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Assistants

We are recruiting over 150 Camp Assistants to volunteer in our nearly 100 camps this summer, located at Roper Elementary (our main site) and other community sites. Positions include office and classroom camp assistants as well as Before Care and Lunch Care duties as assigned. Current 8th graders and up may register. Watch this page for updates and check out the 2023 Camp Schedule link above for a complete list of camps.

Bright Lights Camp Assistants play a valuable role in our summer program. Their commitment helps support the teachers, ensures student success, and provides a rewarding experience that makes a difference in the classroom. Summer is a great time to complete  volunteer hours  for GOPO, service hours for the parochial schools, or other service project hours. To earn 15 hours  toward  GOPO or service hours, assistants must attend the orientation, assist the teacher with classroom setup and be in attendance for the full program week. 

Rising high school students who have completed 8th grade by Summer 2023, college students and adults are welcome to apply. On average, 250 openings need to be filled each summer, including half-day and full-day camps. Bright Lights needs assistants who are skilled in working with children, who have specific proficiencies, such as photography, sewing and robotics, or who have a high level of interest in specific topics such as art, science, technology or literature. 

Not only do Camp Assistants contribute to the success of our camps, but they will also:  

  • Learn about behind-the-scenes camp preparation and planning. 
  • Develop skills in classroom management and organization. 
  • Expand their proficiency in interpersonal relations with children and adults 

Here’s what a few Camp Assistants had to say about volunteering with Bright Lights… 

“It was a great experience, and I am glad to have been given the chance to help other kids discover music in a whole new way! I will look forward to doing it again in the future.” 

“My teacher was great to work with. She made the experience very enjoyable and I learned a lot from her for my future teaching career.” 

“When I went into working with Bright Lights, I never knew how much fun I would really have! What a great way to spend your summer with some awesome kids and fun camps.” 

For additional questions, please call Jodi at 402-420-1115 ext. 49 or email CampAssist@BrightLights.org.

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