Be a leader. Be a role model. Be a friend, and have a BLAST!
Camp dates: Sunday July 2 - Thursday July 6, 2017
Location: Northern Virginia 4-H Center, Front Royal, VA
Every year, Arlington County 4-H recruits bright, mature, and dedicated teenagers LIKE YOU to lead by example at the Fairfax-Arlington-Alexandria (FAA) 4-H Camp. As a Teen Counselor, you will have a big job! You will work with a team of your peers and adult volunteers to supervise children aged 9-13, helping them to learn how to brave their fears and try new things, to deal with homesickness, to get along with others who are different from them, to build a thriving camp community, to take responsibility for themselves and for the well-being of their peers and the environment, and to loosen up and have FUN!
Being a Teen Counselor for 4-H Camp is a great way to develop leadership skills, learn more about your strengths, and make new friends.
Because being a 4-H Camp Counselor is also a big responsibility, we ask you to complete plenty of training beforehand to prepare you to be a caregiver during camp. This training focuses on LEADERSHIP and SAFETY, and is excellent preparation for future leadership roles with 4-H and in life.
Counselor Applications are due Friday, January 13.
All Counselor trainings will take place on the second Saturday of March, April, May, June from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; unless otherwise noted.
* NOTE: There is a $100 fee to be a camp counselor. This fee includes the following: all mandatory trainings, all meals, lodging, and class supplies while at camp, and a camp T-shirt. *
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- Child Development
- Outdoor Recreation
- Problem Solving
- Environmental Science
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 14
- Orientation or Training