NOW HIRING camp counselors and instructors!

Counselor and Instructor positions are available, and all interested students are encouraged to apply. Camp training begins June 1, and camps run through the first week of August.

  • Counselor responsibilities include overseeing campers during mealtimes and evenings, as well as assisting with daytime activities. Counselor pay starts at $310/week plus room and board.
  • Instructors are responsible for leading sessions and facilitating hands-on projects and activities. Students interested in an instructor position should have completed at least two years of classes in their major and have a letter of recommendation from a faculty member in the subject area they are interested in instructing. Instructors will be hired to lead specific camps, and those students will then work as counselors for the remaining weeks. Instructor pay starts at $410/week plus room and board.
  • Specific Questions? Contact Camp Director, Jeremy Benson at

Experience working in an educational setting is ideal, but not required.

Ready to apply? Complete and submit by April 24th. Priority will be given to earlier applicants.

Gain valuable work experience at NIU STEAM summer camps!

No matter what your major is, you can gain valuable work experience at NIU STEAM summer camps. You’ll get a chance to work with a team, think on your feet, communicate with diverse audiences and solve problems – all skills prospective employers are looking for.

  • Are you an education major? You can practice classroom management, lesson planning and engaging students from elementary through high school.
  • Majoring in a science, social science or technical field? Get experience communicating technical information in a clear and interesting way.
  • Are you majoring in the liberal arts, arts or business? Develop the team building and communications skills that that will help you in any career.

Find out what former camp staff say about their experience in our NIU Today story.

The camps range from elementary day camps to high school residential camps, and they cover topics ranging from art and design to engineering, physics and robotics.

Take a look at the complete list of 2020 camp offerings.