Extension News

4-H Center Seeks Junior Camp Counselors

4/14/2005

AMES, Iowa -- Junior camp counselors will be selected soon for the Iowa 4-H Center's summer season, according to Traci Haselhuhn, camp program director.

Youth ages 15 to 18 who enjoy camping and want to learn leadership skills should apply now for this opportunity, Haselhuhn said.

The counselor in training (CIT) program offers positions on a weekly volunteer basis. CIT staff training takes place the weekend before campers arrive. Junior counselors spend at least half their time as a cabin counselor or co-counselor with the remainder of time divided between general camp program/activity set-up and instruction.

To qualify, youth should have the stamina to work with kids around the clock in an outdoor summer camp setting. They should be resourceful, friendly, cooperative, spontaneous, thoughtful and flexible.

The 4-H Center fills junior counselor positions by approved applications on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants need not be 4-H'ers nor have attended camps previously.

For more information, call (515) 795-3338, e-mail tracidh@iastate.edu, or visit the Web site at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4hcenter and download the CIT application.

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Contacts :
Traci Haselhuhn, Iowa 4-H Center, (515) 795-3338, tracidh@iastate.edu

 

Carol Ouverson, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-9640, couverso@iastate.edu