Junior Counselors

Junior Counselors play a vital role in helping our newest Staddle Campers have the best experience possible.

Having attended camp only a few years before, Junior Counselors can share a unique perspective that can help completely transform a camper’s week.

 

Criteria

In order to be eligible to be a Junior Counselor at Staddle Camp, you must…

  • currently be in 10th grade or higher.
  • have previously attended Staddle Camp.
  • exhibit leadership potential among their peers and in their community.
  • have strong interpersonal skills and be able to work easily with adults and younger students alike.
  • commit to attending all required pre-trip activities and the 6-day trip to Staddle Camp during the summer.

Expectations

An ideal Junior Counselor is able to…

  • ensure campers have the most positive experience possible.
  • set a good example for all campers.
  • support Lead Teachers and Chaperones during activities.
  • reinforce programmatic and camp-based rules.

Junior Counselors must be able to meet all the programmatic expectations outlined in the Junior Counselor Agreement.

Application Process

High school students interested in becoming Junior Counselors must complete the entire application process, which consists of the following…

  • complete the Junior Counselor Application online
    (NOW CLOSED)
  • interview with Big Shoulders staff and/or one Lead Teacher
  • provide at least one letter of recommendation from a current teacher and/or guidance counselor.
The application process for 2018-2019 is now closed. If you are currently a Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior, please consider applying next Fall.

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