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Camp Counselor for Hagley Summer Camp

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ORGANIZATION: Hagley Museum and Library

  • 8 people are interested

Camp Counselors support Camp Instructors during the running of Hagley Summer Camps. These opportunities are for youth volunteers, age range 15-18. This activity will earn approximately 60 hours of volunteer time. Counselors assist with activity set-up, preparation and clean-up; group management and conflict resolution; and setting a friendly, engaging atmosphere throughout the camp week. There are two camp sessions: July 15-19 and August 5-9. Daily report times are 8:30 am-4:30 pm.

1) Training is provided in advance of camp week (dates July 9 and 10 or July 30 and 31). Training is mandatory.
2) You must commit to the full week of camp.
3) You will be interviewed for this activity prior to final assignment.

  • Life Long Ago Camp (July 15-19) immerses campers into life in a 19th century black powder factory and workers’ village. Each day campers explore different activities common during the 1800s, such as gardening, cooking, making toys, dancing, and much more. Campers also participate in tasks specific to a powder factory like firing off charges of powder, making barrels, and constructing water wheels. The camp week culminates in a carnival when campers can share what they have learned with their families.
  • STEAM Maker Camp(July 15-19) provides campers with the opportunity to tinker with different technology and equipment. From 3D printers to hand drills, to sewing machines, to more, campers will be taught how to bring their creative ideas to life as a patent model. The week will end with a Patent Model Presentation where campers can show off their inventions to their families.
  • During STEAM Discovery Camp (August 5-9) campers investigate scientific and engineering concepts and complete hands-on challenges. Each camp day will focus on a different topic in science and include subjects in life science, physical science, technology, and engineering. Finally, there will be a Science Expo at the end of the week where campers can show off their projects and favorite demonstrations for their families.
  • Before there were makerspaces, early makers were plying their trades. Learning the Trades Camp(August 5-9) offers campers a chance to explore many of the different skills and jobs of the 19th century. Campers will become powdermen, stone masons, coopers, farmers, teachers, printers, and more. A fun "jobs fair" at the end of the week will mark the end of the campers’ apprenticeships as they share their new skills with their families.

If interested, please email camato@hagley.org for information on how to sign up or express your interest here on VolunteerMatch!

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About Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630, Wilmington, DE 19807, US

Mission Statement

Hagley Museum and Library collects, preserves, and interprets the unfolding history of American enterprise. Hagley is located on 235 acres by the Brandywine River in Wilmington, Delaware.


Located on 235 acres along the banks of the Brandywine River in Wilmington, Delaware, Hagley is the site of the gunpowder works founded by E. I. du Pont in 1802. This example of early American industry includes restored mills, a workers' community, and the ancestral home and gardens of the du Pont family.

Hagley's library furthers the study of business and technology in America, especially the Middle Atlantic region. The collections include individuals' papers and companies' records ranging from eighteenth-century merchants to modern telecommunications and illustrate the impact of the business system on society.

The Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society organizes and administers the Hagley Museum and Library's interaction with the world of scholarship. It brings attention to Hagley's research collections and generates intellectual dialogue at Hagley.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy


Mon Jul 15, 2024 - Fri Aug 09, 2024
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM


200 Hagley Creek RoadWilmington, DE 19807



  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building


  • Teens


  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • Choose from two weeks of Camp: July 15 - 19 or August 5-9
  • Counselors must attend training prior to camp dates on July 9 and 10 or July 30 and 31

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