Who is the Junior Counselor program for?
This program is for highly responsible students entering 9th-12th grade in the fall who enjoy working with kids. There are a limited number of spots available.
What does a Junior Counselor do?
A Junior Counselor assists in the daily running of the camp. They will be an assistant to the counselors in Kids Rock I and II and some of their responsibilities may include:
- Developing positive relationships with the campers
- Being a positive role-model
- Helping counselors set up and run activities
- Playing with younger campers during free-time
- Participating in activities with positive energy
Junior Counselor Qualities
Junior Counselors must:
- have a positive attitude
- have energy and show enthusiasm
- treat campers with respect and kindness
- demonstrate responsibility by helping counselors with day to day tasks
- encourage younger campers to follow camp rules and participate in activities
Benefits of being a Junior Counselor
Being part of the Junior Counselor program is a great way for students to develop their leadership gifts. It is an opportunity to take on a leadership role in a positive learning environment with valuable job training. It is something that could be put on a resume' for future summer job opportunities and can meet the high school volunteer hours requirement. Most importantly, being a camp leader is fun!
Training and Mentoring
The Junior Counselors will meet several times per week with the Counselors for training and mentoring about how to best perform their camp leadership duties. Additionally, camp leaders must be able to attend the camp leader training meeting.
All Junior Counselors must fill out an application. Applications will be reviewed, and the applicants and their parents will be notified of the outcome. Decisions will be made based on availability, application review, references, and the discretion of the Camp Director. Camp leader applications are due by March 31, and the first round of selections will be made that week. If we still have openings after March 31, we will continue to accept applications until all spots have been filled. Feel free to contact the Camp Director at any time throughout the process with any questions you may have.
How much time do I need to commit to be a Junior Counselor this summer?
On the application, you will be able to communicate the amount of time that you would like to be a camp leader at Kids Rock this summer. We have had camp leaders help out for 1-2 weeks, 1-2 days a week, or several weeks of the summer. We will try our best to accommodate your schedule. However, the scheduling of camp leaders takes many other factors into consideration as we build our schedule.