Counselor program deadline approaching! Application deadline has been extended to Sunday, May 6.


Middle and High School students can gain Service Learning hours volunteering with our Counselor Program at ArtsCamp this summer. If you love the arts – painting, dancing, sewing, take an opportunity to work with children and develop leadership skills at the ArtsCenter. Please see details below and email Natalie Rambaldi with any questions.


Volunteer Counselor Program – For Rising 9th-12th Graders

Applications are due by 5pm on May 6th, 2018.


The ArtsCenter Counselor Program is open to students in rising grades 9-12 who have an interest in developing their leadership skills, working with children, and gaining experience in an arts education setting. There are two locations for volunteering, ‘ArtsCamp’ at The ArtsCenter and ‘Ready for K’ at Frank Porter Graham Elementary School.


ArtsCamp Counselors volunteer under the supervision of ArtsCamp Instructors (Teaching Artists), the Youth Education Department Staff, and the ArtsCamp Assistants. They assist with day camps for children in rising grades K-6. Older counselors, those in rising grades 11 and 12, may be asked to assist with programs for campers in rising grades 7-12.


The ArtsCenter partners with the Family Success Alliance to provide arts enrichment to rising kindergartners with a program called Ready For K. This program takes place offsite, at Frank Porter Graham Elementary School, from July 9 – August 2. Counselors for this program will work from 12:15-4:30pm pm Mondays-Thursdays to support Teaching Artists in preparing 4 and 5 year olds for the rigorous demands of Kindergarten! Many of these campers do not speak English at home, so this is an excellent opportunity for you to practice your Spanish or Karen.


Duties at both sites include welcoming campers each morning, engaging the group during camp activities, aiding with camp set-up and clean-up, supervising children during aftercare (ArtsCenter only), helping instructors prepare projects, and leading clean up at the end of each day in preparation for the following day.


Service-learning hours are granted for hours worked (approximately 40 hours per week at The ArtsCenter or 17 hours per week at FPG Elementary School). You are welcome to apply at both The ArtsCenter and at FPG Elementary School. All applicants must commit to a minimum of two weeks in the Counselor program.


This application is for the student to complete. All communication should be through the candidate and not the parent/guardian. The ArtsCamp Counselor program is designed to prepare students for applying for jobs in the future, and we want to encourage candidates who show initiative and maturity by being responsible for all stages of this process.


Applications are due by 5pm on April 30th, 2018. All candidates will be notified by May 9th of the status of their application. Final schedules will be released the week of May 14th, 2018.


Applicants are assessed on a rolling basis and spaces are limited, so we encourage you to apply early! Please feel free to email any questions to the Education Assistant – Natalie Rambaldi at





Junior Counselor Program – For Rising 7th and 8th Graders


The Junior Counselor Program is open to rising 7th and 8th grade students who have attended ArtsCamp in past years and are interested in becoming an ArtsCamp counselor when they enter high school. Junior Counselors work with our Little Campers program (rising grades K & 1), shadowing experienced high school counselors to assist professional teaching artists in leading visual and performing arts camps.


Duties include welcoming campers each morning, engaging children during camp activities, aiding with camp set-up and clean-up, supervising children during aftercare, helping Teaching Instructors prepare projects, and leading clean up at the end of each day.


Service-learning hours are granted for hours worked (approximately 28 hours per week). Junior Counselors must commit to a minimum of two weeks and up to three weeks during the summer. The role is supervised by ArtsCamp Staff, Youth Education Staff and the Teaching Instructor.


If you are interested in becoming a Junior Counselor, please fill out and submit this form by 5pm, April 30th