4-H Camp Teen Counselors are needed for Botetourt County 4-H Camp this summer. Any teen, ages 14 – 18 as of January 1, 2013 are eligable. Qualifications include responsibility and maturity; have an interest in youth; ability to work with youth; possess leadership ability; knowledge of the 4-H program; interested in getting involved and being active in the 4-H program; and the ability to plan, organize and teach or assist with a class. Teens are selected to serve as Counselors to assist with camp classes, swim time, campfires, evening programs and the campers. Some Teen Counselors actually teach classes such as Soccer, a foreign language, crafts, and other topics. It’s lots of fun and a good way to gain some job skills. It looks good on resumes for college or for employment.
4-H camp will be July 1 – 5, 2013 at the W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake. Campers are ages 9 – 13 as of September 30, 2013. To apply, interested teens need to contact the Botetourt County Extension Office, P. O. Box 217, Fincastle, VA, 24090 or call 473-8260 to request an application. Completed applications and references are due in the Botetourt County Extension Office by February 15, 2013. Interviews for Teen Counselors will be conducted on Tuesday, February 26 and Wednesday, February 27, 2013 beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the Botetourt Extension Office in Fincastle. Teens need to call the Botetourt County Extension Office to schedule interview times. About 20 – 25 teens are needed for 4-H Camp this summer. All selected teens must attend mandatory Teen Counselor training April 5 – 6, 2013.
The 4-H program is available to all youth ages 9-19. For more information about the Botetourt County 4-H program, contact Katherine E. Carter, Associate Extension Agent, 4-H Youth, P.O. Box 217, Fincastle, VA 24090 or call 473-8260.
If you are a person with a disability and require auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations for this meeting, please discuss your accommodation needs with Katherine E. Carter at the Botetourt County Extension Office at (540)473-8260 within 5 days of this event.
Submitted by Carolyn LaVoie