Summer STEAM Experience Camp Counselors

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If you're a fun, caring, motivated person who loves working with teenagers, join us for a week at UW-Stout as a counselor for the Summer STEAM Experience.

Summer STEAM Experience is a collaboration of Art & Design Camp and STEM Camp featured in one week, June 14-18, 2020.  Students entering grades 8 to 12 are invited to explore career paths with UW-Stout faculty experts while engaging in science, technology, engineering, art and math in a hands-on setting. Camp activities and career panels will provide well-rounded experiences to highlight the possibilities of creative and critical thinking.

Counselors will be 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.  

Send your resume and cover letter to Denise Wysocki Freeburg at

Also hiring Head Counselors and Teaching Assistants:

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.

Send your resume and cover letter to Denise Wysocki Freeburg at


Teaching Assistants will be responsible for:

  1. Assist instructor with assigned track - must have experience in that topic. See the main page for the list of tracks. 
  2. Supervise campers during lunch along with counselors.
  3. Serve as a role model, mentor and leader.
  4. Time requirements are Monday-Thursday, June 17-20 from 8:30 am - 4:15 pm.
  5. Pay is $300 including lunch, shared dorm accommodations available.

Send your resume and cover letter to Denise Wysocki Freeburg at

STEAM Counselor
STEAM Counselor / Photo by Emily Eibs

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."