Junior Counselor Program Ages 12-17

Summer Camp Junior Counselor


Join us this summer as a Junior Counselor for Summer Camp at St. Edward State Park. Build your leadership, teaching and group management skills supporting campers ages 6-11 while they hike, play, learn, craft and make friends, all 100% outdoors! Heartwood is free of charge for all Junior Counselors. This is a volunteer program and counts toward community service hours.


Junior Counselors must meet the following requirements:​

  • Enoy working and interacting with young children

  • Motivated to become a role model

  • Desire to learn leadership skills

  • Interest in the natural environment

  • Commit to a minimum of volunteering at least one full week during the summer, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Typical responsibilities:

  • Assisting with group management

  • Leading songs, games, and activities

  • Gathering materials and supplies

  • Helping clean-up

  • Learning new things about nature

  • Helping out with the end of the week festivities 

Weeks & Themes

  • Week 1 - Outdoor Skills for Outdoor Kids: July 5-9

  • Week 2 - Flora and Foraging: July 12-16

  • Week 3 - Nature is a Theater: July 19-23

  • Week 4 - Winged Creatures of the Day and Night: July 26-30

  • Week 5 - Creative Campers: August 2-6

  • Week 6 - Nature Detectives: August 9-13

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