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Teen Volunteers

Teen Summer Camp Counselor Program

Now accepting applications!

For Teens Ages 14 – 18
Interested in our Hot Summer, Cool Science Summer Camps but are too old to attend? Check out our Teen Summer Camp Volunteer Program for students ages 14 – 18. Teen volunteers will develop leadership skills while assisting Imagination Station team members as camp counselors this summer.

Counselors will be selected from a pool of applicants who complete the application process. We will schedule an interview for those selected to move forward.

Successful candidates will be notified by May 15. This process provides teens with an opportunity to develop skills needed to obtain their first job. Selected applicants will have additional opportunities to participate in the ongoing Teen Volunteer Program.

Are You Qualified?

Please complete the application packet if you are able to answer yes to the following questions:

  • Are you at least 14 years of age?
  • Are you able to volunteer Monday through Friday? Camp shifts are 8am – 12:30pm OR 12:30 – 5:15pm. No one may volunteer more than eight hours a day.
  • Are you able to commit to a minimum of two camps? Each camp duration is one week. They are scheduled June 4 – August 10. Check out the Summer Camp Schedule below.
  • Are you able to commit to a mandatory training?
  • Will you be able to attend a scheduled interview? A parent/guardian may accompany you on the interview.

Teen Counselor Responsibilities

  • Interact with the campers in a positive manner during sessions and breaks.
  • Provide general assistance during program and camp activities.
  • Be an active participant in the class and lead by example.
  • Help set up the room with necessary materials: arrange tables, chairs, posters, etc.
  • Help monitor the campers’ behavior during free time among Imagination Station’s exhibits.
  • Assist during the snack and lunch breaks.
  • Help with the cleanup effort and be willing to clean spills, crumbs, etc.
  • Assist with bathroom breaks and keep campers together.

Apply Today

Interested applicants should submit the following information by mail or drop it off at:

Imagination Station
Attn: Aubry Hall – Membership and Volunteer Manager 
1 Discovery Way
Toledo, Ohio 43604

Teen Application Materials
Please download and fill out the Teen Summer Camp Volunteer application. The application requires:

  • A half-page written response to the question, “Why would you like to volunteer at Imagination Station?”
  • One letter of reference from a teacher, coach or school counselor whom you have had in the past two years.

Download an application >>

Applicants and parents: Please note that Imagination Station is a drug-free environment and we require all employees and volunteers to undergo a drug test prior to working at Imagination Station.

Summer Camp Schedule

Imagination Station Summer Camps are available on-site at the science center and at two off-site locations - Bowling Green State University and the University of Findlay. On-site summer camps offer two summer camps each week with the exception of the week of Fourth of July.

Off-site Camps

June 1-5: Design it!  at Bowling Green State University
June 15-19: Design it! at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont  

On-site Camps

micro MOLECULE Camps 

(For kids ages 6 - 8)
June 8-12, June 15-19, June 22-26
Super Splatter Science

June 29-July 3, July 6-10, July 13-17
Camper's Guide to the Galaxy 

July 20-24, July 27-31, August 3-7

MACRO molecule Camps 

(For kids ages 9 - 13)
June 8-12, June 15-19, June 22-26
Inside the Lab   

June 29-July 3, July 6-10, July 13-17
Super Splatter 2.0

July 20-24, July 27-31, August 3-7
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