Students who are at least 15 and entering 10th grade – freshman year of college in the fall
The Outpost Junior Counselor program is a 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 2016 Junior Counselor Session Dates:
- June 13 – July 1
- July 5 – July 22 (no camp Monday, July 4)
- July 5 – July 15 (2 weeks, Pre Camp only)
- July 25 – August 12
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
The Junior Counselor online application system is currently active and accepting application for Summer 2016. Click on the link below that says “Apply Now”. Begin with “Create a New Account” (located to the right side of the log in screen on a desktop computer). 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 20-30 minutes. One of our camp directors will contact you within one week of successful submission of a completed application.
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 2016.
Parents: a position as a 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. If you have any questions about this process – contact our directors.