Thursday, January 12, 2012

4-H Camp Counselors Needed!

Calling all students ages 14 and up as of January 1 of this year!  Orange-Madison 4-H Camp will be held June 17-21 at the Northern Virginia 4-H Center in Front Royal, and we are currently accepting applications for youth that are interested in being a counselor.  To be a camp counselor, you must be willing to assist with classes, be responsible for a room with five campers ages 9-13, and lead various group meetings and games.
Camp is a great opportunity to meet new people, make new friends, and work on your leadership skills. College may be a way off for most of you, but many college and scholarship applications look very favorably, and ask about leadership skills.

To be a camp counselor you must:

  • Be a friendly person!
  • Set a good example for the campers and be a good role model
  • Encourage the campers to participate in activities and make them feel welcome and at home
  • Be willing to carry out instructions or directions
  • Serve as a class assistant, helper, or teach a class
  • Help with recreation, evening programs, and campfire activities
If that sounds like something you would be interested in, there are some things that you need to do!  You need to pick up an application either at the high school office or at the extension office.  You will need to have that application filled out and returned to the extension office by JANUARY 27.  You will also need to sign up for an interview time.  Interviews will be held Monday, February 6 and Wednesday, February 8, and are a way for us to get to know you better.  You also need to find three people to be references for you, and they will need to complete the form that is in the application and return it by January 27.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the extension office!