Junior Counselors have a very important role in helping run our Day Camp program. Campers will look up to you for support and guidance, which will teach you leadership skills as you act as a role model for our campers. You will be responsible for assisting with crafts, activities, maintaining a safe environment for the campers, and providing general support to our Camp Counselors (college interns and staff). The first year a teen becomes a Junior Counselor we prefer you sign up for a maximum of 2 weeks during the summer.
As campers arrive you will be responsible for assisting with sign-in, which may include reading to the campers and playing games. Once camp has begun you will help the counselors with crafts and activities, and help make sure all campers stay together and safe.
You must enjoy working with children and adults, be flexible to changes, energetic, and have a desire to share in the camper’s excitement.
Experience and qualifications
The minimum age is 14 by the week(s) you choose to volunteer. We usually pair older teens with the older campers. Previous experience with children is preferred. A teen that turns 18 years old before or during his/her volunteer experience will be subject to a criminal background check.
You are exposed to all kinds of weather, as a majority of the activities are outside. You should have the ability to move or lift items as needed for camp. You’ll be walking distances as you engage in activities around our property.
You will be scheduled to work Monday-Friday, 8:45-4:15 pm.
Application and Interview Process for new Junior Counselors
New Junior Counselors - We will begin accepting applications for new Junior Counselors on March 1, 2017. New Jr Counselor application >
After we have received your application and volunteer waiver, and have checked your references, you will be invited to attend a fun group activity with other potential junior counselors. This session helps us get to know you to determine if the position will be a good fit or not. Once you have completed this one hour experience, you will be notified if you have been accepted.
Training for returning and new Junior Counselors
Trainings will occur late May and early June. JC's will be notified of choice in dates.
Please contact Jan Milroy, Manager of Volunteer Services, with any questions at JMilroy@lhf.org or 515-645-9818.