Our pledge is to put your children in the company of the most trustworthy and capable adults we can hire- instructors and counselors who are well suited to the task of caring for campers. The effort we put into screening and selecting our staff is part of that pledge. Our staff work with your children in the context of a visible, well scrutinized environment that has many built-in checks and balances. Counselors are supervised by the Camp Directors guided by clear, firm policies regarding behavior. Their actions are visible to co-workers and campers.
All of our camp directors are certified teachers currently working in the classroom. Our lead instructors are either certified teachers or Jr. & Sr. college students. Our college-aged employees come from the best local and out-of-state universities and colleges. Each employee experiences an intense background and reference check. Our goal is to hire as many science, math, engineering, computer science and education majors as we can. We hire some high school students to serve as Jr. Counselors who assist lead instructors and counselors.
Employees receive in-person training before the camp season begins. The training includes the Club SciKidz’s Camp Staff Training Package, where we provide all staff with foundational knowledge in the areas of camp-centered leadership, creating community, reducing injuries and illness, bullying prevention, risk management, and recognizing and reporting child abuse.