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2024 4-H Camp Counselor Applications Now Open!

pxl_20230422_185927082.jpgWant to spend a weekend enjoying 4-H Camp and helping Campers leave with a rewarding experience? Apply today to be a 4-H Camp Counselor!

For 2024, 4-H Camp will be held May 31-June 2 at Country Lake Retreat Center in Underwood, Indiana.

Applications are due in your 4HOnline Account (instructions below) by end of business day February 1, 2024. Please be sure to read the letter for all of the details on how to apply, as well as interview details. A complete application packet will include:

  • Application Form
  • Bio Form
  • Health Form
  • Behavioral Expectations Form

There will be Camp Counselor training sessions necessary to fulfill the role of Camp Counselor: 

  • Overnight Retreat: May 4 & 5, 2024 at Country Lake
    • May 4th- Arrival 9:30am-10:00am
    • May 5th- Depart in afternoon
  • May 30th, 2024 at Country Lake Retreat
    • Arrive at 4:30pm and depart at the conclusion of camp on June 2.
* You are responsible for your own transportation to the retreat and camp.

Qualifications for Counselors include:

  • Minimum of grade 9 or higher as of January 1st.
  • Courteous and responsible.
  • Will attend all counselor training sessions (Dates TBA)

Some duties of a Counselor include:

  • Help the group in the cabin get to know each other.
  • Account for all campers at all times.
  • Work with your campers to make sure the grounds and cabin are clean, free of litter and picked up every day.
  • Recognize that some campers may be away from home for the first time; therefore, help those who may feel homesick.
  • Make sure campers are up and no one is left in the cabin in the morning and everyone is in the cabin in the evening.
  • Make sure campers are at scheduled activities and encourage them to be involved.
  • Be actively engaged with the campers at all times.
  • Cooperate with other camp counselors, facilities staff, extension educators and junior directors.
  • Enforce camp rules for safety and conduct. Camper Safety is our highest priority!
  • Be responsible for all 4-H members and their care from check-in on the first day of camp to check-out on the last day of camp, 24 hours a day. This includes remaining in the cabin with them through the night.
  • Help maintain a clean, controlled, safe, learning and fun camp session for each and every one present at the camp.
  • Camp counselors will be released AFTER the final inspection of the camp.

Contact our office if you have any questions. 

 The entire application process will be completed in 4HOnline. Your teen should be providing the answers. If you have questions or need assistance with this, please contact your local Extension Office. Once you submit your application, you will receive an email to sign-up for an interview time.

2.pngRelated Files: Camp Counselor Letter









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