Love kids, nature, and ZooCamp? We need your help! Join our ZooCamp Teen Assistant program and spend two weeks playing with kids, helping to lead activities, making crafts, dressing up in costumes and of course, having fun, all while earning community service hours. Teen Assistants are truly an integral part of the camp experience! Teen Assistants (TAs) should be energetic and enjoy spending time with children. This program is designed for teens in grades 9-12.
TAs must commit to working two weeks during the summer, Monday through Friday, from 8:30am - 4:30pm, and may be invited back for additional weeks as the schedule allows. You will be assigned to a ZooCamp class (ages range from Pre-K to 5th grade) and will assist your teacher with tours, games, crafts and general camp merriment!
Prospective TAs should fill out the ZooCamp Teen Assistant Application, and return it by May 1st. Applications will be available online in March - we will not accept applications before that time. The application includes basic information, essay questions, and must also include a letter of recommendation from an adult other than a relative.
After all applications have been received, they will be scored by a committee and we will accept the highest scoring applicants. The final number of TAs accepted is determined by number of camp classes and enrollment. One 4-hour training session is also required, on one of two dates offered.
Although we do our best to accommodate your preference for a specific age group, we cannot guarantee placement with any particular class.
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