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Youth Teaching Assistant (YTA) Application

About You

Your Education

Your Contact Information


Your Availability

Please select the weeks for which you would like to be a YTA. Keep in mind your summer schedule, and only request weeks for which you are able to work. You must be able to attend all weekdays for the sessions you are assigned. Please submit this application only if you are willing to work any camp during the week(s) you have requested. YTAs are expected to be available from 8:15 am to 5:00 pm each day. If your availability changes, please notify Camp Staff ASAP at

Ideally, how many total weeks would you like to be a YTA with us this summer?

Your Interests

Select three subjects that interest you.

Camper Age Groups

Which age group of campers are you most interested in working with?

Qualifications/Previous Experience

Have you successfully completed YTA Boot Camp?
Have you been a YTA at Smithsonian Summer Camp before?
Have you been a camp counselor at another camp before?

Do you have any experience working with children (babysitting, tutoring, etc.)?

Do you have any related special skills or interests (academic or otherwise) that would contribute to your work as a YTA.?

Adult Reference

Provide the name, phone number, and relationship of an adult reference who is not a family member. They will be contacted and given a short reference form to complete.