Emagination Tech Camps
  • IL
  • Lake Forest, IL, USA
  • Seasonal

Length of Position: Summer, residential position for 6-8 weeks, depending on location

Company Info: We have been teaching kids and teens new tech skills and providing them a community where they make new friends and have fun since 1982! With our core tech camp program offering 20+ tech courses, plus a specialty program for coding ' we offer a great opportunity to put your youth development and leadership skills to work.

Description: Teach, Mentor, Commit, Play, Collaborate that's a summer at Emagination and one you don't want to miss! Tech Counselors teach technology courses to up to 10 campers at a time in a classroom using professionally developed curriculum provided by camp and work with the entire staff team to ensure the delivery of a camp program that balances technology learning with opportunities for recreation, personal growth and social development.

Tech Camp Counselor/Instructor Responsibilities:

  • Attend staff training week and complete all online pre-camp training
  • Live on campus with our campers and be responsible for their well-being during the day, evening and on the weekend - Provide supervision, care and nurturing
  • Teach tech courses (curriculum provided) to campers ages 8-17 in a classroom setting 1:10 counselor to camper ratio
  • Lead recreation and other program activities including outdoor physical games, board and card games and computer based activities
  • Additional responsibilities assigned as required


  • Paycheck Get paid a weekly salary spending the summer at camp is a great way to save most of your earnings
  • Room and Board housing, meals, internet and utilities are covered which means extra money in your pocket
  • College Credit or Internship You may be eligible for college credit or able to use camp as an independent study, practicum or internship experience. Ask your advisor or professor at your school how the skills you will learn directly relate to your major and how they will make you a stronger job candidate
  • Leadership you will be supervising groups of 7-15 others, engaging in decision making, behavior management and living ethics- all necessary leadership skills
  • Networking Opportunities connections made at camp can lead to possible internships, future job opportunities and lifelong friends
  • 21st Century Skills communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity and contribution skills and traits that can draw an employer's attention to your resume
  • Letter of Recommendation Camp leaders write great letters of recommendation because they get to know you and you in action on a daily basis


  • Must be at least 18 years old by June 1
  • Successfully pass applicable background screenings and provide verifiable references
  • Prior experience working with children, preferably in a summer camp environment
  • Desire to lead games, songs, classes, and other activities with groups of children
  • Must be able to teach two or more of the following technology-based courses:

Digital Arts and Media

  • 3D Modeling Printing-Blender
  • 3D Animation-Blender
  • YouTube Video Creation-VSDC
  • Graphic Design-GIMP
  • Web Design - HTML5, XAMPP, PHP, CSS and WordPress

Video Game Design

  • Strategy Game Design-Warcraft Three
  • Unreal Game Design-Unreal
  • Action Game Design-Game Maker
  • Minecraft World Design-Minecraft
  • Roblox-Roblox
  • Unity 2D - Unity


  • Scratch
  • Coding Basics-Python/Pycharm
  • Java
  • C#
  • Game AI - Python


  • Explorations in Engineering - Piper with Raspberry Pi & Minecraft (Redstone)
  • Cryptography
  • Robotics with BOE Bot
  • RC Cars
  • LightSabers- Soldering

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