4-H Camp Leadership Program

Our 4-H Wildlife Stewards Camp Leadership program for youth in grades 7-12 is a top notch leadership program that guides middle and high schoolers through what it means to be a leader.

The leadership program leads youth from ages 12-20 through a progressive leadership program that builds upon the previous year.

All 4-H youth are carefully screened, trained, and then mentored by our adult staff. 

Level

Grades

Eligibility

Expectations

Application Process

Counselor In Training

Cost: $250

No background check required

7-8

open to returning 6th grade campers first.  

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, CIT’s participate in leadership classes, and assist with special camp projects.

Must submit an application by Dec 10.

Selected youth will be notified by Feb 1

Selected youth must register for camp by March 1st.

Junior Counselor

Cost: $250

No background check required 

8-9

must have completed CIT program

Junior Counselors must select a camp name to be used at camp (camp names should relate to nature)

Junior Counselors are assigned a camper cabin and are expected to help and support teen counselors where needed.

Junior Counselors meet daily with their adult staff mentor.

Junior Counselors are responsible for planning and leading the morning assembly

Junior Counselors are assigned to assist with recreation classes in the afternoon and evening programs following dinner.

No application required.

Must register by December 10th and pay $50 deposit to hold spot.

New Teen Counselor

Cost: None

Background check required  

9-12

open to any teen youth who completed the New Teen Counselor training program.  Preference is given to teens who have completed the CIT, Junior Counselor program.

Responsible for 10-14 campers in partnership with 2-3 other teen counselors.

Assume full responsibility of the safety of the campers

Assume responsibility for the behavior of the campers in the cabins

See that all campers participate in the daily fulfillment of cabin clean-up

Facilitate camper’s personal hygiene, practices, and make sure campers are properly dressed for different activities

Provide leadership to all camp activities such as recreation and campfire

Must submit an New Counselor application by Dec 10.

Must attend all trainings and new counselor staff retreat in Spring.

Youth selected for new counselors will be notified by June 1.

Second year Teen Counselor

Cost: None

Background check required every two years 

10-12

Must have completed the new Teen Counselor training program

Same as new teen counselors

No application required for second year counselors.

Must register for camp as a Teen Counselor by December 10th

Third and Fourth year Teen Counselor

Cost: None

Background check required every two years 

11-12

Must have completed at least two years a camp counselor

Same as new teen counselors

Youth who have served two or more years as counselors must reapply each year thereafter as a teen counselor or senior counselor.

Selected youth will be notified by Feb 1

Selected youth must register for camp by March 1st

Senior Counselor

Cost: None

Background check required every two years 

11-12

Open to any teen who has served two or more years as a teen counselors

Senior Counselors will be asked to plan, organize a lead a special project at 4-H camp.  

 

Senior Counselors will be the lead counselor in a cabin and sleep in the camper cabin. 

Must submit an application as a SR Counselor by Dec. 10.

Selected youth will be notified by Feb 1.

If selected must register for camp by March 1st.

Must attend the spring 4-H Camp staff retreat

Junior Adult Staff

Cost: None

Background check required every two years 

college

Open to any youth who has graduated high school and has served at least three years a teen counselor and SR counselor

Be available to attend camp the full week )

Work collaboratively with an adult staff member to provide leadership to a specific component of camp.

Serve as a role mode, a mentor and a support younger counselors

Provide leadership to one of the camper leadership teams.

Be available to take on special tasks and assignments as they arrive during camp

Must submit an application as a JR Adult Staff by Dec. 10.

Selected youth will be notified by Feb 1.

If selected must register for camp by March 1st.

 


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