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Be a camp counselor this Summer at Mid-America

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ORGANIZATION: MID-AMERICA SCIENCE MUSEUM

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Mid-America Science Museum holds weekly camps throughout the summer each year. Each camp has a different theme and our educators lead activities that tie science into these themes. Camp is for children in grades K-6th, and they are split into two groups by age. Camp volunteers will work alongside educators to facilitate activities throughout the day, including snack times, lunch time, and play time. Camp will be 8am-5pm, and the day may be split into shifts. Volunteers between the ages of 14-21 are welcome to apply. Volunteers must provide two references and may be subject to a criminal background check.

If you are 14-18 years old, please fill out the application attached and email it to baileyw@midamericamuseum.org. If you are 19+ please visit https://midamericamuseum.org/volunteer/ to fill out an interest form and leave a note about summer camps.

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About MID-AMERICA SCIENCE MUSEUM

Location:

500 MID AMERICA BLVD, HOT SPRINGS, AR 71913, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Mid-America Science Museum is to stimulate interest in science, to promote public understanding of the sciences, and to encourage life-long science education through interactive exhibits and programs.

Description

Mid-America Science Museum was conceptualized as the first interactive, informal learning environment in Arkansas when the Arkansas General Assembly passed Act 515 establishing the Arkansas Museum and Cultural Commission in 1971. Composed of seven gubernatorial appointees from state congressional districts, the State Commission was responsible for planning, developing, constructing, and operating the Mid-America Science Museum in Garland County.

The Museum opened to the public on January 20, 1979. Sunday, April 22, 1979, was proclaimed "Mid America Day" by the mayor of Hot Springs as the Museum was dedicated by then Governor Bill Clinton in a Grand Opening Ceremony.

In 2016, Mid-America Science Museum was particularly recognized by the Institute for Museum and Library Services with the National Medal for Community Service. Awarded to only 10 museum each year, the National Medal honors excellence in engaging the community in mission service. The award was presented to the Museum in a ceremony in the White House in Washington, D.C.

Over 40 years, the Museum has served over 3,500,000 visitors from around the country. Since the 2015 renovation, over 550,000 visitors have come to the Museum and over 15,000 students visit for educational programming. The Museum enjoys visitors from around the country and contributes to the local tourism economy. Conservative estimates demonstrate that the Museum has an annual economic impact of $4,900,000 in the city of Hot Springs.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Environment
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Environment

WHEN

Mon Jun 06, 2022 - Fri Aug 05, 2022
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

WHERE

500 Mid-America Blvd.Hot Springs, AR 71913

(34.51469,-93.11625)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Care
  • Environmental Science
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteer camp counselors are asked to volunteer a minimum of one week of camp. Counselors will be at the museum from 8am-5pm, and this time can be split into shifts if need be. Volunteers are welcome to sign up for multiple weeks.

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