Summer Camp Assistant

A group of kids and two adults in the Putnam Science Center.
Summer camps at the Putnam are a blast! Be a part of the fun by providing support to our Putnam educators!

Mon – Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun: Noon – 5 p.m.

Mon – Sat: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun: Noon – 5 p.m.

Summers of Fun & Learning

Our popular summer camp program is a great opportunity for volunteers who enjoy spending time with small groups of kids. Camp themes range from Harry Potter and Zombie Survival to butterflies, the human body, and engineering. Volunteers—working alongside Putnam educators—help make the camp experience special for our young campers by providing assistance with themed summer camp activities, assisting staff with preparation of materials, managing the check-in process, and supervising lunch and break-time activities. 

Ideal camp volunteers enjoy children, variety and can handle multiple environments (outdoors, museum exhibit halls, classrooms, etc.). Camps run throughout the summer. Commitment for the duration of the camp is preferred, but not required. Shifts are weekdays from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and/or 1– 4 p.m. Volunteers are also needed to assist with before care (8–9 a.m., M–F) and after care (4–5 p.m., M–F) for campers who join us for an extended day.

Summer Camp 2024 Positions Now Open!

Not volunteered with the Putnam before?

Click the button below to fill out the volunteer application form, disclosure form, and authorization form. For questions and further information, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Nancy Calzada, at

Please Note: The Museum & Science Center will be closed for maintenance, cleaning, and updates January 8 -12.

We will resume normal hours on Saturday (1/13). Thank you for your patience, understanding and continued support!

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