Students who are at least 15 and entering 10th grade – freshman year of college in the fall
The Outpost Junior Counselor program is a summer leadership program for high school students. There is no cost for this program, and we accept students after a formal interview process.
Being a Junior Counselor (JC) at Outpost is a great way to spend at least 3 weeks of a summer while in high school. In that short period of time, JCs learn and practice leadership skills, work directly with campers of all ages, and make new friends that often last a lifetime.
Under the supervision of the Senior Counselor, Junior Counselors assist in leading the group in their daily adventures. They play an important role in helping their campers become a team and ensuring that each day is both exciting and safe. JCs receive valuable training both before and during the summer from the camp directors and their Senior Counselors.
Junior Counselors must commit to at least one or more full sessions with a group. Each of our camp sessions is three weeks long (Pre Camp has one two-week session).
Summer 2017 Junior Counselor Session Dates:
- June 19 – July 7 (no camp Tuesday, July 4)
- July 10 – July 28
- July 10 – July 21 (2 weeks, Pre Camp only)
- July 31 – August 18
Door-to-door transportation to camp from the Junior Counselor’s home is included for Day Camp/Senior Outpost, but not for Pre Camp. Many Junior Counselors use their summer camp experience to fulfill school and community service requirements, and we provide each Junior Counselor with a formal certificate showing these hours upon successful completion of a full session.
Apply to be a JC at Outpost Summer Camps
There are several steps to becoming a Junior Counselor at Outpost Summer Camps.
Step 1: For the Interested High School Student: Click on the link below that says “Apply Now”. You will be taken to a form on our website to submit a preliminary application. Please note that incomplete or poorly-completed applications will not be considered – so be prepared to submit a thorough application. This application should be completed by the student, not parent. Most students complete the process in about 10 minutes. One of our camp directors will contact you within one week of successful submission of a completed application.
Step 2: Once we have received your application, you will be invited to a group interview. This is an opportunity to meet several other high school students interested in the opportunity, learn more about Outpost, and meet the camp directors. After completing the group interview and meeting with a camp director, applicants are given further information about participating in this leadership program in 2017.
Step 3: If you are accepted into the program, your parent or guardian must formally enroll you into our summer camp program. You will receive instructions from our office on how to complete this.
Parents: a position as an Outpost Junior Counselor is a terrific first-time leadership opportunity for many young individuals. As such, we encourage our junior counselors to take complete responsibility for this process themselves – by calling with any questions regarding the program, completing the application themselves, and most of all completing and returning the accompanying paperwork personally. As described in Step 3 above, if your son/daughter completes Steps 1 and 2 successfully and is accepted into our program, you will be directly enrolling them into our camp program and receiving confirmation details and additional information that will help you support your student successfully complete his/her commitment. If you have any questions about this process – contact our directors.