Ages 13-18: Teen Camps & Junior Counselor Program

Teen Camps for ages 13-17

Junior Scientist
Spend a week at MNA contributing to a real scientific project. Youth will learn from MNA scientists about current research projects, data collection, and analysis. Kids will also contribute to a collaborative effort to map and better understand monarch butterflies and their host plants across the Western U.S. Data compiled through this project will improve our understanding of the distribution and phenology of monarchs and milkweeds, identify important breeding areas, and help us better understand monarch conservation needs.
Educator: Liz Blaker and MNA Scientists
Cost: $195
Session dates: July 17-21, 9 am–4 pm

The Great Outdoors with Andy Yazzie (overnight camping)
Celebrating his 20th summer with the Discovery Program, Andy Yazzie is offering a camp designed for teens to enjoy camping, hiking, and swimming while learning about natural history, geology, and leave-no-trace ethics in the wild. *Junior Counselors who work at least 2 weeks of summer camp receive a $75 discount.
Educator: Andy Yazzie
Cost: $275
Session dates: July 24-28, On MNA campus Monday (9 am-4 pm), in the field Tuesday-Friday.

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Junior Counselor Program for ages 14-18

Junior Counselors (ages 14-18) assist staff with summer camps and will be assigned classes based upon personal interest and program needs. This volunteer opportunity provides valuable job experience for teens interested in working with children.

Junior Counselor Job Description 

Junior Counselor Job Application

To apply, please download application and mail to:

Discovery Manager
Museum of Northern Arizona
3101 N. Fort Valley Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Or email to

For additional questions, please contact Discovery Manager at 928-774-5213, ext. 222

When asked about her experience as a former Discovery participant and now three- year Junior Counselor, Kelly Reid exclaimed, "I always looked forward to summer camps at MNA as a participant. Now that I’m older, I still love camp, but return each year because of the joy it brings me to pass on my experiences to new kids."