Camp Y-Koda believes some of the best future counselors are our current campers. The Leaders in Training program at Camp Y-Koda allows the opportunity for our older campers to slowly transition into leadership roles through projects, team building experiences, volunteerism, and assisting lead counselors throughout the camp day. The leadership camps offer a great opportunity for personal growth and wonderful comradery as part of a team.
COUNSELOR IN TRAINING CAMP
- June 12 - 16, 2023
- Ages 14 - 16
This is a one week leadership development camp for those interested in becoming counselors and leaders around the community. The week will focus on teamwork, positive character development, problem solving, values, communication and becoming a positive role model. On Wednesday and Thursday, the group will sleepover and stay in our Johnsonville Lodge to continue their training.
The CITs will also have the opportunity to help out with our younger day camp groups to put some of their newly learned skills to work. The program is designed to challenge the teen participants to be positive role models and future leaders at camp, school and in our community.
PLEASE READ: All CITs will also receive the pre-camp training course during the camp week. If your CIT wishes to volunteer with us after the camp, please contact the camp director for the steps to volunteer with us.
**If your teen is interested in volunteering with us for the Assistant Counselor Volunteer program, we recommend all new volunteers to take this camp.
SUMMER CAMP ASSISTANT COUNSELOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
Age 14 & Older
The Assistant Counselor Volunteer Program offers countless opportunities to interact with children, lead activities and participate in camp programs. Volunteers fulfill many different roles at camp. Volunteers must have a sincere desire to become strong leaders, a wish to give back to the camp community, a strong work ethic, lots of energy and creativity, a positive attitude and the ability to put children's needs ahead of their own.
The objective of this program is to better prepare the participants to be future leaders, in or out of the camp setting. This is done through hands-on experiences, guidance from staff members and, of course, training. Our camp requires all volunteers to partake in the mandatory pre-camp training to learn the expectations and duties of an Assistant Counselor Volunteer. Although it is not required, we highly recommend enrolling into our CIT Camp (June 12 - 16, 2023). In the CIT Camp, our participants will receive the mandatory pre-camp training and in addition learn ice breakers & games, communication & teamwork, and the mission of the YMCA and Camp Y-Koda. More information about the CIT camp can be found in our Summer Camp Brochure.
STEPS TO VOLUNTEER
- Complete our volunteer application form, which contains general & essay-style questions, recommendation forms, and the character contract.
- Once completed, email your application to Kaitlyn, Summer Camp Director at firstname.lastname@example.org OR drop/mail the form to Camp Y-Koda at our address.
- Once your application has been reviewed, a representative will contact you for a potential interview and discuss the camp training information.
For all past volunteers who wish to volunteer in 2023, please contact the Summer Camp Director at email@example.com for the steps to volunteer again.