Hi Campers and Parents!
The brief explanation below will help answer a few questions regarding being a Camper, Counselor in Training, Jr. Counselor or a STAFF member for Hammond River Survival Camp and Grand Bay-West-field Boys and Girls Club Survival Camp.
For more detailed answers to questions you have:
We hope you make it to camp this summer!
THE EVOLUTION OF OUR CAMPERS
Camper is one of the 300+ elementary and middle school aged students that sign up for our camps every summer to:
(1) Have an amazing wicked awesome time,
(2) Discover the wild,
(3) Prepare for and stay safe in the outdoors
(4) Survive separated from the conveniences of modern life, on their own, until help arrives.
COUNSELOR IN TRAINING:
Being a CIT is an opportunity for campers entering grades 6-9 to learn leadership skills and stay connected to the camp they grew up with. Being a CIT has lots of perks, Your own 1-day training session (mandatory), canteen (2 Items per day), CIT t shirt; the opportunity to work with the staff in the planning and organizing of camp. Becoming a CIT is a pretty big deal! This year we are limited our CIT’s to 8-10 per week and you need to register for your weeks prior to camp starting.
Limited positions available for students entering grades 9-11. A Jr counselor has all the responsibility of our paid staff without the pay part. It is a volunteer position that requires a lot of work. After 16 years of existence all of our paid staff started out as Jr Counselors. It is a tough job but for those who really love being part of our staff it’s very rewarding. There is typically a small honorarium given to our Jr. Counselors at the end of the summer.
We have the greatest staff in the world. We are the best and we know it. Our staff love kids, love camp, and have proven themselves awesome time and time again. It’s the best job in the world, it’s worth all the effort and we’re very very proud of you!