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It's time to apply to be a Regional 4-H Camp Counselor!

If you are in 7th grade or older and have been waiting to apply to be a 4-H Camp Counselor, now is your chance!  New this year: 4-H Camp Counselor applications are available online at this link (preferred method!) or a paper copy can be requested by contacting your local county 4-H office.  Deadline to apply is 4:28 p.m. on Thursday, January 25th. All youth who apply will be notified by email of selection on or before February 5th. 

Please note: all selected camp counselors are required to pay a registration fee (please DO NOT make any payment until camp selection is complete) which will be due prior to training on March 17th. (Talk with your local county 4-H program to find out if the provide assistance with the fees.)  The counselor registration fee includes costs incurred for training materials, as well as lodging & meals at camp.  Senior Counselors and Co-Directors will pay $70.  Junior Counselors pay $50. 

Camp Position Descriptions:

Camp Director:  Two youth Directors will be selected for residential camp. Must have been a Sr. Camp counselor at Morris Regional Camp for at least one year to be considered for this position.  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: Need to have completed 9th grade through one year past high school by the time of camp.  Eighteen counselors will be needed, 9 male and 9 female for the week.  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:  Need to have completed 7th or 8th grade by the time of camp.  Seven youth grades 7-8th 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.)

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 a non-family reference 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!!!

Important dates to put in your calendars (all dates/times are tentative):

    January 25, 2018 - Applications are due to WCROC (Online Preferred)

    March 17, 2018 - Camp Counselor Training, 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (Morris)

        All selected youth (All Directors, Sr. and Jr. Counselors are expected to attend this all-day training at the WCROC in Morris.

    May 23, 2018 - Follow-up In-Person Training, 6:30-8:00 p.m. (Benson)

    Early June - Additional technology meetings may be held

    June 18, 2018 - Counselors report to Camp

    June 19-21, 2018 - Regional Camp Dates

Contacts

Katherine Zimmer
County 4-H Program Coordinator
(320) 231-7890
kzimmer@umn.edu
Katie Petty
Kandiyohi County Ag 4-H Program Coordinator
(320) 231-7890
egger183@umn.edu
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