the Assistant Camp Director works only at Leslie Science & Nature Center.

Working at camp will be demanding of your time, energy, and emotions. It requires a great deal of self-motivation, patience, and creativity. It will also push you to grow by leaps and bounds as an educator, non-profit staff member, and person. You will be part of an amazing team, you will positively impact the lives of the youth that we serve, and you will spend your summer teaching, playing, and learning in the great outdoors.

Please read the following information carefully and submit your application as soon as possible. I look forward to meeting you in the future, and wish you the best of luck!

Etta Heisler,
LSNC Camp & Public Programs Director

Application Coming Soon!

Summer Camp Educator - View Last Years' Recruitment Packet and Job Description
The online application form will be available soon. 

Important 2019 Dates and Deadlines

  • Early 2019, application available. 
  • March: Group interview day (date tbd)
  • May: Pre-training reading packets and staff social gathering
  • June 9-14: Mandatory Summer Camp Staff Training Week
  • June 17-August 30: Summer Camp! 

More Information 

  • 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 with requisite experience in camping will be eligible to work select one-night overnights throughout the summer. All educators will lead off-site field trips by foot or public bus.
  • 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.
  • LSNC has no nursing or food service staff. Educators provide basic first-aid and snack service to campers.

You may contact Etta Heisler, Camp and Public Programs Director, with any questions regarding summer camp positions and hiring processes.