JUNIOR COUNSELOR PROGRAM

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JUNIOR COUNSELOR PROGRAM

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Admission to the program is by application and/or interview only. Enrollment is limited and fills up quickly.

This program is designed to meet the following goals:

To lead and challenge participants to grow into responsible and productive young adults through fun and exciting activities.

To develop future Camp Counselors who are well-rounded and well-trained.

Basic Assignment:  The Junior Counselor is to assist the counselor with daily activities, such as playing with campers and teaching sports/swim lessons. Under the supervision of the counselor, they will provide a fun and safe environment for campers to participate in sports and activities.

Junior Counselors are responsible for the following:

  • Assist in implementation of the daily program under the counselor.
  • Lead and assist in preparing a creative environment using recreational enrichment, including the presentation of needed supplies and materials, on and off site.
  • Supervise participants in the activity areas.
  • Assist in swim lessons and supervise during free swim. (Must be in water twice a day)
  • Advise and communicate with participants in regard to any questions.
  • Maintain professional attitude and loyalty.
  • Communicate with camp staff regarding program activities and events.
  • Communicate with parents and families regarding program activities.
  • Attend all required Junior Counselor Program meetings and trainings.
  • Insure high quality program by maintaining high level of job performance indicated by employee evaluations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
WeekWeek ofWeekly Theme
1June 11Respect – Customer Service
2June 18Respect – Sexual Harassment
3June 25Creativity – Sports, Games, and Themed Days
4July 2Friendship – Conflict Resolution and Communication
5July 9Friendship – Team Building
6July 16Spirit – Camp Songs
7July 23Responsibility – School and Work
8July 30Responsibility – Money Management
9August 6Participation – Community

Admission to program is free and participants will receive a $10 per day food stipend.


FIRST TIME APPLICANTS TO OUR JUNIOR COUNSELOR PROGRAM

Step 1 (Application): Click on the button below to submit your application. Application accepted until May 1st.
Step 2 (Screening): From February through March, we screen through nearly 200 applications to invite 100 of the best applicants to our first round of group interviews.
Step 3 (First Round Interview): From April through May, we hold 3 sets of First Round Interviews with about 30 candidates each. We are looking to see how outgoing and exciting our candidates are in front of a group of strangers.
Step 4 (Invitation): We call reference checks and do criminal backgrounds checks to select 50 candidates total to be invited to our Second Round Interview.
Step 5 (Second Round Interview): At the end of May, we hold our Second Round Interview. On this day, we simulate a full day camp experience in order to see our candidates in action by playing sports, leading activities, and making a memorable experience. Through this experience, some candidates may realize they might not want to spend their summer in our program. Out of the 50 invited, we accept about 40 of the candidates into our program.

IF NOT SELECTED INTO THE JUNIOR COUNSELOR PROGRAM, APPLICANTS ARE AUTOMATICALLY ACCEPTED INTO OUR COUNSELOR IN TRAINING PROGRAM

The Counselor In Training Program is meant for 13 and 14-year-olds. They are trained to be next summer’s Junior Counselors.
 Step 6 (Registration for CIT Program): Click on the button below to register your child in the San Fernando Valley Summer Camp 2018 at LAVC, then choose CIT Program.

IF SELECTED INTO THE JUNIOR COUNSELOR PROGRAM OR RETURNING

 Step 6 (Registration for JC Program): Click on the button below to register your child in the JUNIOR COUNSELOR PROGRAM SUMMER 2018  after they have been accepted and received their discount code to register for free.
Step 7 (Training): In early June, we hold 2 days of training on a variety of topics, including the Monarch Method, Best Practices, Emergency Procedures, and Safety.
Step 8 (Assignments): The Junior Counselor Director will notify who is participating in our program each week.
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