Become a Science Camp Senior Counselor! PDF Print E-mail

We’re looking for a few good educators! Are you enthusiastic, responsible and caring? Would you like to lead or assist with teaching engaging, hands-on activities that allow kids (6-12 years old and in 7th and 8th grade) to explore the natural world and our connection to it?

Learn more about Kids Being Scientists Camp here!jr._counselors_and_campers_picnic_table

Sr. Counselors will participate in this curriculum training:

4H Backpack To Adventure: Youth Leaders in a Global World – Training for educators

Who? Educators, anyone involved in 4H or MSUExtension (adults and high schoolers)

July 1, 1-3pm at Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, 12685 East C Ave. Augusta, MI 49012

To register, email or call 269-671-2510 to reserve a spot.

Training is free.

Presented by Jan Brinn, Children & Youth Institute, 4H Educator

4-H Backpack to Adventure: Youth Leaders in a Global World is an innovative, competency-driven and research-based curriculum from Michigan State University Extension. It is designed for adult and teen volunteers, parents, professionals and others to use in working with young people aged 9 to 19 to develop the knowledge and skills they need to become youth leaders in an interconnected, global environment.

During the training you will be introduced to and participate in a few activities from the full curriculum.  You can buy print or electronic (pdf) versions of 4-H Backpack to Adventure: Youth Leaders in a Global World (4H1643) from the MSU Extension Bookstore at


Apply today to be a Camp Senior Counselor (18+) or
Junior Counselor VolunTeen (14-17 years old).

Camp Senior Counselor:



  • Commit to the entire camp schedule: Summer day camp runs for 4 weeks, July 6-10, 23-27 and July 13-17, 2015.  Mandatory counselor training on June 29-30 and wrap up on Agust 3-4, 2015.
  • Hours of work: Typically Monday-Friday, 35-40 hours a week (8 a.m.-4 p.m.; commitment to stay until 5:00 pm one day a week may be required).  Exception: July 16 (overnight campout during Leadership Camp)
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Demonstrated experience working with children
  • Working toward or a degree in education, environmental education, biology, ecology, environmental science, or related field
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record
  • Certification in Standard First Aid and CPR/AED for Adult plus Child and Infant
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and distinguish colors and sounds
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Additional qualifications:

  • Lifeguard certification(helpful, but not necessary)
To apply: complete online application here upload resume and three references.

Junior Counselor VolunTeen:


Visit our Volunteer page to learn more about becoming a Junior Counselor!