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Youth needed to serve as 4-H counselors at the Regional 4-H Camp

The search is on for qualified youth to serve as 2020 Regional 4-H Camp Counselors. The Morris Regional 4-H Camp is a unique camping opportunity for youth participants and counselors. Camp will be held at the University of Minnesota Morris campus in June. The facility is full-service with top quality dorms, a full menu of great food, and a wide variety of recreational activities.

Twenty-seven youth in grades 7-12 will be selected to serve as Directors, Senior Counselors, and Junior Counselors. The role of a camp counselor is to help campers have experiences that contribute to their growth and maturity by demonstrating values campers can model. Counselors will also help them experience increased levels of responsibility and develop their self-esteem through experiencing success.

Camp Position Descriptions:

  • Director (gr. 11+):  Experience at camp is preferred but not mandatory to apply.  The role of this position is to work together with the camp staff and be responsible for the camp.  They are expected to provide leadership in planning, preparing for, conducting and teaching camp programs.
  • Sr. Camp Counselors (gr. 9+): Experience at camp is preferred but not mandatory to apply. (Being a Sr. Camp Counselor the year before does not guarantee a spot for the current year.) 
  • Jr. Camp Counselors (gr. 7-8):  Will be chosen to work with a Sr. Counselor to begin their training as a future senior counselor.  (Being a Jr. camp counselor the year before does not guarantee a spot for the current year.)

4-H Camp Counselor applications are available online.  New this year, ONLY online applications will be accepted. Deadline to apply is January 23, 2020. All youth who apply will be notified by email of selection on or before February 3rd.

Application Helpful Hints:

  • Proofread/double check spelling and grammar.
  • Be sure to answer all questions completely - include details and specific examples when possible.
  • Submit your application on or before the deadline.
  • Be sure to have two non-family references listed.
  • Include all 4-H, community, and school leadership experiences. Include all camp experiences, both 4-H and non 4-H camps.
  • Brag about yourself!!!

For more information: Contact Brian Mc Neill, Extension Educator, Youth Development by phone: (320) 589-1711, ext. 2131 or email: mcnei006@umn.edu.

Important dates to put in your calendars:

January 23, 2020 - Online applications DUE at 4:28 p.m.

March 21, 2020  - Camp Counselor Training, 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (Morris) - All selected youth, Directors, Sr. and Jr. Counselors are expected to attend this all-day training at the WCROC in Morris.

May TBD, 2020 - Follow-up In-Person Training, 6:30-8:00 p.m. (Benson)

Early June - Additional technology meetings may be held

June 15, 2020 - Counselors report to Camp

June 16-18, 2020 - Regional 4-H Camp Dates

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