STEAM Camp Staff

Learn more about being a camp counselor and teaching assistant at the Summer & Junior STEAM Experiences.
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If you're a fun, caring, motivated person who loves working with teenagers, join us for one or two weeks at UW-Stout for the Summer STEAM Experience and the Junior STEAM Experience.

This year we are looking for Teaching Assistants and Online Activity Counselors.  Learn more about these positions below.

 

Summer STEAM Experience

This year we are offering classes in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Design featured in one week, June 14-17, 2021 from 9 am to 4 pm.  Students entering grades 9 to 12 are invited to explore career paths with UW-Stout faculty experts in a virtual setting. Camp activities and a college student panel will provide well-rounded experiences to highlight the possibilities of creative and critical thinking.

Junior STEAM Experience

A one-week camp for students entering grades 6 to 8 set for June 21-25, 2021. Each day students will learn about tabletop game design through hands-on activities, have breaks, and time for fun activities.

Teaching Assistants

Responsible for:

  1. Assist and work closely with your faculty instructor - must have experience in that topic. See these pages for the list of tracks: Summer STEAM Experience, Junior STEAM Experience (position filled).
  2. Supervise campers during track instruction.
  3. Assist and work closely with your faculty instructor.  
  4. Respond to student questions throughout the day.
  5. Serve as a role model, mentor, and leader.
  6. Report to the STEAM Program Manager any health or behavioral issues.

Time requirements are Monday-Thursday, June 14-17 from 8:30 am - 4:15 pm.  Pay is $300.

Apply for this position on CareerLink and search #26970032.

Online Activity Counselor

Responsible for:

  1. Lead an online activity for up to ten campers
  2. Supervise campers during activities.  
  3. Serve as a role model, a mentor, and a leader. 
  4. Oversee the safety of the group. 
  5. Keep track of camper participation. 
  6. Assist with planning and implementing online activities. 

We are looking for people (18+) with experience leading activities and who enjoy working with teens.  Necessary safety training will be provided.  Option to teach for one or both weeks. Pay is $200, plus $8/hour for semester work (1-2 hours/week).

Apply for this position on CareerLink and search #26970106.

STEAM Counselor
STEAM Counselor / Photo by Emily Eibs

The most positive thing about being a counselor for the Summer STEAM Experience?

"Being a part of the team providing the instruction was a very rewarding experience."

"Getting to encourage the kids and watching them grow and investigate their interests."

"The tracks were absolutely fantastic and I was so glad to see the campers' excitement for the curriculum. I think they were really proud of what they created in just a few days and I was proud to help them get such an amazing opportunity."

Past Job Opening Positions

Head Counselors

Head Counselors play an integral role in creating a fun and educational experience for Summer STEAM Experience campers. 

Head Counselors are responsible for the following:

  1. Leading the counselors during activities and trainings.
  2. Relaying messages to the Camp Director.
  3. Planning activities for camp during the spring semester.
  4. Acting as a counselor with its duties as well. 
  5. Head Counselors will provide input on camp activities, campers, staff, and general camp-wide issues during a daily counselor meeting. 
  6. Head Counselors cannot also work as teaching assistants.

We are looking for people (18+) with previous camp experience and a wide range of skills who can work collaboratively and form connections.  Must be available to work during the spring semester. Pay is $8/hour during the semester and $750 plus room and board for the week of camp.

Counselors

Responsible for:

  1. Supervising campers during the entirety of the camp.
  2. Working closely with your team of 10-12 campers.
  3. Serving as a role model, a mentor, and a leader.
  4. Serving as the health supervisor to your campers. (Training will be provided.)
  5. Overseeing the safety of the group.
  6. Ensuring campers are at their scheduled activity on time.
  7. Assisting with planning and implementing designated camp activities as a team.
  8. Attending camp counselor training.
  9. Providing support as a mentor to encourage campers to engage in all activities.

We are looking for people (18+) with a wide range of skills who can work collaboratively and form connections. Summer STEAM Experience will run June 14-18 with staff training on June 13.  Pay is $600 with room and board at UW-Stout.