Preamble: All Capitol Debate Staff, regardless of title and/or experience, are here to: serve the best interests of the student, make it an amazing summer for all participants, show up every day as their best self, and be present to take on any and all responsibilities that create a successful camp! All Capitol Debate staff are considered Camp Counselors first and foremost.
Seeking Summer Public Speaking and Debate Junior Instructor/ Residential Advisor for Summer 2024 Camps for following Locations:
Yale, University of Pennsylvania, UCLA, UNC, Villanova, American University, Lawrenceville School, Rider University, Hun School of Princeton, Drew University, University of Washington, Babson College, University of Houston.
Capitol Debate Summer Camps invites recent high school graduates and college students actively involved in public speaking and/or debate activities to join our summer camps as Junior Instructors/Residential Advisors. Hosting camps in 15 cities, we offer two-week sessions from June 8 to August 1, 2024. A great travel opportunity awaits those who can work at least 6 weeks this summer at up to 3 different campuses.
The Junior Instructor/Residential Advisor is key to assisting with and participating in all camp residential life activities. This includes student engagement, classroom facilitation, judging debates or speeches, tutoring in debate, ensuring safety, and supporting overall camp operations and logistics. You'll work directly with Camp management and other Counselors to ensure a smooth camp experience, living on campus with the students and summer camp staff.
Requirements & Experience
Camp Counselors/junior instructors are often current college students or recent high school graduates with a background in public speaking and debate (including activities like DECA, Model UN, and Mock Trials). Experience working in youth-based programs is a plus. Required attendance at training sessions and planning meetings leading up to camp, including an all-staff orientation and training on Day 0. Returning Camp Counselors are eligible for increased responsibilities and compensation. Staff may need to walk long distances under summer conditions and share dorm rooms with fellow counselors of the same gender.
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