Our proud tradition of outstanding leadership stems from a continued success and dedication to developing our own leaders. This program offered first session only trains and encourages past campers and others to become staff members. The staffed LC cabin will learn leadership skills, complete a project and gain hands-on experience with campers of all ages. Our proud tradition of outstanding leadership stems from a continued success and dedication to developing our own leaders.
LC's will have the opportunity to be "junior counselors" during the last 2 weeks of the program. They will do almost everything as a junior leader of their cabin group. However, the age group and program they will be involved in will be determined during the course of their program. Because of this, the equipment necessary will vary for each LC.
2017 Leaders Corp Program Outline and Policy
The purpose of Camp Arbutus Hayo-Went-Ha’s LC program is to develop leadership skills that can be used to become outstanding staff members. This program is designed for people who want to lead youth in YMCA Camp Arbutus Hayo-Went-Ha’s programs, be a positive role model, and provide a transformative camping experience to youth.
LC PROGRAM SCHEDULE:
Arrive - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14th between 4pm and 6pm.
Camp is a great place to unplug and build strong, genuine relationships. By limiting the use of electronics, we believe it will preserve the rustic feel of camp and enhance the camp experience. To do this, we ask that you please do not bring any laptops or Ipads. Cell phones and Ipods are allowed and may be used during the designated time of 9:30pm-11:30pm only. If parents/guardians need to reach your camper please call the camp office (12:40pm is the best time) or email camp at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Camp Director email@example.com.
If LC participants are driving themselves to camp, they will need to turn in their car keys at the office to the Camp Director. LC’s will not be allowed to drive while participating in the LC program for liability reasons. Days off are preferably scheduled as a group activity, however if participants would like to schedule individual time off with family or friends they must get written parent/guardian permission to do so.
At the conclusion of the LC program all participates must be checked out by a parent/guardian. If LC’s have their own vehicle or their parents/guardians are unable to check them out, a written and signed letter from a parent/guardian is required along with a call to the Camp Director to discuss this further. No LC will be allowed to check themselves out without written permission. Once an LC has been checked out of the program they are free to leave camp and plan their own off camp activities, this may involve interacting with camp staff who are 18 years or older and are on their own time off. There are no planned or organized camp activities at this time.
The opportunity to stay for the second session as a counselor will depend on staffing needs and camper enrollment. I will know more, closer to the summer and will notify all registered LC applicants of possible staff positions at that time. If an LC has been hired as a staff member for the second session they are allowed to stay at camp for the night before they are required to be on duty. Please note this is only an opportunity based on staff needs and should not be expected.
Along with an enrollment contract and a $375 deposit the following questions must be answered and submitted before June 1st.
Leadership Corps (LC)
Completed 11th Grade
Overnight / Sleep Away Camp
Canoe, Hike, Camping, Ropes Course, Swimming
Campers should deposit an additional $35.00 for laundry and additional trip expenses into their camp bank account.
$2,200.00 for a 4-week session
This program is offered only in Session 1 -Saturday, June 17 - Friday, July 14, however, LC's normally report between 4:00PM and 6:00PM the Wednesday prior to the start of the session.
Please bring basic camping equipment (sleeping bag, sleeping mat, hiking boots, backpack, etc.) but there is no need to purchase any new equipment for this program.