ANV’s Junior Counselor Program
ANV’s new Junior Counselor (JC) program is designed to give high school students job experience in youth development! We aim for JCs to build confidence in their leadership skills and feel empowered to impact other youth, their community, and the world. Whether or not they have attended camp previously as a camper, this program will allow them to experience the benefits of camp, take on more adult-like responsibilities, and learn to lead. Thus, they will be prepared to apply for Camp Counselor positions at Camp ANV or others.
Junior Counselor positions are paid. During Camp ANV, each JC will be assigned to a group of campers and two adult counselors to work with daily. Once a week, each JC will be asked to lead a 30-60 minute session for their group; the JC will design the lesson plan with help from their mentor. They will also receive weekly career development workshops, in which they learn tips for writing a resume, searching for a job, and interviewing.
Once summer camp ends, there will be a JC Retreat, during which they will reflect on what they’ve learned through the program and how they will use those lessons in the future.