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Teen Camp Counselor

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ORGANIZATION: Hennepin County 4-H

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Be a 4-H Summer Camp Counselor!

Deadline to apply is Friday, March 18th, 2022 at 11:59 PM

4-H Youth Development is seeking a committed group of teens to join our Camp Counselor team for our 4-H summer camp offerings! Counselors are an integral part of our summer camp team & inspire local young campers with engagement, skills, knowledge, & passion! Counselors will be trained in basic first-aid, behavior management, STEM programming, songs and games, inclusivity, and mentorship skills.

Do I qualify to apply?
  • Twin Cities youth ages 15-19
  • Some experience working with children, planning events, and other leadership roles
  • Willingness to try new things & be challenged
  • Involvement in 4-H &/or other leadership opportunities
  • Committed to some fundraising for summer camp (individual or team)
What are the programming opportunities?

You may take part in any of the following:

  • June 22 - 24: 4-H Archery Camp and Nature Exploration (St. Paul)
  • July 11-15 & July 18-22: Urban Explorers 4-H Day Camp with Minneapolis Parks (Minneapolis)
  • July 11-15: 4-H Sunshine Storytime at Battle Creek Recreation Center (St. Paul)
  • August 1-5: 4-H Overnight Camp at Voyageur Environmental Center (Mound)
  • TBD - Ready, Set, Grow (various locations)
To Apply:

Apply online (z.umn.edu/4HCampCounselor) by Friday, March 18th.

  • Please select one Zoom interview time slot to attend. These group interviews are "drop-in" and typically last 15 minutes. If you’d like to request alternative arrangements, please contact Amy Collura at hughe534@umn.edu or 612-656-9557.
  • Electronic signatures are needed from both parent/guardian and youth at the end of the application.

Application questions? Contact Amy Collura | 612-656-9557 | hughe534@umn.edu


Additional DetailsPlanning & Training:

Counselors spend about 15+ hours time throughout the summer to prepare for camp. Training topics include basic first-aid, behavior management, STEM programming, songs and games, inclusivity, and mentoring skills. Meetings will be held in-person (*COVID-pending) through the spring and summer.

  • Sunday May 15, 2022 - 1-4pm
  • Sunday May 22, 2022 - 1-4pm
  • Monday June 13 - 9:30-4:30pm
  • Tuesday June 14 - 9:30-4:30pm
  • Sunday July 10, 2022 - 1-4pm
  • Sunday, July 24 - if needed
  • Sunday, July 31 - 1-5pm
  • Friday, August 12th - Celebration - 12-2:30 PM
Fundraising

Camp counselors will also commit time to fundraise $200 each to support 4-H camp programs. We will set individual and group goals to meet this!

Promoting a safe environment as COVID-19 persists.

4-H promotes safe environments and follows all safety protocols set in place by the University of Minnesota Extension. We follow guidance and guidelines from the CDC and the State of Minnesota regarding Covid-19.

Questions?

Bri Fisher, Extension Educator, Ramsey County 4-H, fishe866@umn.edu

Amy Collura, Extension Educator, Hennepin County 4-H, hughe534@umn.edu

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About Hennepin County 4-H

Location:

479 Prairie Center Dr, Ste 200, Eden Prairie, MN 55344, US

Mission Statement

Hennepin County 4-H supports high quality sustainable clubs and programs, which allow young people (grades Kindergarten through one year after high school) to measurably improve their learning and leadership through educational programs and applied research. We work with youth, families, volunteers, interns, and partners to provide intentional space for young people to discover their interests, develop focused skills, and then connect those skills and interests to future possibilities. Much of Hennepin County 4-H's work focuses on engaging youth in meaningful leadership opportunities. We seek to provide opportunities where youth can discover their personal leadership abilities, build critical thinking and decision-making skills, and contribute their leadership skills to making a positive impact in their community.

Description

In 4-H, all youth are welcome

4-H is an out-of-school, hands-on learning program for people age 5-19. Youth choose a project that’s interesting to them and explore it with peers and caring adults. 4-H clubs are groups of youth who want to learn together and meet in every part of Minnesota.

Ways to volunteer
  • One-time volunteering, such as helping out at a 4-H event
  • Leading the youngest 4-H'ers -- Cloverbuds in grades K-2
  • Chaperoning a trip
  • Teaching a topic you know a lot about - once or regularly
  • Leading a 4-H club

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Environment
Children & Youth, Community, Environment

WHEN

Sun May 15, 2022 - Fri Aug 12, 2022

WHERE

Multiple locations Minneapolis, MN 55409

(44.92961,-93.28352)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Child Care
  • Environmental Education
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Counselors spend about 15+ hours time throughout the summer to prepare for camp. Training topics include basic first-aid, behavior management, STEM programming, songs and games, inclusivity, and mentoring skills.
  • Counselors are asked to take part in 1 full camp program (3 or 5 day), and may take part in more than 1 week of camp.

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