Jobs at Camp

Looking to make an impact?

The Museum of Life and Science Summer Camps provide engaging, science-focused camps for more than 2500 children from the Triangle and beyond. Summer Camp is a unique opportunity for children to explore ideas and create new friendships, free from the pressure of school and the context of their usual friend groups. At camp, friendships and experiences are intense and exciting. They often become core, defining memories for campers.

Museum of Life and Science Summer Camps are your opportunity to interact with campers in this special time and place, connecting them to one another and to science as a way of understanding the world! Our camps show our campers that science is not just something done in sterile white rooms with people in white lab coats. Science is something we all do every day — a method to better understand and explore the world.

Both of our campuses in Durham and Chapel Hill feature multiple natural environments, engaging experiences, open recreation spaces, and designed play areas. These locations offer endless opportunities for you to engage campers in activities that help them better understand themselves and their environments. You will lead campers through explorations of topics such as building and tinkering, nature exploration, LEGO, and Minecraft. These topics meet campers where their interests already are and act as vehicles for sparking curiosity.

Summer Camp staff are professional, curious, empathetic, excited to learn, quick on their feet, and eager to see others learning. We’d love the opportunity to speak with you about how you might help us inspire curiosity this summer!

Important Dates:

  • Evening Trainings (virtual): Wednesdays from April 19 – May 10
  • Camp Orientation (in-person): May 13 – 14
  • Topics Training (in-person): May 20 – 21
  • Museum Camp Dates: June 5 – August 18
  • Camp Curiosity (Chapel Hill) Dates: June 19 – August 4

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Hours and Pricing


Camp Hours:
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

AM care: 8:00 am – 8:30 am
PM care: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Morning Dropoff: 8:45 am – 9:00 am
Afternoon Pickup: 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Camp Prices

Members: $325/week
General Public: $355/week

AM care: $20/week
PM care: $45/week
Lunch*: $45/week (vegetarian and omnivore options available)

* Lunch is only available at the Durham Museum Camp

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