CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF SUMMER CAMP? Time to EXPLODE with exciting growth! As a Junior Counselor, you will spend up to 12 days volunteering at camp. They will be some of the hardest and best weeks of your life. You will serve and laugh and lead and love. You'll spend each week in hands on training with a camper group, working with a college age summer ministry leader, and helping behind the scenes to make this an incredible week for all attending. Kids will think you are the coolest person in the world, and you'll get to share in their life and their faith. You'll be mentored by our summer ministry staff and encouraged in your walk with Jesus Christ. . .and you'll get to be part of an unforgettable community.
You must currently be a freshman in high school or older to apply to be a Junior Counselor. Two references, one from your pastor or youth leader and one from a teacher or coach, are requested in the application process.
Step One: Look over the Session dates with your family and decide which dates you are available. You will be asked to mark the sessions you are available during the application process.
Step Two: Choose a pastor/youth leader & a teacher/coach to serve as your references and at the end of your application you will be asked to provide their emails and given the opportunity to send them a note requesting the reference.
Step Three:Fill out the 2018 Junior Counselor Application.
2018 JUNIOR COUNSELOR APPLICATION
The session dates for 2018 are as follows:
Session 1: June 10-22
Session 2: June 24-July 4
Session 3: July 8-20
Session 4: July 22-August 3
Your time at Camp Concordia will primarily be spent serving a small group of campers and leading them through their week at camp as part of a team led by our summer staff. In addition, you will spend time training, growing as a community, building your faith, and helping serve Camp Concordia through a variety of different cleaning assignments and work projects.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much time do I get off during my JC session?
Serving as a Junior Counselor, most of your days will be spent being with your camper group and helping to serve the ministry of camp. There will be some time set aside during the weekend in between your first and second week at camp for you to relax and hang out with your fellow JCs, as well as enjoy the fun of camp. Otherwise, expect to work hard and have a blast serving at camp!
What if I've never been to Camp Concordia before? Can I still serve as a JC?
Absolutely! We welcome any high school students looking to grow in their leadership and faith to apply to be a JC. Your service as a JC will include some different challenges from someone who is more familiar with our summer programs, but the training we provide will get you up to speed in no time.
The session dates I'm available for have changed. How do I let you know?
PLEASE let us know immediately if there is a change to the available dates that you indicated on your application. You may call the camp office or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the changes.
Can I do laundry while I'm at Camp Concordia?
Yes! The weekend in between your first and second week at camp there will be time set aside for you to do laundry using camp's facilities.
Am I allowed to have my phone during my JC session?
In order to encourage our Junior Counselors to be intentional about community building and to remain focused on their campers, we do not allow Junior Counselors to have their phone with them during the week. There will be time set aside on the weekend for you to check your phone, touch base with family/friends, etc. However, we want to encourage you to be present during your experience here, and limiting technology use is a part of this. Should you need to call home, or if your family needs to get in touch with you, Camp Concordia staff will be the mediators of this process.
More questions? Email Office@CampConcordia.org.