UW-Stout Camp Staff

Learn more about being a camp counselor and teaching assistant at the UW-Stout Youth Camps.
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If you're a fun, caring, motivated person who loves working with teenagers, join us for one to four weeks at UW-Stout as a counselor for the UW-Stout youth camps.

This year we are looking for Head Counselors, Counselors, Teaching Assistants, and a Photographer.  Learn more about these positions below.

 

Summer STEAM Experience

The Summer STEAM Experience Camp runs June 11-15 and July 9-13, 2023, with unique tracks and experiences in each week. Students entering grades 9 to 12 in fall 2023 are invited to explore career paths with UW-Stout faculty experts in a campus setting.

Junior STEAM Experience

The Junior STEAM Experience Camp runs June 18-22, 2023, and is for students entering grades 6 to 8 in fall 2023. Each day students will learn about a chosen track with hands-on activities, breaks, and time for fun activities.

Stout STEM Experience

Stout STEM-X Camp runs June 25-28, 2023, and is to help underrepresented and underserved high school students prepare for and succeed in their college careers. This overnight camp will provide 9 -12 grade students with hands-on experience in fields related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Head Counselors

Head Counselors play an integral role in creating a fun and educational experience for the Stout Experience campers. 

Head Counselors are responsible for the following:

  1. Leading the counselors during activities and training. Training is scheduled for June 10.
  2. Relaying messages to the Camp Director.
  3. Acting as a counselor with its duties as well. 
  4. Head Counselors will provide input on camp activities, campers, staff, and general camp-wide issues during a daily counselor meeting. 
  5. 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 $750 plus room and board for the week of camp.

To apply for this position send your resume and cover letter to thackerr@uwstout.edu.

 

Counselor

Responsible for:

  1. Supervise campers during the entirety of the camp.
  2. Work closely with your team of 10-12 campers.
  3. Serve as a role model, a mentor, and a leader.
  4. Serve as the health supervisor to your campers. (Training will be provided.)
  5. Oversee the safety of the group.
  6. Ensure campers are at their scheduled activity on time.
  7. Assist with planning and implementing designated camp activities as a team (e.g. volleyball, board games and crafts).
  8. Attend camp counselor training scheduled for June 10.
  9. Provide support as a mentor to encourage campers to engage in all activities.

We are looking for people (18+) with experience leading activities and who enjoy working with teens.  Necessary safety training will be provided.  Option to work for one or both weeks. Pay is $600 with room and board at UW-Stout, $75 raise for returning counselors (3-year cap).

To apply for this position send your resume and cover letter to thackerr@uwstout.edu

Teaching Assistants

Responsible for:

  1. Assist and work closely with your faculty instructor - must have experience in that topic. See these pages for the list of tracks: Summer STEAM Experience and Junior STEAM Experience.
  2. Supervise campers during track instruction.
  3. Respond to student questions throughout the day.
  4. Serve as a role model, mentor, and leader.
  5. Report to the Outreach Program Manager any health or behavioral issues.

Time requirements are Monday - Thursday, June 12-15, June 19-22, July 10-13 from 8:30 am - 4:15 pm.

Pay is $300.

To apply for this position send your resume and cover letter to thackerr@uwstout.edu

Camp Photographer

Photographer duties include the following:

  1. Provide own camera. (Available for rent at Stout library.)
  2. Attend the various courses/activities for photographic opportunities for group and single shots.
  3. Create, edit, and maintain a collection of photos of campers/participants in their various learning and recreation activities.
  4. Upload each day’s output to an online folder for viewing by coordinators.
  5. Consult daily with program staff for suggestions on content or output.

Time requirements: 8 hours per week of camp. See dates above. Specific schedule to be set once hired.

Pay is $10/hour.

To apply for this position send your resume and cover letter to thackerr@uwstout.edu

STEAM Counselor
STEAM Counselor / Photo by Emily Eibs

The 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."