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Junior Counselors



All Junior Counselor positions for 2024.

Junior Counselors are an integral part of the Hidden Valley 4-H Camp life! It is crucial to camp to build on future staff who were once campers, attended the CIT program, go through Junior Counselor training and become amazing Senior Counselors and Specialists! Junior Counselors are a huge part of the success of Camp!

Below are some FAQ's for 17-year-olds who are interested in this program. Follow the FAQ's down to the link for the application!

Q: I want to be a Junior Counselor. What are the requirements?

A: Junior Counselors must be 17 years of age by July 1, 2023, with the proper Working Papers. New Junior Counselor applicants are encouraged but not required to have attended CIT training during the summer of 2023. If you attended the CIT program you MUST have a good recommendation from the CIT leader to be considered for a JC position. Spaces are very limited and individuals who successfully completed the CIT program will always be selected first.

Q: What does a Junior Counselor do during the day?

A. According to the Department of Health and our Risk Management firm Junior Counselors are still minors, so they are in training and cannot be in charge of fellow campers. Therefore, Junior Counselors will work alongside the camp staff while working with campers. They may also be asked to work in program areas during the day, with our Cloverbuds, or as Lifeguards (with current certification.) Our goal is to provide a well-rounded experience for Junior Counselors to make them the best camp staff possible. Therefore, they will be expected to take part in as many activities and programs as possible.

Junior Counselors who are trained and certified Lifeguards will work specific shifts at the Pool. Please contact the Camp Director, Bruce Condie, for specific certification requirements before seeking lifeguard training programs. 

Q: I am a certified Lifeguard. Can I work as a Lifeguard at Camp this summer?

A: YES!!! You will be assigned to the Pool. Please make sure ALL your certifications are up to date. The Department of Health requires that all Lifeguards renew the following yearly: CPR for the Professional Rescuer. You can not lifeguard if your certifications are not up to date.

Q: Where do JC's sleep?

A: Junior Counselors will be assigned to an appropriate cabin depending on maturity and experience. They will have specific duties while in the cabin just like our regular cabin staff. JC’s will always be supervised by a camp staff member and never be left with campers by themselves.

Q: Do JC's get time off?

A: Yes, all staff get 1 night off each week. Junior Counselors are not allowed off camp or to have cars on camp for the duration of the camp season.

If you have any further questions please contact Bruce Condie, the Camp Director, at  bcc5@cornell.edu.


To apply, visit: http://cceschuyler.org/jobs



Bruce Condie
Hidden Valley 4-H Camp Manager
(607) 535-5048

Last updated January 24, 2024