Camp Counselor for campMODA

MODA seeks camp counselors for summer of 2018 to help lead innovative STEM- and STEAM-related design camps. Counselors must be at least 16 years of age and enjoy working with children. Counselors must also have related knowledge or experience in campMODA 2018 subject matter.

Our camps* are located at four locations. Each camp takes place over the course of a week (Monday-Friday) and counselors must be available to work the entire week, as well as attend training sessions prior to camp. Each Monday, camp counselors will be expected to arrive at the designated camp location at 8:00 am. campMODA sessions begin on May 28 and run through July 27.

1. Space Exploration: Design-Build Challenges with LEGO Robotic for grades 4-7
Offered at the Georgia Tech College of Design. Work hours are from 8:30 am to 4:30pm, with the exception of Monday. Camp Counselors will be expected to inventory LEGO kits each Friday and will receive time and half for extra hours worked, if work hours exceed 40 hours for the week.

2. Advanced Designing and Coding with Minecraft for grades 5-9 
Offered at the Museum of Design Atlanta and The Lovett School. Work hours are from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm at MODA, and 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at The Lovett School, with the exception of Monday.

3. Crafting Change: Design Camp for Activists or grades 4- 6 and grades 8-11
Offered at the Museum of Design Atlanta. Work hours are from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, with the exception of Monday.

4. Designing and Coding with Minecraf for grades 3 - 6
Offered at The Lovett School. Work hours are from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, with the exception of Monday.

5. Digital Building Blocks: Adventures in Blockl for grades 1-2
Offered at the Museum of Design Atlanta. Work hours are from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, with the exception of Monday.

6. LEGO Robotics for Aspiring Filmmaker for grades Pre-K -2 and grades 5-7
Offered at the Georgia Tech College of Design and MODA, as well as the First Presbyterian Preschool. For grades Pre-K - 2, work hours are from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm at First Presbyterian Preschool, with the exception of Monday. For grades 5-7, work hours are from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at GA Tech and 8:30 am to 1:00 pm at MODA, with the exception of Monday. Camp Counselors will be expected to inventory LEGO kits each Friday and will receive time and half for extra hours worked, if work hours exceed 40 hours for the week.

7. Architectural Design with Minecraf for grades 4-8 and grades 5-9
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ffered at The Lovett School and the Georgia Tech College of Design. Work hours are from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, with the exception of Monday.

8. Design like an Engineer: Project Playground 2 for grades K to 2
Offered at First Presbyterian Preschool. Work hours are from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, with the exception of Monday

9. Robotics: Tinkering with Circuits and Robot for grades Pre-K to 1
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ffered at First Presbyterian Preschool. Work hours are from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm,with the exception of Monday. Camp Counselors will be expected to inventory LEGO kits each Friday and will receive time and half for extra hours worked, if work hours exceed 40 hours for the week.

*Additional information is available on the MODA website at museumofdesign.org/campmodasummer

Qualifications:
• Enjoys working with children
• Has demonstrated experience working at camps or in other children’s educational or recreational settings
• Has demonstrated interest in the subject matter of the camp
• Has the ability to teach and lead various recreational activities
• Demonstrates excellent character, integrity and adaptability
• Is able to communicate clearly while working with children of various ages and skill levels
• Has the desire and ability to work in a cooperative, team-oriented atmosphere
• Has enthusiasm, patience and self-control
• Passes the GA State run background check

Counselor Responsibilities:
• Takes responsibility for the health, well-being and happiness of campers
• Recognizes and responds to opportunities for group problem solving
• Provides opportunities for the group so that each individual experiences success
• Encourages respect for personal property, camp equipment and facilities
• Sets good example for campers in all areas, including cleanliness, punctuality, clean-up chores, rules, sportsmanship
• Guides campers in participating successfully in all aspects of camp activities
• Actively assists the Camp Director and participates in all aspects of the campers’ days
• Observes camper behavior, assesses its appropriateness, enforces safety regulations and emergency procedures
• Attends training sessions and camp orientation held in March through May
• Meets/communicates as necessary with Camp Director regarding concerns, updates, challenges
• Submits all required paperwork on time

Apply:
• Complete campMODA Camp Counselor application
• Secure a letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach, or non-familial adult
• Submit completed application and refer all questions to MODA’s Education Coordinator, Blair Banks, at campmoda@museumofdesign.org.

Click here to download the Camp Counselor Application.