ESF Camps

Technology Camp Engineering & Design Specialist/Teacher

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ESF Camps at Gilman School (Baltimore, MD)
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Seasonal Full-Time

Position Summary

Engineering Technology Specialist/Teachers are responsible for immersing campers in our exciting technology curriculum while guiding campers through the creative/design thinking process. In addition to constantly supervising campers, Technology Specialists/Teachers promote and actively participate in all camp activities, may lead recreational periods outside of class, provide a safe and fun learning environment, and serve as a positive role models for campers and counselors.

Position Scope Factors

Program Description(s): (Candidates may be considered to instruct one or more courses listed below)

  • LEGO® Master Builders: Real World Engineering and Design with LEGO® Machines Mechanisms (Gr. 4-9) Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an engineer and use technology  to solve real world problems? In this hands-on camp, you will work on experiments and build machines, pneumatics devices, and renewable energy applications. You and your team will be given real life issues to solve while tapping into your engineering skills  in order to find  a solution to these problems. You will explore renewable energy through real-life models; investigate energy supply, transfer, accumulation, conversion and consumption; build and explore pneumatics; investigate power systems and components; explore kinetic and potential energy, and more. As the week progresses, you will gain more engineering knowledge and develop the skills  to build more complex mechanisms and solutions. No  prior experience is necessary! All skill levels are welcome.
  • Junior LEGO® Master Builders: Enchanted Castles and Princesses - An Intro to Engineering (Gr. 1-3) This camp takes you on a story book adventure with LEGO® princesses, fairies and majestic creatures. As Master Builders you will work in a team to build the amazing castles, tree houses and other medieval themed environments! In addition to building a story book inspired LEGO® world, you and the other Master Builder campers will also explore an introduction to engineering concepts with LEGO’s® Simple and Powered Machines engineering kits.
  • Junior LEGO® Master Builders: Super Hero City - An Intro to Engineering (Gr. 1-3) Mix up your favorite DC and Marvel Super Heroes in this fantastic Master Build camp. You'll work in teams to build an exciting Super Hero city with bases, ships and machines. In addition to building a Super Hero inspired city you’ll also explore introductory engineering concepts with LEGO’s® Simple and Powered Machines engineering kits.
  • Tech Adventures: Intro to Electronics and Sports Car Racing & Design (Gr. 1-3) Campers will investigate electricity and electronics and discover how to build and engineer circuits and other electronics projects. In Sports Car Racing & Design, campers will compete against each other while racing Anki smart cars. They also work in teams to design and build large Anki race courses.
  • Tech Adventures: Motors & Machines and Digital Art & Design (Gr. 1-3) Campers work with a variety of tools to investigate simple motors and machines (gears, wheels, axles, levers and pulleys), while solving tasks related to mechanical principles and learning about energy, balance and buoyancy. In Digial Art & Design, campers will use technology devices to take photos, make simple photo edits, draw 2D art and create fun  and engaging images.
  • Roller Coaster Design: The Science & Engineering of Thrill Rides (Gr. 4-9) Amusement Parks are filled with lots of heart pounding fun, as well  as multiple opportunities to learn about science and engineering. In this exciting camp, learn about the physics of roller coasters while exploring kinetic and potential energy, and centripetal force. You will build and test, physical and “virtual” roller coaster models using various computer programs, including Minecraft. You will create virtual roller coasters, build scale models with K’NEX® and experience the thrill  of the turns, loops and drops! The camp day is divided into 3 periods. Two thirds of the day is spent working on science and engineering of roller coasters and approximately one third of the day is dedicated to working with Minecraft. No  prior experience is necessary! All skill levels are welcome.
  • Test Pilot: Flyer Drones (Gr. 5-9) Do  you like drones and want to learn how to fly them? If you answered yes, then this camp is for you. This camp will teach you how drones rise off  the earth and fly through the sky  while gaining an understanding of the principles of lift, thrust and control. The focus is on the science and technology behind flight using drones. Projects will provide you with firsthand experience in building and flying your own aerodynamic objects.


A Technology Camp Specialist/Teacher teaches a minimum of 1 class but may also be considered to teach various programs at 1 or more locations.


Local teaching opportunities:

  • Baltimore, MD at Gilman School
  • North Bethesda, MD at Georgetown Prep School


If you are interested in traveling to any of the locations listed below, ESF will provide hotel accommodations, mileage reimbursement, and a food stipend:

  • Haverford, PA at The Haverford School
  • Chestnut Hill, PA at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
  • Montgomery Springs, PA at Montgomery School
  • Newtown Square, PA at Episcopal Academy
  • Tinton Falls, NJ at Ranney School
  • Lawrenceville, NJ at The Lawrenceville School
  • Moorestown, NJ at Moorestown Middle School
  • Bronx, NY at The Riverdale Country School
  • Greenwich, CT at Greenwich Academy

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Work daily in classrooms and cover multiple technology topics
  • Implement camp curriculum and organize/prepare daily lessons plans
  • Inspire campers to think creatively, critically, and innovatively
  • Empower campers to explore the world around them and solve real-life, practical issues
  • Impart your knowledge and expertise as an instructor, resource and guide
  • Lead campers in the learning process through the use of 21st century skills such as: innovation, creativity, communication, critical thinking, problem solving, ethical decision making, collaboration, teamwork, time management, empathy, and leadership
  • Use effective classroom management skills and create a fun environment where everyone feels included
  • Communicate effectively using clear, concise and grammatically correct written and oral language in all aspects of professional interaction with campers, families, peers and leadership 
  • Work effectively with fellow team members and collaborate on daily responsibilities
  • Provide oversight and instruction for your support counselors
  • Complete assigned paperwork
  • Serve as a positive role model to campers and counselors
  • Follow the ESF Code and maintain the ESF Look at all times
  • Exhibit ESF Core Values at all times and adhere to all company policies
  • Attend all required pre-camp trainings and submit necessary background check paperwork
  • Have fun!

Experience Requirements

  • Two, or more, years of classroom and/or camp experience (or comparable experience)
  • Previous experience using technology in a classroom Must have previous experience teaching children
  • The ability to quickly troubleshoot, and repair, simple PC/Technology problems and errors

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Teaching certification (preferred)

Reporting Relationships

  • Reports to and takes direction from Major Camp leadership staff.  In addition, you may take direction from the Technology General Manager and other camp directors. May also take direction from, and is overall accountable to, the Site Director.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  • Ability to push/pull, lift and carry a minimum of 35lbs
  • Endurance to work outside and on your feet for 6-8 hours per day
  • Ability to respond to emergency situations which may require running (up to 1 mile in some cases) and climbing stairs.
  • Good physical condition which enables candidate to execute all responsibilities associated with this position


ESF, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All candidates who meet the qualifications are encouraged to apply!


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