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Organization Information

Name: Gilbert House Children's Museum
Website: https://acgilbert.org/
Address: 116 Marion St NE
City: Salem
State: Oregon
Zip Code: 97301
Description: The Gilbert House Children’s Museum is a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) children’s museum connected to downtown Salem’s Riverfront Park.  Founded in 1989, Gilbert House Children’s Museum provides innovative and stimulating educational experiences which spark children’s natural curiosity. The Museum is named after Salem native, A.C. Gilbert,  an extraordinary scholar, inventor, Olympic athlete and gold medalist, entrepreneur, and magician.  An advocate of learning through play, Gilbert was the proud inventor of the Erector Set, the inspiration for our giant outdoor Erector Set, the highlight of our 20,000 ft² Outdoor Discovery Area.

Our mission, to inspire children to learn through creative play, is accomplished through 15 hands-on exhibits, our Outdoor Discovery Area, camps, field trips, membership opportunities, and educational programs in the sciences, arts, and humanities.  The Museum is composed of three historic houses; the Rockenfield House, Gilbert House and Parrish House.

Contact Information

First Name: Patricia
Last Name: McNab
Phone: 503-371-3631
Email: outreach@acgilbert.org

Opportunity Information

Name: Summer Camp Counselors
Issue Area(s):
  • Child Care and Development
  • Education
Start Date: 07/08/2019
End Date: 08/23/2019
Description: Summer Camp Counselor are volunteers who enrich the experience of Summer Camp campers by engaging them with activities, games and crafts, while supporting the efforts of the Summer Camp Educators. 

Camp Counselors volunteer 35 hours/week for 1 to 7 weeks in July-August and are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Specific Tasks:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: supervising campers during before/after care hours (8:00-9:00AM/4:00-5:00PM), and lunch times (12:00-1:00PM), assist the Camp Educator with set-up/take-down of classroom or activities, connect with or assist campers during activities and free times, facilitate games, crafts, or activities for up to 20 campers (ages 5-10)