Teens who have completed grade 9-12 are encouraged to apply to be a Junior Counselor at Ecojustice Camp. Junior Counselors help lead Ecojustice Camp in a variety of ways, including:
leading games and activities
helping lead opening and closing circle
assisting adult counselors in leading activities
providing support services
Each Junior Counselor can play to their strengths, providing leadership in those areas they feel most comfortable in. We encourage Junior Counselors to learn new outdoor skills, that they can in turn pass on to campers. We also encourage Junior Counselors to continue developing their leadership abilities, and learning new ways to lead.
Above all, we want Junior Counselors to have fun, and share their enjoyment of camp with others!
Benefits: Junior Counselors are volunteers, and many area schools will count Ecojustice Camp volunteer hours towards community service requirements. When campers require aftercare, Junior Counselors who wish to provide after care receive a stipend.
Training opportunities: All summer staff, including Junior Counselors, complete the same one-hour safety training that adult staff complete, prior to the start of camp. The Camp Directors will also offer other pre-camp training opportunities.
Photos of Junior Counselors in action:
Junior Counselor Shriya tours a farm with some campers.
Junior Counselor August showing how to use a hand ax (hatchet).
Junior Counselor Louisa shares a song book with a camper.
Junior Counselor Nathan cooks breakfast on the overnight with some campers.
Junior Counselor Abby on the overnight.