CAUSE Explorer Page

The CAUSE Explorer program is designed to train 8th grade middle-school students interested in science and education to volunteer as community outreach explainers. This program is an exciting way to explore careers, learn about aquatic animals and habitats, and build confidence and skills. CAUSE Explorers will participate in science content training and skill-building workshops and then help teach summer camps to younger students in the city.

In CAUSE, Explorers will:

  • Learn basic oceanography and marine biology
  • Learn and interact with live animals
  • Get hands-on with field and research work experiences
  • Be able to start high school prepared for science coursework
  • Build public speaking, teaching, and other school, job, and life skills
  • Develop interpersonal and communication skills
  • Create long-lasting peer and mentor relationships
  • Become a positive role model for younger children
  • Meet and interact with many different kinds of people, including networking with teens from other local schools

Upon completion of one program year as an Explorer, participants are encouraged to move on to paid work experience by applying for the CAUSE high school Intern program




  • Applicants must be a Camden City Resident
  • Applicants must be an 8th Grade Student in a Camden City School

Camden Community Charter School
Camden’s Promise Charter Middle School
Cooper B. Hatch Family School
Cooper's Poynt School
Dr. Ulysses S. Wiggins College Preparatory Lab Family School
East Camden Middle School
Henry H. Davis Family School
Henry L. Bonsall Family School
H. B. Wilson Family School
Holy Name
KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy
LEAP Academy University Charter School
Molina Elementary
Octavius V. Catto Community Family School
R.T. Cream Family School
Thomas H. Dudley Family School
Veterans Memorial Family School
Yorkship Family School

Or any other schools, not listed, in Camden City who have 8th grade students.

Fall 2021 CAUSE Program Updates: 

  • This year ONLY, 9th Graders may also apply for our Intern Program using the same application and recommendation form 
  • The Application and Recommendation Forms for both the Intern and Explorer Program are due by OCTOBER 15, 2021 

How to Apply?  

  • Please complete and submit an application by clicking the “Apply Here” button below!  
    • You must fill out ALL parts of the application before you are allowed to submit 
  • One (1) recommendation form MUST be received to consider the application complete. 
    • Recommendation forms can be completed by a current or past teacher.

Once the Application and Recommendation forms are submitted: 

  • Applications will be reviewed 
  • Invitations for interviews will be sent out 
  • Interviews will be conducted by Interns already in the program 
    • Families MUST attend and will be interviewed as well  
  • After Interviews are completed, acceptances will be sent out. 

To download the CAUSE Staff Participant Responsibilites, click here

To download the CAUSE Application, click here

To download the CAUSE recommendation sheet, click here

To download the complete CAUSE FAQ sheet, click here

Contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns:


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