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Mon Jun 11, 2018 - Fri Aug 31, 2018


The Franklin Institute222 N. 20th StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19103


Discovery Camp is a co-ed summer day camp at The Franklin Institute. The goal is to get campers excited about science and to nurture their spirit of inquiry and discovery. Campers are grouped based on the grade level they are entering (typically Pre-K, K-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8). CITs work directly with the campers in their classrooms, providing teaching support to the Camp Counselors and ensuring the physical and emotional well being of all campers. CIT’s should also be willing to assist with organizing and distributing camp supplies.

Special Skills Required:
All CITs must be proactive, reliable, and have an interest in working with children. They should possess a high level of maturity, a positive attitude, along with strong communication and leadership skills. A desire to continue in the fields of science and/or education is preferred.

Schedule Requirements:

  • All CITs must be available for at least 3 full camp sessions (one week each). Please see the next page for session dates and themes
  • Volunteer shifts are 8 hours each day, Monday-Friday, and can be any preferred times between 8:00 am-5:30 pm, i.e. 8:30 am-4:30 pm
  • All CIT’s will receive a 45-minute lunch break

Orientation and Training Dates:

  •  Orientation for New CITs- Sunday, May 20 from 1:00-5:00 pm
  •  Orientation for Returning CIT’s- None
  •  DC Skills Training for New & Returning CIT’s- Saturday, June 2 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm; lunch will be provided

Please email volprog@fi.edu or visit https://www.fi.edu/join-our-team/volunteer for more information on summer Youth Volunteer opportunities.


  • STEM
  • Organization
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 hours/day Monday - Friday; 3 camp sessions

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