2013 College Interns and 4-H Teen Leadership Opportunities
4-H Summer College Intership Opportunities
The 4-H Farm, Forest and Rivers Day Camp is Now Recruiting College Interns
We are now recruiting college students for our multiple 4-H Farms, Forest and Rivers Day Camp! This is a volunteer opportunity (small stipend available) open to all young adults currently enrolled in any college. Interns will be expected to complete the 4-H Leader application process, undergo a 8-12 hour training, and commit to two weeks (July 8-12 and July 15-19). Total Hours: 110-120 hours.
Intership Openings Position Descriptions
Qualifications for college Interns
- Completed at least one year of college (community college or university)
- Desire and ability to work with children and young adults in a camp setting
- Be a self-starter and able to work with minimum amount of supervision
- Must have leadership skills, ability to motivate, manage, and counsel
- Ability to communicate with, relate to, and serve as an example to all campers and staff
- Willingness and ability to take full responsibility for safety and security of campers
- Ability to give and receive guidance, constructive feedback, and support
Physical Requirements for College Interns:
This position would require the ability to listen to others, observe others’ actions, read text and information; comprehend instructions and manuals, and physical ability to move about the camp property in various environmental conditions.
Time Frame and Hours for College Interns (approximately 100-120 hours total)
Camp Staff Training: 8 hours on July 2nd
Camp Dates and Times: The camp is held from July 8-12 and July 15-19. The hours of the camp are 9:00-4:00 pm. Camp staff are expected to be on site from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Camp Pre-Planning: Approximately 15-20 hours will be required prior to camp for camp staff training and education planning
Location of Camp
The camp site is located in NW Portland less than a mile from the St. Johns Bridge. The site is backs up to Forest Park in a beautiful wooded setting. It is ½ mile walk from Bus 16.
This position is primarily an education/learning opportunity. However, we offer a $200 stipend to help cover personal expenses. For those without housing in Portland, lodging (camping on site) can be arranged with access to a kitchen for cooking, and bathroom/shower facilities.
Application Deadline: June 10, 2013
TO APPLY ONLINE CLICK HERE
Contact Maureen Hosty at (503)916-6075 or contact by email for questions about the Forest, Rivers and Farm Camp
Teen Leadership Opportunities
We are now recruiting youth leaders for our multiple 4-H Summer Day Camps! This is a volunteer opportunity open to all youth in grades 8-12. 4-H Membership is not required. Youth leaders will be expected to complete the 4-H Camp Counselor application, undergo a 8-12 hour training, and commit to at least one week at the following 4-H Day Camps!
- Must have completed 8th grade by June 2013
- Enjoy working with children
- Willing to participate in counselor training sessions
- Love of the outdoors and a willingness and enthusiasm for sharing it with children
Benefits of Teen Leadership Programs
Through this special volunteer leadership opportunity teen youth will
- build leadership skills
- gain valuable job skills
- build resume for future jobs and college scholarships
- meet and learn alongside other youth leaders
- have time to spend outside in a fun and engaging atmosphere
- have fun!
To become a 4-H Teen Counselor each teen will be required to:
complete the 4-H Teen Counselor online application
complete a 4H youth Member Enrollment packet
- participate in a camp staff interview (interviews will be set up for each applicant)
participate in a 20-hour teen leader training program (dates: Feb 10, March 10, April 14 and June TBD) - all trainings are held on Sundays from 1-4 pm at the 4-H Clubhouse at Alpenrose Dairy.
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Dates and Locations
2013 SUMMER 4-H DAY CAMPS INFORMATION AND LOCATIONS
July 8-12 and July15-19
Forest and Farm 4-H Day Camp
Campers Explore the ecosystems of Portland from farms and forests to fields and rivers in a fun, creative, and nurturing atmosphere. Campers develop skills in a variety of areas from fort building to cooking, gardening, botanical arts, sewing, theatre production, fishing and much more.
4-H Discovery Farm Summer Day Camp
4-H Discovery Farm Summer Day Camp at Alpenrose Dairy is open to youth, ages 6-12, providing affordable, hands-on, small group activities with animals, and in the farm garden. Alpenrose's Dairyville is the ideal setting for an authentic urban camp experience with the 4-H approach - creating living classrooms for young people.
CARVER (transportation will be available from SE Portland)
Farm-tastic Day Camp
Jump for Joy Farm Day Camp (11 one-week sessions available)
This diverse 27 acre farm just 30 minutes from Portland is an exceptional place where children will enjoy a wide range of fun, exciting educational and recreational activities.
Teen Counselor Responsibilities
Serving as a 4-H camp teen counselor is an excellent leadership opportunity and lots of fun. The OSU Extension 4-H faculty and adult leader staff will provide Training and support for the 4-H camp counselors. In partnership with the adult volunteer staff you will also have the opportunity to help us develop our 4-H Day Camp Program.
Please take the time to review the information about our camp.
4-H Teen leaders are a very important part of the camp staffing plan. 4-H Teen Camp Counselors are both givers and receivers of 4-H camp educational programs.
- Sets a good example according to camp objectives
- Be a good, enthusiastic camper
- Be responsible for 5-6 campers
- Be punctual and attend all camp programs
- Associate with campers instead of other counselors
- Accept responsibility for enforcing all camp rules
- Never leave camp without permission from the Camp Director
- Abide by all rules, policies, and procedures
- Assume full responsibility of the safety of the campers
- Assume responsibility for the behavior of the campers in the cabins
- assist with the orderly mealtime
- See that all campers participate in the daily fulfillment of cabin clean-up
- Facilitate campers personal hygiene, practices, and make sure campers are properly dressed for different activities
- Seek adult staff help with difficult campers
- In partnership with other teen counselors and adult counselor liaison, plan and organize the "Evening All-Camp" programs
- Assist assigned camper group (5-6 campers) for campfire program which include skits, camp songs and other special presentations
- Prepare name tags for each camper in assigned camper group
In cooperation with other teen camp counselors decorate cabins using a wildlife theme and assist with camp clean up.
SUPERVISOR: Camp Director (OSU Extension 4-H Faculty)
Contact Maureen Hosty at (503)916-6075 or contact by email for questions about the Forest, Rivers and Farm Camp or the Jump4Joy Farm-Tastic Camp.
Contact Liz Smith at 503-245-5070 or email for questions about the Alpenrose 4-H Day Camp.
Contact Darsy Schaal at 503-821-1119 or email for information about 4-H enrollment process
Please Note: There is no guarantee that all counselors applicants will be selected for camp staff.