Discover Science Center’s Junior Camp Leader Program is a volunteer opportunity for motivated pre-teens and teenagers interested in science education and leadership training. Junior Camp Leaders assist our Education Team in preparing and leading science experiments and activities, plan, organize and lead activities during free-play breaks (with guidance and oversight from our Education Team), and assist our young campers to ensure they have a great week of camp.
Our camps are located at Discover Science Center (2500 Old Alabama Rd, Suite 5, Roswell) from 8:30am-4:30pm. We also have extended hours from 8:00am-5:30pm. Our first week of camp begins Tuesday, May 29 and the last day is Friday, August 3. Junior Camp Leaders may sign up to register for as many weeks as they like for full-day or half-day sessions, and are expected to work every day for that week to maintain consistency for our campers. Full-day shifts are from 9:00am-4:00pm, and half-day shifts are either 9:00am-1:30pm or 12:00pm-4:30pm. View Junior Camp Leader shift availability here.
Junior Camp Leaders must:
Be at least 12 years old
Attend a training session prior to their first week of volunteering (Sunday, June 3, 2:00-3:00pm or 5:00-6:00pm)
Have a reliable means to get to work on time each
Be prepared to work each shift they signed up to work
Be reliable, mature, respectful, eager to learn and like to have fun
Junior Camp Leader duties include:
Being a good role model for campers
Assisting our Education Team with activity preparation, classroom management, activity clean-up and maintenance of center
Assisting campers during activities
Developing activities (games, crafts, etc) to engage campers during free-play break
Interacting with campers to ensure they have a fun week
Junior Camp Leaders benefit from increased levels of responsibility and independence, as well as have unique science experiences and training. Volunteer hours may be used as community service hours, and we are happy to provide reference letters for Junior Camp Leaders that perform their duties well.
There are no costs or stipends associated with being a Junior Camp Leader. It is a volunteer position, however, we take their commitment seriously and expect Junior Camp Leaders fulfill the shifts for which they registered.