Junior Counselor Program


BLNC Small Group Summer Camp Update and FAQ- 5.15.2020

Applications for the 2020 JC Program will be open until April 1, 2020

Junior Counselors (Ages 12-15)
This program is perfect for teens to gain valuable leadership experience while having a great time! Junior Counselors will assist the adult leaders in the daily activities of camp as they learn about working with kids, leadership styles, outdoor skills, and being a strong role model. They will receive mentoring from camp leaders, develop fun and rewarding connections with the young campers, and be presented with a certificate of leadership on their last day. Due to their valuable assistance, they receive a discount on registration fees!

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  at least two Junior Counselors during each week of summer camp (may be more depending on the size of that specific week of camp). Junior Counselors must be able to attend the full week of camp from at least 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Interested 12-15 year olds will need to apply and interview for their position.

NEW THIS YEAR: Junior Counselors who are selected for camp will be asked to attend a short on-site training on May 28th or May 29th to meet the adult counselors and each other, get more detailed information about their assigned daily tasks, and help prepare camp supplies and activities. At the end of their assigned week(s), Junior Counselors will also receive an individual evaluation and personalized feedback from adult counselors with advice to help them continue to develop as leaders. A Certificate of Leadership will be awarded as a sign of their valuable experiences and contributions.

The cost of the program is $150 per week. SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE.

Junior Counselor Applicants: 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 April 1, 2020, and selected applicants will receive information about scheduling an interview at that time.

For more information, please contact Maggie Willden, Director of Operations; 4760 Oakland St. Suite 200, Denver CO 80239; maggie@blufflake.org.