Teen Summer Camp Volunteer
The position of Summer Camp Volunteer serves as an extra helping hand for our Education staff in running The Leonardo’s summer camps. Doing this is in support of the Leonardo’s mission to create experiences that inspire creativity and innovation. We need people who can commit to at least a week of camp (Monday -Friday 9AM-4:30PM). If it is possible, you can choose to commit to helping for two weeks, the duration of the camp. This will help to provide the children with a sense of stability. But even if you're not sure if you can commit to the entire camp, please reach out! Let us know which times work with your schedule and/or which camps interest you most, and we will work with you. Additionally, There are three age ranges to volunteer with: 1 st-2 nd grade, 3 rd-5 th grade, and 6 th-8 th grade. Let us know if you have a preference of which age range you'd like to work with.
Description of Volunteer Duties:
- Ensure excellent summer camp experience to the children participating in the summer camps
- Prep camp supplies
- Set classrooms for summer camps
- Supervise campers
- Other tasks as assigned
Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:
- Must present a professional appearance and a friendly manner
- Must be dependable and punctual
- Must be able to stand and walk around for long periods of time
- Be courteous and personable when dealing with the public
- Be patient, understanding, and helpful with children
- Be self-directed, willing to take initiative, and detail-oriented
- 16 years or older, high school or college students preferred.
- If you are under the age of 18, a parent’s signature will be required.
- All volunteers are required to attend a new volunteer training on the first day of their volunteer position.
- Additional training specific to the position will be done during your shift.
- Weeks of Summer Camps: June 8 - August 14th
Camp 1: June 8th-12th
Camp 2: June 15th-19th & 22nd-26th
Camp 3: June 29th-July 3rd & July 6th-10th
Camp 4: July 13th-17th & July 20th-24th
Camp 5: July 27th-31st & August 3rd-7th
Camp 6: August 10th-14th
All camps with the exception of the first and the last are two weeks longs.
This one-week summer camp is all about using creativity and innovation to explore the impact of solar energy technology - around the world and in our backyards. Campers will dive into the science of solar, why green energy is important and how we can use science and technology to make a better world. (This is a one week camp.)
Come out of camp learning to code! Hacker camp is an awesome introduction to all things digital, robotics and computer science, designed around camper driven projects. These two weeks are all about problem solving - pairing coding logic and computational thinking with a whole lot of teamwork and hands on practice to discover and create. (This is a one week camp.)
Innovation Camp (two weeks):
Inspired by our high school innovation competition, Mind Riot, the Innovation summer camp is boot camp in creative problem solving - we’ll form teams and learn how to be change makers in our world. Utah innovators in our community will join us for fun lessons on how to be a creative thinker. This camp is all about sparking curiosity, coming up with ideas, teamwork, creativity and inspiration.
Mixed Media Storytelling (two weeks):
This camp hands your child a creative toolkit for storytelling that includes everything from theater, film making and drawing to augmented and virtual reality, animation and digital platforms. We want our campers to discover all the different ways they can tell their story.
The Science Behind...
This is the perfect summer experience for a curious camper - a two week deep dive into the science behind our world and all around us - everything from the science of cooking, sports, color and design, our Utah nature, and much more. At the end of the second week, we’ll break down exactly how to think like a scientist to figure out the science behind ANYTHING. This camp is a great way to connect science to the world around us and sets campers up for science success.
About The Leonardo
209 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, US
It is the Leonardo's mission to fuse science, technology, and art in experiences that inspire creativity and innovation in people of all ages and backgrounds.
What is The Leonardo? The Leonardo is a hands-on science, technology, and art museum, with engaging an interactive exhibits for all ages.
Leonardo da Vinci stands out for his breadth of exploration and enduring influence. He was a brilliant artist, scientist, and engineer who approached life with insatiable curiosity, learning how to see and understand the world in new ways. The Leonardo is a non-profit community-powered museum which opened in 2011.
Once home to the Salt Lake City Public Library, The Leonardo’s downtown location has served the people of the Wasatch Front for nearly 50 years. The Leo is tremendously proud to carry on the legacy of community learning and invites you to become a part of our unique community powered museum experience.
209 East 500 SouthSalt Lake City, UT 84111
- Teaching / Instruction
- Child Care
- People Skills
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- Ideally a commitment of 2 weeks of camp (Monday through Friday 9AM-4:30PM)
- Must volunteer for a full week of camp rather that one shift in the whole week.