Inspire the Next Generation of Science Buffs

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Do you love teaching? Inspiring young children? Sharing your passion for science? What if you could do all of this and receive a stipend for your hard work?

Science Camp 2016 organizers are excited to invite UCSF students and affiliates to participate in the annual UCSF Science Camp. The gathering serves as a week-long summer day camp after finals in June for rising 5th and 6th graders from the San Francisco community.

Most of these children come from underserved communities with low-performing standardized exam scores — but that's where volunteers come in.

Science camp counselors, along with an interprofessional team of students and faculty members, will engage campers in exciting experiments and creative projects that will fuel their interests and passion for science and learning.

During the week, campers will create slime, extract DNA, engineer boats, learn basic CPR, and much more. The goal of the project is sustainability — organizers want to both provide fun, memorable experiences for children and instill a long-lasting appreciation for science and knowledge.

This is a great opportunity to help serve and inspire children, while having a blast being role models for underprivileged kids.

Those interested in becoming a counselor should complete an application by clicking on this link and submit a one-page resume to UCSFScienceCamp@gmail.com by Sunday, February 7 at 5 pm.

Upon careful review of all applications, organizers will contact applicants for an interview time tentatively set for the evening of Wednesday, February 10.

UCSF Science Camp 2015 will either be held on the week of June 13 to 17 or June 20 to 24, depending on application responses.

Qualified applicants will be responsible for attending two to three training meetings during winter and spring quarter, recruiting campers, and supervising the camp on the week selected from around 8 am to 4 pm every day at 505 Parnassus Ave. Counselors will be given a stipend of $500 for their participation.

If you have any questions, feel free to email UCSFScienceCamp@gmail.com.