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 leading games with campers during check-in and out. Once camp has begun you will help the counselors by leading songs and assisting campers with activities as part of learning experiences. This position will also help staff in preparing for activities and cleaning up afterwards. Junior Counselors will help ensure a safe environment for all.
You must enjoy working with children and adults, be flexible to changes, energetic, and have a desire to share in the camper’s excitement.
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, 8:40-4:00 pm.
New Junior Counselors – We will begin accepting applications for new Junior Counselors February 14, 2020.
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.
Trainings will occur in the spring and Junior Counselors will be notified of choice in dates. New and returning Junior Counselors are required to attend a training before volunteering.
Please contact Jan Milroy, Manager of Volunteer Services, with any questions at JMilroy@lhf.org or 515-645-9818.