The Teaching Assistant will work in a classroom with the Lead Teacher to immerse campers in "content" based on the topic of their Major and guides campers in the creative/design thinking process. Campers then work in collaborative learning groups/teams to synthesize the information, determine the direction of their final project, and work towards its completion and presentation to a panel of experts on the final day of camp. Teaching Assistant’s will help bring a unique curriculum to life and to inspire campers to think creatively from a board range of interesting topics.
We are seeking motivated team members who believe deeply in the organization’s mission and who display a record of achievement in effective supervision & management of youth, have expertise in content-specific majors and minors, building positive relationships and ensuring the safety and well-being of people of all ages.
Below are the MAJOR CAMP offerings:
MAJOR #1: Technology
The Ultimate Goal: Campers will learn and experience a variety of technologies and devices as they work individually and in teams with our Subject Matter Experts.
Technology camps are offered at various ages/experience levels and include: Robotics, Minecraft, Digital Animation, Digital Video Production, Digital Photography and more.
MAJOR #2: Fashion Design and Merchandising
The Ultimate Goal: Campers will develop a fashion line and create a merchandising plan that will be presented to fashion industry representatives.
Campers will discover their inner “fashion-ista” as they explore the world of Fashion Design and Merchandising! They will unleash their creative talents and unique style sense, as they create designs for high-tech sports apparel, glamorous formal wear, versatile handbags and accessories, or an adorable children’s line! With experienced designers as their inspiration, campers will develop prototypes of their design ideas while learning many aspects of the fashion design including color theory, drawing techniques, pattern creation, textile and fabric design, and more. Campers will also explore other areas of the Fashion Industry such as current and past fashion trends, developing an effective brand, and creating a marketing strategy to expose their extraordinary one-of-a kind creations to the real-world!
MAJOR #3: Invention By Design
The Ultimate Goal: Campers will take their team’s design solution from idea to prototype and present it to a panel of industry representatives.
Campers will embark on a design adventure and explore real-life problems that can be solved through creative design and innovative thinking. Have you ever thought of an awesome invention that would make life easier? Campers will become a creative force on their team and devise a design solution for their “client’s” specific need. Campers will explore a broad range of ideas as they develop and refine their prototypes in order to meet the needs of their end-user and the capabilities of their manufacturer. Whether they are creating an ergonomic piece of furniture, a new type of kitchen appliance, or a sleek new automobile design, campers will experience the design process first-hand and learn what it takes to design, build, produce and package products that we use every day.
MAJOR #4: Sports Business and Entrepreneurship
The Ultimate Goal: Campers will create their own sports franchise or business, or pitch a new idea to an existing pro team or organization, and present their project to a panel of experts.
There’s a whole team of people working behind the scenes of every pro sports game, and endless possibilities to get involved in the sports world, even if you’re not a professional athlete. When you join this team, you will discover opportunities in sports marketing, franchise management and other sports-related businesses through interaction with special guests and exciting field trips to major sports organizations like the Philadelphia Phillies and the Philadelphia Union pro soccer team.
MAJOR #5: CSI Forensics
The Ultimate Goal: Armed with their crime scene kit, campers will analyze a sophisticated crime scene and present their evidence in a simulated courtroom where professional Crime Scene Investigators will judge their conclusions.
Campers will immerse themselves in hands-on forensic science, as they are challenged with the task of unraveling complicated clues at a mock crime scene investigation. As part of an investigatory team, campers will learn about the process for the collection and preservation of evidence, crime scene reconstruction, fingerprinting techniques, forensic photography, splatter analysis and more! Campers will also learn how write and maintain detailed reports, interview witnesses, and prepare evidence for a mock trial. With their team, campers will also explore forensic technology and criminal justice practices as they go behind the scenes of an actual crime lab with real professional forensic scientists and crime scene investigators.
MAJOR #6: Animal Advocates: Great Gorillas
The Ultimate Goal: Campers will develop a positive advocacy campaign or conservation action plan designed to protect and preserve Gorillas.
Campers will learn how to protect and preserve threatened and endangered animals that share our world as they become a positive wildlife animal advocate for change! With their team, they will become part of a conservation initiative to save the Gorillas. Among the largest of all living primates, these magnificent animals are amidst the most endangered! Campers will learn about the growing threats and most pressing issues facing them today. The experience will be highlighted by an overnight trip to the Philadelphia Zoo where campers will work with Zoo educators, be exposed to their expert resources, and be inspired by their resident primates and other animal species!
Additional Exciting Majors Also Include: Super Cool Science, Space & Rocketry, ESF Productions: Theater & Performing Arts, Just Dance, Art Studio, etc.
Major Camp is featured at 9 different locations. As a Teaching Assistant, you will be working at one site exclusively.
ESF, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All candidates who meet the qualifications are encouraged to apply!