2023 Summer Camp Staff Recruitment

2023 4-H Summer Camp – Lincoln, Marathon, and Wood Counties 

2023 Overnight Camp Will Be Held at Northern Lakes Impact Center in Rhinelander, WI
 Camp Date: June 12-14, 2023 (Staff arrives the afternoon of June 11)

Welcome to the 4-H Summer Camp program with Lincoln, Marathon, and Wood county 4-H programs. This year we are offering one 4-H camp for campers in grades 3rd-7th grade. This information is for counselors and adults interested in being on the planning committee & camp staff.
Overnight Camp Information – Counselors must be currently in 8th Grade and older. Adults must be fully certified 4-H volunteers. No previous experience required. Campers, counselors & adults will lodge in cabins.

OLDER YOUTH STAFF POSITION DESCRIPTIONS:

Positions are made available based on the strengths of the candidates and the needs of the overall camp program. 

QUALIFICATIONS:   

  1. Three Types of Leadership: 
    1. Jr. Directors: Current 11th grade or older
    2. Track Leaders: Current 9th grade or older
    3. Resource Counselors: Current 8th grade or older 
  2. Willingness to be creative, energetic and compassionate 
  3. Ability to lead and support others  

JR. DIRECTORS          Up to 4 Selected 

This role includes camp leadership along with being a resource to counselors.  Youth should have counselor experience.  Responsible for program/theme planning with the camp committee. Also assist with staff/counselor planning and training meetings.   Additional assignments with campers or general camp operation will be assigned by the 4-H Educators.   

TRACK LEADERS        Up to 6 Selected 

Responsible for planning and leading 4 sessions related to one of the following topics: Natural Resources,   Arts & Crafts, or Recreation.

RESOURCE COUNSELORS:  Up to 15 Selected (More may be selected depending on camper enrollment)

Responsible for the day-to-day supervision of up to 8 campers.  Responsible for escorting campers to and from all scheduled activities and assisting/participating in camp activities.  Resource Counselors will engage in planning and leading other activities.

ADULT STAFF POSITION DESCRIPTIONS

QUALIFICATIONS:   

  • Be a Certified 4-H Volunteer (Completed all 4-H Volunteer Trainings and Background Check)
  • Be in good physical condition to withstand the rigors associated with camp programs such as walking on uneven ground, participating in camp activities, sleeping in cabins 
  • Willingness to be creative, energetic and compassionate 
  • Work cooperatively with fellow adult and youth staff team members.
  • Assist counselors with specific roles 
  • Complete the 4-H Supporting Youth Mental Health Training prior to May 1st.

POSITION DESCRIPTIONS: (Male and female adults are encouraged to apply.  Adult staff positions are made available based on the strengths of the candidates and the needs of the overall camp program.)

  • General Camp Staff: Assist with camp duties and supervision of campers/counselors for up to 4 days. Specific roles and duties will be provided prior to camp. 
  • Camp Medic:  Medic is responsible for providing medical care to campers.  This includes administering medications and first aid.   Individuals certified in CPR and First Aid are encouraged to volunteer.  Preference will be given to those with a medical background.  

Time Commitment: Adult staff will be most effective if they attend the whole camp experience. However, we will try to meet the requests of adults that need to adjust their time at camp.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

1. Submit an application via link provided  no later than Jan. 31, 2023.

2. Attend Camp Staff Meetings.  All  4-H Summer Camp counselors and Jr Directors are required to attend the Camp Staff Training and Planning Sessions.  Adults are encouraged to attend as many counselor training sessions as possible. Please mark them on your calendars and reserve the dates.  

DateDeadline/TrainingsImportance
Sat. Feb 25Large Group – Face to Face Training
I’m a Counselor…Now What? 
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. In PERSON – Wausau
Required
Could be made up with acceptable pre-approval
Thurs. Mar Group Training  Topic: To Be Announced  
7:30-8:30 p.m.via Zoom
Required
Could be made up with acceptable pre-approval
Sun. April 23Large Group – Face to Face Training
Camp Staff – Planning and more 
1-5p.m.In PERSON – Wausau
Required for youth and adult staff
Could be made up with acceptable pre-approval
Wed. May 3Group Training Topic: To Be Announced 
7:30-8:30p.m.via Zoom
Required
Could be made up with acceptable pre-approval
Mon. June 5Touch Base
7:30-8:30 p.m.
Q&A, check up on the committees, highlight programming, schedule & duties/responsibilities review
Required
Could be made up with acceptable pre-approval
Sun. June 11Face to Face Training at Camp
Afternoon & Evening prior to actual camp
Arrival at 3pm with Dinner Included;
Staff Training & Expectations Set Up 
Required! Must be at all of it! 

To apply for a camp staff position fill out the online application  https://bit.ly/4-HCampStaff2023 

Applications are due on January 31st. 

  • Interviews may be held if necessary. 
  • Final Camp Counselor and Adult Staff selections will be made by the 4-H Educators by February .  
  • Staff roles may be changed to better fit programming needs. 

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