The Junior Counselor program develops leadership skills that you can use throughout life and to help others and yourself identify and achieve goals.
Year-Round Youth Programs and Camps for Summer 2020 Cancelled – Due to COVID-19 considerations, Rec Sports has cancelled all in-person youth programming (all summer camps as well as year-round Archery, Recreational and Competitive Gymnastics, Skate Classes, and Swimming Lessons) for summer 2020. For more information, read our FAQs.
About The Program
Junior Counselors are considered staff members; attend pre-camp staff training; and are assigned a work schedule and job duties with the program they are placed in. The goal of the program is to develop leadership skills that can be applied to all aspects of life and utilized in any future career. Junior Counselors develop skills by setting and achieving personal goals while also leading and teaching children different activities at camp.
Compensation: Volunteer and Paid Stipend Positions
Location: Golden Bear Rec Center (Blue Camp) and Strawberry Canyon Rec Area (Explorer and Science & Sports Camp). There are also limited position with the Skateboard Camp at GBRC and Cal Adventures Camps at the Berkeley Marina.
Please be sure to indicate that you are applying for the Junior Counselor in Training program. Applications are reviewed by camp committee; if selected for an interview you will be notified by e-mail in mid-April. Final selections for the program are made after the interviews are complete.
Must have completed 10th grade, though the positions are very competitive and are usually filled by 11th – 12th graders.
Experience with children preferred
Ability to adhere to behavioral expectations