Junior Counselor Program


Bluff Lake’s Junior Counselor Program was a huge success last summer. In this program, young people aged 12-15, who wish to gain valuable leadership experience working with kids and in nature, have the opportunity to be Junior Counselors. These young helpers will assist the regular counselors in the daily activities of camp while learning about leadership styles, outdoor skills, and the importance of being a strong role model. Junior Counselors will receive mentoring from camp leaders and a certificate of leadership upon completion of their camp week.

The responsibilities of Junior Counselors will include:

  • Participating with enthusiasm in all parts of the camp day
  • Helping to plan and teach lessons, crafts, games and nature exploration
  • Assisting Counselors during preparation and cleanup times
  • Modeling a positive, flexible attitude and showing initiative where needed
  • Helping younger campers with activities
  • Showing a love for being outside and having fun with others!

There will be openings for three Junior Counselors during each week of summer camp. Junior Counselors must be able to attend the full week of camp from at least 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Junior Counselors can sign up for multiple weeks. Interested 12-15 year olds will need to apply and interview for their position. Selected Junior Counselors must sign a contract and be able to attend two evening training sessions in the Spring. The cost of the program is $100 per week. SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE.

Junior Counselor Applicants: Please fill out the application. You will need two adults who know you well (not family members) to fill out the reference forms. Then, please email or mail the application and reference forms to the contact information found below. The first round of applications will close March 15, 2018, and selected applicants will receive information about scheduling an interview at that time.

For more information, please contact Grace Jaen, Lead Educator and Summer Camp Director; 4760 Oakland St. Suite 200, Denver CO 80239; [email protected]