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Camp Staff Employment Opportunities

Each summer we have staff employment positions at our Raleigh camps. NC State is an equal opportunity employer.

Raleigh 2024 Camp Staff Employment Positions

K-12 Teachers

  • Day Camp Teacher Team Leads

We are very pleased to offer the following summer opportunity for ALL elementary, middle and high school teachers. As a Team Lead, you will be learning and leading activities focused on introducing children to engineering concepts.  It is a fun, collaborative environment where staff apply what they learn about engineering in a sustained informal-educational setting. Team Leads will assist the program by offering feedback and ideas while supervising approximately 12 (elementary or middle school)  or 24 (high school) students, providing mentoring, team facilitation and behavior management, while collaborating with other Team Leads, Counselors and Assistant Counselors.

The engineering education skills learned and practiced will be a tremendous asset in the future for engaging students in more traditional classroom settings and for developing various STEM-integrated academic lesson plans. Applicants should be interested in learning how to use engineering problem-solving methodology to facilitate academic connections in their classrooms. They should be highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals, interested in hands-on activities, and able to work well with peers and children.

Stipend Rates are $20/hour for time spent preparing for camps, at training and in the camps. Daily camp hours run approximately 8:00am until 4:30pm. Additional time may be required before and after the daily camp session. Lunches are provided during the camps and training sessions. We are not limiting teachers to selecting camps based solely on the grade levels that they currently teach.

Position Update: We are no longer accepting applications.

NC State University Undergraduate Students

  • Day Camp Counselors – Elementary, Middle and High School Day Camps

In the Elementary, Middle School and High School camps, college students help lead teams of 12 to 24 campers in hands-on engineering activities. The position involves mentoring student campers, being a role model leading all activity testing, managing team-to-team activity communications and facilitating teamwork effectiveness. Applicants should be enthusiastic, motivated and have experience working with children in a group environment. Position pay is $15/ hr and lunches are included when accompanying campers.

Position Update: We are no longer accepting applications

  • Residential Camp Counselors – High School Residential Camps

Residential counselors live on campus in assigned dorm rooms and are responsible for a group of approximately 10 high school rising juniors and seniors. The week begins with a Sunday camp check-in and ends with a Friday departure. During the week, counselors plan and implement a variety of social and recreational activities, provide insight into being an engineering student and help campers meet one another. Counselors need to be able to co-lead groups of campers, take direction from the assistant camp coordinator and collaborate with peer counselors. They need to be enthusiastic and have a passion for engineering. Previous experience leading student teams is preferred. The position runs from June 12 through July 14 (with the exception of the week of the 4th of July). Position pay is $15/hour and includes housing and meals when accompanying campers.

Position Update: We are no longer accepting applications.

NC State University Graduate Students

  • Assistant Camp Coordinator – Elementary, Middle and High School Day Camps

This position begins immediately, working in a flexible schedule 5 – 10 hours per week until the middle of May and involves preparing for camp with updates to the application system, determining materials requirements and preparing for training sessions. In June, July and the beginning of August, the schedule turns into a full-time, 40 hours per week, M – F position and entails leading the high school assistant counselors with the preparation tasks for each day at summer day camp. This position requires leadership experience and excellent communication skills. Requirements include leading daily meetings with the teacher team leads and counselors, leading and directing responsibilities for the high school assistant positions and ensuring facilities are set up, activity materials are provided and removed, drop-off/pick-up processes are handled smoothly and closing presentations are prepared. The pay rate is $20/hr.

Position Update: We are no longer accepting applications

  • Assistant Camp Coordinator – High School Residential Camps

This position will be responsible for supervising approximately 18 undergraduate Residence Counselors and just over 300 high school rising juniors and seniors. This position involves preparing for the camps during the school semesters for up to 10 hours per week and then residing in university housing for the four weeks that camps are in session. Responsibilities during camp include managing all camp related aspects from Sunday camp check-in to the Friday departure process. The person will lead the planning and implementation of a variety of social and recreational activities and act as a role model to the camp counselors and attendees. The successful candidate needs to be an enthusiastic leader and have previous leadership experience in working at a camp or program with high school and/or undergrad students. This position begins immediately, working 5 – 10 hours per week until mid May when it becomes a 40 hr/wk job. The month of June 13th through July 1st and July 10 through 15 is a full-time commitment with presenting counselor training and managing three weeks of camp. The pay rate for this position is $20/hr.

Position Update: We are no longer accepting applications

Undergraduate and High School Students

  • LEAD Assistant Camp Counselors – Elementary, Middle and High School Day Camps

Lead and provide direction for the Assistant Counselors while they support Team Leads and Counselors. Prime source for communicating completion updates and providing input to staff performance to camp administrative leadership. Provide oversight and direction to Assistant Counselors while they are preparing materials for hands-on engineering challenges, escorting campers between rooms and buildings, assisting with daily camper drop-off and pick-up process, Friday camp closing events and camp facility upkeep. Pay rate is $12/hr.

Position Update: We are no longer accepting applications.

  • Assistant Camp Counselors – Elementary, Middle and High School Day Camps

Camp assistant duties include preparation of activities and materials, organization of materials and cleanup, and assisting with the supervision of children during outdoor activities, field trips, and movement around campus. Camp assistants are expected to interact with campers and should be friendly, enthusiastic and industrious. Candidates must be at least 14 years old and should have previous experience working with children. Pay rate is $10/hr.

Position Update: We are no longer accepting applications.