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2015 COUNSELOR IN TRAINING PROGRAM

LETTER OF INTENT DUE: January 23, 2015

APPLICATION due June 1st

4-H Counselors in Training (CIT's) are a very important part of our total camp program. 4-H CIT's are both givers and receivers of 4-H camp educational programs. This is an opportunity for youth who have completed 7th and 8th grade to develop their leadership skills and be an active participant in 4-H Junior Wildlife Stewards Camp.  During their week at camp, counselors in training participate in leadership classes, and assist with special camp projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Set a good example according to camp objectives
  • Be a good, enthusiastic camper
  • Be punctual and attend all camp programs
  • Participate in morning Leadership Classes while at camp
  • Never leave camp without permission from the Camp Director
  • Abide by all rules, policies, and procedures
  • Sit at the head of the table at mealtime and assist with the orderly use of the dining hall
  • In partnership with other junior counselors and Head Counselor, plan and organize the "Evening All-Camp" programs
  • Assist with Habitat Service project by working with a small group of campers

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have completed 7th grade or 8th grade by June 2015
  • Enjoy working with children
  • Willing to participate in counselor leadership training classes during morning camp programs
  • Love of the outdoors and a willingness and enthusiasm for sharing it with children

CIT SELECTION PROCESS

Due to high number of 6th grade campers at our 2014 camp we expect a high interest in our CIT program for 2015 camp.  Unfortunately, we cannot select everyone who applies to be a CIT.  A selection process has been established for our 2014 CIT program.  The 4-H camp committee will select our CIT's for 2014 camp based on the following:

  • Counselor and staff recommendations from 2014 camp (2014 Counselors  and adult camp staff have made recommendations of leadership potential of 2014 6th grade campers).
  • Quality of "Why I want to be a CIT at 4-H Wildlife Stewards Camp" letter
  • Attention to following deadlines and guidelines for applications

CIT applicants will be notified by no later than March 15th on the status of their application.

CAMP DATES and FEES:

  • Letter of Interest to apply: January 23, 2015
  • Early Registration Deadline – June 1, 2015 ($295)
  • Regular Registration Deadline - July 15, 2015 ($345)
  • Camp Arrival - Tuesday, July 28th at 9:00 am
  • Camper Departure - Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 2:00 pm

HOW TO APPLY:

Write a 1-2 page letter explaining why you want to be a CIT.  The letter should be addressed to the camp committee. DEADLINE:  January 23, 2015.  All letters can be sent electronically to Maureen Hosty or mailed to:

OSU Extension 4-H Camp

5444-B SE International Way

Portland, OR 97222

If selected to be a part of the 2015 CIT camp leadership program:

  • download and complete your Camp Enrollment (available December 15)

  • submit along with your camp fee by June 1, 2014 for early registration.

QUESTIONS:

Contact Maureen Hosty at (503)657-7385 or email or contact Chuck “Grizzly” Packard at 503-351-0628 or email.

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