Junior Counselor On-Line Appplication

Junior Counselors are an important part of the Glover Pioneer Camp program.  From leading group games, to assisting staff counselors, we rely on our Junior Counselors to make camp programs run smoothly and to help assure the safety of younger campers. The job carries either Lake Region High School community service credits or a $100 stipend (more for returnees)–  and can be a valuable resume builder if you do it well.
We are making changes to our Junior Counselor program in order to improve its effectiveness:

  •  For the 2017 camp season, Junior Counselors must be entering high school (9th grade and up)  in the fall.
  • Junior Counselors will be required to attend a full day orientation and training prior to the opening of camp.
  • Pioneer Camp will make every effort to make your duties and our expectations clear.  In return, we expect Junior Counselors to be focused and ready to help at all times.

Being a Junior Counselor at Glover Pioneer Camp is a serious responsibility. It is not just about earning credits, or socializing with other junior counselors (although this is a fun plus when the time is right.) It is important that you are prepared to give this job your full attention, to offer help to your assigned counselor even before you are asked, and to work well with and without supervision. Attitude is important too! That is a lot to ask, but we are looking for very special young people!
If you think you would make a great Junior Counselor at Glover Pioneer Camp, please complete the application below. Thank you!

Your Full Name

Your/Parent Email

Phone

Address

Please explain why do you want to be a Junior Counselor at Glover Pioneer Day Camp?

What interests, skills and talents do you have that make you a strong candidate for this position?

Are you better with younger children, grades 1-4, or older children, grades 5 – 8? Why?

Do you have any scouting or camping experience? Please explain.

It is a rainy day. Suddenly, the whole schedule needs to be changed because the hike must be postponed. The adult counselors are huddled together trying to figure out the new plan, and the campers are getting very noisy and antsy. What do you do?

The kids are playing outside games, and all of the oldest campers are always winning. The younger campers are getting discouraged and not having fun. What do you do?

By submitting this form your parent/guardian agrees to the following:
My son/daughter has my permission to be a junior counselor for Glover Pioneer
I understand that camp takes place in rocky, mountainous and forested terrain and that water activities are a part of the experience.
The following, potentially hazardous activities, as well as others not mentioned, may be undertaken: hiking, swimming, use of tools and riding in motor vehicles.
Recognizing the potential hazards outlined above, I, on behalf of myself, my child and my assigns, do hereby release Pioneer Day Camp, its employees, agents, successors, and assigns, of and from any and all liability, causes of action, claims, and demands of every kind and nature whatsoever arising out of my child’s participation in any PDC camp activity, including but not limited to any claim arising out of the conditions of the premises, the operations of the camp, the acts or omissions of PDC employees and agents, or any other negligence.
I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless PDC, and its employees and agents, for and from any damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, incurred in connection with my child’s participation in camp.
I/we hereby allow Pioneer Day Camp to use photographs, audio clips or video images of my child for promotional materials.
I/we have read and agree to the terms and policies in this application and the camp literature.

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